Cincinnati Reds vs. Detroit Tigers
The Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers meet for the rubber match of their three game series on Sunday Night. The Reds are -140 favorites over the Tigers with an over/under run total set at 9.
The Cincinnati Reds played tough on Saturday but it wasn’t good enough to take their second game in a row from the Tigers. Chris Heisey had two hits and Joey Votto and Jay Bruce each had hits as the Reds had six hits in all and scored two runs. On the mound Bronso9n Arroyo allowed five hits and two runs while striking out four over seven innings to not factor in the decision as Sean Marshall took the loss. For Sunday Night’s game Cincinnati sends Homer Bailey out for the start as he looks to bounce back from a loss in his last start. For the season Bailey has allowed 69 hits and 32 earned runs while striking out 47 over 65.2 innings of work for a 4.39 ERA.
The Detroit Tigers have been a big disappointment thus far this year but on Saturday they met their expectations and got the win. Prince Fielder and Ramon Santiago each had two hits and a home run and Brennan Boesch had a hit as the Tigers scored three runs on seven hits. Justin Verlander allowed six hits and two runs while striking out nine over six innings to not factor in the decision as Brayan Villarreal got the win and Jose Valverde earned his 11th save. For Sunday’s game Detroit starts Drew Smyly who has allowed four runs in each of his last five starts. For the season Smyly has allowed 59 hits and 25 earned runs while striking out 55 over 60.2 innings of work for a 3.71 ERA.
Cincinnati is 7-3 in their last 10 game three of a series, 13-7 in their last 20 games overall, and 1-4 in Bailey’s last five interleague starts. Detroit is 15-6 in their last 21 games against the N.L. Central, 1-4 in their last five games against a right handed starter, and 1-5 in Smyly’s last six starts.
I expect to see some offense in this one and for it to come in over the total.