Sean Manaea (1-2, 7.62 ERA) and the Oakland Athletics (20-28) go up against Michael Fulmer (3-1, 5.13 ERA) and the Detroit Tigers (23-23) in the first of a three-game series at O.C. Coliseum. The game gets underway at 10:05 p.m. ET on Friday, May. 27 and will air on CSCA and FSDT.
In his most recent outing, Manaea pitched 6.2 innings, allowing five runs, striking out four and walking two in a 5-1 loss to the Yankees. Khris Davis (.232, 19 Rs, 13 HRs, 31 RBIs) went 1 for 3 Wednesday with one run, one home run, and one RBI. The Tigers were victorious over the Rays 5-4 the last time Fulmer pitched. He went 7.0 innings, giving up one run, striking out 11 and walking one. Miguel Cabrera (.322, 27 Rs, 11 HRs, 31 RBIs) went 1 for 5 Wednesday with one RBI.
The odds for Detroit and Oakland are Tigers -125, while the Over/Under (O/U) is 8 as of now.
SU Pick - Det
Detroit recorded at least two errors for the fourth time this season.
The Athletics are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Tigers have a 7-8 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they are outhit, the Athletics are 4-24. The Tigers have a 4-14 record when opponents outhit them.
Oakland ranks in the top half of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 51 this season. Detroit ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 60.
Oakland and Detroit both rank near the bottom of the league in walks. Oakland sits at 28th with 109 this season and Detroit ranks 24th with 125.
When the Athletics hit at least one home run, they are 16-14. When the Tigers hit at least one homer, they have a 21-12 record.