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Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians Game 1 - 9/1/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Cleveland Indians (76-56) at Detroit Tigers (58-74)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 1, 2017 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)

C Carrasco (13-6) (3.78) vs. Matt Boyd (5-8) (6.32)

The Line: Detroit Tigers +145 / Cleveland Indians -168 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Detroit, SportsTime Ohio

The Cleveland Indians battle the Detroit Tigers in game one of their doubleheader in Friday MLB.

The Cleveland Indians have been heating up as the team tries to open up a big lead in the American League Central. The Indians have won seven straight capped off by a 9-4 win at the New York Yankees where everything fell in to place. Tribe starter Ryan Merritt upped his record to 2-0 with a single run scoring on five hits and a pair of walks over 5.1 frames with Zach McAllister serving up a three run homer in the 9th. Cleveland pounded out 13 hits and walked five times with Francisco Lindor, Yan Gomes and Edwin Encarnacion combining for five hits including homers, five runs and Five RBI’s while Yandy Diaz drove in two and scored. The Cleveland Indians have named Carlos Carrasco as the starter in game one of a twin bill at the Detroit Tigers. Carrasco comes in off of a 12-0 rout of  the Kansas  City Royals where he allowed six hits and struck out eight over seven innings of work. 

Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians Game 1 - 9/1/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Detroit Tigers are looking to the offseason where the team can make some adjustments to their lineup which will make them a threat in the American League Central. The Tigers will be shooting for consecutive victories following a 6-2 win at the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday. Detroit starter Justin Verlander held the dangerous Colorado attack to a run on three hits and a walk while striking out nine through six innings to up his record to 10-8. The Tigers offense did their damage on eleven hits and four free passes with Nicholas Castellanos going solo and scoring two while James McCann went 3-5 with a home run, three RBI’s and two runs.The Detroit Tigers send Matthew Boyd to the hill for the start in game one of a DH with the Cleveland Indians. Boyd comes off of a 7-1 loss at the Chicago White Sox where he was charged with five runs on seven hits and a BB over six innings pitched.

The under is 8-1-1 in Cleveland last 10 overall and the under is 8-1-1 in Cleveland last 10 on grass while Cleveland are 7-1 in their last 8 road games. Detroit are 3-9 in their last 12 overall and Detroit are 3-9 in their last 12 games on grass while the over is 10-4-1 in Detroit last 15 Friday games. Cleveland are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings and the over is 42-18 in the last 60 meetings.

Boyd has thrown the ball well in this matchup but so has Carrasco and since he is with the surging Indians I’ll back them…

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