There’s still 15 games left in the regular season, but this weekend could prove decisive for the Indians as they host the Detroit Tigers for a three game series that begins tonight at 7:10. With a six game lead in the American League Central Division, the Indians could all but clinch the division with a series win, let alone a sweep. Meanwhile, the Tigers could put themselves back in the hunt if they are able to take the series from the Tribe.
Tonight’s game has the makings of an epic pitching match-up as Indians ace Corey Kluber takes the mound, while Detroit counters with promising rookie right-hander Michael Fulmer. With a 10-6 record, 2.76 ERA, and 1.05 WHIP, Fulmer’s emergence has been one of the highlights of the Tigers’ season. Of course, Kluber has been absolutely dominant in the second half of this season. The former Cy Young Award winner is pitching as well as he ever has right now, and is an incredibly tough match up for any team.
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