Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/14/2014
Tuesday, April 15, 7:08 PM on STOh, FSDT
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Cleveland - McAllister, Z (1-0) vs. Detroit - Sanchez, A (0-0)
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Cleveland's Zach McAllister (1-0) is arbitration eligible at the end of the season and could be getting a hefty raise if he keeps up his 2014 pace. His Cleveland Indians take on the Tigers and Anibal Sanchez (0-0) on Tuesday, who has pitched well so far this year but has yet to notch a win to show for it. McAllister had a rough spring, posting an ERA of 5.75, but has settled down in the regular season, allowing 3 runs in the opener against Oakland followed by 7.2 shutout innings against San Diego.
McAllister struggled against Detroit last year going 0-2 in 3 starts with an ERA of 9.00. The right-hander allowed 12 runs in 12 IP and struggled with control by walking 11 batters. McAllister allowed 5 runs in each of his last two starts against the Tigers in 2013 as 9 of the 11 batters who have faced him are hitting .300 or better.
The 30-year-old Sanchez has allowed only 3 runs this season but his starts have been taxing on the Tigers bullpen. Sanchez pitched just 4 innings in the opener and did not return after a short rain delay. He then threw 110 pitches against the Dodgers and was pulled in the 5th inning of a 5-3 game which the Tigers lost the lead late. All told Sanchez has pitched just 9 innings through two starts this year.
Sanchez made 3 starts against the Indians a year ago and had success, posting a record of 2-0 and an ERA of 2.79. Three current Cleveland players have gone deep against Sanchez but the team in total have hit just 41 of 157 (.261) against the pitcher.
Cleveland Betting Trends
Cleveland is 8-5-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland is -0.2
Detroit Betting Trends
Detroit is 4-5-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit is +0.1
Injuries to Watch
04/10/14 3B Lonnie Chisenhall Personal out indefinitely
04/01/14 1B Jason Giambi Ribs 15-day DL (3/21)
04/01/14 CF Michael Bourn Hamstring 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 15-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)
03/27/14 P Octavio Dotel Elbow 60-day DL (4/20)
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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