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The Royals have been up and down all season though the injury issues that have ravaged their rotation leaves them in an unsettled situation as the season reaches its final couple of weeks. Kansas City is missing three-fifths of their starting rotation and now has to rely on some young arms that are unproven at this stage of things. The Indians were minus Civale and Shane Bieber for long stretches this season, which is why they are on the outside looking in for the playoff picture. Cleveland is at home here and McKenzie has pitched extremely well over the last several weeks. With Kansas City having a question mark on the mound, you have to give the upper hand to the Indians in this contest.
Cleveland and Kansas City struggle at the plate, as Cleveland is 21st in runs scored and Kansas City is 22nd. The total has finished uner in 37 of Kansas City’s last 57 and in 10 of the Indians’ last 14 when playing at home against an American Central team at home. Cleveland’s best hitter by average Amed Rosario is out injured.