Despite leading the AL Central by five games, the Tigers have not played well at home this year. They are a much better team on the road, but can record a three-game sweep of the Rockies in Detroit on Sunday afternoon with a victory. Anibal Sanchez takes the mound for the Tigers as he opposes Rockies lefty Jorge De La Rosa. Sanchez has not faced the Rockies as a Tiger, but owns a 3-0 record and 2.20 ERA against them from his time with the Marlins. We like Detroit in this contest.
Tigers holding strong atop AL Central
Despite going just 5-5 in their last 10 games, the Tigers have been able to put some distance between themselves and the Royals and Indians. They have won the first two games in this series so far by scores of 4-2 and 11-5. Sanchez is pitching for his playoff rotation spot right now with the acquisition of David Price and the emergence of Rick Porcello. He has struggled of late, which has not helped his cause.
Rockies stood pat at trade deadline despite movable pieces
Even thought the Rockies have some intriguing talent on their roster they decided not to trade anyone away at the deadline this past week. Most notably, they kept Troy Tulowitzki, who is on the disabled list. They also held onto outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, who was injured on Friday night and might need a stint on the disabled list. De La Rosa is 11-6 this season with an ERA of 4.20 and is the team’s de facto ace.
On Sunday afternoon, the Tigers will look to bring out the brooms and sweep the Rockies out of town. We will place our interleague bets at SportsBetting.ag, where the Tigers are favored to win this game. We will drop 20 percent of our bankroll on Detroit and the -223 money line as they take all three games from the Rockies.