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10/07/2012 10:52 AM

Sunday, October 7

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Oakland - 12:00 PM ET Detroit -149 500
Detroit - Under 7.5 500

Washington - 3:00 PM ET Washington -107 500
St. Louis - Over 7 500

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10/07/2012 02:57 PM

Sunday, October 7

Game Score Status Pick Amount

NY Yankees - 6:00 PM ET Baltimore +146 500
Baltimore - Over 7.5 500

Cincinnati - 9:30 PM ET Cincinnati +141 500
San Francisco - Under 7 500

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10/08/2012 06:29 PM

Howzit going gang....Am a work and won't be able to post my normal stuff....Hell i shouldn't even be on this at work doing this...These fuckers are strict.....They are NOOOOOOOOOOO Fun.....but this is what i have for this evening.....

Monday, October 8

Game Score Status Pick Amount

NY Yankees - 8:00 PM ET Baltimore +122 500

Baltimore - Under 8 500

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10/09/2012 07:21 PM

Amazing Athletics Look To Tame Tigers In ALDS

The reward for the Oakland Athletics’ extended and very stirring run to the American League West crown might not be as pleasant as Oakland fans envisioned.

Then again, we’ve learned to never underestimate this battling bunch of A’s.

Awaiting Oakland in the playoffs are the Detroit Tigers, who enter the postseason very hot themselves after putting away the White Sox in the last two weeks to draw clear in the AL Central. The A’s also get the chance to face the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years, Miguel Cabrera, and the pleasure of dealing with Detroit ace Justin Verlander in Game 1 and perhaps once again later in this series.

Action commences on Saturday at Comerica Park in Detroit as the Tigers host Game 1 of the ALDS. The Tigers will also host Game 2 before the remainder of the best-of-five series moves west to the Bay Area and the O.co Coliseum.

The aforementioned Verlander goes for Jim Leyland’s Detroit bunch in the Saturday opener, with Oakland manager Bob Melvin still deciding upon his starter as we go the press late in the week. Verlander will be a sizable favorite whichever pitcher Melvin decides to use, and a check with the Don Best MLB odds screen notes Detroit priced at -185/-190 on the win with Verlander, with the ‘under’ at 7½ and shaded to the ‘under’ at most Nevada wagering outlets.

First pitch on Saturday is slated for 6:05 p.m. (ET) with TBS providing the TV coverage.

Verlander presents quite a hurdle for the A’s, especially considering his recent form chart which includes not only four straight wins but an ERA of 0.64 in the process, allowing just two runs in his last 28 IP. Included in that recent stretch of success was a solid six innings of work vs. Oakland on September 19 at Comerica Park, allowing just five hits and no runs in the process as the Tigers went on to a 6-2 win.

Verlander also handcuffed the A’s on May 13 at Oakland, allowing just one run and two hits over seven innings of work in a 3-1 Tigers win. Over his career, Verlander is 7-5 with a 2.38 ERA in 13 starts against the A’s.

Leyland will pitch Doug Fister in Game 2 on Sunday. Max Scherzer, who got a four-inning tuneup Wednesday to see if his right deltoid and right ankle were OK, will probably start Tuesday's game in Oakland. Anibal Sanchez will likely go if a Game 4 is necessary, with Verlander, if needed, either going in Game 5 or starting the opener of the ALCS if Detroit advances beyond this round.

Rick Porcello has not been included in Leyland’s four-man rotation, and whether he gets included on the divisional round roster could depend on whether manager Jim Leyland wants to carry two left-handed relievers or three. Leyland is scaling back from 12 pitchers to 11, opting for an extra position player because days off mean he can get by with four starters.

Leyland was looking ahead with his rotation more that a week ago, setting it up so Verlander could start either a 163rd game against the White Sox to determine the Central champ or the first game of the divisional playoff round. It also lets him pitch a fifth game, if one is necessary.

The combination of Cabrera’s Triple Crown numbers, and slugging 1B Prince Fielder batting behind him, creates a menacing look for the Tigers in the 3-4 spots in the batting order.

