- The Texas Rangers and Cleveland Guardians face off at Progressive Field on Monday, June 6th
- Chris Woodward’s club has climbed into third place of the AL West, while Terry Francona’s group is within striking distance of Minnesota’s AL Central lead
- Read below for the Rangers vs Guardians odds and betting preview
The Texas Rangers (25-28, 12-12 away) face the Cleveland Guardians (24-25, 11-8 home) on Monday at Progressive Field. The series opener has a scheduled first pitch of 7:10 pm ET. Texas sends Jon Gray to the mound, while Cleveland counters with Cal Quantrill.
The Guardians are a slight favorite over the Rangers in this one and have +1000 odds to win the AL Central.
Meantime, the Rangers began the season with +10000 odds to capture the AL West, but have seen those odds shorten to +7000. Texas is projected to win 74.5 games, while Tito’s squad is expected to win 75.5 games in the MLB win totals.
Rangers vs Guardians Odds
|Texas Rangers||-1.5 (+130)||-105||Ov 8.5 (-115)|
|Cleveland Guardians||+1.5 (-185)||-115||Un 8,5 (-105)|
Odds as of June 5th at BetMGM and BetMGM Ontario.
Texas vs Cleveland Probable Pitchers
The 30-year-old Gray is coming off by far his best start of the season. The 6-foot-4 righty trimmed 0.73 off his ERA in a 4-3 loss to the Rays last Wednesday, going seven innings and allowing only three hits, an earned run and two walks while striking out 12. It was a glimpse of what Texas hoped for when signing the former Colorado stalwart to a four-year, $56 million deal in free agency last November.
This is Jon Gray’s 16th career 10+ K game.
-Most recent: 6/25/21 @ MIL
-Career-high: 16 (his only CG, CGSHO)
— Jared Sandler (@JaredSandler) June 2, 2022
Meanwhile, even though Quantrill has turned in a quality start in six of his last seven outings, Cleveland has only managed a 2-5 record in those turns (with the Guardians posting a 3-6 mark in the 27-year-old’s starts overall). He went 6.1 innings against the Royals last last Tuesday, allowing six hits, three earned runs and no walks while striking out five in an eventual 8-3 victory.
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) June 1, 2022
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Gray vs Quantrill Stats
Texas enters Progressive coming off a seven-game home stand that saw the Rangers split a four-game set with the Rays and lose two of three to the Mariners. The team’s big offensive free agent acquisitions — Corey Seager (.232) and Marcus Semien (.196) — are each hitting well-below their expected batting average.
But a bright spot heading into Cleveland could be rookie Ezequiel Duran. The franchise’s No. 4 overall prospect launched the first long ball of his career on Sunday in a 6-5 loss to the M,s.
— MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) June 5, 2022
As for the Guardians, Francona’s guys took two of three from the Orioles — including a 3-2 win on Sunday, when Andrea Gimenez’s three-run blast provided the Guardians offense with all the runs it needed.
— Cleveland Guardians (@CleGuardians) June 5, 2022
Jose Ramirez has been a legitimate AL MVP candidate, owning a .291/.393/.632 slash line to go along with 14 homers and 53 RBIs.
The Guardians currently have +10000 odds to win the Fall Classic, while the Rangers are at +250000 in the World Series odds.
TEX vs CLE Last 10 Meetings
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Rangers vs Guardians Prediction
Gray was a revelation in his last outing. But it’s hard to predict a similar performance is in the offing.
As long as Quantrill can keep Duran at bay, the home team should be in good shape in this spot.
Pick: Guardians ML (-115)
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