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MLB : ATS Matchup
Thursday 4/26/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
+1.5  -150

-1.5  +130



DETROIT (10 - 12) at PITTSBURGH (13 - 11)
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Thursday, 4/26/2018 12:35 PM
Board OpeningLatest
919DETROIT+125Ov 8,+100+150Ov 8,+110
920PITTSBURGH-135Un 8,-120-160Un 8,-130
DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games10-12-111-115.00.2580.3180.4120.7304.90.2610.3270.4120.739
Road Games4-5+0.74-54.10.2300.2910.3510.6434.90.2730.3410.4120.754
vs Right-handed Starters9-10+0.78-114.60.2460.3070.3980.7054.60.2600.3240.4050.729
Past 7 Games4-3+1.25-27.30.3140.3640.5290.8936.10.2990.3690.4580.827
Grass Games10-12-111-115.00.2580.3180.4120.7304.90.2610.3270.4120.739
Day Games9-4+6.17-66.50.2840.3530.4450.7984.70.2580.3190.3970.716
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games5.00.2580.31822775200438200.41210668165111561614228
Road Games4.10.2300.29193137215170.3513527789674774
Righty Starters4.60.2460.30719666164378160.3988358144111341312206
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games4.621.48285.7474488639764-65455.6%
Road Games3.551.52638161539119352-230100%

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
All Games13-11+0.713-85.10.2590.3260.4120.7384.70.2540.3190.3970.716
Home Games6-5-17-36.00.2870.3650.4400.8054.50.2470.3160.4020.718
vs Right-handed Starters10-9+0.18-84.70.2500.3160.3910.7074.30.2390.3110.3640.675
Past 7 Games2-5-4.23-24.70.2590.3210.3900.7125.10.2690.3320.4410.773
Grass Games13-11+0.713-85.10.2590.3260.4120.7384.70.2540.3190.3970.716
Day Games8-3+5.26-46.30.2840.3510.4640.8154.30.2280.2960.3650.662
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
All Games5.10.2590.32624830215417240.412116821791116219122411
Home Games6.00.2870.3651137310722490.44063466548263127
Righty Starters4.70.2500.31619657164317160.391856414081291611197
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
All Games5.031.51882.3504690935852-56366.7%
Home Games3.961.45836.3191635518330-12166.7%
DETROIT - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
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
4/25/2018ZIMMERMANN(R)@ PITTSBURGHTAILLON(R)13-10W1857.5 unO201211492
4/25/2018BOYD(L)@ PITTSBURGHKUHL(R)3-8L1508 unO74115130
5/2/2018 TAMPA BAY  
5/3/2018 @ KANSAS CITY  

 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
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
4/25/2018TAILLON(R)DETROITZIMMERMANN(R)10-13L-2007.5 unO149220121
4/25/2018KUHL(R)DETROITBOYD(L)8-3W-1608 unO15130741
5/2/2018 @ WASHINGTON  
5/3/2018 @ 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 try for second series win over Tigers

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to get back to winning a series when they host the Detroit Tigers on Thursday at PNC Park.

The Pirates (13-11) broke a five-game losing streak Wednesday when they won the second game of a doubleheader 8-3. They dropped the opener 13-10, but manager Clint Hurdle predicted his club produced enough offense in the loss to get a boost for the second game.

"Some guys, I believe, were able to pick up some confidence from the way we were able to swing the bat in game one," Hurdle said.

Before the Pirates lost two recent series in a row, including being swept in four games at Philadelphia last weekend, they had won or split their first five series.

Detroit (10-12) has won six of its past nine games and can avoid losing both interleague series with Pittsburgh this season with a win Thursday. The Pirates opened the season with a three-game sweep in Detroit.

Right-hander Michael Fulmer (1-2, 3.47 ERA) is scheduled to start the series finale for Detroit against Pittsburgh right-hander Ivan Nova (2-1, 4.20).

Fulmer's only career start against Pittsburgh came during that season-opening series, in the first game of a doubleheader. He was on the losing end of a 1-0 game despite giving up the run and four hits in eight innings, with two walks and three strikeouts.

The game's only run came in the first when Fulmer issued one of his two walks and Gregory Polanco followed with an RBI liner.

"It's just tough," Fulmer said. "You get out there and you're amped up the first inning, I felt like I was hitting my spots well and just got that walk and then left a front-door sinker with too much of the plate and Gregory Polanco hit it down the line. But other than that, everything was good."

In his last time out, Fulmer recorded his second quality start but did not get a decision when he allowed two runs and eight hits, with one walk and four strikeouts, in seven innings Friday against Kansas City.

It was again the first game of a doubleheader that Detroit won in extra innings, and Fulmer had to put forth some effort to fulfill manager Ron Gardenhire's request to get deep into the game and preserve the bullpen.

"I think I was breathing out of the wrong eyelid the last two innings I threw," Fulmer joked, according to the Tigers website. "But that's baseball. They did a good job of hitting mistakes I threw, stringing some hits together.

"I still don't think that I had my best stuff, especially for all seven innings. I felt the best I have in a while, but I think if I get two or three balls down in the zone, I think everything will start clicking again."

Nova is 2-0 in his past three starts but, like Fulmer, is coming off a strong outing with a no-decision to show for it because of a lack of run support.

Nova gave up one run in six innings Friday at Philadelphia in what became a 2-1 Pittsburgh loss. The run scored on a fielder's choice.

In that game, his changeup confounded the Phillies.

"I think it was the biggest pitch of the night," Nova said. "I had a good feel for it. I didn't have the curveball working (early), but that was the one I felt comfortable throwing."

Last Updated: 1/17/2019 12:49:22 AM EST

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