SPORTS CHAT PLACE
The Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers meet Friday in MLB action at Comerica Park. The Texas Rangers look for a win after slitting their last 10 games. The Detroit Tigers look to snap a 5-game losing streak.
The Texas Rangers have scored 8 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 6 of their last 10 games. The Rangers have lost 5 of their last 6 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Nathaniel Lowe leads the Rangers with 60 hits and 24 RBI, while Adolis Garcia and Marcus Semien have combined for 114 hits and 66 RBI. Jon Gray gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 4.85 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. This will be Gray’s first career game against the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers have scored 2 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 7 of their last 8 games. The Tigers have lost 7 of their last 9 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Miguel Cabrera leads the Tigers with 57 hits and 21 RBI, while Jonathan Schoop and Harold Castro have combined for 85 hits and 34 RBI. Tarik Skubal gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 2.71 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. This will be Skubal’s second career game against the Rangers.
The Rangers are 46-100 in their last 146 road games and 16-37 in their last 53 Friday games. The Tigers are 0-4 in their last 4 home games and 0-4 in their last 4 overall. The over is 7-1-1 in Rangers last 9 road games. The under is 5-2 in Tigers last 7 Friday games. The Rangers are 0-5 in the last 5 meetings.
Jon Gray isn’t the toughest pitcher in the world to hit, and he has a 5.26 ERA in 39.1 innings on the road. Tarik Skubal has been a gem for the Tigers this season, and that includes allowing 36 hits and 12 runs in his last 49 innings. It’s hard to side with the Tigers in their current form, as the losses are piling up and the offense is nonexistent. However, this is a spot where the Tigers should like their chances to stop the bleeding.