The Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers get set for their series in Cleveland tonight. Rick Porcello will start for the Tigers and the Indians have not named their starter yet. Check out the lasted MLB odds at Bovada sportsbook.
Detroit enters in second place in the AL Central behind the Cleveland Indians. They have won four of their last ten games and bring an 18-22 road record into today’s ballgame. Rick Porcello comes in with a 4-6 record, 5.21 ERA and 1.29 WHIP. In his last start in Tampa, he surrendered eight hits and three earned runs while striking out three batters. He has a 4.99 ERA and 1.24 WHIP on the road this season and has struck out 30 batters. He has lost his last three starts overall, and his last three overall appearances.
The Cleveland Indians enter in first place in the AL Central. They have been scorching hot as of late, winning eight of their last ten games, and this series will determine if they are for real, against the Tigers who have dominated the division for years. The Indians are getting great pitching this season from Justin Masterson and Chris Perez, the team’s closer has just come off the disabled list. Jason Kipinis and Carlos Santana continue to hit the ball well for the tribe this season. They have won 2 out of 3 in their last two home series’ against the Royals and Nationals.
Both of these teams have powerful offenses so take the over. I expect lots of runs to be scored tonight at www.sportsbookroom.com.