Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/23/14
Detroit Tigers (55-41) at Arizona Diamondbacks (43-57)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 3:40 pm (Chase Field)
Anibal Sanchez (R) (6-4) (3.219) vs. Trevor Cahill (R) (0-4) (8.337)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +126 / Detroit Tigers -136 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-DET, FSN-AZ
The Arizona Diamondbacks Detroit Tigers play a rubber game on Wednesday night.
The Tigers have lost five of their last seven games and are hardly looking like that’s fulfilling expectations. A lot of this has to do with a Tigers pitching staff that has allowed four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. Overall, the Tigers have an ERA of 4.00 and have lost 10 of their last 13 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera has four hits in this series and Torii Hunter has six RBI in his last three games. Anibal Sanchez gets the nod, and he’s 6-4 with a 3.22 ERA and has 77 strikeouts in 100.2 innings. Sanchez is 3-1 with a 3.51 ERA in six career starts against the Diamondbacks.
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While the Diamondbacks are 13 games below .500, they are a solid 4-1 since the All Star break. The Diamondbacks offense has been on a tear lately, scoring four or more runs in four of their last six games, including eight runs in this series. The Diamondbacks have won seven of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Offensively, Miguel Montero has 11 hits in his last 10 games. The Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.22, 26th in baseball. Starting is Trevor Cahill, who is 1-6 with a 5.63 ERA and has 47 strikeouts in 46.1 innings. Cahill is 2-2 with a 4.15 ERA in five career starts against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 8-2 in Sanchezs last 10 starts as a road favorite and 5-2 in Sanchezs last 7 starts overall. The Diamondbacks are 4-0 in Cahills last 4 interleague starts and 1-5 in Cahills last 6 starts overall.
The Tigers will want revenge for the way they lost on Tuesday, and I'm not sure anyone is confident in putting any money on Cahill. I'd take the Tigers for the fairly decent price.