Baltimore Orioles at Detroit Tigers Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 10/4/2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Comerica Park in Detroit
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On Sunday afternoon, David Price will make his first playoff start for the Detroit Tigers when they go up against third-year starter Miguel Gonzalez and the Baltimore Orioles in Game 3 of the ALDS.
David Price didn't have a great season by his standards this year, but he still comes into the playoffs as one of the best left-handers in the league. He made 34 combined starts for the Tampa Bay Rays and the Tigers, going 15-12 with a 3.26 ERA and he led the majors in strikeouts with 271. He went 3-2 in six September starts with a 3.00 ERA.
Price made one start against the Orioles earlier this season and ended up with a no decision after giving up three runs in five innings. Nelson Cruz has gone 7-for-19 against Price in his career with two home runs and four RBI.
In 26 starts for the Orioles this season, Miguel Gonzalez went 10-9 with a 3.23 ERA and a 1.296 WHIP. His FIP was 4.89 because he gave up 8.8 hits per nine innings and he only struck out 6.3 batters per nine innings. Gonzalez had a great September by going 3-2 in five starts with a 1.68 ERA.
Gonzalez started one game against the Tigers this season and ended up taking the loss after giving up seven runs in just 3.1 innings of work. Rajai Davis has done well against the right-hander in his career by going 4-for-12 against him with three home runs and six RBI.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 80-79-5 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.8
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 85-72-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
09/12/14 3B Chris Davis Suspension expected to miss 25 games
08/22/14 3B Manny Machado Knee 60-day DL (8/12); out for season
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 60-day DL (5/11), out for season
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
10/03/14 CF Rajai Davis Abdominal "?" Sunday vs. Baltimore Orioles
09/02/14 P Drew VerHagen Back 60-day DL (7/15)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
03/28/14 LF Andy Dirks Back 60-day DL (3/29)
03/28/14 P Bruce Rondon Elbow 60-day DL (3/29), out for season
03/27/14 SS Jose Iglesias Stress Fracture 60-day DL (3/29); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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