Cleveland takes 4-game win streak into matchup with Detroit
Cleveland; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland enters the game as winners of their last four games.
The Indians are 25-17 against the rest of their division. The Cleveland pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.94, Shane Bieber leads the staff with a mark of 3.49.
The Tigers are 14-27 in division matchups. Detroit’s team on-base percentage of .292 is last in the American League. Miguel Cabrera leads the team with an OBP of .347. The Indians won the last meeting 7-2. Mike Clevinger earned his third victory and Francisco Lindor went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI for Cleveland. Spencer Turnbull took his ninth loss for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 8-2, .297 batting average, 2.60 ERA, outscored opponents by 33 runs
Tigers: 2-8, .267 batting average, 7.31 ERA, outscored by 21 runs
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jefry Rodriguez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Dan Otero: 10-day IL (shoulder), Corey Kluber: 60-day IL (arm), Carlos Carrasco: 10-day IL (leukemia), Cody Anderson: 60-day IL (elbow), Bradley Zimmer: 60-day IL (shoulder).
Tigers Injuries: Tyson Ross: 60-day IL (nerve), Matt Moore: 60-day IL (knee), Michael Fulmer: 60-day IL (elbow), JaCoby Jones: 10-day IL (back), Josh Harrison: 60-day IL (hamstring), Niko Goodrum: day-to-day (hand), Grayson Greiner: 10-day IL (back).