But the concerns for Detroit continue to involve defense, especially some shaky work around the infield, which proved costly on occasion, including the last time these teams faced on September 20 at Comerica. The Tigers were denied a three-game sweep due in part to shoddy defense, including 2B Omar Infante’s throwing error that gifted the A’s a run in the third inning, and a misplayed fly ball by CF Austin Jackson in the sixth inning that resulted in a two-run triple for George Kottaras. Oakland salvaged the final game of that series with a 12-4 win after being outscored 18-4 in the first two games of the set.

The A’s, however, are red-hot, having swept Seattle and Texas at home to conclude the regular season to dramatically collarthe Rangers at the wire to steal the AL West title and avoid the wild card play-in game. Oakland is an astounding 72-38 since June 1, when the A’s began their unlikely turnaround after entering that month with a 22-30 record...the same as the Houston Astros.

Manager Melvin, however, might be a bit reluctant to go with with starter Tommy Milone, who would figure to be up in the rotation but was ineffective in his last start on Sunday vs. the Mariners, allowing nine hits in 4 2/3 IP, after also allowing the same number of hits in the same number of innings in that recent September 20 game at Comerica Park vs. the Tigers.

Melvin’s other likely option appears to be Jarrod Parker, who last pitched on Monday in the 4-3 win over Texas that at the time clinched a wild card berth for the A’s. Parker lost his only start vs. the Tigers back on May 13 (vs. Verlander) but was not terribly ineffective, allowing two runs and six hits in 5 2/3 IP of an eventual 3-1 loss.

But May was a long time ago for the A’s, who became a different team once the calendar turned to June. They enter the postseason with an underrated bullpen having spun 22 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings. Meanwhile, Oakland’s jerry-rigged lineup featuring career spare parts such as Brandon Moss, Seth Smith, Josh Reddick plus electric Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes, cracked 114 homers after the All-Star break, the best such mark in the majors as the A’s became known for their big-inning outbursts.

Indeed, the current Oakland edition might be the greatest masterpiece of GM Billy Beane’s well-documented career.

These sides have met in the postseason before, most recently in 2006, when Detroit swept the A’s in four straight to advance to the World Series. That was also Oakland’s last playoff appearance until this season.

There was also a memorable ALCS back in 1972, when Oakland’s Campy Campaneris was suspended after throwing his bat at Tiger pitcher Lerrin LaGrow in Game 2 at the Coliseum. The series went the full five games before the A’s pulled it out despite also losing Reggie Jackson at the end of the series due to a torn hamstring on a bang-bang play at the plate against Tiger C Bill Freehan as Reggie dramatically stole home base in a daring double steal ordered by manager Dick Williams. Oakland went on to its first of three straight World Series wins by beating the Reds in the World Series.

The teams met seven times this season, with the Tigers winning four of those, including two of three in the mid-September series at Comerica Park. The sides split a four-game set at Oakland between May 10-13.

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10/09/2012 07:23 PM

Reds And Tigers Look To Complete LDS Sweeps

Don Best's Pat Williams and Kenny White look ahead to Tuesday's ALDS Game 3 in Oakland where the Athletics are on the brink of elimination against the Detroit Tigers.

San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds
MLB Betting Preview
Date: 10/09/2012, 5:37 p.m. (ET) TBS
Opening Lines: Reds -140, O/U 8
(click here for latest odds)

Series So Far: The Giants have been no match for the Reds who come home to Cincinnati with a 2-0 lead. Cincinnati overcame the injury to Johnny Cueto one batter into Saturday's series opener to post a 5-2 triumph as a +115 underdog, then routed San Francisco 9-0 in Game 2 behind Bronson Arroyo who was getting +135 from the oddsmakers. Brandon Phillips and Jay Bruce have provided a big chunk of Cincy's offense with six extra base hits between them, and Dusty Baker's relievers have come through with 10-2/3 innings while allowing only two runs. The Reds won two of three against San Fran when the clubs met at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park in late-April, the 'over' also going 2-1.

Pitching Matchup: Both managers used their potential Game 3 starters out of the bullpen during the first two games, forcing them to reshuffle their rotations as the series shifts to Cincinnati. Bruce Bochy will give the ball to Ryan Vogelsong in hopes of staving off elimination for the Giants. Vogelsong closed strong in his final three starts of the regular season (17 IP, 1 ER), and helped pitch San Fran to two wins over the Reds this year, including the Giants' only win in the series at GABP. Baker turns to Homer Bailey to deliver the club's first postseason series win since the 1995 NLDS. Bailey posted a 1.84 ERA over his final seven assignments, but Cincinnati was only able to win three of the games. His only appearance of 2012 vs. the Giants was against Vogelsong, a 6-5 San Francisco victory with the Reds laying $1.15 in the contest.


