Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/17/2014
Sunday, May 18, 8:05 PM on ESPN
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Detroit Tigers - Sanchez, A (0-2) vs. Boston Red Sox - Peavy, J (1-1)
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On Sunday night, Anibal Sanchez will return to the mound for the Detroit Tigers and face Boston Red Sox starter Jake Peavy.
Anibal Sanchez will be making his first start since April 26, when he was left a game with an injured finger after 2.2 innings of work against the Minnesota Twins. He has a 3.13 ERA on the season through 23 innings and has 24 strikeouts and only 15 hits against him on the season. He has an 0-2 record on the year, but he has pitched well through his first five starts for the Tigers.
Shane Victorino has faced Sanchez more than any of the other Red Sox, but he is just 10-for-43 against him with seven strikeouts. David Ross hasn't fared much better against the right-hander, going 2-for-11 with three strikeouts.
Jake Peavy ended up with a no decision against the Minnesota Twins last week, but it was easily the worst start of the season so far for him. He was only able to 4.1 innings in that start and gave up six runs on nine hits while striking out a season-low one batter and walking two. He is 1-1 on the season with a 3.94 ERA.
Tigers All-Star Miguel Cabrera has a .289 average through 45 at-bats against Peavy with a double, three home runs and nine RBI. Rajai Davis is hitless against Peavy in 10 at-bats.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 16-18-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 1.3
Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
Boston Red Sox are 15-22-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Boston Red Sox is 0
Injuries to Watch
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
04/27/14 P Anibal Sanchez Finger 15-day DL (4/27)
04/21/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 15-day DL (4/19)
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)
Boston Red Sox
05/15/14 C A.J. Pierzynski Rest questionable
04/09/14 P Steven Wright Hernia 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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