Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/12/14
Cleveland Indians (75-69) at Detroit Tigers (80-66)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
Carlos Carrasco (R) (4-3) (2.966) vs. David Price (L) (13-11) (3.370)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -166 / Cleveland Indians +156 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLB Net, STO, FSN-DET
The Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers begin a three-game series Friday at Comerica Park.
The Cleveland Indians have won five of their last seven games and are six games above a .500 record. The Indians pitching staff has been solid as of late, allowing three or less runs in six of their last nine games. Overall, the Cleveland Indians have an ERA of 3.63, which is 16th in the majors, and they’ve won nine straight when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Michael Brantley has a hit in nine of his last 10 games and Yan Gomes has five RBIs in his last two games. Carlos Carrasco takes the hill, and he’s 7-4 with a 2.69 ERA and has 104 strikeouts in 103.2 innings. Carrasco is 2-4 with a 7.08 ERA in 11 career games against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers are 6-4 in the month of September and 14 games above a .500 record. The Tigers offense is carrying the way, scoring four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Tigers have won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Miguel Cabrera has a hit in nine of his last 10 games and Torii Hunter has a six-game hitting streak. The Detroit Tigers have an ERA of 4.01, which is 22nd in the majors. Starting is David Price, who is 13-11 with a 3.33 ERA and has 243 strikeouts in 219 innings. Price is 6-1 with a 2.86 ERA in eight career starts against the Indians.
The Indians are 0-7 in Carrascos last 7 starts during game 1 of a series and 7-16 in Carrascos last 23 starts overall. The Tigers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 vs. American League Central. The Indians are 15-36 in the last 51 meetings in Detroit.
It's tough to pick against David Price, especially with his career numbers against the Indians. Take Detroit as long as you think the price is worth it.