Oakland Athletics at Detroit Tigers 6/30/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 6/29/2014
Monday, June 30, 2014, 7:08 PM on CSCA, FSDT
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Oakland Athletics - Kazmir, S (9-3) vs. Detroit Tigers - Sanchez, A (5-2)
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On Monday night, left-hander Scott Kazmir will try to bounce back from his worst outing of the year when he and the Oakland Athletics take on Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit Tigers.
Scott Kazmir had a tough time getting outs against the New York Mets last week and he ended up taking his third loss of the year. In that outing, he allowed a season-high seven earned runs on eight hits in just three innings while walking one and striking out four. Kazmir has been solid for the A's this season, though, with a 9-3 record and a 2.66 ERA.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has struggled against Kazmir in his career, going just 4-for-33 against him with three strikeouts. Designated hitter Victor Martinez is 11-for-23 against him with three doubles, a home run and four RBI.
Veteran Anibal Sanchez won his third game in a row last week against the Texas Rangers on the road, but he didn't pitch particularly well in that outing. He went 5.1 innings in that game and allowed four runs on six hits while striking out five and walking one. On the year, Sanchez is 5-2 through 13 starts and he currently has a very good 2.64 ERA.
A's shortstop Jed Lowrie has just one hit in 13 at-bats against Sanchez with two walks and a strikeout. Veteran outfielder Coco Crisp is 3-for-10 against him with two doubles and a home run.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 39-35-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.7
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 40-31-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
06/24/14 1B Kyle Blanks Calf 15-day DL (6/23)
06/17/14 P Drew Pomeranz Hand 15-day DL (6/16)
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 60-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
06/25/14 P Ian Krol Shoulder 15-day DL (6/21)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 15-day DL (5/2)
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
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit
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