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MLB : ATS Matchup

DETROIT (9 - 11) at PITTSBURGH (12 - 10)
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Tuesday, 4/24/2018 7:05 PM
JORDAN ZIMMERMANN (R) vs. CHAD KUHL (R)
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
927DETROIT+155Ov 8.5,-125+160Ov 8,-105
928PITTSBURGH-165Un 8.5,+105-170Un 8,-115
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games9-11-1.89-114.70.2490.3110.3870.6984.50.2490.3150.3990.713
Road Games3-4-0.12-53.00.1930.2630.2580.5203.70.2410.3080.3730.681
vs Right-handed Starters8-9-0.26-114.20.2340.2970.3670.6644.10.2460.3090.3880.697
Past 7 Games5-2+2.54-36.40.3100.3630.5250.8874.60.2540.3300.4150.745
Grass Games9-11-1.89-114.70.2490.3110.3870.6984.50.2490.3150.3990.713
Night Games1-7-63-52.90.2170.2590.3480.6074.90.2480.3200.4210.741
Interleague0-3-3.12-15.30.2370.3330.3810.7157.30.2840.3360.4660.802
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.70.2490.31120695173377150.387926314591401512228
Road Games3.00.1930.2637233459020.2582122587513574
Righty Starters4.20.2340.29717586137317110.367695312491181210206
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.421.39475.3393772633703-64450%
Road Games2.601.30127.78823113291-220100%

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games12-10+1.711-84.70.2480.3140.4000.7144.40.2450.3140.3730.686
Home Games5-4+05-35.30.2660.3470.4160.7633.70.2220.3010.3410.642
vs Right-handed Starters10-8+2.17-84.40.2440.3110.3820.6933.80.2240.3010.3330.634
Past 7 Games1-6-5.81-32.40.1960.2510.3040.5554.00.2240.3030.3460.650
Grass Games12-10+1.711-84.70.2480.3140.4000.7144.40.2450.3140.3730.686
Night Games4-8-5.56-43.70.2200.2830.3460.6295.20.2820.3460.4240.770
Interleague4-1+2.84-16.00.2600.3480.4240.7725.40.2380.3250.4000.725
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.70.2480.31422750186377210.4009972166111401910239
Home Games5.30.2660.34792937818460.41646365246061115
Righty Starters4.40.2440.31118615150297140.38275601348120169197
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games5.231.48674444379731762-56366.7%
Home Games4.181.35728131324314240-12166.7%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
DETROIT - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/10/2018BOYD(L)@ CLEVELANDTOMLIN(R)1-2L1858.5 unU680431
4/11/2018ZIMMERMANN(R)@ CLEVELANDCARRASCO(R)1-5L2308 ovU3301090
4/12/2018FULMER(R)@ CLEVELANDBAUER(R)3-9L1908.5 ovO91131592
4/13/2018FIERS(R)NY YANKEESMONTGOMERY(L)6-8L+1609 ovO12611191
4/17/2018LIRIANO(L)BALTIMORECASHNER(R)4-2W+1009 evU980671
4/18/2018BOYD(L)BALTIMOREGAUSMAN(R)6-5W+1158.5 unO1360760
4/19/2018ZIMMERMANN(R)BALTIMORECOBB(R)13-8W+1109 ovO18801471
4/20/2018FULMER(R)KANSAS CITYHAMMEL(R)3-2W-1309 unU63012100
4/20/2018NORRIS(L)KANSAS CITYJUNIS(R)2-3L-1058 ovU5426100
4/21/2018FIERS(R)KANSAS CITYDUFFY(L)12-4W-1108.5 evO161211181
4/22/2018LIRIANO(L)KANSAS CITYSKOGLUND(L)5-8L-1709 ovO840761
4/24/2018ZIMMERMANN(R)@ PITTSBURGHKUHL(R) 
4/25/2018BOYD(L)@ PITTSBURGHTAILLON(R) 
4/26/2018FULMER(R)@ PITTSBURGHNOVA(R) 
4/27/2018FIERS(R)@ BALTIMORECASHNER(R) 
4/28/2018LIRIANO(L)@ BALTIMOREGAUSMAN(R) 
4/29/2018ZIMMERMANN(R)@ BALTIMORECOBB(R) 
4/30/2018 TAMPA BAY  
5/1/2018 TAMPA BAY  

