Tigers chew apart Pirates

Alex Avila went 3-for-3 with two runs batted in Friday, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2 in the series-opener at Comerica Park.

The Tigers won the game as -260 favorites, and the eight runs went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (8) set by sportsbooks.

Justin Verlander allowed two runs off four hits in seven innings to earn his seventh victory this season.

Ross Ohlendorf gave up 10 hits and six earned runs over six innings in the loss.