Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers 5-12-22

Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers 5/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers 5/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Oakland Athletics (13-19) will be driving balls outside the park against the Detroit Tigers (9-22) in the AL Inter-Division competition at Comerica Park in Detroit on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 1:10 PM ET. Oakland comes into this match-up facing Detroit on Thursday after a 9-0 shutout win over the Tigers on Wednesday.


The Athletics won two games in a row with a 4-1 triumph on Tuesday. Oakland is in 5th place at 12-19 in the American League West Division with a .387 team percentage and 8.5 games behind first-place after gaining 102 runs while losing 120 for a -18 run difference on the year.


1B Christian Bethancourt earned 2 runs on 3 hits with 2 RBIs in leading the Athletics while Pitcher Zach Logue lasted for 7.0 innings after allowing just 5 hits but rung up 6 hitters in the victory.


Center Sean Murphy notched 4 home runs with a team-high 17 RBIs and averages .214 at the plate while 3B Sheldon Neuse marked a batting average of .290 with an OBP at .350 and slugging .402 in leading Oakland batters.


Pitcher James Kaprielian will be heading his way to the hill and start the final installment of a series versus the Tigers on Thursday. The right-handed starter is 0-2 with 5.87 ERA and 1.57 WHIP while fanning out 9 batters. He relinquished 6 hits, a homer, and 6 free bases in 7.2 innings of work in his career starts in the majors.


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Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers Predictions 5/12/2022


The Detroit Tigers will try to get back after losing two consecutive outings against Oakland these past two days. The Tigers lost to the Athletics at 1-4 and 0-9 in that order last time out.


Detroit fell to 5th place at 9-21 in the American League Central Division with a team percentage at .300 and 9 outings behind first place after tallying 85 runs but gave up 116 for a run difference of -31 this season.


DH Miguel Cabrera made 3 hits while CF Derek Hill added two in a shutout loss to Oakland. Joey Wentz pitched for 2.2 innings with 7 hits, 6 earned runs, and 2 bases on balls allowed while striking out a hitter of the Athletics.


1B Spencer Torkelson nailed 3 home runs with 8 RBIs and a batting average of .149 in leading the Tigers. LF Austin Meadows marked an OBP at .378 and slugging .365 with an average of .281 at the plate while SS Javier Baez acquired a team-high 11 RBIs with 2 home runs and a .225 BA this season.


Detroit will give the ball to right-hander Beau Brieske to start against Oakland on Thursday afternoon. The righty thrower is 0-2 with 4.20 ERA, 9 strikeouts, and a WHIP at 1.20 while conceding 11 hits, 5 home runs, and 7 walks in 15.0 innings of work in his career starts for the season.      


Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers. The MLB Pick for this contest is Oakland +110. The Athletics will have their chance on the road at 8-10 against the Tigers with a 6-11 record at home.


SP Casey Mize (elbow) will not be playing for Detroit in this match and Detroit collected 85 runs ranked 29th in the league while Oakland has 102 runs scored ranked 27th in pro baseball. Prediction: The Oakland Athletics will win at 5-2.   


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Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers 5/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:10 PM ET


Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI


Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022


TV: Bally Sports Detroit  


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Oakland Athletics +110          


MLB Totals: 7    


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