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Cleveland Guardians @ Detroit Tigers - July 9, 2024

July 09, 2024, 8:41am EDT

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Detroit Tigers

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-135

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Cleveland Guardians

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-114

As a former sports statistician turned analyst, I can’t help but get excited when diving into the numbers ahead of tonight’s game between the Cleveland Guardians and the Detroit Tigers. The predictions point to a victory for the Guardians, and after examining the stats, it’s clear why.

On the mound for the Tigers will be Kenta Maeda, who holds a 2-5 win-loss record with a 4.1 ERA and an impressive 8.6 strikeouts per game. However, facing off against him is Ben Lively of the Guardians, boasting an 8-4 record with a 3.7 ERA and striking out close to 9 batters per game. With Lively’s strong performance this season, he gives the Guardians a solid advantage in the pitching department.

When we shift our focus to batting statistics, we see that both teams have been able to put runs on the board consistently. The Tigers are averaging 4.1 runs per game compared to the Guardians’ slightly higher average of 5 runs per game. In terms of hits, both teams are neck and neck with around 7-8 hits per game.

Where things start to diverge is in RBIs and batting average. The Guardians have been more efficient at bringing runners home with an average of 4.6 RBIs per game compared to the Tigers’ 4 RBIs per game. Additionally, the Guardians hold a higher batting average at .242 versus the Tigers’ .223.

One key factor that could play a significant role in tonight’s game is slugging percentage. The Guardians lead in this category with an impressive on-base slugging percentage of nearly 72%, while the Tigers lag behind at just over 65%. This could translate into more extra-base hits and scoring opportunities for Cleveland.

Taking all these statistics into account, it’s evident that the Cleveland Guardians have a slight edge over the Detroit Tigers in various aspects of the game – from pitching prowess to offensive efficiency. While baseball can always spring surprises, my analysis aligns with predictions indicating that tonight’s matchup will likely end in favor of the Guardians.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy what promises to be an exciting game filled with strategic plays and statistical battles on display as these two teams take to the field tonight.

Detroit Tigers vs Cleveland Guardians
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Wager TypeDetroit TigersCleveland Guardians
Team DataDetroit TigersCleveland Guardians
Runs4.114.95
Hits7.678.13
Runs Batted In3.964.61
Batting Average0.2230.242
On-Base Slugging65.11%71.99%
Walks2.783.05
Strikeouts8.568.99
Earned Run Average4.103.73