Monday night was a snoozer for the Indians in Detroit against the rival Tigers, as their hot-hitting offense was lulled to sleep by Tigers starter Mike Fiers and a couple relievers in a Detroit 6-3 win.
Carlos Carrasco gave up three runs in six innings of work, and the big bat for the Tigers was right fielder Niko Goodrum, who hit a two-run homer off Carrasco to make it 3-1, and then in the 8th with the game still very much up for grabs, he slammed a three-run shot off reliever Zach McAllister to make it a 6-2 game.
While the pen continues to have its share of issues, the offense needs to pick it up tonight in game two of the three-game series to try and then win the series on Wednesday afternoon.
Here’s a preview of tonight’s 7:10pm battle in Detroit.
Time: 7:10 p.m.
Starting Pitchers: RHP Josh Tomlin (0-4, 8.06) vs. LHP Francisco Liriano (3-1, 3.35)
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Radio: WTAM 1100am, Indians Radio Network