20* AL Tuesday No-Doubt Rout on Detroit Tigers -121
Detroit vs. Cleveland,
07/24/2012 19:05 EDT,
Score: 2 - 3
Money Line: -121 Detroit
The Detroit Tigers are absolutely rolling right now. They have won five straight and 13 of 15 to climb into first place in the AL Central division. I'll continue backing them at a great price tonight over the struggling Cleveland Indians, who have lost four of five.
Doug Fister is clearly the better starter in this one. The right-hander is 4-6 with a 4.04 ERA and 1.255 WHIP in 13 starts this season, including 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA and 0.857 WHIP in his last three. Fister is 3-2 with a 2.35 ERA and 0.924 WHIP in nine career starts against Cleveland.
Ubaldo Jimenez has struggled all season for Cleveland. The right-hander is 8-9 with a 5.24 ERA and 1.609 WHIP in 19 starts, including 0-2 with a 14.63 ERA and 2.875 WHIP in his last two starts, allowing 13 earned runs, three homers and 23 base runners over 8 innings. Jimenez is 4-5 with a 5.88 ERA and 1.577 WHIP in nine career starts against Detroit.
The Tigers are 10-2 in their last 12 games as a favorite. Detroit is 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series. The Indians are 0-6 in their last 6 after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game. Cleveland is 1-4 in Jimenez's last 5 starts. Bet the Tigers Tuesday.