On Saturday afternoon, the Texas Rangers will face the Detroit Tigers in Game 3 of their series at Comerica Park.
The Texas Rangers have won five of their last seven games and are 31-33 on the season. The first two games of this series were won by Texas, 3-1 and 7-0. This season, Texas pitchers have a 3.84 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and a.235 opponent batting average. With a.234 batting average and a.294 on-base percentage, the Rangers offence has scored 277 runs. Adolis Garcia is hitting.245 for the Rangers this season, with 12 home runs and 43 RBIs. Taylor Hearn, the scheduled starter for Texas, is 4-4 with a 5.37 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in 55.1 innings pitched this season.
The Detroit Tigers are 24-40 on the season and have dropped six straight games. Detroit had lost all three games in their series against the White Sox prior to dropping the first two games of this series. The pitching staff in Detroit has a 3.99 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and a.241 opponent batting average. This season, the Tigers offence has 169 runs, a.219 batting average, and a.274 on-base percentage. This season, Miguel Cabrera has hit.294 with three home runs and 21 RBIs for the Tigers. Rony Garcia is Detroit’s projected starter, and he is 0-2 with a 5.06 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP in 32 innings pitched this season.
Texas is 5-2 in its previous seven Saturday games and 1-4 in its last five series game threes. In Texas’ last 11 road games, the over is 7-3-1. Detroit is 0-6 in their previous six games, including 0-6 at home. In Detroit’s previous 17 Saturday games, the under is 12-3-2. In the last 12 head-to-head matches between these two teams, the under is 9-2-1.
In five of its last six games, Detroit has scored one or less runs, continuing a historically dismal offensive season. Detroit is on a six-game losing streak, with five of those losses coming in non-competitive fashion. Rony Garcia, the Tigers’ starting pitcher, has given up 12 runs in his last 14 innings. Taylor Hearn will start for the Rangers, who has given up three runs in each of his last three appearances. With the way Detroit has played in their last six games, you have to give them a chance.
Free Pick: Detroit Tigers