In the second of a three-game series between the Oakland Athletics (20-29) and the Detroit Tigers (24-23) at O.C. Coliseum, Jesse Hahn (1-2, 4.07 ERA) and Matt Boyd (0-0, 0.00 ERA) take the mound. The Tigers won the last game 4-1, and Detroit leads the series 1-0. The game gets underway at 4:05 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 28 and will air on CSCA and FSDT.
In his most recent outing, Hahn pitched 5.2 innings, giving up four runs and striking out three in a 5-4 loss to the Yankees. Khris Davis (.233, 19 Rs, 13 HRs, 31 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday. The Tigers were unsuccessful against the Indians 6-3 the last time Boyd pitched. He went 4.2 innings, allowing zero runs, striking out two and walking three. Nick Castellanos (.341, 23 Rs, 10 HRs, 32 RBIs, 1 SB) has been doing well offensively for the Tigers, going 2 for 4 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds are Athletics -115 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.5.
The Tigers are 4-1 against the Athletics this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - DET
When leading after seven innings, Detroit is 10-12, while Oakland is 8-13.
The Tigers are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Athletics have a 5-14 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Tigers are 19-6. The Athletics have a 15-3 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 22nd in runs, Oakland has earned 187 this season. Detroit ranks 10th with 215 runs.
Oakland and Detroit both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Oakland sits at 28th with 110 this season and Detroit ranks 25th with 128.
The Athletics are 16-14 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Tigers are 22-12 when they hit at least one homer.