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MLB Baseball: Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics – May 5, 2017

Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics

MLB Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California
  • Date & Time: May 5, 2017 at 6:40 PM ET
  • Point Spread: DET -105 | OAK-105
  • Total: O/U 7.5
  • Quick Pick: Oakland for 2 Units

The Detroit Tigers will visit the Oakland Athletics on Friday Night with a 10:05 PM ET start time.

Detroit Get A Day Of Rest Thanks To Rain Before Visiting Oakland

The Detroit Tigers are 14-13 on the year and are off an unexpected day off due to their game against Cleveland being postponed. The Tigers are 1-2 against the American League West.

The Tigers will send Michael Fulmer to the mound to start the first game against the Athletics. Fulmer was originally scheduled to start against the Indians but the game was postponed due to rain. Fulmer is 2-1 on the year in 5 starts. He has a 3.19 ERA and has allowed 11 earned runs. Fulmer has struck out 26 batters and walked 9. Fulmer has allowed 22 hits, 4 of which were home runs.

Triggs Has Been Tough This Year For The A’s

The Oakland A’s are 12-16 on the year and are coming into this game off an 8-5 win over the Minnesota Twins. Oakland posted 14 team hits in the game with the Twins.

Andrew Triggs gets the nod tonight at home for the Athletics. Triggs is having a very good start to the year, going 4-1 in 5 games started. He has pitched 29.1 innings this year and has a very low 1.84 ERA. Triggs has only allowed 6 earned runs in 5 games and has only thrown 1 home run pitch all year. Triggs has struck out 22 batters while walking 6.

Athletics Pound Fulmer in Oakland

The Oakland A’s pitcher Andrew Triggs looks really good this year. He is posting great numbers and is not allowing runners on the bases. He has been lights out deadly, allowing no runs in 4 of the 5 games he has pitched in. He has a sidearm orthodox delivery so his accuracy is important for him to be successful in games. If he can get some run support, he should easily make it late into the 6th to the 7th inning and secure the win against the Detroit Tigers.

Pick: Oakland A’s for 2 Units