Pitching Prospects: Athletics: Paul Blackburn (3-0, 2.22 ERA, .95 whip, 23 strikeouts); Tigers: Michael Pineda (1-1, 3.77 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, eight strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Tigers -125, Athletics +106; over/under 7 runs
Bottom line: Oakland Athletics travel to Detroit Tigers to break three-game road skid.
Detroit is 8-19 on aggregate and 5-9 at home. The Tigers have a 3-15 record in games when they have allowed home runs.
Oakland has a 4–9 record in home games and a 10–18 record overall. The Athletics have a 4–11 record in games when they have given up a home run.
The teams will meet on Monday for the first time this season.
Top Performers: Austin Meadows has a batting average of .284 which ranks eighth on the Tigers, and has three doubles and two triples. Geimer Candelario is 10-for-32 with two home runs and four RBIs in the last 10 matches.
Shaun Murphy leads the Athletics with 13 extra base hits (eight doubles, one triple and four home runs). Chad Pinder is 10-for-32 in the last 10 games with a double, a home run and four RBIs.
Last 10 games: Tigers: 2-8, .214 batting average, 3.90 ERA, 21 runs outscore
Athletics: 1-9, .189 batting average, 4.19 ERA, outscore by 20 runs
Injuries: Tigers: Austin Meadows: Days-Day (Illness), Tyler Alexander: 15-Day IL (Elbow), Kyle Funkhauser: 60-Day IL (Shoulder), Victor Reyes: 10-Day IL (Quadricep), Matt Manning: 10-day IL (shoulder), Casey Mize: 10-day IL (elbow), Spencer Turnbull: 60-day IL (elbow), Jake Rogers: 60-day IL (elbow), Jose Cisnero: 60-day IL (shoulder) )
Athletics: Jade Lowry: Days to Days (back), Stephen Piscotti: 10-days IL (calf strain), Cole Irwin: 15-days IL (left shoulder), Stefan Vogt: 10-days IL (undisclosed), Deolis Guerra: 60-day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-day IL (elbow), Sky Bolt: 10-day IL (oblique)