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Cardinals vs. Tigers - 5/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Detroit Tigers (21-14) at St. Louis Cardinals (24-10)
Date & Time Saturday May 16, 2015, 2:15 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals +112 / Detroit Tigers -122 --- Over/Under: 8
TV Channel
FSN-DET, FSN-MW
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MLB | Detroit Tigers (21-14) at St. Louis Cardinals (24-10)
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The Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals play game two of their series Saturday afternoon.

The Detroit Tigers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Tigers have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Tigers have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 44 hits and 28 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and Ian Kinsler have combined for 40 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have won four of their last six games on the road. David Price gets the nod, and he’s 3-1 with a 3.30 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. This will be Price’s first career game against the Cardinals.

The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored six runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Matt Carpenter leads St. Louis with 41 hits and 23 RBI while Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta have combined for 39 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six of their last eight games on their home field. Tyler Lyons takes the hill, and he’s 0-0 with a 4.82 ERA and 12 strikeouts this season. This will be Lyons’ first career game against the Cardinals.

The Tigers are 0-5 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 6-1 in Prices last 7 starts. The Cardinals are 8-2 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 2-10 in Lyons' last 12 starts. The Tigers are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in St. Louis. 

The Tigers bats have woken up, and now they have Price on the mound. Yeah, I'm going with the Tigers and the reasonable chalk. 

Pick:
Detroit Tigers -122

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