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The Oakland Athletics (25-63) will look to sweep the Detroit Tigers (37-48) on Thursday at Comerica Park. The Athletics lead 2-0, but are underdogs (+139) against the Tigers (-162) in the matchup, which starts at 1:10 PM ET. Detroit’s Michael Lorenzen starts against Oakland’s Hogan Harris.
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Game Info, Betting Lines for Tigers vs. Athletics
- Game Day: Thursday, July 6, 2023
- Game Time: 1:10 PM ET
- Location: Detroit, Michigan
- Stadium: Comerica Park
How Do I Watch the Tigers vs. the Athletics?
- TV Channel: BSDET
Tigers Stats & Trends
- The Tigers average 0.9 home runs per game to rank 25th in baseball with 80 total home runs.
- Detroit has the second-worst batting average in MLB (.228).
- The Tigers are 27th in MLB with a .299 on-base percentage.
- Detroit’s 8.9 strikeouts per game rank 16th in baseball.
- The Tigers average 0.9 homers per game when playing at home this season (37 total in home contests).
- Detroit has a .373 slugging percentage and is averaging 2.6 extra-base hits per game at home.
- The team averages 8.0 hits per game and is batting .238 at home this season.
Tigers Key Batters
- Spencer Torkelson leads Detroit in slugging percentage (.402) and total hits (71) this season. He’s batting .225 with an on-base percentage of .307.
- Among all qualifying batters in MLB, he ranks 127th in batting average, 119th in on-base percentage, and 101st in slugging.
- Zach McKinstry leads Detroit in OBP (.332) this season, fueled by 59 hits. He’s batting .250 while slugging .377.
- He ranks 93rd in batting average, 72nd in on-base percentage and 124th in slugging among qualified hitters.
- Matt Vierling has 62 hits this season and has a slash line of .277/.339/.424.
- Javier Baez has been key for Detroit with 70 hits, an OBP of .254 plus a slugging percentage of .325.
Athletics Stats & Trends
- The Athletics rank 24th in Major League Baseball with 81 home runs.
- Oakland has a team batting average of just .220 this season, which ranks last among MLB teams.
- The Athletics are among the worst in the league at getting on base, ranking 27th with an OBP of .299.
- Oakland ranks 27th in strikeouts per game (9.2) among MLB offenses.
- In 44 games on the road this season, they’ve hit 47 homers, an average of 1.1 per contest.
- In 44 road games this season, it is slugging .373 with 113 hits going for extra bases.
- In away games this season, they’re batting .230 with 7.7 base hits per contest.
Athletics Key Batters
- Esteury Ruiz has a .330 slugging percentage, which leads the Athletics. He’s batting .258 with an on-base percentage of .311.
- He ranks 75th in batting average, 110th in on-base percentage and 146th in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the majors.
- Ryan Noda leads his team with a .383 OBP. He has a batting average of .230 while slugging .407.
- He is currently 123rd in batting average, ninth in on-base percentage and 98th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
- Brent Rooker has totaled 59 hits, a team-best for the Athletics.
- Tony Kemp has six doubles, two triples, three home runs and 24 walks while hitting .199.
Tigers vs. Athletics Probable Pitchers
|Michael Lorenzen (DET)||Pitcher||Hogan Harris (OAK)|
|2 – 6||W/L||2 – 2|
Tigers vs. Athletics Injury Updates
- Tigers: Akil Baddoo: 10 Day IL (Quadricep), Riley Greene: 10 Day IL (Fibula), Will Vest: 15 Day IL (Leg), Alex Faedo: 15 Day IL (Finger), Matthew Boyd: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Alexander: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Trey Wingenter: 60 Day IL (Biceps), Spencer Turnbull: 60 Day IL (Neck), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), Beau Brieske: 60 Day IL (Arm), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
- 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), Drew Rucinski: 60 Day IL (Illness), Dany Jimenez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Mason Miller: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Tarnok: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed)