Detroit Tigers (65-74) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (49-89)
September 7, 2021 6:35 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -147 / Detroit Tigers +110; Over/Under: 8.5
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The Detroit Tigers and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet in MLB action from PNC Park on Tuesday night.
The Detroit Tigers will look to bounce back from a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Pirates last time out. Niko Goodrum led the charge with a double and two RBIs while Miguel Cabrera added an RBI in a pinch-hit role to make up the other RBI for the Tigers in the losing effort. Robbie Grossman had a double as part of his 2 for 4 day and Jonathan Schoop added a double as well while Harold Castro, Derek Hill, Erik Haase and Akil Baddoo all had base hits to finish off the offense for Detroit in the win. Tarik Skubal allowed two runs on four hits while striking out four over three innings of work, not factoring in the decision Kyle Funkhouser took the loss, falling to 6-3 on the year as a result. Wily Peralta will start here and is 3-3 with a 3.68 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season.
The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to build on a rare win after their triumph over Detroit last time out. Kevin Newman led the way with a two-run home run and while Ke’Bryan Hayes and Yoshi Tsutsugo each had multi-hit games with two RBIs to cap off Pittsburgh’s scoring as a team in the win. Jacob Stallings had two hits with a double and Cole Tucker had two hits while Ben Gamel added a base hit as well to finish off Pittsburgh’s scoring as a team in the win. Bryse Wilson gave up three runs on six hits while striking out four over six innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Chasen Shreve got the win to improve to 3-1 on the year while David Bednar closed the 9th for his 3rd save. The Pirates did not have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was published.
Detroit is 3-7 in their last 10 games overall and 6-2 in their last 8 games against the NL Central while the under is 8-3 in their last 11 game two matchups. Pittsburgh is 17-36 in their last 53 games overall and 12-30 in their last 42 interleague games while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 games overall.
It’ll be interesting to see how the Pirates handle this, but all of a sudden Pittsburgh’s decided that they’re in the business of winning baseball games. Detroit had made some strides over the last month or so, but the bottom line here is that the Tigers also look like they’re running out of steam, and Peralta faltering in his last few starts has been a product of that. The run can’t go on forever, but I think the Pirates take another one at home here.