Detroit Tigers (65-73) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (48-89)
September 6, 2021 1:35 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -111 / Detroit Tigers -120; Over/Under: -7.5
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The Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates meet Monday in MLB action at PNC Park. The Tigers need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Pirates need a win to snap a six-game losing streak.
The Detroit Tigers have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Tigers have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Jonathan Schoop leads the Tigers with 151 hits and 73 RBI while Jeimer Candelario and Robbie Grossman have combined for 247 hits and 116 RBI. Tarik Skubal gets the ball, and he is 8-12 with a 4.26 ERA and 150 strikeouts this season. This will be Skubal’s second career game against the Pirates.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Pirates have won six of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pirates with 141 hits and 77 RBI while Kevin Newman and Jacob Stallings have combined for 174 hits and 77 RBI. Bryse Wilson gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 4.61 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. This will be Wilson’s first career game against the Tigers.
The Tigers are 16-36 in their last 52 Monday games and 7-3 in their last 10 road games. The Pirates are 14-37 in their last 51 Monday games and 16-35 in their last 51 overall. The over is 5-0 in Tigers last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Pirates last 4 overall. The Tigers are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh.
Skubal is coming off a great month of August where he allowed 26 hits and 10 runs in 27.2 innings. The Tigers have also comfortably been the better team this season, and they’re red hot offensively at the moment. Wilson has also been good since coming over from the Braves, but he’s gotten little run support and has lost four of his five starts with the Pirates. Give me the Tigers and the cheap price.