Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians - 6/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (42-30) at Detroit Tigers (38-36)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Comerica Park)
C Carrasco (2-2) (3.26) vs. A Sanchez (4-7) (5.97)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +117 / Cleveland Indians -127 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Detroit, SportsTime Ohio
The Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers butt heads at Comerica Park in Saturday action.
The red hot Cleveland Indians are looking to extend their lead in the American League Central. The Indians stayed hot with a 7-4 victory at Detroit Friday behind strong pitching and hitting. Tribe starter Danny Salazar allowed three runs on four hits and five BB over 5.2 frames but the pen held Detroit at bay. Cleveland pounded out 12 hits with Jason Kipnis driving in three with Lonnie Chisenhall knocked in two while Chris Gimenez drove in a run and scored twice. The Indians hand the ball to Carlos Carrasco for his second start of the season against the Tigers on Saturday. Carrasco did not get a decision in a 3-2 win versus the White Sox where he allowed both runs on five hits over 7.1 innings.
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The Detroit Tigers have been playing well this past week and are catching the AL Central Indians at the right time. The Tigers had won four in a row but cooled off for a night with neither the arms or bats able to come through. Detroit starter Jordan Zimmermanm was hit hard for all seven runs on nine hits through 3.2 innings. The Tigers mustered nine hits and walked five times with Cameron Maybin going 3-4 with a pair of RBI’s with Ian Kinsler knocking in a run while Andrew Romine scored twice. The Tigers pull Anibal Sanchez out of the bullpen for Saturday’s start against the Indians. In 17 appearances (eleven starts), Sanchez has gone 4-7 with an ERA hovering around six.
The under is 12-5-2 in Cleveland’s last 19 overall and is 12-5-2 in their last 19 on grass while going 7-3-1 in their last 11 road games. Detroit are 16-5 in their last 21 home games and the over is 5-1-2 in Sanchez’s last 8 Saturday starts while the Tigers are 9-3 in Sanchez’s last 12 home starts. The over is 10-1 in Carrasco’s last 11 starts versus Detroit and is 36-17 in the last 53 meetings. Nothing fancy here as I’m backing the hot team…