Matt Boyd (0-1, 3.94 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers (29-28) go up against Aaron Sanchez (5-1, 2.99 ERA) and the Toronto Blue Jays (31-28) in the second of a three-game series at Comerica Park. The Tigers won the last game 11-0, and Detroit leads the series 1-0. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jun. 7 and will air on FSDT and RSN.
In his last start, Boyd pitched 6.1 innings, giving up four runs, striking out three and walking one in a 5-4 loss to the Yankees. Nick Castellanos (.317, 27 Rs, 10 HRs, 33 RBIs, 1 SB) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 5 with three runs. The Blue Jays were victorious the last time Sanchez pitched. He pitched well, going 6.2 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out six and walking two in a 7-0 victory over the Yankees. Michael Saunders (.289, 28 Rs, 9 HRs, 19 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday.
The Blue Jays are a -135 favorite and the total is 9.
So far this season, the Tigers are 1-0 against the Blue Jays.
Predictions: SU Winner - DET
The Tigers won their last game by an 11-run margin. In games decided by a margin of 10 runs or more, the Blue Jays are 1-3. The Tigers are 1-0 in blowouts this season.
Detroit has won 44% (12-15) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, Toronto has won 48% (11-12) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Blue Jays didn't score any runs in their last game. The Tigers have a 3-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they outhit their opponents, the Blue Jays are 23-7. The Tigers have a 24-7 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 17th, Toronto sits in the bottom half of the league in runs, scoring 246 this season. Detroit ranks in the top 10 at ninth with 270.
Ranking 21st, Detroit is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 164 this season. Toronto ranks in the top five with 207.
The Tigers are 25-14 when they hit at least one home run. The Blue Jays perform similarly when they hit one or more homers with a 26-15 record.