Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians 5-20-22

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians 5/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians 5/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Detroit Tigers (13-25) will be running through bases against the Cleveland Guardians (16-19) in Game 1 of 3 of the AL Central Division tournament at Oriole Park at Progressive Field in Cleveland on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 7:10 PM ET.


Detroit splits the first two installments of a series versus Tampa Bay but lost that series after they surrendered the final match at 1-6 on Wednesday. The Tigers gained only five runs in the loss.


Detroit fell to 5th place at 13-25 in the American League Central Division with a .342 team percentage and 9 contests behind first place after tallying 105 runs but gave up 149 for a -44 run difference on the season.


1B Spencer Torkelson was responsible for scoring the solo run scored on two hits with one RBI for the Tigers. Pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez struggled on the mound after conceding 4 hits, 3 earned runs, and 2 bases on balls in pitching for 0.1 innings in the loss.


Detroit earned a team ERA of 3.60 ranked 10th in the major league and holds a team WHIP of 1.20 with a FIP at 3.95 this year.


The Tigers conceded 37 home runs and a total of 149 runs (11th in the majors) while fanning out 280 batters and walked 117 hitters that giving them a K/BB ratio of 2.39 on the season. Detroit will give the ball to lefty Tarik Skubal (3-2, 2.50 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 45 Ks) to start the opening match of a series against Cleveland on Friday evening.


The left-handed thrower relinquished 35 hits, 2 home runs, and 8 walks in pitching for 39.2 innings in his career starts in MLB this year.


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Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians Predictions 5/20/2022


The Cleveland Guardians struggled with a three-game losing streak including the quick two-game set over Cincinnati. The Guardians surrendered to the Reds at 4-5 on Tuesday and 2-4 on Thursday.


Cleveland dropped to 3rd place at 16-19 in the American League Central Division with a team percentage of .457 and 4.5 matches behind first place after accumulating 163 runs while allowing 161 for a run difference of +2 in the regular season.


1B Owen Miller scored one run on one hit in 4 at-bats in leading the Guardians while Cal Quantrill played 7.0 innings; he made 5 hits and one earned run but struck out 5 hitters of the Reds in the loss.


Cleveland gave up 139 earned runs that earned them a team ERA of 4.17 and a WHIP at 1.226 while holding a FIP of 4.07 as a unit for the season. The Guardians’ pitching staff yielded 157 runs, 35 home runs, and 258 hits ranked 2nd in MLB.


The team held a K/BB ratio of 2.46 after being fanned out on 271 occasions but was granted 110 walks on the year. Right-handed Pitcher Aaron Civale (1-3, 9.85 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, 27 Ks) will be starting for Cleveland in the opening round of a series versus Detroit on Friday.           


Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Guardians. The MLB Pick for this contest is Detroit -115. The Tigers will be coming back fresh from a day off on Thursday while the Guardians played the Reds and lost at 2-4 on Thursday.


Detroit will be sending a better starter in Tarik Skubal who relinquished a combined 6 hits with zero runs scored through 13 total innings that ended up winning over Oakland and Baltimore. Prediction: The Detroit Tigers will win at 5-3.     


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Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians 5/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET


Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH


Date: Friday, May 20, 2022


TV: BSOH, BSDT, Bally Sports Great Lakes  


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Detroit Tigers -115       


MLB Totals: 8.5


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