Jarrod Parker vs Justin Verlander Battle Sees Oakland Fall 3-1
Justin Verlander reached double figures in strikeouts, fanning 11 Athletics en route to a 3-1 win over Oakland on Saturday at Comerica Park.
Detroit was favored by -185 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Detroit got 7 innings from Justin Verlander, who gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits, while striking out 11. He earned the victory, while the Tigers got 1 RBI from Alex Avila in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher Jarrod Parker worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Coco Crisp in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Detroit as they had 7 hits, while Oakland only had 4.
Jose Valverde pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.