Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers 9/14/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/13/2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Comerica Park in Detroit
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Sunday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians and Trevor Bauer (5 - 8, 4.12 ERA) will take on the Detroit Tigers and Justin Verlander (13 - 12, 4.82 ERA). Bauer will make his 24th start as Verlander makes his 30th start.
Trevor Bauer took a hard luck loss in his last outing. Bauer pitched 8 innings and allowed 4 runs on 4 hits (including a home run). He walked a batter and struck out 8. But despite the great outing, Bauer still took the loss. Bauer has pitched some solid outings in recent weeks but his record of 1 - 4 in his last 10 starts doesn't reflect that. In 2013, Bauer started just 4 games and posted a record of 1 - 2 with a 5.29 ERA.
Bauer didn't face the Tigers in 2013, but he has seen them 4 times this season. In those 4 encounters, Bauer is 2 - 0.
Justin Verlander wasn't that great in his last outing but he still secured the win. Through 7 innings of work, Verlander surrendered 4 runs on 6 hits (including a home run). He struck out 4 batters while walking 1. Verlander has been up and down in recent starts and his 5 - 5 record in his last 10 starts reflects that. In 2013, Verlander finished the year with a 13 - 12 record and a 3.46 ERA after starting 34 games.
Last season, Verlander was 3 - 1 with a 3.38 ERA in 5 starts against Cleveland. This season, Verlander is 1 - 2 in 4 starts against the Tribe.
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 66-75-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cleveland Indians is 0.1
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
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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