Tigers vs. Indians - 4/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (7-7) at Detroit Tigers (8-6)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)
C Kluber (0-3) (6.16) vs. A Sanchez (2-1) (4.59)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +100 / Cleveland Indians -110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers play game two of their series Saturday afternoon.
The Cleveland Indians look for a nice road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Indians pitching staff has been a hit or miss recently, as they’ve allowed five or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Indians are 2-6 this season when allowing more than three runs, proving their pitching is their key to success. Offensively, Francisco Lindor leads Cleveland with 16 hits, Mike Napoli has nine RBI and Carlos Santana has three home runs. Corey Kluber gets the ball, and he’s 0-3 with a 6.16 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 2-6 with a 4.72 ERA and 77 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers could use a feel good win after losing four of their last five games. The Tigers have scored just one run in their last two games and three or less runs in four of their last seven games. The Detroit Tigers offense has clearly cooled off considering they produced four or more runs in their first eight games. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 24 hits, Jarrod Saltalamacchia has 14 RBI and Nick Castellanos has two home runs. Anibal Sanchez takes the hill, and he’s 2-1 with a 4.60 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 4-3 with a 2.73 ERA and 53 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter and 1-6 in Klubers last 7 starts. The Tigers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 12-4 in Sanchezs last 16 starts. The Indians are 18-44 in the last 62 meetings in Detroit and 17-36 in the last 53 meetings overall.
Sanchez has been real solid this season and is pretty good when pitching at home. When you add in the Indians inconsistent ways, you have to like the Tigers at home for the even money.