Detroit Tigers at Oakland Athletics MLB Betting Preview
Date: 10/09/2012, 9:07 p.m. (ET) TBS
Opening Lines: A's -135, O/U 7
(click here for latest odds)

Series So Far: The Athletics return home pushed to the brink after losing both games in Detroit. Oakland was never able to solve Tigers ace Justin Verlander in Saturday's 3-1 setback with Detroit decided -185 chalk. The A's were unable to hold three different 1-run leads on Sunday as the Tigers rallied to post a 5-4 dubya of the walk-off variety, this time as $1.60 favorites. Four games between the clubs at the Coliseum in May resulted in a split (Detroit favored in all four) while totals wagers also were halved 2-2.

Pitching Matchup: Anibal Sanchez makes his postseason debut in a contest that could send the Tigers to their third ALCS in seven years. Detroit was 5-7 in his starts after the trade from Miami, with Sanchez posting a 3.74 ERA. Oakland roughed him up at Comerica Park on Sept. 20, plating six runs (5 earned) and chasing the right-hander in the sixth inning of an eventual 12-4 triumph. Lefty Brett Anderson is charged with sending this ALDS to a fourth game, and will be making his first start in nearly three weeks after being sidelined at the end of the regular season with an oblique strain. Anderson began the season on the DL rehabbing from Tommy John surgery and didn't make his debut until late-August. His most recent start came Sept. 19 in Detroit where he allowed three runs before leaving the game in the third with the oblique issue. The Tigers won that contest as $1.75 favorites behind Verlander.

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10/09/2012 07:25 PM

Yankees And Nationals Favored To Win LDS Game 3's

Brian Blessing and Todd Fuhrman preview a couple of Game 3's on Wednesday when the Cardinals and Nationals move to Washington while the Orioles and Yankees shift to the Bronx.

St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals MLB Betting Preview
Date: 10/10/2012, 1:07 p.m. (ET) TBS
Opening Lines: Nationals -110, O/U 7½
(click here for latest odds)

Series So Far: The series goes to Washington even at one win apiece after St. Louis exploded for a 12-4 decision on Monday. The Cardinals slugged four homers in the rout, two by Carlos Beltran to increase his career postseason count to 13 long balls. The game closed as a pick 'em, and St. Louis' victory might have come at the expense of losing starting pitcher Jaime Garcia for the rest of the postseason with a shoulder injury. Washington took Game 1 of the set on Sunday, 3-2, as a +105 underdog, and the totals split the first two games. The clubs played a 4-game series in DC about six weeks ago, the Nats winning three and the 'over' also going 3-1.

Pitching Matchup: Game 3 will find a couple of veteran right-handers on the hill as Chris Carpenter gets the call for the visiting Redbirds against Edwin Jackson, a teammate of Carpenter's last October during St. Louis' run to the World Series Championship. Carpenter missed almost all of 2012 with a shoulder injury, coming back to make three starts at the end of the regular season, each going into the loss column for the Cards. Jackson faced his former teammates two times this year, tossing eight strong innings for a win at home in late-August and then getting blasted by the Cardinals in St. Louis during the final weekend of the schedule when he couldn't make it through the second inning and allowing eight earned runs. He was 1-1 with a 5.60 ERA in four postseason starts for the Cards last year.


Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees MLB Betting Preview
Date: 10/10/2012, 7:37 p.m. (ET) TBS
Opening Lines: Yankees -180, O/U 8½
(click here for latest odds)

Series So Far: Baltimore evened the ALDS with a 3-2 triumph on Monday. Wei-Yin Chen pitched into the seventh before turning it over to the Orioles bullpen who completed the win by holding the Yankees to one hit and no runs over the final eight outs. The O's were +120 underdogs in Game 2 after dropping Game 1 on Sunday, 7-2, as +150 'dogs. In the opener, New York broke open a 2-2 game with a 5-run outburst in the ninth, all of the runs charged to Baltimore closer Jim Johnson who led the majors with 51 saves during the regular season. The teams split their regular season battles 9-9, with each squad winning six of nine on the road. Baltimore won all three series in the Bronx where six of the nine games stayed 'under' the total.

