Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers - 9/13/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (60-83) at Cleveland Indians (88-56)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm (Progressive Field)
B Farmer (4-2) (6.32) vs. Mike Clevinger (9-5) (3.30)
The Line: Cleveland Indians -285 / Detroit Tigers +255 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSDT, STOH
Out at Progressive Field on Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians will be finishing up their MLB series.
The Indians bagged an 11-0 victory on Monday in the opener, then on Tuesday Cleveland took a 2-0 win to keep that epic streak going.
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For the Wednesday game, the Tigers will be bringing out RHP Buck Farmer. In his 31.1 innings and 4-2 record this year, Farmer has a 6.32 ERA with 31 Ks and 10 BBs.
The Tigers have a few hitters of note. Nick Castellanos came into Tuesday with 140 hits, 65 runs, 21 homers and 85 RBI while Ian Kinsler had 115 hits, 80 runs, 17 homers and 43 RBI in that span. On Tuesday, Kinsler had one hit; Castellanos had a pair.
Over on the Indians’ side, they’re going with RHP Mike Clevinger on Wednesday. In his 106.1 innings and 9-5 record this year, Clevinger has a 3.30 ERA with 121 Ks and 54 BBs.
Cleveland has some solid bats as well. Jose Ramirez came into Tuesday on 163 hits, 94 runs, 26 homers and 73 RBI while Francisco Lindor had 160 hits, 85 runs, 29 homers and 77 RBI. Ramirez had a pair of hits on Tuesday; Lindor hit a solo homer.
The Tigers are 4-9 in their last 13 when their opponent allows two runs or fewer in their previous game, and 5-12 in their last 17 after allowing five runs or more in their previous game. Detroit is also 2-7 in their last nine games following a loss, and 1-5 in their last six after scoring two runs or less in their previous game.
Meanwhile, the Indians are 36-17 in their last 53 after allowing two runs or less in their previous game, and 23-7 in their last 30 versus a team with a losing record. Cleveland is also 22-5 in their last 26 versus the AL Central and 12-3 in their last 15 home games versus a right-handed starter.
Farmer has been hit and miss lately. In three of his last five starts, he’s given up 18 earned runs; in the other two, he’s given up four earned over 10.2 innings. As for Clevinger, he hasn’t given up a run in his last three straight starts, a span of 18.0 innings. All things considered here, I would feel silly picking against the Indians with the run they’ve been on. Give me Cleveland.