2:35 pm
August 28

Tigers @ Rangers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Detroit Tigers (49-78)

@ Texas Rangers (58-68)


Starting Pitchers:

Hutchison (DET): 1-7; 4.06 ERA

Arihara (TEX) 1-1; 2.31 ERA


Current odds:

Detroit Tigers: (+143)

Texas Rangers: (-170)


The Detroit Tigers’ offense finally is showing signs of life. The lowest-scoring team in the majors has six or more runs in three straight games for the first time this season, and the Tigers will try to stay in the groove during the finale of a three-game series against the Texas Rangers on Sunday in Arlington, Texas. Detroit rolled to an 11-2 victory on Saturday night, pounding out 18 hits. Eric Haase and Jeimer Candelario each slammed two-run homers and drove in three runs apiece.

Right-hander Drew Hutchison (1-7, 4.06 ERA) will start the series finale for Detroit. In each of his last two starts, he has given up one run in five innings. Despite that, he was charged with the loss against San Francisco on Tuesday. Hutchison’s lone victory came against Cleveland on July 5. Like many of the Tigers’ starters, Hutchison has been affected by a lack of run support. The Tigers have scored just nine runs in his last five starts. Hutchison faced Texas on June 19 and got a no-decision while allowing three runs in 4 2/3 innings. He’s 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in four career starts against the Rangers.

He’ll be opposed by another right-hander, Kohei Arihara (1-1, 2.31 ERA), who will make his third major league start this season. Arihara held Minnesota scoreless in six innings last Sunday in a 7-0 victory. He gave up just four hits and didn’t issue a walk.

Arihara had a 3-6 record with a 4.88 ERA in 18 games, including 14 starts, with Triple-A Round Rock. He gave up three runs in 5 2/3 innings to Oakland in his first major league outing this season.

StreakSmarter Pick
Texas Rangers