Pitching Matchup: The Orioles turn to a second-straight rookie to start Game 3 as Miguel Gonzalez has been tabbed by manager Buck Showalter. Gonzalez saw the Yanks twice in the regular season, both games taking place in New York and both going into the win column for the O's. Gonzalez allowed four earned runs in a combined 13-2/3 innings. Joe Girardi hands the ball to another veteran in Hiroki Kuroda whose previous MLB postseason experience came in 2008-09 with the Dodgers. Kuroda split his two starts vs. the Orioles this year (15-1/3 IP, 5 ER), the loss coming at home on Aug. 31 when Gonzalez was the winning hurler for Baltimore.

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10/09/2012 07:28 PM

Tuesday LDS Tips

October 8, 2012

A pair of divisional series shift venues as the action heads to Cincinnati and Oakland on Tuesday night. The underdogs won six of the first nine games in the postseason (including Wild Card play-in games), but the A's failed to cash as a 'dog against the Tigers. We'll begin in southern Ohio with the Reds looking to eliminate the 2010 World Series champions.

Giants at Reds - 5:35 PM EST

Cincinnati basically punched San Francisco in the mouth twice at AT&T Park, outscoring the Giants by a combined 14-2 in the first two victories of this series. The Reds followed up a 5-2 triumph in the series opener with a 9-0 rout of the NL West champions, as the Giants try to pick themselves off the mat heading back to the Great American Ballpark.

San Francisco has the inevitable task of winning three straight road games to advance to the NLCS for the second time in three years. Bruce Bochy's team pulled off just three road sweeps all season, while losing two of three meetings in Cincinnati back in late April. However, the Giants avoided the sweep with a 6-5 comeback victory in a contest started by Ryan Vogelsong and Homer Bailey, both who will take the mound in Game 3.

Bailey (13-10, 3.68 ERA) received plenty of accolades recently by tossing a no-hitter against the Pirates on September 28, while striking out 10 for his career-best 13th win on the season. The 26-year old's home-road splits are a concern for potential Cincinnati backers on Tuesday, as Bailey finished just 4-8 in 17 starts at the Great American Ballpark, including losses in five of his final six starts. Bailey allowed three runs (two earned) in 6.1 innings of that one-run loss to the Giants in April, as San Francisco scored three runs in the ninth to strip the right-hander of a possible victory.

Vogelsong (14-9, 3.37 ERA) limped down the stretch following a 7-3 start, delivering quality starts in only three of his final nine outings. The Giants put together a 1-3 record in his last four road starts (all against NL West opponents), but San Francisco managed to beat Cincinnati in both of his outings. In Vogelsong's most recent start against the Reds at AT&T Park in early July, the righty scattered three hits and two earned runs in seven innings of a 4-3 victory. This will be Vogelsong's first career playoff start, as he joined the Giants several months following their championship in 2010.

Tigers at Athletics - 9:05 PM EST

Oakland hopes its magical season won't come to an end on its home field as the A's trail the Tigers, 2-0. The A's have been known for not going away, while erasing a 13-game deficit inside the AL West in late June en route to knocking off the Rangers for the division title. However, Oakland fell short in each of the first two games at Comerica Park, including a 5-4 defeat on Sunday as the Tigers scored a pair of runs in the final two innings to take the commanding series lead.

Mid-season acquisition Anibal Sanchez (9-13, 3.86 ERA) toes the rubber in the potential close-out game for the Tigers, going for just his fifth win in 13 starts with Detroit. Following two shaky outings at Toronto and Minnesota as a favorite, Sanchez has put together four straight quality starts on the highway, but the Marlins and Tigers are just 2-5 in his seven outings as a road underdog. Sanchez was knocked around by Oakland last month at home, allowing six runs in 5.2 innings as the A's pounded by the Tigers, 12-4.

Brett Anderson counters for the Athletics (4-2, 2.57 ERA), making his first start since straining his oblique in a 6-2 loss at Detroit on September 19. The Oakland southpaw dropped a pair of decisions to the Tigers and Angels following a tremendous run of allowing just two earned runs in 26 innings of action. In two of those starts at home, Anderson shut down the Red Sox and Twins as a favorite of at least -160, while the A's own a 6-1 record dating back to last May in the 'chalk' role.

