Detroit Tigers (37-55, fourth in AL Central) vs. Oakland Athletics (32-61, fifth in AL West)
Oakland, California; Thursday, 3:37 p.m. EDT
Pitching Probables: Tigers: Tariq Scoble (6-8, 3.93 ERA, 1.19 whips, 102 strikeouts); Athletics: Zach Log (0-0)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Athletics-159, Tigers +136; over/under 7 runs
Bottom line: The Oakland Athletics host the Detroit Tigers to begin a two-game series.
Oakland has a 32-61 record overall and an 11-32 record at home. The Athletics lead 11–46 in games when they have allowed at least one home run.
Detroit has a 15–31 record on the road and a 37–55 record overall. The Tigers are 27-13 in the game when they outplayed their opponents.
Thursday’s match is the sixth meeting between these teams this season. The Athletics are up 4–1 in the season series.
Top performance: Seth Brown has 17 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 38 RBIs for athletics. Ramon Loreno is 8-for-41 with one double and four home runs in the last 10 games.
Miguel Cabrera has a .287 batting average to finish sixth over the Tigers, and has eight doubles and three home runs. Riley Green is 9-for-36 with home runs and three RBIs in the last 10 games.
Last 10 games: Athletics: 4-6, .206 batting average, 4.50 ERA, outscore by eight runs
Tigers: 2-8, .213 batting average, 5.82 ERA, 30 runs outscore
Injuries: Athletics: Sky Bolt: Day-to-Day (Unknown), Stephen Piscotti: Day-to-Day (Wrist), Frankie Montas: Day-to-Day (Shoulder), Jade Lowry: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Jonah Bride: 10- DAY IL (shoulder), Danny Jimenez: 15-Day IL (Shoulder), Dolton Jefferies: 60-Day IL (arm), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (Elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (Elbow)
Tigers: Willie Peralta: 15-Day IL (Hamstring), Matt Manning: 60-Day IL (Shoulder), Ronnie Garcia: 15-Day IL (Right Shoulder), Austin Meadows: 10-Day IL (Achilles), Casey Mays: 60-day IL (elbow), Kelly Funkhauser: 60-day IL (shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 60-day IL (elbow), Jake Rogers: 60-day IL (elbow)