Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/25/2014
Monday, May 26, 4:05 PM on FSDT, CSCA
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
Detroit Tigers - Scherzer, M (6-1) vs. Oakland Athletics - Milone, T (2-3)
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On Monday afternoon, reigning Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers will be going up against Tommy Milone and the Oakland Athletics.
Max Scherzer's winning streak ended at six last week when he ended up with a no decision against the Cleveland Indians. He allowed a season-high seven earned runs on 12 hits while walking two and striking out five. He is still 6-1 on the season with a 2.59 ERA and has struck out 78 batters through 66 innings.
Coco Crisp is the only player on the A's with extended at-bats who has done well against Scherzer, going 4-for-11 against him with a double. Alberto Callaspo is just 3-for-15 against the right-hander in his career.
Tommy Milone picked up his third win of the season last Wednesday when he was able to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays on the road. He pitched 5.2 innings in that game and allowed two earned runs on five hits while striking out three and walking one. The 27-year-old starter is now 2-3 on the year with a 3.99 ERA and he's given up just 43 hits in 47.1 innings.
Veteran outfielder Torii Hunter has four hits in seven at-bats against Milone in his career with a home run. Austin Jackson is just 1-for-7 against him with a strikeout, while J.D. Martinez has three hits off of him in 11 at-bats with a home run and four RBI.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 20-21-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.7
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 24-21-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Oakland Athletics is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
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)
05/09/14 P Ryan Cook Forearm 15-day DL (5/9)
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 15-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Eric O'Flaherty Elbow 60-day DL (2/17)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Detroit
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