Justin Verlander reached double figures in strikeouts, fanning 10 Athletics en route to a 3-0 win over Oakland on Thursday at O.co Coliseum.
Detroit was an underdog by -103 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 6.5.
Detroit got 8 innings from Justin Verlander, who gave up 0 earned runs on 2 hits, while striking out 10. He earned the victory, while the Tigers got 2 RBIs from Miguel Cabrera in the win.
Oakland got a 5-inning outing from Sonny Gray in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 4 walks and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Jed Lowrie had 1 hit in the loss for the Athletics.
The battle of the bats favored Detroit as they had 8 hits, while Oakland only had 3.
Joaquin Benoit pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.