Cleveland Indians (28-24) at Detroit Tigers (22-29)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)
Carlos Carrasco (2-4) (3.27) vs. Matthew Boyd (2-6) (6.75)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +188 / Cleveland Indians -205 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers meet Sunday in MLB action at Comerica Park.
The Cleveland Indians need a win after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Indians have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Indians have lost three of their last four games when scoring four or more runs. Cesar Hernandez leads the Indians with 56 hits and 14 RBI while Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez have combined for 110 hits and 60 RBI. Carlos Carrasco gets the ball, and he is 2-4 with a 3.27 ERA and 63 strikeouts this season. Carrasco is 11-9 with a 3.73 ERA and 136 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Tigers have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Tigers have lost 12 straight games when scoring three or less runs. Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with 54 hits and 28 RBI while Victor Reyes and Jonathan Schoop have combined for 96 hits and 37 RBI. Matthew Boyd gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 6.75 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Boyd is 2-5 with a 3.76 ERA and 61 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 2-6 in their last 8 games as a favorite, 2-6 in their last 8 road games and 2-9 in their last 11 overall. The Tigers are 17-37 in their last 54 during game 4 of a series, 8-21 in their last 29 Sunday games and 51-123 in their last 174 overall. The over is 4-1 in Indians last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 overall. The Indians are 36-16 in the last 52 meetings in Detroit.
Carlos Carrasco has allowed five runs and 21 hits in his last 19 innings while Matthew Boyd has allowed nine runs and 14 hits in his last 14.2 innings. Boyd has been unbackable for years, and Carrasco has quietly been one of the better pitchers in baseball over his last four starts. The Indians aren't playing great baseball overall, but there's a massive gap in the starting pitching here. Give me the Indians and the RL for max betting value.