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    The Detroit Tigers (19-21) have a 1-0 series lead and will go for a sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates (22-20) on Wednesday at Comerica Park. The Tigers are favored (-151) against the underdog Pirates (+130) in the matchup, which begins at 1:10 PM ET. Detroit’s Eduardo Rodriguez and Pittsburgh’s Rich Hill will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Tigers vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Wednesday, May 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:10 PM ET
    • Location: Detroit, Michigan
    • Stadium: Comerica Park
    Tigers vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Tigers -151 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Tigers vs. the Pirates?

    • TV Channel: MLB Network

    Tigers Stats & Trends

    Tigers Batting

    • The Tigers have hit 31 home runs this season, the third-lowest total in baseball.
    • Detroit is 24th in MLB with a .232 batting average.
    • The Tigers are last in MLB with an on-base percentage of .296.
    • Detroit strikes out 9.1 times per game to rank 16th in MLB.
    • The Tigers have hit 17 homers at home this season (0.9 per game).
    • Detroit has a .378 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.7 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The team averages 8.3 hits per game and is batting .244 at home this season.

    Tigers Key Batters

    • Javier Baez is batting .254 with six doubles, three home runs and eight walks. He has an on-base percentage of .310 while slugging .359.
    • Among all qualified hitters in baseball, his batting average ranks 95th, his on-base percentage ranks 124th, and he is 143rd in slugging.
    • Baez hopes to build on a five-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is hitting .300 with a double and three RBI.
    • Riley Greene leads Detroit in OBP (.341), slugging percentage (.411) and total hits (46) this season. He’s batting .291.
    • His batting average ranks 33rd among qualified players, his on-base percentage 69th, and his slugging percentage 99th.
    • Greene enters this game looking to extend his four-game hit streak. In his last five games he is hitting .429 with three doubles and an RBI.
    • Spencer Torkelson has collected 35 base hits, an OBP of .290 and a slugging percentage of .367 this season.
    • Zach McKinstry has two home runs, six RBI and a batting average of .275 this season.
    • McKinstry brings a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .357 with two walks.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates rank 23rd in Major League Baseball with 40 home runs.
    • Pittsburgh ranks 19th in MLB with a .239 team batting average.
    • The Pirates have the 16th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.320).
    • Pittsburgh ranks 14th in strikeouts per game (8.6) among MLB offenses.
    • In 23 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 24 homers, an average of 1 per contest.
    • Pittsburgh is slugging .407 in 23 road games this season.
    • In 23 road games this season, they have a batting average of .243 while averaging 8.3 base hits per contest.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has racked up a team-best .487 slugging percentage. He’s batting .286 with an on-base percentage of .327.
    • Including all qualifying players, he is 40th in batting average, while his on-base percentage is 95th and he is 48th in slugging.
    • Andrew McCutchen is batting .246 with five doubles, seven home runs and 21 walks. He’s slugging .459 with an on-base percentage of .354.
    • His batting average is 105th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 54th, and he is 64th in slugging.
    • Carlos Santana has 12 doubles, two home runs and 20 walks while batting .241.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes is batting .235 with nine doubles, two triples, a home run and 14 walks.

    Tigers vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Eduardo Rodríguez (DET) Pitcher Rich Hill (PIT)
    4 – 2 W/L 3 – 3
    51.2 IP 41.1
    1.57 ERA 4.57
    0.794 WHIP 1.476
    8.2 K/9 7.8
    1.7 BB/9 2.8

    Tigers vs. Pirates Injury Updates

    • Tigers: Kerry Carpenter: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Trey Wingenter: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Matt Manning: 60 Day IL (Foot), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), Beau Brieske: 60 Day IL (Arm), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tarik Skubal: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Pirates: Vince Velásquez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Rob Zastryzny: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Wil Crowe: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Oneil Cruz: 60 Day IL (Ankle), Ji-Man Choi: 60 Day IL (Achilles), Jarlin García: 60 Day IL (Arm), Max Kranick: 60 Day IL (Elbow), JT Brubaker: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Tigers and Pirates (Last 10 Games)


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