Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/26/2014
Tuesday, May 27, 10:05 PM on FSDT, CSCA
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
Detroit Tigers - Scherzer, M (6-1) vs. Oakland Athletics - Gray, S (5-1)
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Max Scherzer will be looking to bounce back from his worst start of the year when the Detroit Tigers go up against young right-hander Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics.
Max Scherzer had his six-game winning streak snapped last Wednesday by the Cleveland Indians when they were able to score seven runs on him, but he surprisingly ended up with a no decision instead of a loss. He gave up 12 hits in that start and struck out five while walking two. His ERA is still a very good 2.59 and he has 78 strikeouts in 66 innings.
Alberto Callaspo has faced Scherzer more than any of his Athletic teammates, but he is just 3-for-15 against the right-hander. Brandon Moss and Jed Lowrie are the only two A's who have hit home runs off of Scherzer.
Sonny Gray had one of his better starts of the year last week against the Tampa Bay Rays, but he ended up with a no decision in a game the A's ended up losing 5-2. Gray went eight innings in that start and allowed just one run on five hits while walking two and striking out three.
Center fielder Rajai Davis is 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout against Gray, while shortstop Andrew Romine is 1-for-2 against him. No one else on the Tigers' roster has faced Gray yet.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 22-21-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.6
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 24-23-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.8
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
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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