Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays 5-17-22

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Detroit Tigers (13-23) will face off with the Tampa Bay Rays (21-15) in Game 2 of 3 of the AL East Division three-game installment series at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 6:40 PM ET. Detroit will try to extend their winning streak after they swept a series against the Baltimore Orioles over the weekend.


The Tigers also won game 1 of 3 versus the Rays at 3-2 on Monday. Detroit took 5th place at 13-23 in the American League Central Division with a .361 team percentage and 7.5 games behind first place after collecting 103 runs but gave up 135 for a -32 run difference on the year.


2B Jonathan Schoop landed one run on one hit with 2 RBIs in leading the Tigers while Alex Faedo pitched for 5.2 innings and conceded 4 hits, one earned run, with one free base but wrung up 4 batters in the victory.


First Baseman Miguel Cabrera carried the offense for Detroit with 3 home runs, 14 runs batted in, and averaged .296 at the plate. Cabrera also led in on-base percentage at .341 and slugging .417 for the Tigers.


Right-handed Pitcher Beau Brieske will take his post on the mound to start for Detroit against Tampa Bay in the second round of a series on Tuesday.


The righty starter posted a 0-2 record with 3.86 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and eliminated 11 hitters in his 21.0 innings pitched this season. He gave up 15 hits, 5 home runs, and 10 bases on balls in his career starts in pro baseball this year.


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Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 5/17/2022


The Tampa Bay Rays will try to get back after losing the first installment of a series versus Detroit at 2-3 on Monday. The Rays won a series against the Blue Jays with a 2-1 standing over the weekend.


Tampa Bay is in 2nd place at 21-15 in the American League East Division with a team percentage of .583 and 5.5 contests behind first place after gaining 148 runs while giving away 150 for a run difference of -2 on the season.


RF Brett Phillips was the lone effective batter for the Rays with two runs scored on three hits and drove one RBI while Corey Kluber relinquished 4 hits and 2 earned runs but fanned 8 Detroit hitters in the losing effort.


2B Brandon Lowe knocked 5 balls over the perimeter with 12 RBIs and a batting average of .212, SS Wander Franco led in batting at .279 with an OBP of .299 and slugging .443, and RF Manuel Margot led in RBIs at 21 while hitting 3 long balls and averaging .348 for the Tampa Bay.


Lefty Shane McClanahan will be heading to the pitcher’s mound to start for the Rays against the Tigers on Tuesday. The left-handed starter marked a 2-2 record with a 2.52 ERA and a 0.92 WHIP while striking out 58 batters in 39.1 innings pitched. He conceded 26 hits, 5 long balls, and granted 10 walks in his career starts for the season.      


Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB Pick for this contest is Tampa Bay -260. The Rays will be sending a solid starter on the mound in Shane McClanahan (2-2, 2.52 ERA, 58 K) and the southpaw starter will put the Tigers’ batters in check.


Tampa Bay will dominate this game at their home field on Tuesday. Prediction: The Tampa Bay Rays will win at 4-1.  


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Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays 5/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:40 PM ET


Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL


Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -260                      


MLB Totals: 7


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