Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers 9/12/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/11/2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Comerica Park in Detroit
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Friday night, Carlos Carrasco (7-4-1, 2.69 ERA) will take his turn for the Cleveland Indians as they face David Price (13 -11, 3.33 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers. Carrasco makes his 11th start and 37th appearance as Price makes his 31st start.
Carlos Carrasco continued his winning ways with another victory in his last start. In that outing, Carrasco hurled 8.2 scoreless innings and allowed just 4 hits and no walks while striking out 8. Carrasco hasn’t seen a mark in the loss column since late July. He is 4 - 1 in his last 10 appearances. In 2013, Carrasco started 7 games and made 8 relief appearances en route to a 1 -4 record and an ERA of 6.75.
Last season, Carrasco was 0 – 2 with a 12.46 ERA in 2 starts and a relief appearance against the Tigers. This season, he is 1 - 0 in 5 appearances against Detroit.
David Price wasn’t his best the last time out and the result was a loss. In 8.2 innings, Price allowed 5 runs and 9 hits (including a homer) as he walked a batter and struck out 11. A bad start to the game doomed Price to the defeat. Since coming over from Tampa Bay, Price hasn’t been as dominating as expected. He is just 2 -3 in 7 starts for the Tigers. Overall, he is 4 - 4 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Price went 10 -8 with a 3.33 ERA in 27 starts for the Rays.
In 2013, Price was routed in his only start against the Tribe. He took the loss after allowing 8 runs and 10 hits (including 2 home runs) in just 5 innings. Less than 2 weeks ago, Price beat the Indians behind a 7 inning, 1 run and 8 hit performance.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 65-74-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is 0
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 75-65-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
09/11/14 3B Mike Aviles Concussion questionable
08/29/14 C Chris Gimenez Personal placed on paternity list
08/10/14 1B Nick Swisher Knee 15-day DL (8/10); out for season
06/12/14 1B Jason Giambi Knee 60-day DL (6/12)
09/02/14 P Drew VerHagen Back 60-day DL (7/15)
08/10/14 P Anibal Sanchez Pectoral 15-day DL (8/9)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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