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CLEVELAND (80-68) AT KANSAS CITY (78-70) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
917: CLEVELAND
918: KANSAS CITY
OFF
-155
80-68
78-70
66-76-6
56-84-8
4.5 / 4.2
4.0 / 3.8
(L) S KAZMIR
(R) J SHIELDS
8-8
11-9
4.24
3.38
1.34
1.27
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Fair   Temperature: 66.0 °
Humidity: 26   Wind: from the North at 16.1 gusting to 28.8 MPH (14 gusting to 25
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
CLEVELANDKAZMIR +129 
KANSAS CITYSHIELDS-129 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
CLEVELAND team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games80-68+15231-244-1.21412-1379-87.466-76230-2231304-1360
when the total is 8 to 8.538-34+3.6108-96+10.4292-315-2442-29121-78324-270
as a road underdog of +125 to +15011-14+1.127-47-10.2114-149+7.17-1636-34127-121
in road games35-38+4.2103-133-7.5665-731-15.729-40113-108661-660
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.514-16+0.937-36+6.2133-149+4.717-1248-23153-121
in September games9-4+3.834-36-0.3237-216+4.37-544-21213-218
when playing on Monday9-11-1.830-27+5.8156-131+22.75-1422-30125-146
when playing with a day off7-6+0.424-22+1.6160-150-9.76-624-20155-143
against division opponents36-30+6.9105-107-2.8595-552-42.231-33116-86563-540
in games played on a grass field77-65+13222-234-3.71273-1248-99.464-72222-2121185-1225
in night games50-48+5.2159-161+8.7974-922-27.540-53148-155890-919
against right-handed starters52-48+4.8161-163+3.81018-958-41.640-55151-160927-962
when playing against a team with a winning record29-42-7.9102-138-18.1627-742-56.932-35111-116640-665
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season9-17-7.437-71-25.7316-414-50.610-1449-53335-356

KANSAS CITY team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games78-70+4.7221-252-7.41163-1574-134.456-84207-2411295-1312
when the total is 8 to 8.542-34+9.9106-109+9.1276-329+6.127-4597-111290-303
as a home favorite of -150 to -17510-5+1.911-9-3.438-31-10.96-88-1133-32
in home games40-35-2.9117-120-12.3611-755-119.629-41101-121676-626
at home when the total is 8 to 8.524-15+7.759-49+8.8134-136-3.416-2146-58129-134
in September games9-4+4.636-31+6.8196-245-45-739-25225-195
when playing on Monday9-7+1.418-30-9106-156-25.76-823-21124-123
when playing with a day off2-10-9.916-31-16.7137-175-10.76-624-22155-139
against division opponents39-29+8.2105-108+0.7506-638-27.626-4098-107552-542
in games played on a grass field74-67+2.7212-240-8.81050-1410-128.753-81198-2301176-1172
in night games46-50-8.4150-171-7.2785-1064-101.136-54139-165852-911
against left-handed starters21-23-4.860-77-11320-472-78.314-2953-78355-401
when playing against a team with a winning record37-32+11.2110-128+13.2572-846-28.726-3899-124667-684
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season21-16+8.161-66+12.6289-432-4.515-1951-68330-355
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
CLEVELAND - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/2/2013MASTERSON(R)BALTIMORENORRIS(R)2-7L-1208 unO6401180
9/3/2013JIMENEZ(R)BALTIMORETILLMAN(R)4-3W+1108 unU561890
9/4/2013MCALLISTER(R)BALTIMOREBRITTON(L)6-4W-1158.5 ovO1051640
9/6/2013KAZMIR(L)NY METSWHEELER(R)8-1W-1658 ovO1081751
9/7/2013KLUBER(R)NY METSNIESE(L)9-4W-1658 ovO1150841
9/8/2013SALAZAR(R)NY METSMATSUZAKA(R)1-2L-2508.5 evU5808100
9/9/2013JIMENEZ(R)KANSAS CITYSANTANA(R)4-3W+1007.5 evU5011071
9/10/2013MCALLISTER(R)KANSAS CITYGUTHRIE(R)3-6L-1159 unP12611190
9/11/2013KAZMIR(L)KANSAS CITYSHIELDS(R)2-6L+1057.5 ovO4521162
9/12/2013KLUBER(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXDANKS(L)14-3W-1258.5 unO16111993
9/13/2013SALAZAR(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXSANTIAGO(L)3-1W-1358 evU7819130
9/14/2013JIMENEZ(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXRIENZO(R)8-1W-1558.5 unO1190980
9/15/2013MCALLISTER(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXSALE(L) 
9/16/2013KAZMIR(L)@ KANSAS CITYSHIELDS(R) 
9/17/2013KLUBER(R)@ KANSAS CITYDUFFY(L) 
9/18/2013SALAZAR(R)@ KANSAS CITYCHEN(L) 
9/19/2013JIMENEZ(R)HOUSTONOBERHOLTZER(L) 
9/20/2013MCALLISTER(R)HOUSTONCLEMENS(R) 
9/21/2013KAZMIR(L)HOUSTONBEDARD(L) 
9/22/2013 HOUSTON  

