Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/27/2014
Wednesday, May 28, 10:05 PM on FSDT, CSCA
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
Detroit Tigers - Sanchez, A (2-2) vs. Oakland Athletics - Kazmir, S (5-2)
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Anibal Sanchez will be going for his third straight win when he and the Detroit Tigers face Scott Kazmir and the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.
Anibal Sanchez picked up his second win of the season last week when he was able to pitch seven strong innings against the Texas Rangers. He scattered five hits in that start and allowed just two runs while striking out five and walking no one. The right-hander has been impressive on the mound this season, giving up just 25 hits in 35 innings and striking out 32.
Shortstop Jed Lowrie has just one hit in 10 at-bats against Sanchez, while Brandon Moss only has two hits in 11 at-bats against him. Coco Crisp and Alberto Callaspo are the only two Athletics who have hit home runs off of the veteran starter.
Scott Kazmir pitched well against the Toronto Blue Jays last Friday, but he still ended up with his second loss of the year. He went seven innings in that start and allowed three runs on five hits while striking out two and walking one. He still has an impressive 2.56 ERA to go along with his 5-2 record this season.
Victor Martinez has had more success against Kazmir than any of his teammates by going 10-for-20 against him with three doubles, a home run and four RBI. Second baseman Ian Kinsler has hit a home run off of the lefty, but he only has a .138 batting average in 29 at-bats against him.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 23-21-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 25-23-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Oakland Athletics is 2
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)
05/26/14 2B Nick Punto Rest questionable
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
Tony's Pick: Take Oakland
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