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MLB : ATS Matchup
Monday 5/27/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore
+1.5  -125

-1.5  +105



PITTSBURGH (31 - 19) at DETROIT (28 - 20)
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Monday, 5/27/2013 1:05 PM
Board OpeningLatest
903PITTSBURGH+160Ov 7.5,-105+180Ov 7.5,-110
904DETROIT-170Un 7.5,-115-190Un 7.5,-110
PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games31-19+1522-273.90.2430.3023.40.2230.295
Road Games13-10+7.214-94.20.2420.3014.10.2490.321
vs Right-handed Starters26-13+16.717-214.20.2480.3083.40.2210.292
Past 7 Games6-1+5.42-53.10.2200.2892.00.1950.229
Grass Games31-19+1522-273.90.2430.3023.40.2230.295
Day Games12-7+8.511-84.40.2550.3153.50.2130.290
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games3.90.2430.302501652401141510.031901393843133836314540
Road Games4.20.2420.3012377818862300.0495661951215417132319
Righty Starters4.20.2480.308391281318113410.031551102992526127263631
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games2.771.118175.35454134166216411-622581.5%
Road Games3.591.19882.73333721127695-310283.3%

DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games28-20-3.428-195.40.2840.3494.00.2400.300
Home Games16-8-115-86.00.3070.3733.80.2320.295
vs Left-handed Starters4-6-77-25.60.2860.3585.50.2740.335
Past 7 Games5-2+1.83-46.40.3160.3784.10.2480.298
Grass Games28-20-3.428-195.40.2840.3494.00.2400.300
Day Games10-13-12.214-84.70.2750.3384.20.2430.317
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games5.40.2840.349481737493150530.032541743331838145203832
Home Games6.00.3070.3732482225276290.041438714271782551915
Lefty Starters5.60.2860.3581036710530130.04564167185851110
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games3.721.246145.3606011410671604-89660%
Home Games4.051.38360272748535611-45362.5%
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
5/13/2013BURNETT(R)MILWAUKEEESTRADA(R)1-5L-1507 unU443960
5/14/2013LOCKE(L)MILWAUKEELOHSE(R)4-3W+1157.5 evU101101190
5/15/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)3-1W-1058 ovU460651
5/16/2013LIRIANO(L)MILWAUKEEBURGOS(R)7-1W-1458 ovP1391681
5/17/2013GOMEZ(R)HOUSTONLYLES(R)5-4W-1858.5 ovO10112763
5/18/2013BURNETT(R)HOUSTONBEDARD(L)2-4L-2557.5 unU9901080
5/19/2013LOCKE(L)HOUSTONHARRELL(R)1-0W-1708.5 unU430330
5/21/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)CHICAGO CUBSGARZA(R)5-4W-1457.5 unO8901181
5/22/2013LIRIANO(L)CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R)1-0W-1357.5 unU352481
5/23/2013GOMEZ(R)CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON(R)4-2W-1307.5 ovU981751
5/24/2013BURNETT(R)@ MILWAUKEEESTRADA(R)1-2L1007.5 ovU550440
5/25/2013LOCKE(L)@ MILWAUKEEFIERS(R)5-2W1159 unU960552
5/26/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)@ MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)5-4W1308 unO10911061
6/1/2013 CINCINNATI  
6/2/2013 CINCINNATI  
6/3/2013 @ ATLANTA  

