Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 5/9/13
Cleveland Indians (18-14) Chance of Postseason Play (42.5%) at Detroit Tigers (19-12) Chance of Postseason Play (74.7%) Series 12, Games 33, 34,and 35 Comerica Park, Detroit: 1.267, Extreme hitters park. Weather: The weather looks decent; the only real threat to baseball being the first game of the series on Friday with a 90% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Overview: The Tigers rank first in Major League Baseball in both batting average (.283) and on-base percentage (.351) while the Indians rank first in slugging percentage (.468). The series should be labeled the "clash of the offensive titans" as both teams bring in prolific sluggers to battle it out for first place in the A.L. Central. The pitching matchups do not favor the Indians at all. On the surface, having to face both Scherzer and Verlander back to back in a single series is tough enough. When you read between the lines, the Tigers have a 9.7 HR/FB rate which means they score a lot of runs whil...
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