Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers - 5/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas Rangers (15-14) at Detroit Tigers (14-13)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 1:10 pm (Comerica Park)
A Griffin (3-0) (2.32) vs. M Pelfrey (0-4) (7.10)
The Line: Detroit Tigers -105 / Texas Rangers -105 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Texas Rangers continue their series at Comerica Park versus the Detroit Tigers.
The Texas Rangers proved they are a tough out Friday when they went on the road to beat Detroit and their ace Jordan Zimmermann 5-1. Rangers ace Cole Hamels was up to the task with a one hitter and a pair of free passes allowed over seven scoreless frames to pick up the win. The Texas attack consisted of ten hits and a walk with Rougned Odor going 3-5with a homer and three RBI’s while Elvis Andrus and Bobby Wilson each drove in a run and scored. The Texas Rangers send a red hot AJ Griffin to the hill to face the Tigers for the first time since 2013. Griffin has been outstanding in the early going with a 3-0 record and 2.32 ERA in five starts.
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The Detroit Tigers depend on their offense much of the time to be successful but with Jordan Zimmermann on the hill the bats didn’t figure to do a lot to win. That turned out to be wrong with Zimmermann giving up three runs on seven hits over eight innings which turned out to be a losing effort with Alex Wilson giving up two 9th inning runs. The potent Tigers offense managed just two hits and a pair of bases on balls while striking out eleven times with Ian Kinsler logging both hits and scoring the lone run. The Detroit Tigers are hoping Mike Pelfrey can turn things around when he takes the bump against visiting Texas Saturday. Pelfrey did not get a decision in a 6-5 win at Minnesota last time out with all five runs plated on six hits and three BB in four frames.
Texas are 1-7 in their last 8 road games and the under is 7-1 in their last 8 road games while going 9-3-1 in their last 13 overall. The over is 9-3 in Detroit’s last 12 overall and is 9-3 in their last 12 on grass. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. Pelfrey has done well in this match up and Griffin hasn’t seen Detroit for awhile so…