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    The Detroit Tigers (37-47) host the Oakland Athletics (24-63) on Wednesday at 6:40 PM ET. The Tigers are favored (-217) against the underdog Athletics (+181). Detroit has Eduardo Rodriguez starting, and Oakland will send out Ken Waldichuk.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Tigers vs. Athletics

    • Game Day: Wednesday, July 5, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: Detroit, Michigan
    • Stadium: Comerica Park
    Tigers vs Athletics Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Tigers -217 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Tigers vs. the Athletics?

    • TV Channel: BSDET

    Tigers Stats & Trends

    Tigers Batting

    • The Tigers are 24th in baseball with 80 home runs. They average 1.0 per game.
    • Detroit’s .229 batting average ranks 28th in the majors.
    • The Tigers’ .300 on-base percentage is the fourth-worst in baseball.
    • Detroit’s 8.9 strikeouts per game rank 17th in the majors.
    • The Tigers average 0.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (37 total in home outings).
    • Detroit is slugging .375 with 2.6 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the team averages 8.1 hits per game and is batting .240.

    Tigers Key Batters

    • Spencer Torkelson leads Detroit with 70 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .397. He’s batting .224 with an on-base percentage of .308.
    • Among qualified hitters, he ranks 131st in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks 117th, and he is 109th in slugging.
    • Zach McKinstry leads Detroit in OBP (.333) this season, fueled by 58 hits. He’s batting .250 while slugging .379.
    • Among all qualified hitters, he ranks 91st in batting average, 70th in on-base percentage and 123rd in slugging percentage.
    • Matt Vierling is batting .279 with a .428 slugging percentage and 22 RBI this year.
    • Vierling has logged a hit or more in five games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .381 with two triples, two walks and an RBI.
    • Javier Baez has an OPS of .582, fueled by an OBP of .255 and a team-best slugging percentage of .327 this season.

    Athletics Stats & Trends

    Athletics Batting

    • The Athletics rank 25th in Major League Baseball with 78 home runs.
    • Oakland ranks last in MLB with a team batting average of just .218.
    • The Athletics are among the worst in the league at getting on base, ranking 29th with an OBP of .298.
    • Oakland ranks 26th in strikeouts per game (9.2) among MLB offenses.
    • They’ve hit 44 homers, an average of 1.0 per game, in 43 road contests this season.
    • Oakland has a team slugging percentage of .367 in away games this season with 109 extra-base hits.
    • In away games this season, they’re batting .226 with 7.6 base hits per contest.

    Athletics Key Batters

    • Esteury Ruiz has a slugging percentage of .328, a team-high for the Athletics. He’s batting .255 with an on-base percentage of .309.
    • He is 81st in batting average, 115th in on-base percentage and 148th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the big leagues.
    • Brent Rooker has collected 58 hits to lead his team. He has a batting average of .240 while slugging .471 with an on-base percentage of .338.
    • His batting average is 111th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 62nd, and he is 45th in slugging.
    • Ryan Noda a has .386 on-base percentage to lead the Athletics.
    • Tony Kemp has six doubles, two triples, three home runs and 24 walks while batting .193.

    Tigers vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers

    Eduardo Rodríguez (DET) Pitcher Ken Waldichuk (OAK)
    4 – 4 W/L 1 – 5
    67.2 IP 66.1
    2.13 ERA 6.78
    0.975 WHIP 1.915
    8.9 K/9 8.7
    2.1 BB/9 5.6

    Tigers vs. Athletics Injury Updates

    • Tigers: Akil Baddoo: 10 Day IL (Quadricep), Riley Greene: 10 Day IL (Fibula), Eduardo Rodríguez: 15 Day IL (Finger), Will Vest: 15 Day IL (Leg), Alex Faedo: 15 Day IL (Finger), Matthew Boyd: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Alexander: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 60 Day IL (Neck), Trey Wingenter: 60 Day IL (Biceps), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), Beau Brieske: 60 Day IL (Arm), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Reese Olson: day-to-day (Knee)
    • Athletics: Kevin Smith: 10 Day IL (Back), Ramón Laureano: 10 Day IL (Hand), Carlos Pérez: 10 Day IL (Thumb), James Kaprielian: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Yacksel Ríos: 15 Day IL (Raynaud’s syndrome), Zach Jackson: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Mason Miller: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Drew Rucinski: 60 Day IL (Illness), Dany Jimenez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Freddy Tarnok: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed)

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