Tigers Visit Cleveland in Wednesday MLB Action

Detroit Tigers (+1.75) at Cleveland Indians (-1.91, 7.5 O/U )

Right-hander Corey Kluber is the scheduled starter for the Cleveland Indians. He has a 1-4 record in 2016 with a 4 ERA. Kluber’s now gone 2 straight starts of 7+ innings and 2 or less earned runs. He said he didn’t have his best stuff Friday but still shut down the Phillies besides one fifth inning blip. The Indians are 1-4 in games started by him, and have gone over 50% of those games.

His opponent on the mound will be right-hander Aaron Sanchez. Sanchez has a 2.59 ERA with a 1.15 WHIP, and is 2-1 on the season. Sanchez has held the opposition to two earned runs or fewer in 7 of his last 8 starts dating back to 2015. He has never started a game vs. the Rangers, but he’s still very familiar with them after pitching out of the bullpen in last year’s ALDS. The Blue Jays are 2-3 in games started by him. . The Detroit Tigers are 11-12 on the year, with an over/under record of 17-8-0. Cleveland is 11-12 this year, and 11-10-2 on totals. The game time temperature will be 54°. The humidity will be around 77%. There is a 97% chance of precipitation.

Kluber: 30 years old right-hander, 6’4” 215 pounds.
Throws: fastball (91.5 mph, 60%), cutter (20%) curve (15%) changeup (6%)

Detroit Tigers Offense

Runs per game (ranking): 4.59 (8)
Home Runs: 15 (15)
Batting average: 0.283 (2)
On-base percentage: 0.35 (3)
Slugging percentage: 0.431 (6)
Stolen bases: 14 (6)
Last seven games: 19 (.673 OPS)
Last 14 games: 18 (.689 OPS)
Last 28 games: 4 (.781 OPS)
Versus Righties: 6 (.782 OPS)
Versus lefties: 6 (.777 OPS)
Home: 8 (.761 OPS)
Away: 1 (.813 OPS)
1st Inning Production: 1 (.1008 OPS)
Facing a Power Pitcher: 20 (.553 OPS)
Facing a Finesse Pitcher: 1 (.1009 OPS)
Facing a fly ball pitcher: 3 (.855 OPS)
Facing a ground ball pitcher: 25 (.552 OPS)
Run Production at Night: 25 (.609 OPS)
Run Production During Day: 4 (.865 OPS)
First five innings: 2 (.823 OPS)
6th to 9th Innings: 4 (.754 OPS)

Sanchez: 24 years old right-hander, 6’4” 200 pounds.
Throws: fastball (94.6 mph, 73%), cutter (2%) curve (17%) changeup (8%)

Cleveland Indians Offense

Runs per game (ranking): 3.8 (23)
Home Runs: 14 (20)
Batting average: 0.233 (22)
On-base percentage: 0.293 (26)
Slugging percentage: 0.367 (19)
Stolen bases: 7 (21)
Last seven games: 9 (.759 OPS)
Last 14 games: 20 (.664 OPS)
Last 28 games: 21 (.660 OPS)
Versus Righties: 11 (.712 OPS)
Versus lefties: 26 (.583 OPS)
Home: 26 (.590 OPS)
Away: 14 (.694 OPS)
1st Inning Production: 28 (.463 OPS)
Facing a Power Pitcher: 14 (.593 OPS)
Facing a Finesse Pitcher: 20 (.692 OPS)
Facing a fly ball pitcher: 9 (.738 OPS)
Facing a ground ball pitcher: 25 (.552 OPS)
Run Production at Night: 19 (.649 OPS)
Run Production During Day: 14 (.670 OPS)
First five innings: 22 (.616 OPS)
6th to 9th Innings: 23 (.599 OPS)