The Oakland Athletics (46-107) host the Detroit Tigers (72-81) on Friday night. The Tigers took the series opener, 7-3, handing the A’s their eighth straight loss. The season series is now tied at two games apiece, so tonight’s game will break the tie.
Tigers vs Athletics Betting Odds
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Tigers vs Athletics Match Details
Fixture: Detroit Tigers @ Oakland Athletics
Date & Time: Friday, September 22, 9:40 p.m. EDT
Venue: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Oakland is going with Ken Waldichuk tonight, who is 3-8 with a 5.61 ERA. The lefty prefers pitching at home, where he has a more respectable 4.60 ERA, compared to his sky-high 6.49 ERA. Detroit has one of the worst lineups in the MLB, but lately they have been able to score a decent amount of runs. The A’s have lost three of Waldichuks’ last four outings, so they’ll have to provide him with better run support tonight.
Sawyer Gipson-Long is on the mound for Detroit, making his third career start. His first two starts have gone well, totaling ten innings, allowing three runs, and striking out 16. The A’s strike out a lot, and they’re dead last in runs and some other team hitting stats. Gipson-Long has been able to handle the White Sox’s lineup and the Angels’ lineup, so he shouldn’t have trouble tonight.
Detroit Tigers vs Oakland Athletics Betting Prediction
Both teams are out of the playoff picture, but Detroit comes in having won six of their past eight. Oakland is in a rough stretch right now, even by their standards, and they’re extremely streaky, usually on the losing side. Back the Tigers here to win and cover again after last night’s comfortable victory.