My predictions record on the season is now 9-5. You can see my previous picks here. I like the Tigers-Indians match-up this evening.
Tonight’s chosen match-up: Detroit Tigers (76-63) @ Cleveland Indians (71-66)
The Detroit Tigers look to take 3 of 4 from the Cleveland Indians this evening in the 4th and final game of their series this week. The Tigers have outscored the Indians 16-10 in the series. The team has won 8 of their last 12 games overall. This evening is the final game of an 8 game road trip in which they’ve gone 4-3. The team is currently in 2nd place in the AL Central, 1.5 games behind the leading Royals. They are in the 2nd wildcard spot in the AL, but only a half game ahead of the Mariners. Their starting pitcher tonight is their right-handed ace Max Scherzer. Scherzer has a 15-5 record with a 3.26 era and 220 strikeouts in 187.2 innings pitched. In his last start, at the White Sox on August 30th, pitched 6.2 innings while giving up 5 earned runs on 9 hits and 11 strikeouts. He’s reached double digits in strikeouts in 3 of his last 5 starts. The Cleveland Indians were victorious 7-0 yesterday versus the Tigers. Starting pitcher Danny Salazar got the win as he went the distance giving up 0 earned runs on 8 hits with 9 strikeouts. 1st baseman Carlos Santana hit his 24th home run. Despite their 1-2 record in this current series with the Tigers the Indians have won 7 of their last 10 games. The team is currently in 3rd place in the AL Central, 5.5 games behind the leading Royals. They are 4 games behind the Tigers for the 2nd wildcard spot in the AL. Their starting pitcher tonight is right-handed Trevo Bauer. Bauer has a 5-7 record with a 3.99 era with 120 strikeouts in 124 innings pitched. He has only recorded 1 win in his last 8 starts. In those 8 starts he got 1 win, 3 losses, and 4 no-decisions.
The Indians are 8-7 versus the Tigers this season. The Tigers are 41-33 on the road this season. The Indians are 40-27 at home this season.
Tigers vs Indians Prediction
With their ace on the mound and the fact that they have an excellent road record the Tigers should get a the victory this evening.
Take the Tigers -137 (Bovada.lv)