User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto Racing
Horses
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools
 
Preview: Indians (51-49) at Rays (48-53)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 6
Venue: Tropicana Field
Date: April 07, 2013 1:40 PM EDT
  

Based on David Price's history versus Cleveland, the Tampa Bay Rays appear to have a fairly decent chance to hold the Indians scoreless in a three-game sweep.

A day after he was honored for his AL Cy Young Award-winning season of 2012, the left-hander looks to help the Rays shut out an opponent in three straight games for the first time in franchise history Sunday against the Indians.

Price, who initially received the award in January, was again presented with it in front of the home fans prior to Tampa Bay's 6-0 win over Cleveland (2-3) on Saturday. He went 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA last year to edge Detroit's Justin Verlander for the honor.

Advertisement

In his 2013 debut Tuesday, Price (0-0, 3.00 ERA) gave up a two-run homer to Matt Wieters and six other hits, then left with a 3-2 lead after six innings before the Rays (3-2) suffered a season-opening 7-4 loss to Baltimore.

"He does not want to be good, he wants to be great," manager Joe Maddon told the Rays' official website. "And I love him for that. I think he handles it in the right way."

Price is in position to help the Rays make history after fellow starters Matt Moore and Alex Cobb keyed Tampa Bay holding the Indians to no runs and seven hits through the first two games of this series.

Dating to last season, Cleveland has managed nine hits while being outscored 16-0 in the last three meetings with Tampa Bay. That stretch began July 19, when Price allowed two hits and struck out seven in seven innings of a 6-0 home win.

Price, who has yielded six hits and fanned 19 over 14 straight scoreless innings against the Indians, is 5-0 with a 1.64 ERA in six career starts versus Cleveland.

The Indians have not been blanked in three straight games since June 12-14, 1991. They were held to five hits Saturday and none went for extra bases.

The Rays got three doubles - two by James Loney along with two RBIs - and a two-run homer from Kelly Johnson.

Evan Longoria, who went 1 for 3 with one RBI, has a hit in all five games while batting .368. Longoria has seven hits in his last 14 at_bats against scheduled Cleveland starter Justin Masterson (1-0, 1.50).

Since winning his first start versus Tampa Bay while with Boston in 2008, Masterson is 0-6 with an 8.37 ERA in eight outings against the Rays. The right-hander is 0-3 with an 8.20 ERA in five career starts at Tropicana Field.

Masterson, though, pitched well in his first start this year, giving up a run and three hits in six innings of a 4-1 win at Toronto on Tuesday.

Cleveland free agent acquisition Nick Swisher is batting .353 (12 for 34) versus Price, but he's 1 for 7 with three strikeouts in this series.

The Indians are likely to be without catcher Lou Marson, who left Saturday's game in the fourth inning with a cervical-neck strain suffered when he collided with Desmond Jennings.

"It was clean," Marson said. "He got me pretty good. He had nowhere to go. I had the plate blocked pretty good, but it's just my neck is a little sore."

Tests showed he did not have a concussion.

Jennings, who stole two bases Saturday, is 4 for 6 against Masterson.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2014
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Orioles at Rays
Tue, Apr 2 Final 7 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Orioles at Rays
Wed, Apr 3 Final 7 to 8
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Orioles at Rays
Thu, Apr 4 Final 6 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Indians at Rays
Fri, Apr 5 Final 0 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 5
Indians at Rays
Sat, Apr 6 Final 0 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 6
Indians at Rays
Sun, Apr 7 Final 13 to 0
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  +170   -130   7 
 TAM  -200   +110   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  +168   -130   7 
 TAM  -195   +110   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 CLE  31%   24%   27% 
 TAM  69%   76%   73% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Apr 6, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CLE 0 Under: 6 
 TAM 6 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Apr 5, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CLE 0 Under: 4 
 TAM 4 Cover: +100 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps

 MLB PREVIEWS
 Sunday, Apr 7
 
    Yankees at Tigers
1:05 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Blue Jays
1:05 PM EDT
    Marlins at Mets
1:10 PM EDT
    Nationals at Reds
1:10 PM EDT
    Twins at Orioles
1:35 PM EDT
    Cubs at Braves
1:35 PM EDT
    Royals at Phillies
1:35 PM EDT
    Indians at Rays
1:40 PM EDT
    Mariners at White Sox
2:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Brewers
2:10 PM EDT
    Athletics at Astros
2:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Giants
4:05 PM EDT
    Padres at Rockies
4:10 PM EDT
    Pirates at Dodgers
4:10 PM EDT
    Angels at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!