Cleveland Indians (6-10) at Detroit Tigers (12-6)
|Date & Time||Sunday April 26, 2015, 1:08 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Detroit Tigers -117 / Cleveland Indians +107 --- Over/Under: 8.5
The Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers play a rubber game early Sunday afternoon.
The Cleveland Indians look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Indians have allowed 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Indians have lost eight straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jason Kipnis leads Cleveland with 16 hits and four RBI while Carlos Santana and Brandon Moss have combined for 19 RBI. Five of the Cleveland Indians six wins this season have come on the road. Carlos Carrasco gets the nod, and he’s 2-1 with a 2.38 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Carrasco is 2-5 with a 6.86 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Tigers have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Tigers have lost five straight when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 23 hits and 10 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and J.D. Martinez have combined for 25 RBI. Seven of the Detroit Tigers 12 wins this season have come at home. Kyle Lobstein takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 3.27 ERA and six strikeouts this season. Lobstein is 1-0 with a 5.28 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Indians.
The Indians are 11-4 in their last 15 during game 3 of a series and 5-1 in Carrascos last 6 road starts. The Tigers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 9-2 in their last 11 vs. American League Central. The Indians are 0-4 in Carrascos last 4 starts vs. Tigers.
The Tigers have owned Carrasco over his career, which includes losses in his last four starts. Have to go with the Detroit Tigers to get the job done here.