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Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/9/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/9/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Detroit Tigers will be slugging out against the Pittsburgh Pirates at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Sunday, August 09, 2020 at 1:35 PM ET. Detroit is red hot and eager to grab their third win in a row over the Pirates. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh will try to get-up after losing two of their scheduled three games against the Tigers. Detroit, with a 7-5 standing and a .583 team percentage, are in 2nd place in the AL Central Division. The Tigers are in 4th place in the American League. The Pirates are in 15th place behind the Mets in the National League, with a 3-12 standing and a team percentage of .200. The Pirates are in 5th place behind the Brewers in the NL Central Division.

Detroit has batted down the Pirates in the sixth inning with four more runs after an early 6-0 lead before the 2nd inning ends. Miguel Cabrera and Jonathan Schoop recorded a combined six hits, five runs, four RBIs and a homer. The Tigers will be sending Spencer Turnbull to the mound to start Sunday’s finale, and he had a low 3-17 record last season with a 4.61 ERA and 146 strikeouts in 148.1 innings of play. Turnbull posted 1-0 mark with a 2.45 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 11 innings of his two starts this season.

Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 8/9/2020

Pittsburgh had few key players who performed well in their Saturday’s loss to Detroit. Kevin Newman recorded four hits, a double and two RBIs as one key player. Starting Pitcher Derek Holland caused most of the damage with 13 hits, five homers and nine ERA in 5.0 innings of play. Joe Musgrove was assigned to start Sunday’s final face off. Musgrove had an 11-12 record last season with a 4.44 ERA and 157 strikeouts in 170.1 innings of work.

The Tigers reported 4 key players injured and cannot play today. Starting Pitchers Dario Agrazal and Jordan Zimmerman, both with an injured forearm, with Left Fielders Cameron Maybin (quadriceps) and Troy Stokes (hand) will miss the action against Pittsburgh. The Pirates posted 10 key players on their injured list, including 8 pitchers. Starting Pitchers Jameson Taillon (elbow), Chris Archer (shoulder) and Mitch Keller (oblique), with Relief Pitchers Keone Kela (undisclosed status), Michael Feliz (forearm), Clay Holmes (forearm), Kyle Crick (shoulder), and Nick Burdi (elbow) will miss the pitcher’s rubber in this game.

Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this game is Pittsburgh Pirates -118. Detroit is 9-20 in their last 29 interleague contests against a right-handed pitcher and 16-36 in their last 52 interleague games as an underdog. The Tigers are 19-44 in their last 63 match-ups on a Sunday, and 9-22 in their last 31 interleague outings. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh is 35-17 in their last 52 contests against the American League Central Division, and 12-5 in their last 17 interleague games against a right-handed pitcher. The Pirates are 5-22 in their last 27 outings during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in their last 6 match-ups on a Sunday. The prediction, pick Pittsburgh Pirates -118 to a predicted score of 5-2.

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Detroit Tigers vs Pittsburgh Pirates 8/9/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:35 PM ET

Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA

Date: Sunday, August 09, 2020

TV: FSDT, ATPT

MLB Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -118

MLB Totals: 9

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