The Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians will meet for game two of their series from Detroit. All odds and trends for MLB games can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Tigers lost yesterday after the day before earning a tie for the division lead. They received a quality outing from Anibal Sanchez on the mound who gave up just two runs in eight innings of work, but did not factor in the decision. Detroit will start Rick Porcello tonight who has lost his last four starts. In 150 innings of work this season Porcello is pitching to a 4.57 ERA.
The Indians have had a miserable season thus far and really now have been relegated to the role of spoiler which they enjoyed on Monday versus the Tigers. They won the game despite only totaling two hits for the contest. Tonight the Indians will start Justin Masterson who has lost two of his last three starts. In 172 innings of work Masterson is pitching to a 4.91 ERA.
Detroit is 25-7 in their last 32 home games, 8-4 in their last 12 games as a favorite, and 10-3 in Porcello’s last 13 home starts against a team with a losing record. Cleveland is 8-20 in their last 28 games against the AL Central, 6-21 in their last 27 road games against a right handed starter, and 1-4 in Masterson’s last five starts against the AL Central. Cleveland is 18-37 in their last 55 games in Detroit.
With the way Porcello has been pitching lately, it is impossible to take the Tigers in this game. We will go for the big value and take Cleveland as moneyline underdogs at best sports books.