Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 3:10 PM (Progressive Field )
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The Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians will meet up on Saturday to continue their MLB series.
In the Friday opener, Cleveland squeaked out a 7-6 victory by scoring five runs in their final four frames.
For Saturday’s game, the Tigers will be sending out Spencer Turnbull in the start. Over his 82.2 innings and 3-6 record this year, Turnbull has a 3.27 ERA with 77 Ks and 31 walks.
Detroit put up 12 hits in the Friday loss. Christin Stewart came way with a homer, two RBI and three hits there.
Over on the Indians’ side, they’re going with Mike Clevinger in the start Saturday. Clevinger is 1-1 over 16.2 innings with a 2.70 ERA, 29 Ks and seven BBs.
Cleveland managed 12 hits as well in the Friday game. Five players came up with two hits there in a really nice all-around offensive effort.
The Tigers are 15-38 in their last 53 in game two of a series and 1-5 in their last six Saturday games. Detroit is 1-6 in Turnbull’s last seven starts and 1-6 in his last seven on grass.
Meanwhile, the Indians are 4-1 in their last five in game two of a series and 4-1 in their last five Saturday games. Cleveland is 8-1 in Clevinger’s last nine home starts and 9-3 in his last 12 Saturday starts.
Turnbull had a pretty good run of three starts going before his last outing, but in that one he coughed up six earned on 10 hits in 5.0 innings—against the Indians.
As for Clevinger, he didn’t do so well his last time up either, with five earned in 4.2 innings on three hits and three walks.
I like Clevinger a little better to bounce back here, so I’m going to stick with the Indians so long as they can give him a few runs in support.