Detroit Tigers vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/7/14
San Francisco Giants (78-64) at Detroit Tigers (77-65)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 8:07 pm (Comerica Park)
Tim Hudson (R) (9-9) (3.075) vs. Kyle Lobstein (L) (0-0) (2.383)
The Line: Detroit Tigers +100 / San Francisco Giants -110 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants look to sweep the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night on ESPN.
The San Francisco Giants have won nine of their last 11 games and are 14 games above .500. The Giants pitching staff has led the charge, allowing three or less runs in 12 of their last 19 games. Overall, the San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.45, which is seventh in the majors, and they’ve won six straight when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Pablo Sandoval has three RBIs in this series and Hunter Pence has an 18-game hitting streak. Getting the ball is Tim Hudson, who is 9-9 with a 3.08 ERA and has 111 strikeouts in 172.2 innings. Hudson is 9-2 with a 3.07 ERA in 14 career games against the Tigers.
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The Detroit Tigers have split their last 10 games and are 12 games above .500. The Tigers pitching staff continues to be a little shaky, allowing four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. Overall, the Detroit Tigers have an ERA of 4.04, 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 six-game hitting streak and Ian Kinsler has hit in nine of his last 10 games. Starting is Kyle Lobstein, who is 0-0 with a 3.18 ERA and has 13 strikeouts in 17 innings. This is Lobstein’s first career game against the Giants.
The Giants are 5-0 in Hudsons last 5 starts during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Hudsons last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Tigers are 64-20 in their last 84 interleague home games and 9-4 in their last 13 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
The Tigers can't really get swept at home, can they? Possibly, but I'm willing to bet the Tigers turn things around and get the win here.