Pittsburgh vs. Detroit, 04/01/2018 13:10 EDT, Score: 1 - 0

Money Line: -113 Detroit

Sportsbook: TopBet

Result: Loss

This is a 9* play on the Detroit Tigers.

The Tigers wasted a strong effort by Jordan Zimmerman Friday, losing by a score of 13-10 in extra-innings.

They send ace Michael Fulmer to the mound in Game 2 Saturday, and the former rookie of the year was sharp in spring training. He went 1-1 posting a 2.12 ERA and striking out 15 batters in 17 innings of work. His split stats over the last two seasons show he's far better at home than on the road (9-6, 3.33 ERA at Comerica Park), and far better during the day than at night (9-4, 2.71 ERA in day games).

The Pirates hand the ball to Trevor Williams, who got roughed up in the Grapefruit League. He was 0-3 with a 5.87 ERA in three starts. Williams was 4-6 with a 4.96 ERA in 11 starts on the road last season.

While Pittsburgh managed to win a wild game in the series opener, the Pirates still conceded 10 runs. That's a major concern for a team that finished with the worst run differential of any club this spring (-48).

Take DET.


Jesse Schule

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