Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers Free MLB Predictions & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/25/2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014, 6:05 PM on FSDT, FSSW
Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Detroit Tigers - Porcello, R (9-4) vs. Texas Rangers - Saunders, J (0-3)
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On Thursday night, Rick Porcello will be going for his 10th win of the season when he and the Detroit Tigers go up against left-hander Joe Saunders and the Texas Rangers.
Big right-hander Rick Porcello pitched six scoreless innings against the Cleveland Indians on the road last week and was able to pick up his ninth win of the season. He allowed just six hits in that outing and was able to strike out three batters while walking just one. On the season, Porcello is 9-4 with a 3.76 ERA and he has only walked 21 batters in 88.2 innings.
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has done well against Porcello in their matchups by going 8-for-19 against him with two doubles and a home run. Shortstop Elvis Andrus has just two hits in 15 at-bats against the right-hander with three strikeouts.
Joe Saunders remained winless on the season after taking the loss against the Los Angeles Angels last Friday. He went just 4.2 innings in that outing and allowed seven runs (four earned) on 10 hits while walking three and striking out three. Through six starts, he is now 0-3 with a 4.11 ERA.
Saunders does not like facing Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler, who is 12-for-36 against him with three doubles, four home runs and eight RBI. Outfielder Austin Jackson has just one hits in seven at-bats against him.
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 38-30-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.1
Texas Rangers Betting Trends
Texas Rangers are 37-32-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Texas Rangers is -0.6
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); out for season
06/11/14 P Tanner Scheppers Elbow 15-day DL (6/11)
06/10/14 1B Mitch Moreland Ankle 15-day DL (6/8)
06/04/14 P Alexi Ogando Elbow 15-day DL (6/3)
06/04/14 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (5/14), out for season
05/22/14 1B Prince Fielder Neck 60-day DL (5/17)
05/21/14 P Martin Perez Elbow 60-day DL (5/11)
04/25/14 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff Back 15-day DL (4/23)
04/23/14 P Pedro Figueroa Elbow 60-day DL (4/23)
04/19/14 LF James Adduci Finger 15-day DL (4/19)
03/31/14 C Geovany Soto Knee 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 2B Jurickson Profar Shoulder 60-day DL (3/23)
03/28/14 RF Engel Beltre Leg 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Joe Ortiz Foot 60-day DL (2/14)
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit
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