MLB Baseball Picks: Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians Odds: September 5th 2011
Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians
MLB Baseball Pick: Cleveland Indians -113 odds (September 5th 2011
This could be the do or die series for the Indians as they trail Detroit by 6.5 games in the American League Central. They bring Ubaldo Jimenez to the mound for his seventh start since coming over from Colorado. He has been sensational at home and horrible on the road as he has an 11.77 ERA in three road starts compared to a 1.71 ERA in three home starts. All three of those starts were quality outings and Cleveland is a perfect 3-0 in those games. He looks for payback as Detroit roughed him up for eight runs in his last road start.
Like Jimenez, Doug Fister has been great at home and below average on the road since coming to the Tigers. In three home starts he has a 1.66 ERA but on the road he has a 4.91 ERA in three starts. He is coming off three straight quality outings with Detroit winning all three of those games and this does include a gem in Tampa Bay. Even since coming to Detroit from Seattle, his run support on the road has been abysmal as in 14 road starts, he is getting just 2.4 rpg behind him. His teams are 3-11 in those games. 3* (968) Cleveland Indians. Get more MLB baseball picks from Matt Fargo at Touthouse.com.