Detroit Tops Oakland 7-6 - Recap
Detroit got a 7-6 victory over Oakland on Thursday, with Joaquin Benoit earning the victory and helping Tigers moneyline bettors cash out.
The Tigers were a -189 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Detroit got 5 innings from Max Scherzer, who gave up 5 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 5. Joaquin Benoit earned the victory, while the Tigers got 3 RBIs from Torii Hunter in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher Bartolo Colon worked 5 innings, giving up 7 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Jed Lowrie in a losing cause.
Detroit enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 15-12 advantage in hits.
Next game, Detroit takes its act home to face Cleveland looking for another win. For Oakland, they head home to face Tampa Bay.