Cleveland begins season in Detroit vs. Tigers

Cleveland begins season in Detroit vs. Tigers

The Cleveland Baseball Club will begin the 2021 campaign on the road as they take on the Detroit Tigers.

It’s a new season for the Cleveland Baseball Club and they travel north to Detroit to take on their division rival Tigers. Cleveland finished last season with a 7-3 record against Detroit, including a 6-1 record at Comerica Park. When it came to facing the Tigers in 2020, it was not really much of a contest.

Shane Bieber gets the call for Cleveland in the home opener and the reigning A.L. Cy Young Award winner has dominated Detroit in the past. The Tigers have a slash line of .144/.197/.194/.391 against Bieber in 94 at-bats. The only two players to manage extra-base hits against Bieber are from unlikely sources. Jonathan Schoop has 2 doubles in 13 at-bats and former Cleveland prospect Willi Castro’s only hit is a home run.

Meanwhile, Matthew Boyd will take the mound for the Tigers and Cleveland has been quite successful against. As a team Cleveland slashes .289/.341/.424/.765 in 118 at-bats when facing Boyd. Jose Ramirez has 3 home runs and 1 triple in 32 at-bats and Jordan Luplow has homered twice in 13 at-bats. Newcomer Eddie Rosario is 8-38 with 1 double, 1 triple, and 1 home run.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 P.M. in Detroit at Comerica Park.
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