The Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers meet Wednesday in MLB action from Comerica Park. This will be the second installment in a three-game series. In the Tuesday opener, the Reds powered out an extra-innings win. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
The Reds took on the Cardinals over the weekend, losing two of three games. In Sunday’s 7-1 win, Cincinnati got home runs from four different players including Joey Votto (two RBI). On Tuesday versus Detroit, the Reds came back from an early 3-0 deficit and eventually broke through in 10 innings with a 6-5 win. Harrison Bader (two hits) and Jonathan India each had two RBI in the victory.
In the starter role for Wednesday’s game, the Reds will send out Connor Phelps. In his lone start this year (the first of his career) Phelps put up 4.2 innings with five earned on six hits and two walks with seven Ks.
Cincinnati Reds Team Facts
The Reds have won each of their last 10 road games against American League opponents following a win.
The Reds have failed to cover the run line in each of their last 10 games after playing the previous day after going to extra innings.
The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Reds' last five night games.
The Reds have led after 3 innings in each of their last three games at Comerica Park.
The Reds have led after 5 innings in each of their last four games as road underdogs against American League opponents.
Over on the Tigers’ side, they played the White Sox in their last set and won two of three matchups. Detroit took a 3-2 win in the Sunday rubber match, thanks in part to Spencer Torkelson’s two RBI. On Tuesday the Tigers were able to tie it up in the fifth but couldn’t hang on. Kerry Carpenter and Andy Ibanez (two runs) each had two hits and two RBI.
Eduardo Rodriguez will take the mound for Detroit on Wednesday in the start. Over 22 starts so far Rodriguez is 11-7 with a 3.18 ERA and 127 Ks in 130.1 innings. In his last seven starts Rodriguez is 5-2 with a 3.64 ERA.
Detroit Tigers Team Facts
The Tigers have won seven of their last eight night games against NL Central opponents following a home loss.
The Tigers have covered the run line each of their last seven night games against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Tigers' last five games as home favorites.
The Tigers have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last five home games against opponents that held a winning record.
The Detroit Tigers ranks 29th in the league for runs scored this season (569).
The Detroit Tigers ranks 29th in the league for RBI's this season (547).
The Cincinnati Reds ranks 1st in the league for steals this season (168).
The Cincinnati Reds ranks 3rd in the league for triples this season (32).
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’ll probably stay with the Tigers. It’ll be interesting to see what Phelps can do in his return to the mound, though. As for Rodriguez, he’s 2-0 over his last two starts with 12.2 combined innings, four earned, 10 hits and six walks. Rodriguez should be able to keep it going here. In the Tuesday matchup, Detroit got into some early trouble and had to dig out of a hole. The offense was pretty good overall, though; that makes three or more runs in five of the last six games for the Tigers. I think they’ll keep it up in game two.