The Baltimore Orioles and the Detroit Tigers will both be running and gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Comerica Park tonight.
The Orioles will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Chris Tillman in this game. Tillman has a 7-2 record and a 3.61 ERA this season.
It’ll be Rick Porcello on the rubber for the Tigers in this contest. Righthander Porcello is 4-3 with a 4.50 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 132-moneyline favorites versus the Orioles, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.
The Orioles were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Baltimore at +190 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.
Baltimore: 41-31 SU
Detroit: 39-30 SU
Baltimore most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Detroit most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore’s last 6 games on the road
Baltimore is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Detroit
Baltimore is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Detroit’s last 9 games
Detroit is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit’s last 7 games at home
Detroit is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Baltimore at Toronto, Friday, June 21
Detroit home to Boston, Thursday, June 20
The Tigers selected Vanderbilt center fielder Connor Harrell in the 31st round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, but couldn’t get him to sign on the dotted line. However, they finally got their target when Harrell agreed to terms with the team on Tuesday after being picked in the seventh round of this year’s Draft.
Harrell was the only position player Detroit picked in their first 10 selections. Although he manned center field throughout college, Tigers vice president of amateur scouting David Chadd said the team expects him to learn all three outfield positions and that he won’t be an everyday center fielder.
Harrell joins three other players that agreed to terms with the Tigers on Tuesday. The group includes Texas closer Corey Knebel (39th overall), shortstop Steven Negron from Miami Dade Community College (17th round) and right-handed pitcher Chase Edwards from Hill Junior College (24th round).
The team has now signed 23 of their 41 selections and 10 of their first 15 picks from this year’s 2013 Draft.