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Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Game 1 6/26/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Game 1 6/26/2021 Picks Predictions Previews


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The Houston Astros (47-28) will duel the Detroit Tigers (32-43) in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Comerica Park in Detroit on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 1:10 PM ET. Houston dealt with the Baltimore Orioles in a three-game showdown early this week and managed to win the series by a sweep. The Astros will try to extend their 11-game winning streak after a 12-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers in the series opener on Thursday. Starter Luis Garcia made 6.0 innings with two earned runs on seven hits and awarded two free bases but struck out five Detroit batters in the win. Designated Hitter Yordan Alvarez led the charge for Houston with two runs on two base hits with five RBIs. Shortstop Carlos Correa made one run and a triple with three RBIs while Catcher Martin Maldonado contributed a one-run score on two hits with two RBIs. Center Fielder Myles Straw drove three runs with four base hits in the winning effort for the Astros.


Houston left-hander Framber Valdez will be heading to the hill to start the afternoon session of a doubleheader against the Tigers on Saturday. In his tour in the majors, the southpaw thrower is 4-0 with a stunning 1.67 ERA and a total of 29 strikeouts on the year. Lefty Valdez will be starting in his second career game versus the Detroit baseball club. 


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Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Game 1 Predictions 6/26/2021


On the part of the Detroit baseball club, the squad just concluded a quick two-game series by a sweep after an 8-2 win in the opener on Tuesday and 6-2 on Wednesday’s finale. The Tigers will try to get back after snapping a three-game winning streak with a 3-12 defeat to the Astros on Thursday. Starting Pitcher Jose Urena made just 3.2 innings and gave up four earned runs on eight base hits while granting two walks but struck out one Houston batter. Right Fielder Daz Cameron made one run on two base hits with an RBI Left Fielder Robbie Grossman and Pitcher/Shortstop Harold Castro added one run each. Center Fielder Aki Baddoo drove three hits with an RBI while 2nd Baseman Willi Castro contributed one base hit and one RBI in the losing effort for Detroit.  


The Tigers will counter with right-hander rookie Casey Mize to start Game 1 of a doubleheader versus the Astros on Saturday. The righty thrower is 4-4 with a 3.61 ERA and struck out a total of 66 batters in his MLB stint this season. Mize will be pitching in his second career start against Houston batters.      


Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers. The MLB Pick for this match is the Houston Astros. This will be an interesting match-up between two starters to kick off a doubleheader as Valdez of the Astros has a 4-0 record with a 1.67 ERA in his belt. Meanwhile, the Tigers will counter Mize who already won against Houston with seven shutout innings this season. However, the Houston Astros are red hot and gained momentum after winning 11 successive games. The Astros are determined to extend their winning streak with a road victory on Saturday. The Houston Astros will win predicted at 5-2.   


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Houston Astros vs Detroit Tigers Game 1 6/26/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM ET


Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI


Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021




MLB Odds: Houston Astros -1.5


MLB Totals: 7.5


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