Now that the series has shifted to the Motor City, the Tigers are hoping the change of scenery will produce different results from the first two games – especially on offense. Trailing the San Francisco Giants 2-0 in the World Series, the Detroit Tigers obviously have an up-hill battle the rest of the way if they want to come back and win the coveted trophy to become baseball’s best team this season.
First pitch in this one is set for 8:07PM ET from Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan.
The Giants are handing the ball to over to right-hander Ryan Vogelsong (2-0, 1.42 ERA), who has pitched a stellar postseason thus far – allowing a combined three runs and eleven hits over 19 innings pitched in all three of his starts.
Vogelsong’s lone start of his career against the Tigers came back in July of 2011, where he surrendered 4 hits and 3 runs in 6 2/3 innings pitched…earning a no decision in the contest.
The Tigers are countering with righty Anibal Sanchez (1-1, 1.35 ERA), who has performed well this postseason. He really shined in his Game 2 ALCS outing against the New York Yankees – pitching seven innings of shutout ball, while striking out seven batters and giving up just three hits.
Sanchez has had five career starts against the Giants, producing 3 wins with a sensational 0.87 ERA in his victories.
The Oddsmakers are banking on the home team to come up big in this game three contest as they have favored the Tigers -145 on the money line, while setting an over/under total at 7 runs shaded to the over at -120.
A FEW BETTING TRENDS WORTH A LOOK:
The Giants have won five straight games played in the postseason, and six of their last eight played on the road.
The Tigers have won five straight home games in the playoffs, but are winless in their last five games played in the World Series.
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