Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians
MLB Regular Season, Tuesday, at Progressive Field Cleveland, Ohio at 7:10 PM (EDT)
The Indians have lost just one game this entire season to the Detroit Tigers, and the pitcher who lost that game is no longer even on the team in the likes of Trevor Bauer. So to say that the Indians must win the next and final three against the Tigers starting tonight at Progressive Field is an understatement. The Cleveland Indians are taking full advantage of their season series with Detroit as they look to finish off a three-game sweep of the major league-worst Tigers in the finale Thursday afternoon. Jason Kipnis launched two homers and Francisco Lindor hit the go-ahead blast in the eighth inning as the Indians earned a 4-2 victory Wednesday, improving to 14-1 against Detroit in 2019 while outscoring the Tigers 89-29 in 13 straight wins.
Can the Tigers win this match against the Indians away from Home?
The Tigers just finished up a set against the Orioles. Detroit managed an 8-4 win Saturday but lost 6-2 Friday and 8-2 Sunday. The Tigers defeated Baltimore 5-2
on Monday to split a four-game series, but that is just about where the
good news ends aside from the fact that they are better on road (24-50)
than they have been at home (21-54) this season. Detroit is a laughably
horrendous 45-104 overall and it has not won two in a row since Sept.
5-6. For what it’s worth, the team has not won three straight since May
28-31. Harold Castro, who was rested in Monday’s contest, takes a
five-game hitting streak (12-for-23) into this series against Cleveland
and is batting .423 in September.
“I guess I’m a brilliant manager, because I got our two hottest hitters–Victor (Reyes) and Jordy (Mercer)–up in big situations,” manager Ron Gardenhire joked. “I wish I had been doing that all season…. That was a nice win. We got an early lead against a pretty good pitcher and we held on.”
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