Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 5/27/14
Detroit Tigers (28-19) at Oakland Athletics (31-20)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 10:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
Max Scherzer (R) (6-1) (2.591) vs. Sonny Gray (R) (5-1) (1.985)
The Line: Oakland Athletics -118 / Detroit Tigers +108 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-California, FS-Detroit
The Oakland A’s and the Detroit Tigers face off in game 2 of their series of American League division leaders.
The Oakland A’s came out on Monday and made a statement pounding the Tigers in game one of their series. Derek Norris, Josh Donaldson, Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon Moss, and Kyle Blanks all hit home runs as the Athletics scored 10 runs on 11 hits. Starting pitcher Tommy Milone allowed four hits and struck out six over 6.2 scoreless innings to get the win and go to 3-3 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the A’s start Sonny Gray who has three no decisions in his last four starts. For the season Gray has allowed 51 hits and 15 earned runs while striking out 55 over 68 innings for a 5-1 record and a 1.99 ERA.
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The Detroit Tigers are in a tailspin and it is really just a matter of another team in the AL Central gaining any kind of momentum to make a run at them. Victor Martinez had two hits and Miguel Cabrera and Rajai Davis had hits as the Tigers were shut out on five hits. Starting pitcher Drew Smyly was shelled allowing eight hits and six runs while striking out three over 5.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 2-3 for the season. For Tuesday’s game the Tigers start Max Scherzer who had a no decision in his last start despite being shelled. For the season Scherzer has allowed 53 hits and 19 earned runs while striking out 78 over 66 innings for a 6-1 record and a 2.59 ERA.
Oakland is 8-1 in their last nine home games, 21-8 following a win, and 4-1 in Gray’s last five starts. Detroit is 7-2 against a team with a winning record, 1-8 in their last nine games, and 43-16 in Scherzer’s last 59 starts.
While this one figures to be low scoring, the Tigers are getting shelled on a regular basis no matter who is pitching so my play here is on the A’s.
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