ALDS Game 4: Tigers host Athletics
The Oakland Athletics can close out their best-of-five ALDS against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night as the two teams do battle in Game 4 of the playoff series at Comerica Park.
Oakland doubled up on Detroit in a 6-3 victory in Game 3 of the series on Monday, getting home runs from each of Brandon Moss, Seth Smith, and Josh Reddick in the contest. That put the A's up 2-1 in the set as they try to advance to the ALCS.
Detroit hands the ball to starter Doug Fister in this one and he'll try to improve on his 14-9 mark on the year. Oakland counters with Daniel Straily, who will try to quiet the fans and the Tigers bats at the same time.
The Tigers sit at No. 16 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Athletics sit at No. 3 on the same chart.
Last time out for Oakland, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at +141 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Athletics grabbed a win last time out, defeating Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers 6-3 on Monday at Comerica Park.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Detroit owns the No. 1 ranking for hits at 9.98 per game. By contrast, the Athletics are rated No. 13 in the same category at 8.63 per game.
Defensively, Oakland features the No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.98 runs per game. Detroit, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 at home, scoring 5.22 runs per game.
Oakland at Detroit, Thursday, October 10th