Milwaukee Brewers (89-55) vs. Detroit Tigers (68-76)
September 14, 2021 6:40 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Tigers +225 / Milwaukee Brewers -263; Over/Under: 8.5
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The Milwaukee Brewers and the Detroit Tigers meet in MLB action from Comerica Park on Tuesday night.
The Milwaukee Brewers will look to build on their 11-1 rout of the Cleveland Indians from Sunday’s action. Manny Pina and Avisail Garcia each had a multi-hit game with a home run and three RBIs with Pina going 3 for 5 with a double as well while Garcia had a pair of home runs. Kolten Wong added a pair of solo home runs and Eduardo Escobar had two RBIs as well in the win for the Brew Crew. Jace Peterson and Luis Urias each had a 2 for 5 day at the dish to make up the rest of Milwaukee’s offense as a team in the winning effort. Eric Lauer got the win to improve to 6-5 on the year after allowing one run on three hits while striking out eight over 5.1 innings of work. Aaron Ashby closed out the final three innings for his first save. Freddy Peralta will start here and is 9-4 with a 2.69 ERA and 172 strikeouts this season.
The Detroit Tigers will try to build on their 8-7 extra innings win over Tampa bay from their last game. Jeimer Candelario led the way with a pair of home runs and three RBIs while Miguel Cabrera had two RBIs and Victor Reyes and Robbie Grossman each had RBIs as well. Akil Baddoo and Jonathan Schoop each had two hits while Dustin Garneau had a double. Erik Haase and Harold Castro each had a base hit as well to finish off the offense for the Tigers in the win. Tarik Skubal threw three shutout innings in the start, but it was Kyle Funkhouser that got the win in relief to improve to 7-3 on the year. Wily Peralta will start here and is 3-3 with a 3.60 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season.
Milwaukee is 6-0 in their last 6 Tuesday games and 4-0 in their last 4 games against the AL Central while the 48-16 in their last 64 games following a win while the under is 5-1-1 in their last 7 road games against a team with a losing road record. Detroit is 6-1 in their last 7 games following an off day and 18-7 in their last 25 Tuesday games while the over is 4-0-1 in their last 5 games following a win.
I get that this is a tough matchup to call, but Freddy Peralta remains one of my favorite young pitchers to watch and when he’s on, dude can strikeout batters in bunches like no one’s business. Detroit’s put up a fight, but they look like a team that’s running out of gas and is resigned to their fate. Milwaukee has bigger fish to fry in the division and hits far better on the road, so I’ll side with Milwaukee on the run line here.