KANSAS CITY - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/2/2013DUFFY(L)SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R)3-1W-1157 ovU6407102
9/3/2013CHEN(L)SEATTLERAMIREZ(L)4-3W-1658 unU9611070
9/4/2013SANTANA(R)SEATTLEWALKER(R)4-6L-1608 unO4211180
9/5/2013GUTHRIE(R)SEATTLESAUNDERS(L)7-6W-1709 unO191111180
9/6/2013SHIELDS(R)DETROITSANCHEZ(R)2-16L+1007.5 evO109026111
9/7/2013DUFFY(L)DETROITVERLANDER(R)4-3W+1108 ovU840570
9/8/2013CHEN(L)DETROITFISTER(R)5-2W+1058.5 ovU1050630
9/9/2013SANTANA(R)@ CLEVELANDJIMENEZ(R)3-4L-1107.5 evU1071501
9/10/2013GUTHRIE(R)@ CLEVELANDMCALLISTER(R)6-3W1059 unP11901261
9/11/2013SHIELDS(R)@ CLEVELANDKAZMIR(L)6-2W-1157.5 ovO1162452
9/13/2013CHEN(L)@ DETROITVERLANDER(R)3-6L1557.5 unO1081730
9/14/2013SANTANA(R)@ DETROITFISTER(R)1-0W1157.5 unU880770
9/15/2013GUTHRIE(R)@ DETROITSCHERZER(R) 
9/16/2013SHIELDS(R)CLEVELANDKAZMIR(L) 
9/17/2013DUFFY(L)CLEVELANDKLUBER(R) 
9/18/2013CHEN(L)CLEVELANDSALAZAR(R) 
9/20/2013SANTANA(R)TEXASPEREZ(L) 
9/21/2013GUTHRIE(R)TEXASGARZA(R) 
9/22/2013 TEXAS  
9/23/2013 @ SEATTLE  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
CLEVELAND - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games80-68+1566-764.50.2520.3234.20.2480.319
Road Games35-38+4.229-404.70.2540.3254.20.2500.326
vs Right-handed Starters52-48+4.840-554.30.2450.3174.20.2530.324
Past 7 Games4-3-0.63-35.00.2560.3333.10.2760.336
Grass Games77-65+1364-724.50.2520.3234.20.2500.320
Night Games50-48+5.240-534.30.2470.3194.30.2490.317
Division36-30+6.931-334.70.2500.3194.40.2580.327
CLEVELAND - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.50.2520.323148498612584411560.03645517118310810191229612777
Road Games4.70.2540.325732532643222740.033292685775451873466432
Righty Starters4.30.2450.31710033218142831060.034143528067266983619147
CLEVELAND - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.751.339473.32161974264620844529-16341964.2%
Road Games3.451.340219.394841901410420614-8171063%

KANSAS CITY - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games78-70+4.756-844.00.2610.3133.80.2530.312
Home Games40-35-2.929-414.00.2600.3144.20.2620.318
vs Left-handed Starters21-23-4.814-293.70.2460.2943.70.2380.295
Past 7 Games5-2+3.32-44.00.2880.3362.90.2070.245
Grass Games74-67+2.753-814.00.2600.3133.90.2550.313
Night Games46-50-8.436-543.90.2590.3093.90.2560.316
Division39-29+8.126-403.80.2580.3113.50.2460.307
KANSAS CITY - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2610.313148507013243631030.0257538693614110171437312272
Home Games4.00.2600.314752485645177530.022911964217048680396734
Lefty Starters3.70.2460.294441522374103290.021571052814428552253423
KANSAS CITY - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.551.1474231351203413614444430-23481872.7%
Home Games2.481.155236.37565206156724020-1025973.5%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
SCOTT KAZMIR recent results and season statistics
SCOTT KAZMIR - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.241.3438-8261405.47166145194313513-13-0.213-13
Road Starts4.231.3132-61372.35.63834681027614-9-5.26-7
Last 3 Starts4.201.4671-23155.0872022201-2-13-0
SCOTT KAZMIR - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/11/2013KANSAS CITY2-6+1057.5Loss,OverL4439104SHIELDS(R)
9/6/2013NY METS8-1-1658Win,OverW60040012WHEELER(R)
8/31/2013at DETROIT5-10+1558.5Loss,OverL5447124SANCHEZ(R)

