Game 3 of their series will take place at Progressive Field on Saturday afternoon between the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Guardians.
The Detroit Tigers have dropped seven out of their last eight games and are currently 37-54 on the year. Detroit has fallen behind 4-0 and 6-5 in each of the first two games of this series. This season, the pitching staff for Detroit has a 4.08 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and a.244 opponents’ batting average. The Tigers’ offence has 288 runs scored while batting.230 and securing.287 of bases. For the Tigers this year, Javier Baez is batting.215 with nine home runs and 35 RBI. Michael Pineda, who has pitched 37.2 innings this year and has a record of 2-4, 3.58 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, is anticipated to start for Detroit.
The Cleveland Guardians have won four of their last six games and have a season record of 45-44. Cleveland split a four game series with the Chicago White Sox prior to winning the first two games of this one. The Cleveland pitching staff has an opponent batting average of.241, a 1.24 WHIP, and an earned run average of 3.92. The Guardians’ offence has produced 381 runs this season while batting at a.248 average and a.313 on-base percentage. For the Guardians this year, Jose Ramirez is batting.285 with 17 home runs and 70 RBIs. Cal Quantrill, who has pitched 94.2 innings this year and has a record of 5-5 with a 3.99 ERA and 1.31 WHIP, is predicted to start for Cleveland.
Detroit is 3-7 in their last 10 game threes of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 games on Saturdays. In Detroit’s last 8 series game threes, the over is 6-1-1. Cleveland is 1-6 in their last 7 Saturday games and 1-6 in their last 7 game three’s of a series. The under is 4-1 in Cleveland’s last 5 games. The under is 6-2 in these two teams last 8 head to head meetings in Cleveland.
On Friday night, Detroit was able to score a few runs, which is unusual for them this season, but they were unable to maintain the advantage. Cleveland is only 2.5 games behind first place in the AL Central while Detroit has already dropped seven of their previous eight contests.
Free Pick: Cleveland Guardians