Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers - 9/19/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Cleveland Indians (27-23) at Detroit Tigers (21-28)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 6:10 pm (Comerica Park)
Triston McKenzie (2-1) (3.91) vs. Spencer Turnbull (4-3) (3.94)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +160 / Cleveland Indians -179 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers meet in an AL Central division matchup in MLB action from Comerica Park on Saturday.
The Cleveland Indians will look to build on a 1-0 win over the Tigers on Friday. Francisco Lindor’s sac fly RBI in the 5th inning turned out the be all of the scoring that the Indians would need and that the game would see. Jose Ramirez went 2 for 4 at the dish while Delino DeShields had a triple. Roberto Perez and Cesar Hernandez each had a base hit as well to finish off the offense for the Tribe as Cleveland had just five hits as a team in the winning effort. Zach Plesac got the win to improve to 4-2 on the year after throwing 7.2 shutout innings, giving up just five hits while striking out 11 on the way to the win. Brad Hand closed out the 9th for his 13th save of the year. Triston McKenzie will start here and is 2-1 with a 3.91 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. This will be McKenzie’s second career start against Detroit.
The Detroit Tigers will look to bounce back after their loss to the Indians on Friday. Daz Cameron had a triple while Willi Castro had a double and Victor Reyes went 2 for 4 at the dish. Harold Castro and Isaac Paredes each had a base hit as well as the Tigers had just six hits as a team in the losing effort. Michael Fulmer threw three shutout innings in the start, but Tyler Alexander took the loss as the pitcher of record to fall to 2-2 on the year as a result. Spencer Turnbull will start here and is 4-2 with a 3.94 ERA and 39 strikeouts this season. In his career, Turnbull is 0-6 with a 5.55 ERA in his career against Cleveland.
Cleveland is 2-8 in their last 10 games overall and 2-6 in their last 8 games within the division while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 Saturday games. Detroit is 20-62 in their last 82 division games and 11-44 in their last 55 home games against a team with a winning record while the under is 11-3 in their last 14 games within the division. Cleveland is 44-9 in the last 53 meetings between these two teams and 36-16 in the last 52 meetings in Detroit.
Turnbull’s had absolutely no luck in his career against Cleveland, but I’m also not trying to lay almost -180 with a oung arm in McKenzie that has been impressive early on but is still unproven for the most part and is not a guy I’m going to lay that price with just because. Instead, I’m going to side with the under. I think we see a couple more runs compared to what we saw on Friday, but I still think this one comes in well under the number.