JAMES SHIELDS recent results and season statistics
JAMES SHIELDS - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.381.26611-931207.76.78078199186417418-13+2.111-20
Home Starts4.941.4302-614936.653511031130786-8-4.95-9
Last 3 Starts5.781.3392-1318.76.212122104222-1+12-1
JAMES SHIELDS - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/11/2013at CLEVELAND6-2-1157.5Win,OverW8224017KAZMIR(L)
9/6/2013DETROIT2-16+1007.5Loss,OverL3.7101014026SANCHEZ(R)
9/1/2013at TORONTO5-0-1508.5Win,UnderW7003019HAPP(L)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
CLEVELAND is 29-23 (+4.2 Units) against KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
33 of 49 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+16.4 Units)
Games this season
CLEVELAND is 9-7 (+2.5 Units) against KANSAS CITY this season
8 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.9 Units)

All games at KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
CLEVELAND is 13-12 (+2.1 Units) against KANSAS CITY over the last 3 seasons
18 of 23 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+12.8 Units)
Games played at KANSAS CITY this season.
KANSAS CITY is 4-3 (+0.1 Units) against CLEVELAND this season
5 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+4.1 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
9/11/2013KANSAS CITY6-115  111362SHIELDS(R)W8241
 CLEVELAND2+1057.5 ovOver40252KAZMIR(L)L4390
9/10/2013KANSAS CITY6+105  111290GUTHRIE(R)W6190
 CLEVELAND3-1159 un 120061MCALLISTER(R)L5463
9/9/2013KANSAS CITY3-110 Under101171SANTANA(R)L7340
 CLEVELAND4+1007.5 evWin53001JIMENEZ(R)W7070
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
SCOTT KAZMIR vs. KANSAS CITY since 1997
KAZMIR is 4-4 when starting against KANSAS CITY with an ERA of 5.01 and a WHIP of 1.534.
His team's record is 7-7 (-1.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 7-6. (+1.1 units)
SCOTT KAZMIR recent starts vs. KANSAS CITY
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/11/2013KANSAS CITY2-6+1057.5Loss,OverL4439104SHIELDS(R)
7/13/2013KANSAS CITY5-3-1459Win,UnderW6.3224036GUTHRIE(R)
7/3/2013at KANSAS CITY5-6+1058.5Loss,Over 5336003GUTHRIE(R)

JAMES SHIELDS vs. CLEVELAND since 1997
SHIELDS is 2-5 when starting against CLEVELAND with an ERA of 4.01 and a WHIP of 1.313.
His team's record is 6-7 (-3.5 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-8. (-5.0 units)
JAMES SHIELDS recent starts vs. CLEVELAND
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/11/2013at CLEVELAND6-2-1157.5Win,OverW8224017KAZMIR(L)
7/14/2013at CLEVELAND4-6-1058Loss,Over 5337034JIMENEZ(R)
7/4/2013CLEVELAND10-7-1408Win,Over 5.3559123JIMENEZ(R)
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring Nobody in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CLEVELAND games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1060, -8.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CLEVELAND games 52.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (206-188, -4.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 49.6% of the time since 1997. (1068-1085, -155.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in KANSAS CITY games 50.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (199-195, -24.8 units)
No Edge.
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CLEVELAND games 50% of the time since 1997. (863-864, -124.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CLEVELAND games 55.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (164-132, +14.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 51.4% of the time since 1997. (901-852, -68.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in KANSAS CITY games 53.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (166-144, +3.4 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
CLEVELAND
[P] 09/03/2013 - Justin Masterson out indefinitely ( Oblique )
[P] 07/16/2013 - Blake Wood 60-day DL (3/11) ( Elbow )
[C] 04/28/2013 - Lou Marson 60-day DL (4/25) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/21/2013 - Brett Myers 60-day DL (4/20) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Frank Herrmann 60-day DL (3/31) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Josh Tomlin 60-day DL (2/15) ( Elbow )
KANSAS CITY
[C] 09/14/2013 - Carlos Pena out indefinitely ( Appendix )
[3B] 08/14/2013 - Miguel Tejada 60-day DL (8/11), out for season ( Calf )
[P] 04/01/2013 - Felipe Paulino 60-day DL (2/12) ( Elbow )
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