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MLB : ATS Matchup
Wednesday 4/25/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
+1.5  -120

-1.5  +100



DETROIT (9 - 11) at PITTSBURGH (12 - 10)
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Wednesday, 4/25/2018 4:05 PM
** Doubleheader Game #1
Board OpeningLatest
981DETROIT+182Ov 7.5,-110+185Ov 7.5,-110
982PITTSBURGH-195Un 7.5,-110-200Un 7.5,-110
DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
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
Day Games8-4+4.26-65.90.2690.3420.4110.7544.20.2500.3120.3840.696
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games4.70.2490.31120695173377150.387926314591401512228
Road Games3.00.1930.2637233459020.2582122587513574
Righty Starters4.20.2340.29717586137317110.367695312491181210206
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games4.421.39475.3393772633703-64450%
Road Games2.601.30127.78823113291-220100%

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
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
Day Games8-2+7.25-45.90.2780.3470.4570.8043.40.2020.2760.3120.588
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games4.70.2480.31422750186377210.4009972166111401910239
Home Games5.30.2660.34792937818460.41646365246061115
Righty Starters4.40.2440.31118615150297140.38275601348120169197
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games5.231.48674444379731762-56366.7%
Home Games4.181.35728131324314240-12166.7%
DETROIT - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
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
5/2/2018 TAMPA BAY  

 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
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
5/2/2018 @ WASHINGTON  
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.
Pirates, Tigers to play two after rainout

After what amounted to an extra day off, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers will play a doubleheader starting in the late afternoon Wednesday at PNC Park.

The teams both had a scheduled day off Monday, and Tuesday's series opener was postponed after a rain delay of 1:37 at the start.

Detroit right-hander Jordan Zimmermann (1-0, 7.71 ERA) will square off against Pittsburgh right-hander Jameson Taillon (2-1, 1.86 ERA) in the opener.

In the second game, Pirates right-hander Chad Kuhl (2-1, 4.57 ERA) will oppose Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd (0-1, 1.40 ERA).

Pittsburgh (12-10) has lost four games in a row and is on a 1-6 swoon. It opened the season by sweeping the Tigers in three games in Detroit.

The Tigers (9-11), conversely, are coming off a 5-3 homestand, their first winning record for a stretch of eight or more home games since last June-into-July.

Taillon, in particular, has been looking forward to this start -- not because it's against the Tigers, whom he has never faced, but because of his last outing.

He knew immediately after his last start what he needed to do differently his next time out.

Taillon, 26, started the season like gangbusters and took a 0.89 ERA into his start Thursday at Philadelphia. After a nine-pitch first inning that extended his scoreless stretch to 16 innings, the bottom fell out in the second.

He gave up five runs, four hits, two walks, hit a batter and needed 43 pitches in the second before leaving after just 1 2/3 innings, the shortest outing of his young but promising career. Three RBI hits came on full counts.

"You've got to realize you're always one pitch away, and you've got to make that pitch," Taillon said after what was a 7-0 loss. "So next time I'll look to make that pitch, and I'll look not to put myself in that spot -- three-ball counts, hit-by-pitch with two strikes ... I kind of did it to myself."

Taillon had breezed through his first three starts, including a one-hit shutout with seven strikeouts a 5-0 win over Cincinnati on April 8.

Surprisingly, beyond making his pitches in key spots, he won't be looking to do much different against the Tigers.

"It obviously didn't play well, but overall, it felt about the same," Taillon said of his pitches against the Phillies compared to his first three outings.

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.

Boyd, in the nightcap, will be making his second career start against the Pirates and looking for his first win against them. Last Aug. 8 at PNC Park, he got a loss when he gave up six runs (five of them earned) and nine hits, with one walk and five strikeouts in four innings.

This season, Boyd has had quality starts in each of his three outings, an extension of his strong finish in 2017. Over his past seven starts dating to Sept. 12, he has a 2.00 ERA over 45 innings with 43 strikeouts.

"I just focus on hitting the glove," Boyd said. "I focus on changing speeds. My goal is to hit my spots right now and change speeds on all my pitches -- add and subtract with all my pitches and keep hitters off-balance."

Kuhl is 2-0 with a 5.40 ERA in two career starts against Detroit.

Last Updated: 1/17/2019 1:39:28 AM EST

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