Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/18/2014
Monday, May 19, 7:05 PM on ESPN, FSDT, STOh
Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Detroit Tigers - Smyly, D (2-2) vs. Cleveland Indians - Kluber, C (4-3)
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Drew Smyly will get the start for the Detroit Tigers on Monday night and will go up against Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians.
Drew Smyly ended up with a no decision in his start against the Baltimore Orioles last week, but he did pitch well enough for a win in that game. He ended up going six innings and gave up just one earned run on five hits while walking two and tying a season-high with seven strikeouts. Smyly has a 2-2 record this year with an excellent 2.70 ERA and a 1.110 WHIP.
Outfielder Michael Brantley has four hits in seven at-bats against Smyly with a double, a triple and two RBI. Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is 3-for-7 against the lefty with a triple and two RBI. Mike Aviles is just 1-for-6 against him.
28-year-old starter Corey Kluber was able to pick up his fourth win last Wednesday when he pitched seven strong innings against the Toronto Blue Jays. He allowed just two runs on four hits in that start while striking out nine and walking one. Kluber has struck out over 10 batters per nine innings this season and has a 3.38 ERA.
Reigning MVP Miguel Cabrera has eight hits in 17 at-bats against Kluber, including three home runs. Catcher Alex Avila has struggled against Kluber in his career, going just 2-for-15 against him with four strikeouts.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 16-18-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 1.3
Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland Indians are 20-19-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cleveland Indians is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
04/27/14 P Anibal Sanchez Finger 15-day DL (4/27)
04/21/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 15-day DL (4/19)
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)
05/15/14 RF Nyjer Morgan Knee 15-day DL (5/14)
05/05/14 1B Jason Giambi Calf 15-day DL (5/4)
05/02/14 2B Jason Kipnis Abdominal 15-day DL (4/30)
Josh's Pick: Take Cleveland
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