Pittsburgh Pirates at Detroit Tigers 8/13/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/12/2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 7:08 PM on ROOT, FSDT
Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
Pittsburgh Pirates - Worley, V (5-1) vs. Detroit Tigers - Ray, R (1-1)
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Right-hander Vance Worley (5-1) will try to extend his undefeated streak to seven games when the Pittsburgh Pirates take on rookie Robbie Ray (1-1) and the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
Vance Worley was able to win his third game in four starts last Friday when he defeated the San Diego Padres at home. He pitched seven innings in that outing and gave up just one run on five hits while walking one batter and striking out seven. He now has an excellent 2.30 ERA on the year and has only given up four home runs in 62.2 innings.
Tigers superstar Miguel Cabrera has hit a home run off of Worley, but he is just 1-for-6 overall against him. Outfielder Torii Hunter is 3-for-6 against Worley with two doubles and an RBI.
22-year-old Robbie Ray last made a start for the Tigers back on May 22, when he gave up seven runs in just 3.1 innings and took the loss. In the minors this season, Ray has made 18 starts and has a 7-5 record. He has given up 9.5 hits per nine innings in Triple-A, while striking out 6.6 batters per nine innings.
All of the Pirates' hitters will be getting their first chance to go up against Ray on Wednesday night. So far this year, Ray has held left-handed hitters to a .267 batting average, but right-handed batters are hitting .326 against him with an .827 OPS.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 54-56-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is 0.1
Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
Detroit Tigers are 58-52-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Detroit Tigers is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
08/10/14 2B Neil Walker Back questionable
08/04/14 CF Andrew McCutchen Ribs out indefinitely
07/08/14 P Gerrit Cole Side 15-day DL (7/5)
07/06/14 SS Clint Barmes Groin 15-day DL (6/30)
08/10/14 P Anibal Sanchez Pectoral 15-day DL (8/9)
08/10/14 P Joakim Soria Oblique 15-day DL (8/10)
06/25/14 P Luke Putkonen Elbow 60-day DL (4/19)
05/02/14 P Joel Hanrahan Elbow 60-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 Pittsburgh
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