Justin Verlander vs Travis Wood Tilt Ends in Detroit 5-3 Win

Chicago dropped a 5-3 decision at Wrigley Field on Thursday as Detroit legged out a win behind winning pitcher Justin Verlander.

Detroit was favored by -220 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Detroit got 8 innings from Justin Verlander, who gave up 2 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 8. He earned the victory, while the Tigers got 3 RBIs from Austin Jackson in the win.

Chicago's starting pitcher Travis Wood worked 6 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Darwin Barney in a losing cause.

Detroit enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 11-6 advantage in hits.

Jose Valverde pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.

Next game, Detroit takes its act home to face Colorado looking for another win. For Chicago, they head home to face Boston.