The Cleveland Indians take on the Detroit Tigers tonight at home in Progressive Field. All-star starter Max Scherzer will go for the tigers while Scott Kazmir gets the nod for Cleveland. Updated MLB odds are available at Bovada sportsbook.
The Tigers enter having won six of their last ten. Scherzer is a perfect 13-0 with a 3.09 ERA and 0.92 WHIP while striking out 139 over 116 2/3 innings this season. He is finally reaching the potential the tigers saw in him after they drafted him five years ago. In his last start in Kansas City he went seven innings giving up just three hits and two earned runs while striking out six. In his last two home starts, he has surrendered just seven hits and two earned runs combined while striking out 15. This has clearly been Scherzer’s best season of his career. Detroit is 22-10 at home this season.
The Indians enter currently in second place in the AL Central, winning six of their last ten games. They are 25-17 at home and are just 0.5 games back of these Tigers for first place. Scott Kazmir comes in with a 4-4 record, 4.86 ERA and 1.41 WHIP. In his last appearance at Kansas City he tossed five innings giving up six hits and three earned runs while striking out three. He is 4-0 at home with a 4.26 Era in six starts this season.
Both of these teams are fighting for first place in their division. Take the Tigers it would be a crime to go against Scherzer at this point at www.sportsbookroom.com.