A rematch from last week takes place in Cleveland as the Indians host the Angels on Tuesday night. The Angels enter tonight’s game as winners of four straight games as they get their second straight look at Josh Tomlin. He gave up three runs and three hits in six innings pitched against the Angels on September 8th. He’s 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA in three home starts. Tomlin will face an Angels offense that has scored just four runs per game in their last seven games while hitting just .215 as a team over that span. Cleveland’s bullpen is 8-11 with a 3.67 ERA at home blowing only seven saves this season.
The Indians offense hasn’t been much better lately. They have gone Under the total in nine straight games while scoring more than five runs in a game just once. They’ll face an improving Scott Kazmir who has given up seven runs and 12 hits in his last 17.3 innings pitched. He gave up one run and two hits in six innings of work the last time he faced the Indians. Shelley Duncan (2-10), Travis Hafner (1-6), Asdrubal Cabrera (0-6), Jayson Nix (1-5), Matt LaPorta (0-3), Michael Brantley (0-3), and Chris Gimenez (0-1) have poor numbers against the lefty. Cleveland is hitting just .215 in their last seven games. They have gone Under in 38 of their 71 home games this season, and we expect another low-scoring game tonight.