Detroit Tigers (34-45) vs. Cleveland Indians (42-33)
June 30, 2021 4:10 pm EDT
The Line: Cleveland Indians -180 / Detroit Tigers +166; Over/Under: +10
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The Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians meet Wednesday in game 1 of an MLB doubleheader at Progressive Field. The Tigers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Indians look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.
The Detroit Tigers have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Tigers have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Jonathan Schoop leads the Tigers with 78 hits and 41 RBI while Jeimer Candelario and Robbie Grossman have combined for 131 hits and 56 RBI. Wily Peralta gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.00 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Peralta is 2-2 with a 4.85 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Cleveland Indians have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Indians have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with 70 hits and 49 RBI while Eddie Rosario and Amed Rosario have combined for 136 hits and 68 RBI. Cal Quantrill gets the ball, and he is 0-2 with a 3.64 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. Quantrill is 0-1 with a 1.50 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 7-1 in their last 8 Wednesday games and 36-79 in their last 115 road games. The Indians are 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 52-24 in their last 76 Wednesday games. The over is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 road games. The over is 4-0 in Indians last 4 home games. The Tigers are 12-39 in the last 51 meetings in Cleveland and 13-53 in the last 66 meetings.
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The Tigers have won just enough lately to be a factor in the underdog role, but I don’t trust Peralta, a pitcher who has just nine innings under his belt the last two years. The Indians offense is heating up and Quantrill has been his best at home where he has a 2.00 ERA through 18 innings. I like the Indians to get the job done in game one of this doubleheader.