Corey Kluber (0-1, 2.45 ERA) and the Cleveland Indians (2-2) meet David Price (1-0, 0.00 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers (4-0) in the second of a three-game division series at Progressive Field. The Tigers won the last game 8-4 and Detroit leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 4:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Apr. 11 and will air on FSN-DET+, STO and MLB Net.
Kluber makes his second start of the season after being the tough luck loser in his Opening Day start against the Houston Astros. Carlos Santana (.308 ) continued his hot start yesterday, going 2 for 3 with two RBIs. In his pitching opportunities against the Indians, Price is 7-1 with a 2.64 ERA, 60 strikeouts and 22 walks. Jose Iglesias (.600 ) has been hitting the ball well to start the season, going 3 for 4 yesterday with one run and one RBI.
Cleveland is a small -115 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at seven runs.
The Tigers are known for their bats, hitting 16 extra base hits. The Tigers have racked up five steals on the year, making them one of the most threatening base-running teams in the league. Switching gears to Detroit's pitching staff, they have the lowest ERA in the AL at 0.00. They have a WHIP of 0.83 on the year, good for fifth in the league.
The only other game between the two teams went Detroit's way.
Predictions: SU Winner - DET, O/U - Over
When leading after 7 innings, Detroit is 3-0, while Cleveland is 1-1.
Both Cleveland and Detroit are tied at sixth in home runs, hitting four this season.
Detroit tops the league in hits with 11.67 per game this season. Cleveland ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 7.00.
Ranking 13th, Cleveland is in the top half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.660). Detroit ranks in the top five at second with an OPS of .989.