Cleveland Indians vs. Miami Marlins - 9/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (68-66) at Cleveland Indians (76-56)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 2, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Progressive Field)
A Cashner (4-10) (4.72) vs. C Carrasco (9-7) (3.23)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -177 / Miami Marlins +167 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins look to keep their wild card hopes intact as they take to the road to face off against the Cleveland Indians.
The Fish got a huge outing out of Christian Yelich last night and they will be out for an encore in this one as they face a stuff interleague test against the Indians who have been one of the best teams in the league this season. Miami suffered a huge blow when they lost Giancarlo Stanton and they have been feeling it since as they are 3-7 in their last 10 games and look like they are going to miss out on a chance at the playoffs unless they can right the ship in a hurry here. They send Andrew Cashner to the mound in this one as he will face off against Carlos Carrasco who continues to have a strong campaign on the hill for the Tribe.
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The Indians head into tonight’s game looking to create even more separation in the AL Central and build some momentum as we head into September and they get a great matchup to open an interleague set with Miami. Cleveland has been very consistent all season long and a huge part of their success has to do with the front end of their rotation that is led by Corey Kluber, Danny Salazar, and tonight’s pitcher Carrasco and at home in this spot it looks like a great opportunity for them to get yet another win.
Miami is 1-5 in their last six overall, 0-5 in their last five interleague road games, and 2-6 in their last eight interleague games overall, while the Tribe are 6-1 in their last seven following an off day, 23-5 in their last 28 Friday games, and 9-2 in their last 11 interleague games. Miami is desperate and coming off a nice win last night but they are in tough here against the Tribe and I think Cleveland has no issue.