Michael Fulmer  Corey Kluber
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The Detroit Tigers visit the Cleveland Indians on Sunday Night Baseball in what promises to be an exciting duel between All-Star pitchers Michael Fulmer, the winner of last year’s American League Rookie of the Year award and Corey Kluber, the 2014 American League Cy Young award winner.
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Here’s a breakdown of how Fulmer and Kluber have fared as of late and an early prediction for the game.
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Pitching Matchup
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Michael Fulmer (8-6, 3.20 ERA) vs. Corey Kluber (7-3, 2.85 ERA)
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Fulmer’s Last Start
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Michael Fulmer (8-6, 3.20 ERA, 1.10 WHIP), who was recently named to his 1st All-Star game, gave up just three earned runs on five hits (a season-high two home runs) and one walk with five strikeouts over eight innings of a 5-3 win against the Giants on Tuesday.
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Fulmer has won his last two starts, posting a 2.78 ERA in those outings and he’s 3-4 with a solid 2.16 ERA with one complete game in seven road starts. He struggled against the Indians last season though, going 1-2 with a 6.98 ERA four starts, surrendering three home runs in 19 1/3 innings of work. Fulmer, who won last year’s American League Rookie of the Year award, ranks sixth in the AL with eight wins, 109 2/3 innings pitched, a 3.20 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP, continuing his success from last season.
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Fulmer’s strikeout rate has declined from 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings pitched (K/9) in 2016 to 6.8 this season but he’s only allowed six home runs in 16 starts, making him a reliable starter and fantasy baseball asset.
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Kluber’s Last Start
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Corey Kluber (7-3, 2.85 ERA, 0.97 WHIP) had an incredible outing against the Padres last Tuesday, allowing just one earned run on five hits and one walk with 10 strikeouts over eight innings but he took a tough 1-0 loss, as he received little help from his offense or defense.
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The Indians went 0 for 10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base and a Cory Spangenberg’s fielder’s choice scored the only run of the game in the fifth inning after the Cleveland defense failed to turn a double play on consecutive ground balls.
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Kluber still managed to make history, recording his fifth straight game with 10 or more strikeouts, an Indians record. The 2014 American League Cy Young Award winner also became just the seventh right-hander to accomplish this feat since 1913.
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Hitters have been helpless against Kluber since returning from almost a month on the disabled list in May because of a back injury. He’s had two 10-strikeout games; Tuesday’s outing against the Padres and June 14 against the Dodgers, and games with 11, 12 and 13 strikeouts against the Orioles, Rangers and Twins.
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Since returning on June 1, Kluber has posted a 1.24 ERA over seven starts, including a 1.26 ERA in six June starts, in which he went 4-0. The right-hander is 1-1 with a poor 10.61 ERA in two starts against the Tigers this season but he’s 5-0 with a 2.85 ERA in seven home starts. Kluber ranks second in the American League with an 0.97 WHIP and two complete games and fourth with a 2.85 ERA and 115 strikeouts.
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Early Prediction & Betting Analysis
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If you are considering placing some action, make sure to do it on a trusted betting site, the betting odds for this game will be released on Sunday but all signs point to a low-scoring affair for the last Sunday Night Baseball before the All-Star break.
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Shop for the best lines available and take Under as your MLB pick because Fulmer and Kluber have been lights out lately and their respective away/home records support this lean.

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It’s always fun to generate and debate lists. We’ll continue with the All-2000 to Present Braves Lineup.
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C – Brian McCann
1B – Freddie Freeman
2B – Martin Prado
3B – Chipper Jones
SS – Rafael Furcal
RF – Jason Heyward
LF – Jeff Francoeur
CF – Andruw Jones
SP – Greg Maddux
SP – John Smoltz
SP – Tom Glavine
SP – Tim Hudson
SP – Julio Teheran
Closer – Craig Kimbrel
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Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels
Minnesota Twins
New York Yankees
Oakland A’s
Seattle Mariners
Tampa Bay Rays
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays

Josh Tomlin
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Josh Tomlin, Cleveland Indians vs. San Diego Padres
Tomlin has struggled, but the Padres offer an opportunity to get in a solid start. San Diego is hitting .227 and averaging 3.58 runs per game.
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Season Totals: 79 starts, 24-24, 444 IP, 329 Ks, 4.48 ERA (221 earned runs), 1.38 WHIP (455 hits, 156 walks)