Oakland won eight of its final nine home games of the regular season, including the crucial three-game sweep of Texas to claim the AL West crown. The A's and Tigers split four contests at O.Co Coliseum in mid-May, but Oakland was listed as an underdog each time.

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10/09/2012 07:31 PM

2012 MLB Playoff Results

October 8, 2012

American League Divisional Series

New York Yankees vs. Baltimore
Game Matchup Date/Score Favorite-Underdog Over-Under
1 New York Yankees (-170) at Baltimore 7-2 FAVORITE OVER
2 New York Yankees at Baltimore (+117) 3-2 UNDERDOG UNDER
3 Baltimore at New York Yankees Wed Oct. 10 - -
4* Baltimore at New York Yankees Thu Oct. 11 - -
5* Baltimore at New York Yankees Fri Oct. 12 - -

Detroit vs. Oakland
Game Matchup Date/Score Favorite-Underdog Over-Under
1 Oakland at Detroit (-185) 4-1 FAVORITE UNDER
2 Oakland at Detroit (-155) 5-4 FAVORITE OVER
3 Detroit at Oakland Tue Oct. 9 - -
4* Detroit at Oakland Wed Oct. 10 - -
5* Detroit at Oakland Thu Oct. 11 - -

National League Divisional Series San Francisco vs. Cincinnati
Game Matchup Date/Score Favorite-Underdog Over-Under
1 Cincinnati (+120) at San Francisco 5-2 UNDERDOG OVER
2 Cincinnati (+138) at San Francisco 9-0 UNDERDOG OVER
3 San Francisco at Cincinnati Tue Oct. 9 - -
4* San Francisco at Cincinnati Wed Oct. 10 - -
5* San Francisco at Cincinnati Thu Oct. 11 - -

Washington vs. St. Louis
Game Matchup Date/Score Favorite-Underdog Over-Under
1 Washington (+105) at St. Louis 3-2 UNDERDOG UNDER
2 Washington at St. Louis (-105) 12-4 FAVORITE OVER
3 St. Louis at Washington Wed Oct. 10 - -
4 St. Louis at Washington Thu Oct. 11 - -
5* St. Louis at Washington Fri Oct. 12 - -

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10/09/2012 07:33 PM

Playoff Betting Notes

October 9, 2012

Entering Monday's action, it appears that home-field advantage doesn't count for much in the 2012 Major League Baseball playoffs. That's because six of the first eight postseason games were won by the road team, and that has been a boon for the book in MLB betting.

It started with Friday's one-game wild-card playoffs. Baltimore, in the postseason for the first time in 15 years, was a +195 dog at Texas (-225) and took barely 37 percent of the action in the 5-1 upset. The Rangers, who were World Series favorites at the book most of the season, took more than 75 percent of the run-line action (minus-1.5 at -120). Rangers star Josh Hamilton was a non-factor in the game by going 0-for-4 and it was a big win for the book on Hamilton under 2.5 combined hits, runs and RBIs.

Entering that game, the Orioles were 7/1 long shots to win the AL pennant and the book is exposed at that number. Texas was 9/4, tied with the Yankees as the favorites.

The National League wild-card playoff featured St. Louis at Atlanta, a game the Braves lost 6-3 possibly due to a completely blown infield-fly rule call as the Braves were attempting to rally in the eighth inning. It turned out to be the final game for retiring Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, a lock first-ballot Hall of Famer. Because Kris Medlen was on the mound and the Braves had won an MLB-record 23 straight of his starts, Atlanta was a -167 favorite and took more than 61 percent of the lean. At minus-1.5 runs (+125), the Braves took more than 67 percent of the betting. The over seven runs also was a win for the book with less than 40 percent of the action there.

One of the book's top player props wins of the week was on Chipper in that game. He was paired against the Cardinals' Matt Holliday for most combined hits, runs and RBIs. Holliday hit a solo homer off Medlen in the sixth inning to give St. Louis a 4-2 lead and finished with two hits, two runs and that lone RBI. Jones was 1-for-5 with no runs or RBIs, and he took the majority lean on this prop.

