The Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers will meet for game one from Texas. All odds for all games can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Rangers have led the AL West from the start of the season thanks and kept their lead secure with a win on Saturday. They scored just two runs on eight hits as an offense, but that was enough for their stellar starting pitching. This afternoon Yu Darvish will take the mound as the righty is pitching to a 4.57 ERA in 134 innings of work.
The Tigers blew a chance to gain some ground on the White Sox when they lost yesterday. Justin Verlander was excellent on the mound, but in the end the Rangers pulled out the win. This afternoon Detroit will start Rick Porcello who has lost three of his last four starts. Porcello is pitching to a 4.62 ERA in 128 innings of work.
Texas is 4-1 in their last five game three of a series, 6-11 in their last 17 games against a team with a winning record, and 8-2 in Darvish’s last 10 home starts. Detroit is 7-3 in their last 10 games overall, 11-5 in their last 16 games against a team with a winning record, and 4-1 in Porcello’s last five road starts. Detroit is 2-7 in their last nine games in Texas.
Darvish has not been good lately and we look for Detroit to breakthrough in this game. Give us Detroit as a moneyline underdog in this game at sports books.