Jeanmar Gomez vs Max Scherzer Battle Sees Cleveland Fall 9-6
Cleveland dropped a 9-6 decision at Comerica Park on Tuesday as Detroit legged out a win behind winning pitcher Max Scherzer.
Detroit was favored by -175 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Max Scherzer earned the victory for the Tigers, throwing 5 2/3 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 2, and allowing 7 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Delmon Young in the win.
Cleveland got a 4 2/3-inning outing from Jeanmar Gomez in the loss. He gave up 8 earned runs, 2 walks and 10 hits in his time on the mound, while Jim Thome had 2 hits in the loss for the Indians.
Jose Valverde pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.