3* Bailout Blowout on Texas Rangers
Detroit vs. Texas,
05/19/2013 20:05 EDT,
Score: 8 - 11
Money Line: -115 Texas
The Rangers are arguably the best team in baseball and they will have their ace, Derek Holland, on the mound today. You won’t find a favorable line like this very often when Holland is getting the start. He has posted a 2.93 ERA this season and he has been lethal in his last three starts going 2-0 with a 2.18 ERA. Detroit will send a struggling Doug Fister to the mound. Fister may have a 5-1 overall record this season but he has been pitching himself into a lot of jams in recent games. In his last three starts he has posted a 4.50 ERA and his only win in those three starts came against a horrible Houston Astros team. The Rangers bats have been hot as they are batting .290 in the past 7 games and averaging 6.1 runs per game. For Detroit things have been much slower posting a .243 batting average. The Tigers are 3-5 against left handed starters this season and Holland will be one of the best they have faced. The Rangers are the smart play in this game.