Cleveland Falls 7-5 to Detroit - Recap
Detroit got a 7-5 victory over Cleveland on Thursday, with Justin Verlander earning the victory and helping Tigers moneyline bettors cash out.
The Tigers were a -142 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Detroit got 5 innings from Justin Verlander, who gave up 0 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Tigers got 4 RBIs from Ian Kinsler in the win.
Cleveland got a 4 2/3-inning outing from Danny Salazar in the loss. He gave up 5 earned runs, 3 walks and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Lonnie Chisenhall had 4 hits in the loss for the Indians.
The battle of the bats favored Cleveland as they had 10 hits, while Detroit only had 9.
Joe Nathan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Detroit heads into a battle against Los Angeles. Cleveland, meanwhile, will have their next action against Toronto.