Kyle Lobstein (1-0, 5.40 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers (11-2) go up against Nathan Eovaldi (0-0, 4.35 ERA) and the New York Yankees (6-7) in the second of a four-game series at Comerica Park. The Tigers won the last game 2-1 and Detroit leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 7:08 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Apr. 21 and will air on YES and FSN-DET.
In his most recent outing, Lobstein pitched 5.0 innings, giving up three runs, striking out three and walking two in an 8-5 victory over the Indians. In his career against the Tigers, Eovaldi is 0-0 with a 1.50 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and five strikeouts.
Detroit is a -128 favorite in this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is set at nine runs. The Tigers have a winning record of 6-1 when playing as the favorite and an overall money line of +834. Over the last 10 games, they have a very good record when playing as the favorite (4-1). The Tigers come into the game with the top-ranked scoring offense in the AL, averaging 5.7 runs per game. The Tigers are a stellar hitting team with 10.7 hits per game, one of the highest marks in the AL. They have been a terror on the base paths, leading all of baseball with 13 steals. Transitioning to the pitching staff, the Tigers don't allow many hitters to get on base, leading the league with a 0.98 WHIP.
Moving on to the away team, the Yankees come into this game with a win percentage of .500 when playing as the underdog (3-3) and an overall money line of -53. The Yankees are known for their power, smashing 18 home runs.
So far this season, the Tigers are 1-0 against the Yankees. This game will feature Eovaldi (RHP) on the mound against the Tigers, who have not lost a game (4-0) when they take on a right-handed starter at home.
Predictions: SU Winner - DET, O/U - Over
The Yankees lost their last game by a one-run margin. In games decided by one run, the Tigers are 3-1. The Yankees are 3-3 in close games this season.
In extra innings, the Yankees are 0-1.
Having scored one run in their last game, the Yankees are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Tigers have an 8-0 record in games where opponents scored that many runs or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Tigers and the Yankees are both undefeated. Detroit has a 10-0 record in these situations while New York is 3-0.
Detroit ranks at the top of the league when it comes to runs with 70 this season. New York ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 65.
Detroit and New York both rank in the top five of the league in walks. Detroit sits at fifth with 46 this season and New York ranks fourth with 49.
When the Tigers hit at least one home run, they are 8-2. When the Yankees hit at least one homer, they have a 4-6 record.