(MLB) Detroit vs. Cleveland, 05/20/2022 7:10 PM, Score: 1 - 6
Money Line: -104.00 Detroit (Away)
Result: Loss
#919 ASA FREE PLAY ON Detroit -105 over Cleveland, Friday at 7 PM ET - Detroit throws their ace Tarik Skubal tonight while Cleveland sends their worst starter to the hill, Aaron Civale. Left hander Skubal has been fantastic this season with an ERA of 2.50 and has actually pitched better than that as his xERA (expected ERA) is 2.37. He has allowed just 7 ER’s in his last 6 starts and 5 of those came in his worst outing of the season at Minnesota. He hasn’t allowed a single earned run in 4 of his last 6 starts. When Skubal exits, surprisingly Detroit owns one of the top bullpens in all of baseball. The Tiger relievers have the 3rd best ERA and WHIP in the Majors. This pitching staff will be facing a struggling Cleveland line up that has hit just .217 as a team over their last 10 games and is hitting only .204 vs lefties this season. The Guardians were just swept at home by Cincinnati and they’ve lost 5 of their last 6 games with their only win during that stretch coming vs Minnesota by a final score of 3-2. Cleveland was actually out hit 10 to 7 in that win over Minnesota. Detroit’s problem has been their offense. They have struggled to score this season. That should all be rectified tonight facing Cleveland’s Civale. He has been terrible with an ERA of almost 10.00 on the season. He has allowed at least 6 ER’s in 3 of his last 4 starts and opposing batters are hitting .332 vs the right hander. In his last 4 starts, Civale has given up 22 ER’s in just 17.1 innings pitched. We like Detroit’s offense to come alive tonight and get this win on the road.