The Texas Rangers meet the Cleveland Guardians for Game 1 of their three-game series, as Week 10 of the 2022 MLB season opens the week with this American League showdown from Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. The Guardians won four of the six meetings between these teams last season, so let’s see what’s the best Rangers vs. Guardians betting pick for Monday evening.
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Rangers vs Guardians Betting Pick
This game will be played at the Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio at 7:10 PM ET on Monday, June 6, 2022.
Why Bet The Guardians:
✅ The Cleveland Guardians are 11-8 at home this season. That includes going 4-1 in their last five games at Progressive Field. The Guardians took two of the three meetings between these teams in Cleveland last season and are 4-1 in the last five meetings in Cleveland.
✅ The Cleveland Guardians starter Cal Quantrill has allowed six total runs over his last 19.1 innings pitched. Quantrill has walked to just for batters during that span while striking out 13. He has a 1.20 WHIP this season.
✅ The Texas Rangers are losers of four of their last five games. Texas is 12-12 on the road. They are 4-4 in their last eight road contests.
The Texas Rangers (25-28) lost their fourth contest out of the last five games when they fell to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, 6-5. Texas held a 5-2 lead heading into the ninth, but gave up three runs in the frame, then one in the 10th inning to drop the contest. The bullpen has been a strength for Texas, 11th overall with a 3.52 ERA. The Rangers are now 5-5 in their last 10.
Texas is 18th in runs per game (4.31) and 22nd in batting average (.231). The club has flexed their muscles this season, ninth overall with 64 home runs. Corey Seager leads the club with 11 homers, but is only hitting .232.
The Cleveland Guardians (24-25) defeated the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, 3-2, their fourth victory out of the last five games. Cleveland is 6-4 in their last 10. The Guardians scored three runs in the top of the first, then held on behind starter Zach Plesac, who allowed two earned runs while striking out eight in 6.0 innings.
The Guardians are averaging 4.70 runs per game, ninth overall, and are 10th in batting average at .245. Cleveland has been struggling to hit home runs this season, ranked 25th with 43. José Ramirez is having a stellar season, however, hitting .291 with 14 home runs and 53 RBI and 49 games.