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Detroit vs Cleveland: Tigers Continue to Prowl vs Slumping Indians

Detroit Tigers: Motown Cats Cruise Into AL Central Lead

Following a weekend series sweep of the Chicago White Sox, Detroit has steamrolled into first overall in the AL Central – albeit by a slim one game lead. Detroit has gone 14-4 in July despite opening the month at 1-2 after they stumbled against the lowly Minnesota Twins. The surge as been boosted by the Tigers pitching that has started to catch up with the hot hitting in MoTown. Tonight’s starter, Doug Fister who appears to be back to 100% healthy, has gone 2-0 since the All-Star break allowing two earned runs in 15 innings pitched.

Cleveland Indians Looking To Break Post All-Star Game Slump

It’s deja vu all over again as the Tigers moved in first place in the Central division on July 21 last season when they posted a 6-2 win over Cleveland – they didn’t relinquish that lead the rest of the way. Detroit did it again, exactly one year later, when they pounded Chicago 7-1 on Saturday. The Indians have stumbled recently as they are just 3-7 since the All-Star Game break and have fallen four games back of the Tigers in the Central. Ubaldo Jimenez, a mirror opposite to Fister with 13 earned runs in his last two starts, gets the call for the Tribe.

Online Sports Betting Indians vs Tigers Game Day Call

While the pitching (27th overall with a 4.53 team ERA) is the pit of the problem in Cleveland, the Indians hitting hasn’t exactly been hot either as the Tribe have a .241 team batting average since the All-Star break. After going 2-3 with a 6.35 ERA versus Detroit in 2011, Jimenez is 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA against the Tigers this season. Considering his overall recent body of work though, we see Detroit getting the better of Jimenez and the Tribe in this one. Back Detroit at -125 on the Money Line at the Bovada.lv online sportsbook!

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