Tigers vs. Rays - 9/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tampa Bay Rays (67-69) at Detroit Tigers (62-74)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
E Ramirez (10-5) (3.77) vs. Matt Boyd (1-5) (8.36)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +112 / Tampa Bay Rays -122 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays and Detroit Tigers play game two Tuesday night.
The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Rays have split their last six when scoring more than three runs. Evan Longoria leads Tampa Bay with 137 hits and 64 RBI while Logan Forsythe and Kevin Kiermaier have combined for 88 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost five of their last eight road games. Erasmo Ramirez gets the ball, and he’s 10-5 with a 3.84 ERA and 98 strikeouts this season. This is Ramirez’s second career game against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Tigers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Tigers have won four of their last five when scoring more than three runs. Ian Kinsler leads Detroit with 165 hits and 66 RBI while J.D. Martinez and Jose Iglesias have combined for 112 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last six home games. Matt Boyd takes the hill, and he’s 1-5 with a 8.36 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This is Boyd’s first career game against the Rays.
The Rays are 6-15 in their last 21 vs. American League Central and 8-3 in Ramirezs last 11 road starts. The Tigers are 2-7 in their last 9 Tuesday games and 0-5 in Boyds last 5 starts. The under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Rays have had great road success this season with Ramirez on the hill. Boyd? Uh, not so much. Give me the Rays and the cheap price.