Recap - Detroit Defeats Oakland 3-1

Recap - Detroit Defeats Oakland 3-1

Oakland dropped a 3-1 decision at O.co Coliseum on Sunday as Detroit legged out a win behind winning pitcher Justin Verlander.

Detroit was favored by -163 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 6.5.

Detroit got 7 innings from Justin Verlander, who gave up 1 earned run on 2 hits, while striking out 8. He earned the victory, while the Tigers got 2 RBIs from Miguel Cabrera in the win.

Oakland got a 5 2/3-inning outing from Jarrod Parker in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 4 walks and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Josh Reddick had 1 hit in the loss for the Athletics.

Detroit enjoyed an edge at the plate with an 8-2 advantage in hits.

The game was closed out by Jose Valverde who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.

Detroit looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Chicago. Oakland will aim to get back on the winning track at Los Angeles.