Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers
The Detroit Tigers and the Houston Astros face off on Wednesday at Comerica Park for game three of their so far one sided series. The Tigers are -300 favorites over the Astros with an over/under run total set at 8.5.
The Detroit Tigers are looking to get back to the World Series after losing last season and on Tuesday they once again looked focused and took care of business. Miguel Cabrera had two hits including a home run and Victor Martinez and Omar Infante each had two hits as the Tigers scored six runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Doug Fister had a little trouble early and he allowed five hits and two runs while striking out seven over seven innings to get the win and go to 5-1 on the season. For Wednesday’s game the Tigers start max Scherzer who has won his last four starts. For the season Scherzer has allowed 37 hits and 19 earned runs while striking out 61 over 47.1 innings of work for a 5-0 record and a 3.61 ERA.
The Houston Astros once again got off to a nice start against the Tigers but they were unable to do anything even close to hanging on as they fell in Detroit on Tuesday. J.D. Martinez had two hits and Jake Elmore, Chris Carter, and Carlos Pena all had hits as the Astros scored two runs on five hits. Starting pitcher Lucas Harell allowed seven hits and five runs over five innings to take the loss and fall to 3-4 o the season. For Wednesday’s game Houston starts Dallas Keuchel who pitched well but got a no decision in his last start. For the season Keuchel has allowed 27 hit and 11 earned runs while striking out 13 over 22.1 innings of work for a 0-1 record and a 4.43 ERA.
Detroit is 50-19 in their last 69 home games, 12-5 in their last 17 games, and 20-7 in Scherzer’s last 27 starts. Houston is 33-94 in their last 127 games overall, 15-53 in their last 68 road games, and 3-12 in Keuchel’s last 15 starts. Houston has lost six in a row in Detroit.
This series simply hasn’t been competitive and I don’t se this game being competitive either as the Tigers roll once again.
Detroit Tigers -300 Houston Astros