Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Tuesday April 14th, 2015. At 7:05 PM EST.
The (6-1) Detroit Tigers of the American League Central Division will stay in the “STEEL CITY” for game 2 of a three-game set. Detroit will take on the (3-4) Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League Central in 2015 MLB interleague action. The teams will play at PNC Park on the banks of The Three Rivers triangle in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Best Sports Handicapper believes Detroit is still the team to beat in the American League. Pittsburgh is going to be relevant again in 2015. The opening betting line has Detroit as a +115 road underdog; the betting total is at 7′ runs for Tuesday’s game.
The 2015 Detroit Tigers won six in a row before losing 5-4 to Pittsburgh in a Monday afternoon matchup. Detroit is off to an awesome start in the 2015 Baseball season. The Tigers are in second place in the AL Central; Kansas City is undefeated through six games. The Tigers offense has scored a mind-boggling fifty-one runs in seven games so far this season. Slugger Miguel Cabrera is off to a hot start with a .517 batting average. Left fielder J.D. Martinez is the team leader in Home Runs and RBI’S. Detroit returns to the Motor City on Friday April 17th to start a ten game homestand. Right Hander Shane Greene, (1-0) with a 0.00 will be on the hill for game two of the 2015 MLB Predictions game at Pittsburgh. The Floridian pitched eight innings in a 7-1 victory over Minnesota on April 9th. The betting odds under the total are 11-4 the last fifteen between the teams. Sportsbooks in Las Vegas and offshore has the Detroit Tigers at 6/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Pennant.
The 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates are off to a sluggish start to the season. Pittsburgh got swept at Cincinnati in the season opening series. The Pirates took two of three from Milwaukee this weekend. Pittsburgh has scored twenty-nine runs in seven games this season. Center fielder Andrew McCutchen is the team leader with 7 Runs Batted In. First baseman Pedro Alvarez is hitting a team-high .304 with three home runs and seven hits. Veteran Right Hander A.J. Burnett will be on the pitcher’s mound for game two. Burnett is (0-0) with a 3.38 ERA this season. Burnett is entering his fifteenth season; he threw five innings in a 3-2 loss at Cincinnati on April 9th. Pittsburgh is playing the first of three home series; they host Milwaukee and the Cubs from April 17th through the 23rd. Pittsburgh is 8-3 their last eleven Interleague games. The Pittsburgh Pirates are 9/1 to win the 2015 National League Championship.