Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Indians Date and Time: Monday, August 16,2021 1:10 am Venue: Comerica Park Detroit, MI Prediction: Cleveland Indians Bookmaker: 1xbet
The Detroit Tigers host the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a crucial three-game weekend set on their match from Comerica Field. While the Tigers have had an impressive season by their recent standards, the fact that they remain firmly entrenched alongside the Indians at this point in the season is beyond anyone’s expectations. Both teams sit 11 games behind the White Sox, with the AL Central out of reach.
The AL Wild Card seems out of reach too, with both teams nine games behind the Red Sox for the second spot, but a strong finish by either team might mean that the race gets interesting. The two teams have met 16 times heading into this weekend, with the Indians taking ten of those games, including two of three last week. With the Tigers coming in riding some momentum though, they’ll have a better chance at success this weekend.
The Tigers have been playing better baseball of late but their consistency is still questionable, as is their ability to keep the win streak going. With so many starters out, it is tough to rely on such a lack of depth against a team with tons of experience. Alexander was great in his only start against Cleveland on the year but it’s a lot to expect much more out of him on a short week as he has usually come out of the bullpen.
For the Indians, Plesac is one of the better pitchers in their rotation and has the ability to make quick work of Detroit on their match, even if they are surging coming into the game. Expect the Indians to get back on the right path on the road and for the veterans in the clubhouse to take advantage of Alexander’s inexperience en route to the win.