Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians - 6/26/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (42-30) at Detroit Tigers (38-36)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)
J Tomlin (8-1) (3.32) vs. J Verlander (7-5) (3.78)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -128 / Cleveland Indians +118 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
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Over at Comerica Park on Sunday, the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers will be wrapping up their MLB series.
This will be the third game of the set. In Friday’s opener, the Indians bagged a 7-4 victory. On Saturday, Cleveland cruised on a 6-0 win.
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For Sunday’s game, the Indians will be going with right-hander Josh Tomlin. Over his 13 starts and 8-1 record this year, Tomlin has managed a 3.32 ERA with a 1.08 WHIP across 81.1 innings. On Monday against the Rays, Tomlin allowed four runs (three earned) in seven innings for a no-decision.
At the plate, the Indians definitely have a few stars. Francisco Lindor leads the way with 85 hits, 47 runs and 39 RBI. Lindor popped two solo homers on Saturday. Jason Kipnis has put up 76 hits, 36 runs and 41 RBI. Mike Napoli holds 15 homers, 49 RBI, 61 hits and 42 runs thus far.
Over on the Tigers’ side, we’ll be seeing right-hander Justin Verlander on the mound Sunday. In his 15 starts on a 7-5 record this year, Verlander has put up a 3.78 ERA with a 1.07 WHIP in 100 innings. On Tuesday in a no-decision against the Mariners, Verlander put up two runs on six hits across seven innings.
You’ll recognize most of the key Tigers hitters this year. Ian Kinsler heads the charge on 90 hits with 58 runs, 14 homers and 47 RBI. Miguel Cabrera has hit 85 times with 41 runs, 16 homers and 44 RBI. Nick Castellanos is sitting on 82 hits with 37 runs, 13 homers and 40 RBI. Kinsler, Cabrera and Castellanos combined for just two hits on Saturday.
The Indians are 5-2 in their last seven game threes of a series, and 7-0 in Tomlin’s last seven starts in game three of a series. Cleveland is also 9-1 in Tomlin’s last 10 road starts, and 19-7 in Tomlin’s last 26 starts overall.
The Tigers are 8-17 in their last 25 Sunday games, and 1-6 in Verlander’s last seven Sunday starts. Detroit is also 8-3 in Verlander’s last 11 starts with four days’ rest, and 4-0 in Verlander’s last four starts overall.
With these two starting pitchers, this should be a relatively low-scoring game, but I’m going with Tomlin and the Indians here.