In the last of a three-game series between the New York Yankees (31-31) and the Detroit Tigers (31-30) at Yankee Stadium, Michael Pineda (3-6, 6.14 ERA) and Michael Fulmer (6-1, 2.83 ERA) take the mound. The Tigers won the last game 6-1, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game starts at 2:05 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jun. 12 and will air on FSDT and YES.
In his most recent outing, Pineda pitched 7.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out four and walking two in a 6-3 victory over the Angels. The Tigers were victorious over the Blue Jays 11-0 the last time Fulmer pitched. He went 6.0 innings, giving up zero runs, striking out five and walking three. Ian Kinsler (.317, 51 Rs, 12 HRs, 40 RBIs, 7 SBs) has been doing well, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and five RBIs.
The Yankees are a -120 favorite with a total of 9.
Pick - Det
When leading after seven innings, New York is 20-16, while Detroit is 14-15.
The Detroit batters brought in a solid 10 hits last game. New York has a record of 6-18 when their opponents get that many hits or more.
When they outhit their opponents, the Tigers are 26-7. The Yankees have a 23-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 24th in runs, New York has earned 246 this season. Detroit ranks 12th with 281 runs.
Ranking 24th, New York is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.699). Detroit ranks in the top 10 at eighth with an OPS of .763.
When the Tigers allow at least one home run, they are 16-21, well-matched with the Yankees who are 18-23 when allowing at least one homer.