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Indians Look To Get Back On Track Against Tigers

The Cleveland Indians did not kick off their four-game series with the Detroit Tigers as they planned. The Tigers had all the answer to Cleveland’s ace, Corey Kluber, putting up 12 runs to the Indians one.

The loss puts the Indians four games behind the Kansas City Royals  as AL Central division leaders. The Tigers now only need one more win to take over the top division spot. The Tigers also now have a four-game lead  in the AL Wildcard spot race over the Indians.

The Indians will now send Carlos Carrasco to the mound, hoping that his current hot streak will result in a win in the ever-tightening AL Central division race.

Carrasco has three wins with a .73 ERA over four starts since he came to Cleveland at the beginning of August. The right-hander earned his third win over four starts against the Chicago White Sox late last week. He pitched 6 2/3 innings and only gave up one run while striking out seven. Overall his ERA is at 3.01 and is 6-4.

Carrasco has given the Indians a boost in pitching that they hoped he would when they signed. He has had not trouble settling into his new club and will look to get the Indians back on the road to the playoffs tonight.

Kyle Lobstein will get his second chance to become a starter for the Detroit Tigers tonight. The 25-year-old upstart had a good outing on Thursday when he allowed two runs, only one earned, over six innings against the New York Yankees.

If Lobstein can have a similar outing, or better yet pick up the win, he will secure his spot as the fifth starter for the Tigers and will have successful pitched his way out of the bullpen. Kyle Ryan will likely take over his position in that spot.

Lobstein’s ERA sits at 3.09.

The Indians are the favorites to win this one with a -139 moneyline. To bet on the Tigers the moneyline is set at +129. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. ET.

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