Houston Astros (27-14) at Detroit Tigers (23-17)
|Date & Time||Thursday May 21, 2015, 1:08 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Detroit Tigers -155 / Houston Astros +145 --- Over/Under: 8
The Detroit Tigers look to cool down the surging Houston Astros when they open a series at Comerica Park.
For those that are waiting for the Houston Astros to falter they will have to wait another day. The Astros have won 8-11 following a 6-1 victory against Oakland at Minute Maid Park Wednesday. The Astros were strong in all phases with starter Dallas Keuchel improving to 6-0 with an unearned run plated on six hits with two free passes over six frames. The Stros totaled ten hits and walked three times with Evan Gattis slamming a two run homer with Chris Carter knocking in two more while George Springer going 2-4 with a pair of runs. The Astros kick off the series at Comerica Park with Scott Feldman on the mound. Feldman will be shooting for consecutive victories after a 6-5 win versus Toronto where he allowed three runs on five hits while whiffing ten in 6.2 frames.
The Detroit Tigers are looking to get back to their winning ways after dropping three in a row. The Tigers snapped their skid in a 5-2 victory against visiting Milwaukee on Wednesday night behind great work on the mound and some late scoring. Starter Shane Greene held the Brewers to two runs on three hits and two free passes through 6.1 frames for a no decision. The Tigers totaled ten hits and walked four times with Nick Castellanos swing the big bat with a 2-4 night producing four RBI’s while JD Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes scoring twice. Left hander David Price gets the ball in game one of their series with the Astros. Price did not get a decision in a 4-3 win at St Louis where he was charged with three solo homers over 6.2 innings pitched.
Houston are 8-2 in their last 10 road games and are 22-8 in their last 30 overall while going 22-8 in their last 30 games on grass. The under is 7-3 in Detroit’s last 10 overall and is 7-3 in their last 10 on grass while the Tigers are 13-6 in their last 19 Thursday games. Houston are 2-9 in the last 11 meetings in Detroit and are 4-11 in the last 11 meetings. Price had better keep the ball in the park because Houston can hit homeruns….