Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 8/8/13
This is a quick preview of MLB’s scheduled games for Thursday, August 8th, 2013. Games – 7 AL Games – 2 NL Games – 5 IL Games – 0 American League Games (2): Detroit Tigers (67-45) @ Cleveland Indians (62-52) – 7:05 pm In a series the Indians desperately needed to win or tie, they fell short now down 3-0 and the possibility of being swept. Zach McAllister (4-6, 3.47) will try to prevent a Detroit Tiger sweep when he faces the winningest pitcher in baseball this year in Max Scherzer (16-1, 2.85). Cleveland was almost able to win game three in extra innings, but fell one run short through 14. Game four is big for Cleveland as Detroit has separated themselves with these past three wins. It will be tough for Cleveland to knock off a pitcher with 16 wins, but a solid McAllister performance can easily give Cleveland a shot at a game four victory. Cleveland isn’t playing bad against Detroit, the Tigers are just a better team overall. Cleveland still has a good shot at winning the wildcard, ...
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