Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians - 9/2/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cleveland Indians (78-56) at Detroit Tigers (58-76)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 6:10 pm (Comerica Park)
C Kluber (13-4) (2.63) vs. J Zimmermann (8-11) (6.08)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +212 / Cleveland Indians -230 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: STOh, FSDT
The Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers meet Saturday in MLB action at Comerica Park.
The Cleveland Indians look to keep rolling while building on their nine-game winning streak. The Indians have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Cleveland Indians have won 10 straight games when scoring more than one run. Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with 152 hits and 62 RBI while Francisco Lindor and Carlos Santana have combined for 267 hits and 138 RBI. Corey Kluber gets the ball, and he is 13-4 with a 2.63 ERA and 215 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 6-7 with a 4.47 ERA and 124 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers look to play spoiler after losing five of their last eight games. The Tigers allowed 10 runs in Friday’s loss and six or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Detroit Tigers have lost 13 of their last 16 games when allowing three or more runs. Offensively, Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 128 hits and 76 RBI while Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera have combined for 212 hits and 96 RBI. Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball, and he is 8-11 with a 6.08 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. Zimmermann is 0-3 with a 11.42 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games, 4-0 in Klubers last 4 road starts and 37-16 in Klubers last 53 starts. The Tigers are 2-6 in their last 8 home games, 2-8 in their last 10 vs. American League Central and 1-5 in Zimmermanns last 6 home starts. The Indians are 5-2 in Klubers last 7 starts vs. Tigers, 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit and 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
The Indians are the hottest team in baseball right now and the Tigers continue to find ways to lose while they wait for the offseason to arrive. Kluber has also been lights out down the stretch, which includes having an ERA of 1.96 in the month of August. The price isn't good at all, but the Indians should have little trouble winning this game with their ace on the hill and given their form as a team.