4* MLB SMASH
Cleveland vs. Kansas City,
04/14/2012 19:10 EDT,
Score: 11 - 9
Money Line: -135 Kansas City
4* MLB SMASH on Royals -135
The Royals have the edge on the hill with Jonathan Sanchez. He was solid in his first start, only giving up 2 earned runs on 4 hits in 5 innings of a 7-3 victory over the Angels. He's also been lights out in a pair of starts against Cleveland, going 1-0 (2-0 on the ML) with an ERA of 2.92. The Tribe is 0-3 against lefty starters this season, batting only .186 against them. Dating back to last season, the Indians are just 2-7 in their last 9 against southpaw starters.
Cleveland has been a terrible investment in the underdog role at 23-56 in its last 79 games. It's just 17-35 in its last 52 games as a road underdog.
The Royals are 7-3 in their last 10 games as a favorite, 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home favorite of -110 to -150 and 6-2 in their last 8 games following a loss. Take KC.