DETROIT - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
5/13/2013SANCHEZ(R)HOUSTONNORRIS(R)7-2W-3058 unO920760
5/14/2013FISTER(R)HOUSTONHARRELL(R)6-2W-2958.5 unU1070530
5/15/2013SCHERZER(R)HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L)5-7L-3509 unO870821
5/16/2013VERLANDER(R)@ TEXASDARVISH(R)4-10L1057.5 unO7511030
5/17/2013PORCELLO(R)@ TEXASTEPESCH(R)2-1W11510.5 unU6101881
5/18/2013SANCHEZ(R)@ TEXASGRIMM(R)2-7L-1309.5 evU7521390
5/19/2013FISTER(R)@ TEXASHOLLAND(L)8-11L1209 unO131011890
5/21/2013SCHERZER(R)@ CLEVELANDKLUBER(R)5-1W-1359 unU1190340
5/22/2013VERLANDER(R)@ CLEVELANDJIMENEZ(R)11-7W-1508 ovO14701380
5/23/2013PORCELLO(R)MINNESOTADIAMOND(L)7-6W-1609 unO151111270
5/24/2013SANCHEZ(R)MINNESOTADEDUNO(R)6-0W-2008.5 unU1180140
5/25/2013FISTER(R)MINNESOTAWALTERS(R)2-3L-2259 unU971970
5/26/2013SCHERZER(R)MINNESOTAPELFREY(R)6-1W-2709 unU631380
6/1/2013 @ BALTIMORE  
6/2/2013 @ BALTIMORE  
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (PITTSBURGH-DETROIT) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Pirates-Tigers Preview* ========================


Pittsburgh (30-19) at Detroit (27-20), 1:08 p.m. EDT

The Detroit Tigers have generally gotten the better of Francisco Liriano throughout his career, while Justin Verlander has stifled the Pittsburgh Pirates.

But Liriano has been dominant thus far in his tenure with Pittsburgh. Conversely, Verlander would like to recapture his own usual dominance.

The two face each other Monday as the Pirates visit the Tigers in the opener of a four-game series.

The Pirates (31-19) agreed on a deal with Liriano (3-0, 1.00 ERA) in December, but a broken right arm suffered in a freak accident delayed his debut for the club until May 11. The left-hander has been tough on opponents since, yielding two runs over 18 innings while striking out 25.

Liriano struggled historically against the Tigers, going 5-7 with a 5.93 ERA. But he was nearly untouchable his last time out, fanning nine in seven innings of a 1-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.

Poor command has sometimes plagued Liriano during his career, but his walk rate of 3.0 per nine innings is his lowest since 2010 when he won AL Comeback Player of the Year with Minnesota.

"I think I work hard in the offseason, location-wise with my fastball and everything is working so far," Liriano said. "Pitching is all about location so when you can locate your pitches, you have better results."

Liriano isn't the only pitcher rolling lately for the Pirates, whose pitchers own a 2.25 ERA over the last 13 contests. Pittsburgh claimed its 13th victory in 15 games Sunday with a 5-4 win at Milwaukee, improving to a season-best 12 games above .500.

"We are getting a little bit better," manager Clint Hurdle said. "We did some good things today, and we probably complicated the game for ourselves a couple different times as well. But we were able to play through it. We got on top and we stayed on top."

Verlander (5-4, 3.66) will try to follow the act of Max Scherzer, who improved to 7-0 in Detroit's 6-1 victory over Minnesota on Sunday, the fifth win in six games for the Tigers (28-20).

In three career starts against Pittsburgh, Verlander is 3-0 with a 1.44 ERA and two complete games. But he's sputtered in his last three outings, yielding 17 runs over 12 2-3 innings.

He gave up five runs and 10 hits in five innings of an 11-7 victory at Cleveland on Wednesday, though he had to wait through a 62-minute rain delay to record his final two outs.

Verlander admitted to working too quickly in the fifth, trying to close out the inning before play was halted, but he surrendered a three-run homer.

"I kind of rushed a little bit and ended up trying to get some quick outs, because I knew (the rain) was coming," he told the team's official website. "Made some bad pitches, got hurt."

Andrew McCutchen was 2 for 5 Sunday and is 17 for 39 (.436) over his last nine games, but is 2 for 11 off Verlander. Russell Martin is 5 for 12 versus the right-hander.

Victor Martinez is 11 for 24 with five doubles against Liriano, while Miguel Cabrera is 9 for 26 with eight walks.

The Pirates are 5-10 all-time in Detroit but have won six of eight in the series in Pittsburgh, where the teams will play Wednesday and Thursday.

Last Updated: 8/27/2014 6:07:21 AM EST

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