The Detroit Tigers visit the bottom-of-the-table Oakland Athletics to start a 3-game series beginning on Monday July 4th as they return home to begin their penultimate series before the All-Star Game. The Tigers will be looking to improve their previous weekend’s series victory over the Colorado Rockies by putting on a fireworks display to commemorate the Fourth of July celebrations.
Following a 4-3 road journey, which featured 3 victories in their final 4 matches, the Tigers arrive back at home. Since winning consecutive matches on June 18 and 19, their present two-game winning run is their first after that time. 31 runs and 41 hits were produced by the offense across the past 4 matches. Through 83 contests, the offense had a .231 batting average, which was third-worst in the league, and had scored only 327 runs.
Tarik Skubal is scheduled to make his debut for this season for the Tigers. Because of an elbow injury, Skubal hasn’t thrown since August of the previous campaign. The left-hander, who served as the Tigers’ ace the previous year, had an exceptional campaign, posting a 3.52 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 7-8 record, and 117.2 innings worked. Skubal retired 117 opposing hitters.
Before the start of the All-Star Break, the Athletics play 6 road matches. They managed to defeat Chicago twice during the course of the weekend, snapping a season-high winning streak of 7 straight matches in the middle of June. The A’s have given up 48 runs overall during their past 5 defeats. Through 86 contests, they continue to hold the record for the highest team ERA in the industry (6.07) and WHIP (1.57). The the second-highest number of hits and homers overall have been allowed by the bullpen for Oakland.
JP Sears will start in this game. The previous time he pitched, Sears had a difficult time, giving up 7 runs in just 4 innings to the Yankees, earning him the loss. The young left-hander has generally played well. He has a 1-6 record over 87.1 innings with a middling 4.43 ERA and a respectable 1.08 WHIP. 85 strikeouts have been recorded by Sears.
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Oakland Athletics vs Detroit Tigers Game Information
- Date: 07/04/2023
- Time: 06:40 PM ET
- Location: Comerica Park.
- How to Watch: Athletics vs Tigers MLB.TV
- Live Stream: MLB.TV