Anibal Sanchez (3-4, 4.76 ERA) and Jimmy Nelson (1-4, 4.22 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Detroit Tigers (23-16) and the Milwaukee Brewers (14-25) at Comerica Park. The Brewers won the last game 3-2 and Milwaukee leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:08 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May. 19 and can be seen on FSN-WI and FSN-DET.

Sanchez is 2-1 with a 5.30 ERA in his appearances against the Brewers, but goes up against a below-average Milwaukee offense which is batting just .227 this season. Miguel Cabrera (.333, 23 Rs, 10 HRs, 30 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday. Nelson went 6.2 innings, surrendering four runs, striking out three and walking two in a 4-2 defeat to the White Sox in his most recent start. Ryan Braun (.254, 22 Rs, 8 HRs, 23 RBIs, 4 SBs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one stolen base.

Detroit is a -160 favorite against Milwaukee and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Tigers have recorded an overall money line of +628 and have shown high-level performance as a favorite this season with a record of 15-9. In interleague play, they have a 4-2 record SU. The Tigers have no trouble scoring as they rank fifth in the AL in offense with 4.5 runs per game. The Tigers are one of the best in the AL in terms of hits with an impressive 9.7 per game. Detroit is one of the best in the MLB in terms of steals, swiping 35 bases. Crossing over to the pitching and defensive side, it's been a struggle for opposing teams to score runs against the Tigers. The 4.0 runs that Detroit's pitchers allow per game makes them the fifth-ranked staff in the AL. The Tigers are the fourth-best team in the AL at limiting walks to their opponents, allowing only 2.5 walks per game so far this season.

As for their opponent, Milwaukee is coming in with an overall money line of -1,139 and a disappointing record of 9-15 as the underdog. Milwaukee has had a tough time against teams in the AL, coming in winless as the underdog ({}). Their performance SU is a bit better, with a 1-2. Offensively, the Brewers have really picked up the pace in the last 10 games. They have exceeded their season average of 3.7 runs per game by averaging 4.8 during that stretch.

The Brewers have the edge in the season series, 1-0. The Tigers have a 16-12 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Nelson takes the mound. Sanchez (RHP) will be on the hill against the Brewers, who have a inferior 11-19 record against right-handed starting pitchers.

Predictions: SU Winner - DET, O/U - Over


In their last game, the Brewers won by a margin of one run. The Tigers are 8-7 in one-run games. The Brewers have a 4-4 record in close games.

When the Tigers play into extra innings, they have a 2-1 record. The Brewers are 1-1 when their games exceed nine innings.

The Brewers are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Tigers have a 7-8 record when opponents give up that many walks or fewer.

When they outhit their opponents, the Brewers are 9-2. The Tigers have a 20-3 record when outhitting opponents.

Ranking 24th, Milwaukee sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 145 this season. Detroit ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 172.

Ranking 25th, Milwaukee is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 89 this season. Detroit ranks in the top five at fourth with 134.

The Tigers are 16-5 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Brewers are 13-9 when they hit at least one homer.