Detroit Tigers VS Cleveland Indians

MLB Baseball 07:10 PM ET

Friday

09/18/2020

FSD, STO

Spread: Cleveland Indians -195

Over/Under: 9.5

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The Detroit Tigers will defend Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan against the visiting Cleveland Indians on Friday, September 18, 2020, at 7:10 P.M, ET. This is the 2nd installment of this 4-game American League series where the Indians are ahead with 1 win. The Indians were headstrong in their 10-3 game 1 victory against the Tigers. Cleveland ranks 6th in the American League with a record of 26-23 and is 3rd in the AL Central Division.

Cleveland finally ended their 8-game skid after taking out the Tigers in their 1st game. The bats came alive for the Indians where they outhit Detroit 10-4 in the game. Jose Ramirez was on fire in game 1 with 4 hits and 4 RBIs including a solo homer in the 1st and a 2 run homer in the 4th. Cesar Hernandez adds 3 hits and 1 run while Franmil Reyes has 1 hit and 2 RBIs in their win. Shane Bieber got the win after pitching 7.2 innings and allowing only 3 earned runs. Francisco Lindor leads the team with 50 hits this season while Jose Ramirez adds 32 RBIs and 13 bombs. The Indians are having trouble on the offensive side this season with a BAA of .228 which is 25th this season while only making 206 total runs. Pitching is not a problem for the Indians since they have the 2nd best bullpen in the league today with a team ERA of 3.25. Zach Plesac will start for the Indians in the 2nd game. Plesac records 3-2 with 2.20 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. He holds a record of 1-0 with a 0.90 ERA and 3 strikeouts versus the Tigers.

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers Predictions 9/18/2020

Detroit is also struggling as of late where they can’t get any consistency going for them. The squad shutout the Royals in game 1 of their last series, only to get shutout as well in their 2nd game. The team is 3-7 in their last 10 matches. Willi Castro carried the team in game 1 with 1 hit and 3 RBIs including a 3 run homer in the 8th. Jorge Bonifacio, Austin Romine, and Isaac Paredes all chipped in 1 hit each for Detroit’s offense. Casey got the loss after allowing 3 earned runs in 3.2 innings. Jeimer Candelario leads the team this season with 54 hits and 28 RBIs while Jonathan Schoop has a team-high of 8 homers. The Tigers are 29th in the league in terms of pitching with a 5.86 team ERA while their offense is decent with a team BAA of .243 which is in 17th place with 216 total runs this season. The Tigers are 11th in the American League with a 21-28 record and are 4th in the AL Central Division. Michael Fulmer will be on the mound for the Tigers in the next game. He holds a record of 0-2 with a 9.27 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Fulmer is 2-4 with a 7.46 ERA while striking Cleveland 30 times in his career.

Cleveland Indians vs Detroit Tigers. MLB’s pick for game 2 will go to the Cleveland Indians -195. Cleveland has to feel good after finally getting a win. Plesac is putting up good stats but he struggled a bit in his last start. The positive thing is he has a good record against the Tigers which will be important in this game. Fulmer is getting rocked on the mound and is struggling since coming off surgery. Cleveland is one of the best pitching teams this season and will certainly win on the defensive side. Their batters need to take advantage of Fullmer in this game. Cleveland has flawless record of 10-0 against the Tigers while on the road. Cleveland takes on this contest to a predicted score of 7-2.

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MLB Starting Time: 7:10 P.M ET

Location: Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan

Date: Friday, September 18, 2020

TV: FSD, STO

MLB Odds: Cleveland Indians -195

MLB Total: 9.5

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