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Cleveland Guardians vs. Texas Rangers

May 14, 2024


The Cleveland Guardians will travel to Arlington, Texas, to face the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field for Game 2 of a three-game series. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:05 PM ET on Tuesday night and will air on Bally Sports Southwest and Bally Sports Great Lakes.

Cleveland Guardians Team Preview

The pitching staff for the Cleveland Guardians has been one of the best in baseball this season, and they had another impressive performance on the road for Game 1 of the series against the Texas Rangers as Tanner Bibee pitched five ? innings and had a WHIP of 1.00 struck out four batters and didn't allow a run.  

Once Bibee was pulled in the 6th inning, the Guardians only allowed one hit for the rest of the game and totaled six strikeouts against one of the best-hitting teams in baseball this season. 

The 7-0 win in Game 1 of the series was the 2nd win in a row for the Guardians, and the 2nd shutout win for Cleveland in a row. The Guardians also extended their winning streak in the series to four games following the win in Game 1 and have won by an average margin of 6 runs per game during that stretch. The Guardians will look to win their 5th consecutive game in the series when they travel to face the Texas Rangers for Game 2.

Texas Rangers Team Preview

The Texas Rangers have been one of the highest-scoring teams in baseball this season. As they enter this game, they have scored the fourth most runs in baseball and the most in the American League, with 205 runs or 4.77 runs per game. 

However, the Rangers were shutout in Game 1 of the series against the Cleveland Guardians on Monday, their fourth shutout loss of the season, with the other three shutouts coming against the Athletics, Nationals, and Mariners. Texas has struggled against Cleveland, having lost seven of the previous ten meetings and by an average margin of 2.4 runs per game during that stretch, including the last four games in the series. 

The Texas Rangers will look to end their four-game losing streak in the series when they host the Cleveland Guardians for Game 2 on Tuesday night.

Odds and Series Trends

BetNow has the Texas Rangers listed as -115 moneyline favorites at home against the Cleveland Guardians for Game 2 of the series on Tuesday night. Cleveland has won seven of the previous ten, including four straight in the series, and has won by an average margin of 2.4 runs per game over the last ten and six runs per game during its winning streak. Both pitchers will be facing the opposing team for the first time in their careers on Tuesday night.

Game Pick

The Cleveland Guardians have one of the best pitching staffs in the American League, and that was evident on Monday when they faced the highest-scoring team in the AL in Game 1 of their series against the Texas Rangers as they won the game and shutout the Rangers by a score of 7-0. Cleveland has dominated the series, winning four straight by an average margin of six runs per game and seven of the previous ten meetings by an average of 2.4 runs per game. Take the moneyline for the Cleveland Guardians when they travel to face the Texas Rangers for Game 2 of the series on Tuesday night.

Spooky Express Pick: Cleveland Guardians Moneyline (-105)