Mike Pelfrey (0-3, 3.68 ERA) and Rich Hill (2-2, 3.32 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a four-game series between the Detroit Tigers (9-9) and the Oakland Athletics (10-10) at Comerica Park. The Tigers won the last game 7-3, and Detroit leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 26 and can be seen on CSCA and FSDT.
Pelfrey pitched 5.0 innings in his most recent start, surrendering four runs (one unearned), striking out two and walking five in a 4-0 defeat to the Royals. Victor Martinez (.281, 7 Rs, 3 HRs, 11 RBIs) had another good game yesterday, going 2 for 4 with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Hill went 6.0 innings, surrendering two, striking out 10 and walking four in a 7-3 win over the Yankees in his last outing. Josh Reddick (.265, 8 Rs, 4 HRs, 11 RBIs, 1 SB) has been successful at the plate for the Athletics, going 2 for 4 yesterday.
The odds for Detroit and Oakland are Oakland -120, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 9.
The Tigers have the edge in the season series, 1-0.
Predictions: SU Winner - DET
Detroit recorded at least two errors for the second time this season.
The Tigers are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Athletics have a 3-4 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they are outhit, the Athletics are 2-8. The Tigers have a 2-7 record when opponents outhit them.
Both falling in the top half of the league based on total home runs this season, Detroit ranks 11th with 22 homers and Oakland is 14th with 21.
Ranking 21st, Oakland is near the bottom of the league in hits, notching 8.05 per game. Detroit ranks in the top 10 with 8.94.
Ranking first in on-base plus slugging percentage, Detroit has an OPS of .000 this season. Oakland ranks 26th with an OPS of .666.
When the Athletics allow at least one home run, they are 5-8, well-matched with the Tigers who are 4-6 when allowing at least one homer.