Trevor Bauer
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Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians vs. San Diego Padres
Bauer is 7-6 with a 5.24 ERA. In his past four starts he’s 2-1 with a 3.16 ERA. Bauer is 4-2 at home with a 4.69 ERA. San Diego is hitting .227 and averaging 3.58 runs per game.
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Season Totals: 79 starts, 24-24, 444 IP, 329 Ks, 4.48 ERA (221 earned runs), 1.38 WHIP (455 hits, 156 walks)

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It’s always fun to generate and debate lists. We’ll continue with the All-2000 to Present Rangers Lineup.
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C – Ivan Rodriguez
1B – Rafael Palmeiro
2B – Michael Young
3B – Adrian Beltre
SS – Elvis Andrus
RF – Nelson Cruz
LF – David Murphy
CF – Josh Hamilton
DH – Alex Rodriguez
SP – Yu Darvish
SP – C.J. Wilson
SP – Derek Holland
SP – Matt Harrison
SP – Colby Lewis
Closer – Neftali Feliz
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Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels
Minnesota Twins
New York Yankees
Oakland A’s
Seattle Mariners
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays

Ichiro Suzuki
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It’s always fun to generate and debate lists. We’ll continue with the All-2000 to Present Mariners Lineup.
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C – Kenji Johjima
1B – John Olerud
2B – Robinson Cano
3B – Adrian Beltre
SS – Yuniesky Betancourt
RF – Ichiro Suzuki
LF – Raul Ibanez
CF – Mike Cameron
DH – Edgar Martinez
SP – Felix Hernandez
SP – Jamie Moyer
SP – Hisashi Iwakuma
SP – Freddy Garcia
SP – James Paxton
Closer – Kazuhiro Sasaki
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Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels
Minnesota Twins
New York Yankees
Oakland A’s
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays

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It’s always fun to generate and debate lists. We’ll continue with the All-2000 to Present A’s Lineup.
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C – Kurt Suzuki
1B – Jason Giambi
2B –Jed Lowrie
3B – Eric Chavez
SS – Miguel Tejada
RF – Josh Reddick
LF – Nick Swisher
CF – Coco Crisp
DH – Yoenis Cespedes
SP – Barry Zito
SP – Tim Hudson
SP – Mark Mulder
SP – Sonny Gray
SP – Dan Haren
Closer – Andrew Bailey
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Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels
Minnesota Twins
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays

Mike Trout
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It’s always fun to generate and debate lists. We’ll continue with the All-2000 to Present Angels Lineup.
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C – Bengie Molina
1B – Albert Pujols
2B – Howie Kendrick
3B – Troy Glaus
SS – Erick Aybar
RF – Vladimir Guerrero
LF – Garret Anderson
CF – Mike Trout
DH – Tim Salmon
SP – Jered Weaver
SP – John Lackey
SP – Ervin Santana
SP – C.J. Wilson
SP – Joe Saunders
Closer – Francisco Rodríguez
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Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers

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Minnesota Twins
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays

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It’s always fun to generate and debate lists. We’ll continue with the All-2000 to Present Astros Lineup.
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C – Brad Ausmus
1B – Lance Berkman
2B – Jose Altuve
3B – Morgan Ensberg
SS – Miguel Tejada
RF – Hunter Pence
LF – Richard Hidalgo
CF – Michael Bourn
DH – Carlos Lee
SP – Roy Oswalt
SP – Roger Clemens
SP – Dallas Keuchel
SP – Andy Pettitte
SP – Colin McHugh
Closer – Billy Wagner
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Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Royals
Minnesota Twins
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays

Zach Wheeler
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Zack Wheeler, New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Wheeler has been roughed up in his last two starts, but had a 3.45 ERA prior. He’s 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in 10.2 innings against the Phillies. They are hitting .242 and averaging 3.87 runs.
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Season Totals: 77 starts, 23-24, 432.1 IP, 317 Ks, 4.58 ERA (220 earned runs), 1.39 WHIP (452 hits, 150 walks)


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