Miami Marlins vs. Detroit Tigers Free Pick 9/27/13
Detroit Tigers (93-66) at Miami Marlins (59-100)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 27, 2013 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Rick Porcello (R) (13-8) (4.430) vs. Tom Koehler (R) (4-10) (4.559)
The Line: Miami Marlins +157 / Detroit Tigers -167 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florida, FS-Detroit
The Miami Marlins and the Detroit Tigers face off on Friday in Miami in game one of each of their final series for the 2013 MLB season.
The Miami Marlins have the second worst record in all of baseball but for them this season is all about the future. The marlins are 4-6 in their last 10 games, 33-45 at home this season, and they are 41 games under .500. As a team Miami is hitting .231 with Christian Yellich hitting .282, Ed Lucas hitting .257, and Giancarlo Stanton hitting .289. For game one against the Tigers the marlins start Tom Koehler who is 4-10 with a 4.45 ERA for the season and 1-1 with a 2.84 ERA in his last three starts.
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The Detroit Tigers have clinched the AL Central and they will be playing next week when the ALDS begins. The Tigers have won their last two games, are 7-3 in their last 10 games, and they are 42-36 on the road this season. As a team the Tigers are hitting .285 with Miguel Cabrera hitting .345, Torii Hunter hitting .304, and Victor Martinez hitting .302. For game one against the Marlins the Tigers start Rick Porcello who is 13-8 with a 4.38 ERA for the season and 2-0 with a 2.66 ERA in his last three starts.
Miami is 16-35 in their last 51 games overall, 9-23 in their last 32 interleague games, and 3-7 in Koehler’s last 10 home starts. Detroit is 8-0 in their last eight interleague games, 5-2 in their last seven games following a win, and 5-1 in Porcello’s last six starts.
These are just teams on opposite ends of the spectrum and the play here has to be on the Tigers.