Cardinals vs. Tigers - 5/15/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Detroit Tigers (20-14) at St. Louis Cardinals (23-10)
MLB Baseball: Friday, May 15, 2015 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
S Greene (3-2) (4.71) vs. C Martinez (3-1) (4.89)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals / Detroit Tigers --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-DET, FSN-MW, MLB Net
The Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals begin a three-game series Friday night.
The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Tigers have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Tigers have won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 43 hits and 17 RBI while Miguel Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes have combined for 45 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last 10 games on the road. Shane Greene gets the ball, and he’s 3-2 with a 3.71 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. This will be Greene’s first career game against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cardinals have allowed six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last eight games. The Cardinals have won eight of their last nine games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Kolten Wong and Matt Carpenter have combined for 78 hits and 40 RBI while Matt Holliday has 21 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won seven of their last eight games on their home field. Carlos Martinez takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 4.89 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. This will be Martinez’s first career game against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 15-7 in their last 22 during game 1 of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 vs. National League Central. The Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 5-1 in Martinezs last 6 starts. The Tigers are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis.
While the Tigers are coming off an offensive explosion Thursday afternoon, the Cards are at home and have one of my favorite young pitchers on the mound. Martinez has been money for us all season long and I like that to continue here.