Tampa Bay Rays (56-49) vs. Detroit Tigers (42-65)
August 5, 2022 7:10 pm EDT
The Line: Detroit Tigers +172 / Tampa Bay Rays -205; Over/Under: -8.5
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The Tampa Bay Rays and Detroit Tigers meet Friday in MLB action at Comerica Park. The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Detroit Tigers need a win after losing 5 of their last 6 games.
The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 10 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 7 of their last 10 games. The Rays have lost 8 of their last 9 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Randy Arozarena leads the Rays with 100 hits and 49 RBI, while Yandy Diaz and Harold Ramirez have combined for 171 hits and 68 RBI. Corey Kluber gets the ball, and he is 7-6 with a 4.03 ERA and 94 strikeouts this season. Kluber is 13-7 with a 3.31 ERA and 191 strikeouts in his career against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers have scored 8 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 8 games. The Tigers have lost 15 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 87 hits and 36 RBI, while Javier Baez and Jonathan Schoop have combined for 157 hits and 69 RBI. Bryan Garcia gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 4.91 ERA and 3 strikeouts this season. Garcia is 0-1 with a 21.60 ERA and 1 strikeout in his career against the Rays.
The Rays are 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 3-8 in their last 11 overall. The Tigers are 19-45 in their last 64 Friday games and 1-4 in their last 5 overall. The over is 6-0-1 in Tigers last 7 home games. The under is 7-0-1 in Tigers last 8 overall.
Corey Kluber has been hit or miss this season, but he’s owned the Tigers over his career, and that includes holding current hitters to a .218 batting average and 34 strikeouts in 134 at bats. Bryan Garcia has just 3.2 innings under his belt this season, and he wasn’t great in the short sample size. The Tigers can’t score runs and the Tampa Bay Rays need these games to stay in the playoff conversation. Give me the Rays and the RL for max betting value.