David Price (1-0, 0.40 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers (11-3) meet Adam Warren (0-1, 4.82 ERA) and the New York Yankees (7-7) in the third of a four-game series at Comerica Park. The Yankees won the last game 5-2 and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game starts at 7:08 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Apr. 22 and will air on YES and FSN-DET.
Price has a 4.03 ERA and a 10-6 record in his career against the Yankees, and is up against a less-than-stellar New York offense that's hitting just .236 on the year. Anthony Gose (.406, 6 Rs, 1 HR, 5 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong start to the season yesterday, going 2 for 4. In his pitching opportunities against the Tigers, Warren is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA. He gets a strong Detroit offense that's batting .304. Chris Young (.344, 6 Rs, 4 HRs, 9 RBIs) has been doing well to start the season for the Yankees, going 3 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
Detroit is a heavy -205 favorite at home and the Over/Under (O/U) for this matchup is set at seven runs. The Tigers have a winning record of 7-1 when playing as the favorite and an overall money line of +934. Over the last 10 games, they have a very good record when playing as the favorite (4-1). The Tigers rank second in the AL in hits with 10.4 per game. The Tigers are a nightmare for opponents on the bases with 13 steals, one of the highest totals in baseball. Transitioning to the pitching staff, the Tigers lead the AL in ERA with a 2.48 team average. The Tigers are second in the league in WHIP at 1.05.
On the other side, the Yankees have a record of 3-4 when they are the underdog and are -153 overall with the money line. New York is the top home-run-hitting team in the league with 20 home runs.
The Tigers will take on a right-hander (Warren) in this game. They have a 7-1 record against right-handed starting pitchers this season and are a perfect 4-0 at home.
Predictions: SU Winner - DET, O/U - Over
When leading after 7 innings, Detroit is 6-2, while New York is 3-4.
The Tigers are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded five strikeouts. The Yankees have a record of 2-1 when opponents' pitchers have that many strikeouts or fewer.
When they are outhit, the Tigers are 0-2. The Yankees have a 3-6 record when opponents outhit them.
New York tops the league in home runs with 20 this season. Detroit ranks in the top 10 at 10th with 14.
Ranking seventh, New York is in the top 10 of the league in hits, notching 8.15 per game. Detroit ranks in the top five at second with 10.38.
Ranking ninth, New York is in the top 10 of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.739). Detroit ranks in the top five at third with an OPS of .838.
When the Yankees allow at least one home run, they are 4-5. When the Tigers allow one or more homers, they have a 2-3 record.