Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/28/14
New York Yankees (68-62) at Detroit Tigers (71-59)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:08 pm (Comerica Park)
Hiroki Kuroda (R) (9-8) (3.937) vs. Pitcher TBA (R) (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +106 / New York Yankees -116 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLB Network, YES, FSN-DET
The New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers will play a rubber game on Thursday afternoon.
The New York Yankees have won six of their last seven games and are seven games above a .500 record. The Yankees offense continues to carry the way, scoring four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Yankees have won five straight when scoring more than three runs. Jacoby Ellsbury has six RBIs in his last three games and Carlos Beltran has a five-game hitting streak. The New York Yankees pitching staff has an ERA of 3.84, which is 19th in the majors. Hiroki Kuroda gets the ball, and he’s 9-8 with a 3.94 ERA and has 108 strikeouts in 160 innings. Kuroda is 0-1 with a 3.76 ERA in four career starts against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers have lost four of their last seven games and are 11 games above a .500 record. The Tigers pitching staff continues its brutal ways, allowing four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. Overall, the Detroit Tigers have an ERA of 4.06, which is 23rd in the majors, and they’ve lost eight of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Miguel Cabrera has a nine-game hitting streak and Victor Martinez has homered three times in his last eight games. Starting is Kyle Lobstein, who is 0-0 with a 4.76 ERA and has three strikeouts in 5.2 innings. This is Lobstein’s first career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 5-13 in Kurodas last 18 road starts and 5-2 in Kurodas last 7 starts as a favorite. The Tigers are 1-4 in their last 5 games as a home underdog and 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter.
The Yankees are the hotter and more desprate team. NY also has the better and more experienced pitcher on the mound. Give me the road team for the cheap price.