Oakland Athletics (21-33) at Detroit Tigers (28-25)
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 3, 2015, 7:08 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Detroit Tigers -112 / Oakland Athletics +102 --- Over/Under: 8
The Oakland Athletics and Detroit Tigers play game two of their series Wednesday night.
The Oakland Athletics look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Athletics have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Athletics have won six straight when scoring more than three runs. Marcus Semien leads Oakland with 59 hits and 16 RBI while Josh Reddick and Stephen Vogt have combined for 69 RBI. The Oakland Athletics have split their last eight road games. Sonny Gray gets the nod, and he’s 6-2 with a 1.82 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. This will be Gray’s second career game against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers look to snap a five-game losing streak. The Tigers have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The Tigers have lost four straight when scoring three or less runs. Miguel Cabrera leads Detroit with 62 hits and 34 RBI while Yoenis Cespedes and Ian Kinsler have combined for 50 RBI. The Detroit Tigers have split their last six home games. Anibal Sanchez takes the hill, and he’s 3-6 with a 5.75 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 1-1 with a 3.55 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Athletics.
The Athletics are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 0-5 in Grays last 5 starts vs. American League Central. The Tigers are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series and 2-8 in Sanchezs last 10 starts. The Tigers are 2-5 in Sanchezs last 7 starts vs. Athletics.
I don't trust Sanchez at all. The plus money with Gray on the hill looks like a good bet to me. The Tigers just can't put runs on the board and Sanchez gives me no confidence.