Game one of the ALDS between the Tigers and the Orioles will be played at Oriole Park on Thursday evening. First pitch is slated for 5:37 PM ET between these two American League rivals. Max Scherzer gets the start for the Tigers and will be opposed by Chris Tillman of the Orioles. This is the second straight year that Scherzer opens the post-season for the Tigers. We are going to bet on Detroit as they open the division series with a victory over Baltimore.
Tigers ready for raucous crowd in Baltimore
Detroit knows that this series will not be an easy one as they fight to return to the World Series for the first time since 2012, when they lost to the Giants. Scherzer was a dominant force at the front of the Tigers rotation this year, posting an 18-win season, but did not face Baltimore during the regular season. In his career, Scherzer is 3-1 with an ERA of 3.92 against the Orioles.
Orioles excited to begin playoffs at home tonight
Baltimore will open the 2014 playoffs at home against Detroit after winning the AL East title by a shocking 12 games. The Orioles know that this will not be an easy series to win, but they know it can be done with their offense and pitching staff. Chris Tillman will be handed the ball for game one after starting Opening Day for Baltimore this year. In his final regular season start, Tillman had his streak of 20 straight quality starts snapped.
On Thursday night, the Orioles will host the Tigers for game one of the ALDS in Baltimore. We will drop 10 percent of our bankroll on the Tigers and Scherzer as they take down the Orioles. Our wager will be placed at Sportsbook.ag on the -118 money line for Detroit in what should be a very fun series.
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