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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians meet at Progressive Field.
Anibal Sanchez will be the starting pitcher for the Tigers on this day. Righthander Sanchez is 6-5 this season with a 2.75 ERA.
The Indians will counter Sanchez with Carlos Carrasco. Righthander Carrasco has a 8.17 ERA to go along with a 0-3 record this season.
Last time out for Detroit, they were a 7-0 winner as they battled the Indians on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at +115 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Detroit has won 4 straight games.
Cleveland has lost 3 straight games.
Detroit: 47-38 SU
Cleveland: 45-41 SU
Detroit most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Cleveland are 7-3
After playing Cleveland are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 3-7
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 9 games
Cleveland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cleveland's last 12 games when playing at home against Detroit
Cleveland home to Detroit, Sunday, July 7