The Cleveland Guardians are 15-5 in the last 20 games, and look for a sixth straight series win this afternoon against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Dodgers are -175 moneyline favorites, per BettingPros consensus odds. Today’s pitching matchup is between Shane Bieber (3-3, 3.01) and Andrew Heaney (1-0, 0.00). Heaney has not appeared in a game since April 17, as he missed more than two months with left shoulder discomfort. Cleveland's lineup ranks 28th in wRC+ (83) and 29th in wOBA (.280) vs. left-handed pitching. In addition, they may again be without their best hitter, Jose Ramirez, who sat out yesterday's game with right thumb discomfort. Considering Ramirez leads the team in many statistical categories like average (.305), OPS (1.039), and WAR (3.4), his absence will be difficult to overcome. Los Angeles has an MLB-best +116 run differential.