Detroit Tigers vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/5/14
San Francisco Giants (76-64) at Detroit Tigers (77-63)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 5, 2014 at 7:08 pm (Comerica Park)
Jake Peavy (R) (4-13) (4.150) vs. Rick Porcello (R) (15-8) (3.135)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -126 / San Francisco Giants +116 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-BA, FSN-DET
The San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers begin a three-game series Friday at Comerica Park.
The San Francisco Giants have won seven of their last nine games and are 12 games above .500. The Giants offense has picked up the pace a little, scoring four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Giants have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Buster Posey has 21 hits in his last 10 games and Pablo Sandoval has hit safely in seven of his last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.47, which is seventh in the majors. Jake Peavy takes the hill, and he’s 4-13 with a 4.15 ERA and has 136 strikeouts in 171.1 innings. Peavy is 4-6 with a 5.03 ERA in 13 career starts against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers have won six of their last nine games and are 14 games above .500. The Tigers offense has been carrying the way during this stretch, scoring four or more runs in 11 of their last 15 games. The Tigers have won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Miguel Cabrera has hit in seven of his last 10 games and Ian Kinsler has hit in nine of his last 10 games. The Detroit Tigers have an ERA of 4.04, which is 23rd in the majors. Starting is Rick Porcello, who is 15-9 with a 3.10 ERA and has 109 strikeouts in 180 innings. This will be Porcello’s second career time facing the Giants.
The Giants are 24-51 in their last 75 interleague road games and 2-7 in their last 9 during game 1 of a series. The Tigers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 13-5 in Porcellos last 18 home starts. The Giants are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Detroit.
Would you pick against Porcello and the Tigers at home? Yeah. Me neither.