Detroit Tigers at St. Louis Cardinals Game One - 9/10/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Detroit Tigers (19-22) at St. Louis Cardinals (18-17)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 2:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
Tarik Skubal (1-1) (4.70) vs. Jack Flaherty (2-1) (2.95)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -235 / Detroit Tigers +212 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Detroit Tigers face the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, September 10th at Busch Stadium for game one of a doubleheader.
The Detroit Tigers will try to erase from their brains the game that they participated in on September 9th. The Milwaukee Brewers absolutely destroyed the Tigers by the final score of 19-0 on Wednesday at Comerica Park. The Tigers had two hits in the blowout loss, and they will look to bounce back in this doubleheader against yet another tough NL Central ballclub. The Tigers go into this doubleheader with a 19-22 record on the year, which has them in third place in the AL Central.
The St. Louis Cardinals had the day off on Wednesday. The Cards are playing over .500 baseball at 18-17 on the year as they get set for this doubleheader at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals are 3.0 games behind the Cubs for first place in the NL Central. The Cardinals would love to earn the two-game sweep in this doubleheader, as it could propel them for a shot at the NL Central crown.
The Detroit Tigers are set to bring left-hander Tarik Skubal to the mound to face the Cardinals in game one of the doubleheader. Skubal is 1-1 with a 4.70 ERA through his first 15.1 innings of the season with the Tigers. Skubal pitched well in his last start against the Twins, as he tossed 6.0 one-run innings while striking out six batters.
The St. Louis Cardinals will bring right-hander John Flaherty to the bump for game for one of the doubleheader. Flaherty is 2-1 with a 2.95 ERA through his first 21.1 innings of the season with the Cardinals. Flaherty is allowed three earned runs through 2.2 innings in his most recent outing.
I expect the Cardinals to take advantage of a tired Tigers team in game one of this doubleheader. It would not surprise me if the Cardinals were able to take both games of the doubleheader, but I think they will at least win this game by two runs or more. I will take the Cardinals on the run line in game one.