PITTSBURGH - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/10/2018NOVA(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSCHATWOOD(R)8-5W1409 evO12611070
4/11/2018BRAULT(L)@ CHICAGO CUBSLESTER(L)5-13L1708.5 evO8501670
4/12/2018WILLIAMS(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSHENDRICKS(R)6-1W1808.5 ovU9110771
4/13/2018KUHL(R)@ MIAMIPETERS(L)2-7L-1408 ovO5411470
4/14/2018TAILLON(R)@ MIAMIRICHARDS(R)1-0W-1707.5 ovU550690
4/15/2018NOVA(R)@ MIAMIURENA(R)7-3W-1458.5 unO1381760
4/16/2018BRAULT(L)COLORADOMARQUEZ(R)2-6L-1258 unP430731
4/17/2018WILLIAMS(R)COLORADOBETTIS(R)0-2L-1408 unU550560
4/18/2018KUHL(R)COLORADOFREELAND(L)10-2W-1207.5 evO1370790
4/19/2018TAILLON(R)@ PHILADELPHIAARRIETA(R)0-7L-1157 evP240970
4/20/2018NOVA(R)@ PHILADELPHIALIVELY(R)1-2L1008 ovU690850
4/21/2018BRAULT(L)@ PHILADELPHIANOLA(R)2-6L1608 ovP852770
4/22/2018WILLIAMS(R)@ PHILADELPHIAPIVETTA(R)2-3L1508 ovU7928102
4/24/2018KUHL(R)DETROITZIMMERMANN(R) 
4/25/2018TAILLON(R)DETROITBOYD(L) 
4/26/2018NOVA(R)DETROITFULMER(R) 
4/27/2018BRAULT(L)ST LOUISMIKOLAS(R) 
4/28/2018WILLIAMS(R)ST LOUISMIKOLAS(R) 
4/29/2018KUHL(R)ST LOUISWEAVER(R) 
4/30/2018 @ WASHINGTON  
5/1/2018 @ WASHINGTON  
KEY GAME INFORMATION
DETROIT: 2017: 64-98, fifth place.
MANAGER: Ron Gardenhire (first season).
ADDITIONS: OF Leonys Martin, RHP Mike Fiers, LHP Francisco Liriano, OF Victor Reyes.
SUBTRACTIONS: Manager Brad Ausmus, 2B Ian Kinsler, RHP Anibal Sanchez, INF Andrew Romine, RHP Bruce Rondon.
OUTLOOK: The Tigers traded Verlander, Justin Upton and J.D. Martinez last season, then dealt away Kinsler during the offseason. There could be more big moves on the horizon ' Fulmer, Iglesias and Castellanos should all have some trade value, but each of them is young enough that he could be useful to the Tigers when they become competitive again. That's especially true of Fulmer, the 2016 AL Rookie of the Year. Barring a huge surprise in terms of on-field results, the biggest suspense this season might revolve around how general
MANAGER Al Avila approaches the next few steps in the rebuild.
PITTSBURGH: 2017 75-87, fourth place
MANAGER Clint Hurdle (seventh season)
ADDITIONS: OF Corey Dickerson, LHP Kyle Crick, RHP Joe Musgrove, RHP Michael Feliz, 3B Colin Moran
SUBTRACTIONS: CF Andrew McCutchen, RHP Gerrit Cole, RHP Daniel Hudson, C Chris Stewart, 1B John Jaso, RHP Joaquin Benoit
OUTLOOK: General Manager Neal Huntington insists the Pirates are not rebuilding, but it certainly looks that way after they flipped franchise cornerstones McCutchen and Cole for less expensive and less proven talent. The Pirates did nothing in free agency, though they were able to grab Dickerson -- an All-Star for Tampa Bay last season -- in February. Dickerson's arrival gives Pittsburgh some stability in the outfield, but the Pirates still have some serious power issues outside of Bell, who finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting. Pittsburgh finished 29th in the majors in home runs in 2017, and while McCutchen and Dickerson's numbers are comparable, the rest of the lineup isn't exactly imposing. If Marte can put his suspension-marred 2017 behind him, if Polanco and his hamstrings can stay healthy, if Moran proves he can do more than spell Freese at third, and if Taillon, Kuhl and Williams all improve, Pittsburgh could be competitive. That's a lot of "ifs," probably a few too many.
PREVIEW
Pirates aim to bounce back vs. Tigers
 

Three weeks after the Pittsburgh Pirates opened the season with a three-game sweep of the Tigers in the bitter cold in Detroit, the teams are set to meet for another three-game set beginning Tuesday at PNC Park.

Both clubs, who had a day off Monday, have had some twists and turns in the three weeks since that earlier series.

Pittsburgh used the three wins to launch into an 11-4 start that had the Pirates sitting atop the National League Central. Then came a 1-6 swoon, including getting swept in a four-game series at Philadelphia over the weekend.

The Pirates (12-10) have fallen to third in the National League Central.

"We had a rough week. We need to take a day off and figure it out, and show up ready to play at home," said Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle, whose team was held to five runs in the four-game sweep and has scored two runs or fewer in eight of its past 10 games.

"We haven't performed well -- I think it's the last 10 games -- for a while now. Two games we've performed well offensively; the other eight have been a challenge."

Pittsburgh piled up 22 runs in the season-opening series against the Tigers, a series that had two postponements because of poor weather and a subsequent doubleheader.

Detroit, meanwhile, continued to struggle after that opening series en route to a 4-9 start. Since then, though, the Tigers have gathered some steam.

They just concluded a 5-3 homestand, its first winning record for a stretch of eight or more home games since last June into July.

"(We'd) like to be 8-0. Everybody would," Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said. "But our guys are playing."

The Tigers (9-11), like Pittsburgh, are third in their division, the American League Central.

In the series opener Tuesday, Detroit right-hander Jordan Zimmermann (1-0, 7.71 ERA) gets another shot at the Pirates after getting a no-decision on Opening Day. He will face Pittsburgh right-hander Chad Kuhl (2-1, 4.57 ERA).

In his earlier start against the Pirates, Zimmermann gave up four runs and six hits in six innings, with one walk and eight strikeouts.

He got his first win Thursday during the Tigers' recent surge, allowing four runs and seven hits -- three of them homers -- with two walks and seven strikeouts, in 5 1/3 innings in a 13-8 win against Baltimore.

In five career appearances against Pittsburgh, Zimmermann is 1-3 with a 4.35 ERA. In three career starts at PNC Park, he is 1-2 with a 3.32 ERA.

Kuhl will be making his fifth start of the season. He picked up one of the few recent Pirates wins when he allowed one run in six innings in a 10-2 win Wednesday against Colorado.

"Just to go out there, execute my pitches and have everything working, it just feels great," Kuhl said after what was his longest start and first quality start of the season.

Kuhl is 2-0 with a 5.40 ERA in two career starts against Detroit, including a win in the season-opening series, when he gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings in an 8-6 win.


Last Updated: 8/21/2018 2:15:58 PM EST


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