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MLB Match Preview: Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers

Apr 16 2014, 4:25pm CDT | by , in News | Other Stuff

MLB Match Preview: Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers
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Detroit Tigers is set to claim its perfect winning streak when they take on Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. The match kicks off at exactly 7PM and you don't have to miss it out.

On Wednesday, April 16th all roads will be leading to FS-Plus for a big MLB match between Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians. This is one of the highly anticipated encounters to go down in different arenas this week. For Cleveland Indians, they snapped a three-game string recording poor performances. The Wednesday clash is the opener of a weather-shortened series. Zach McAllister appears to be well set to tackle Anibal Sanchez who appears to be dominating over the Indians. As a fan, you don’t have to miss watching this exclusive encounter. Stay tuned for the latest updates and scores as they stream in live from the main arena starting 7PM.

Previous Team Performance

Looking at 7 1/3 innings for Cleveland Indians, the team managed to attain three straight starters alongside earning several runs. Regardless of all this amazing display, they still failed to throw five thus stand at 6-7 overall performance. What might have transpired towards this poor record? Corey Kluber appeared to get limited the White Sox to record only two runs. The squad successfully managed to take an early 3-2 lead that led them into the ninth just before Alexei Ramirez hit a two-run walkoff. The lead could not last before John Axford scored to send Cleveland to a 4-3 loss.

According to Detroit Free Press, Tigers’ win marks their fourth out of five games played although this should not send any threats to Indians ahead of the Wednesday clash. For Axford, he has made six appearances that have given him one run and one hit. Throughout this time, John Axford achieved to convert his first four save opportunities with Detroit Tigers. Now, ahead of the Wednesday night encounter no side seems to be perfect. The final whistle will have to determine the directions to be taken out of the main stadium. Let all players work hard to achieve their best results.

Player Ratings and Match Stats

Detroit Tigers’ Sanchez will be on the front-line to keep his squad out of sorts when he faces Cleveland side on Wednesday. Considering his last six starts against Indians, Sanchez has managed to go 4-0 with a 2.13 ERA. On Tuesday, Tigers were scheduled to play in San Diego but the game was postponed due to bad weather. This could have been an opportunity for the squad to open a season-high at 10-game home-stand.

Earlier, Detroit Tigers had opened a 4-1 win at Comerica Park while taking on Baltimore and Kansas City. Now, Tigers are standing at 34-10 out of 44 encounters against Cleveland in Detroit. However, Detroit recorded a poor display as they lost to Padres on Sunday after recording successful six runs in their Saturday win. In terms of injury reports, Indians will miss services of Michael Bourn courtesy of a strained hamstring. The outfielder had missed 13 games due to the same problem although the team is working hard to get a perfect replacement on Wednesday.

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