The only team to hold serve at home in the first two games of the Division Series was the Detroit Tigers against Oakland. And bettors' top game result of last week was the Tigers' 3-1 victory over the A's in Game 1 on Saturday. As usual when ace Justin Verlander is on the mound, the Tigers were big favorites, this time at -187. And Detroit took more than 70 percent of the action there. At minus-1.5 runs (+110), the Tigers took almost 77 percent. Bettors also hit on the under 7.5 runs with more than 57 percent of the lean. Verlander going over seven strikeouts (had 11) was one of bettors' top player prop wins of the week.

The Tigers' strong start has moved them to the AL pennant favorites at 6/5 and co-World Series favorites with Cincinnati at 11/4. Detroit entered the playoffs at 13/2 to win the Fall Classic and the book is exposed there. The National League team the book was most exposed on for the pennant entering the postseason was San Francisco at 13/4 (now 16/1).

The Giants' season could end as soon as Tuesday in Cincinnati, as could Oakland's as they host the Tigers trying to avoid elimination. There will be live play-by-play betting on both games, as there will on every postseason game. The Reds are -140 opening favorites as they start Homer Bailey, who had the final no-hitter in MLB this season, against Ryan Vogelsong. Oakland is a -135 favorite to extend its season behind Brett Anderson, who hasn't pitched since leaving a Sept. 19 loss to Detroit early with a strained oblique. He's opposed by Anibal Sanchez.


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10/09/2012 07:36 PM

Tigers look to sweep away A's on Tuesday night

DETROIT TIGERS (90-74)

at OAKLAND A’S (94-70)


American League Division Series – Detroit leads series 2-0
First pitch: Tuesday, 9:05 p.m. EDT
Line: Oakland -130, Detroit +120, Total: 7

Detroit will look to advance to the ALCS with a sweep over Oakland on Tuesday night.

Southpaw Brett Anderson takes the mound for the A’s, looking for a strong finish to a season in which he dominated in his limited action. Missing much of the year with Tommy John Surgery—and not having pitched since Sept. 19 with an oblique injury—Anderson registered just six starts on the season, but compiled a 4-2 record, 2.57 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. At home, he had a 1.38 ERA and 0.77 WHIP in two starts, winning both of those outings. He faces Anibal Sanchez, amid a season in which he logged a 9-13 record, 3.86 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. Sanchez’s lone career start against the A’s came in September when he gave up six runs (five earned) in 5.2 innings, a 12-4 Oakland victory at O.co Coliseum. That fits in line with the A’s dominance at home, where they compiled a 49-30 (.620) record this season, the third-best mark in the majors. Play on OAKLAND to survive another day in this series as they return to those friendly home confines.

These rare four-star FoxSheets trends also favor the A’s.

OAKLAND is 39-18 (68.4%, +27.6 Units) against the money line with a hot bullpen whose WHIP is under 1.000 the last 5 games this season. The average score was OAKLAND 5.2, OPPONENT 3.5 - (Rating = 4*).

OAKLAND is 57-28 (67.1%, +33.5 Units) against the money line in the second half of the season this season. The average score was OAKLAND 5.0, OPPONENT 3.8 - (Rating = 4*).

The Tigers are 6-3 so far this season against the A’s, but went 2-2 in Oakland. Sanchez enters this game amid a hot streak, finishing the regular season off with a 2.57 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 22 K’s in 21 IP over his final three starts, one of which as a nine-inning, three-hit shutout. He averages 6.3 innings per start, but Detroit might want him to pitch as deep into this game as possible. The Tigers own subpar bullpen numbers on the road with a 4.32 ERA and 1.43 WHIP, compiling a terrible 7-14 record away from home this season.

Anderson’s oblique injury came against the Tigers, a start in which he did not make it out of the third inning because of the ailment. Prior to that, however, he had pitched well against the Tigers, allowing just one run on seven hits in 11 innings in his previous two starts against them, a big step up from the nine runs (3 ER) in 3.1 IP he allowed the first time he faced Detroit in May of 2009. Although Anderson may not be able to pitch deep into this game coming off an injury and averaging just 5.8 innings per start this year, he is backed by one of baseball’s best bullpens. Oakland relievers have a 2.95 ERA and 1.17 WHIP, figures that drop to 2.68 and 1.12, respectively, at home. At O.co Coliseum, the bullpen has an incredible 20-3 record. Take them as slight home favorites.

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