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(MLB) Detroit vs. Cincinnati, 07/07/2024 1:40 PM, Score: 5 - 1
Money Line: -130.00 Detroit (Away)
Result: Win
The Tigers are closing out this series with their ace on the hill in Skubal. He has only allowed nine home runs this season in 103 innings pitched and has 119 strikeouts and a WHIP of just 0.93, showing his ability to keep runners off base. The lefty will also force Reds' superstar Della Cruz to bat right-handed, his weaker side of the plate. Reds' starter Ashcraft has been hit hard this season, allowing 83 hits in 72.2 innings pitched and sporting an ERA approaching 5.50. Skubal has 12 quality starts of his 17 starts this season so I fully expect him to get his team deep into this game. The Reds are also just 16-22 in day games this season entering this series so lets back the Tigers this afternoon to get the win here.