Detroit Tigers (4-4) at Cleveland Indians (4-5)
|Date & Time||Tuesday April 10, 2018, 6:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Cleveland Indians -220 / Detroit Tigers +203 --- Over/Under: 8
Coming up on Tuesday from Progressive Field, the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians will be continuing their MLB series.
In the Monday opener, the Indians scored twice in the fifth on the way to a 2-0 win, out-hitting the Tigers 4-2 on the night.
For Tuesday’s game, the Tigers will be bringing out lefty Matthew Boyd for the start. In his first appearance this year, Boyd put up six innings with four hits and one earned in a loss.
Coming into this set, the Tigers’ lead hitter was Nick Castellanos with 11 hits, eight runs, two triples and three RBI. In the Monday game, Castellanos had one of the two Detroit hits.
Over on the Indians’ side, they’re going with Josh Tomlin for the Thursday start. Tomlin had a rough outing in his first start this year with 3.0 innings, eight hits and eight earned.
Leading the way for the Indians heading into this series was Francisco Lindor with seven hits, four runs and eight total bases. On Monday, Lindor came up empty but Bradley Zimmer ripped a two-run homer for all the scoring in the game.
The Tigers are 2-5 in their last seven in game two of a series and 3-7 in Boyd’s last 10 starts in game two of a series. Detroit is also 0-4 in the last four Tuesday games and 1-10 in Boyd’s last 11 starts.
Meanwhile, the Indians are 14-5 in their last 19 during game two of a series and 5-1 in Tomlin’s last six home starts. Cleveland is also 0-4 in Tomlin’s last four Tuesday starts and the over is 5-1 in their last six Tuesday games.
Boyd had a tough-luck loss his last time out, but pitched very well. As for Tomlin, he got lit up but that seems like more of an aberration than the rule these days. I’m going to go with the Indians for the victory here.