Game 3 of the 2013 American League Divisional Series between the Oakland A’s and Detroit Tigers is scheduled to take place tomorrow afternoon from Motown. To say this is a huge game for both teams is an understatement.
With the Series tied at 1-1, the winner of Game 3 will be one win away from winning the best of 5 series and advancing to the ALCS.
How big is a Game 3 in a best-of-five series tied at 1-1?
81% of the winners of Game 3 win the series.
According to a MLB report on Oct 6, the A’s will send Jarrod Parker to the mound while the Tigers will counter with Anibal Sanchez.
Sanchez has been one of the best pitchers in baseball since the All-Star break as he went 7-2 with a 2.20 ERA in the second half. Parker on the other hand has pitched well on the road this season, posting a 3.74 ERA and striking out 64 in 86 2/3 innings.
That’s not good news for two struggling offenses.
The Tigers scored 3 runs in the first inning of game one, but haven’t scored since.The A’s haven’t looked very powerful either in the first two games of this series as they scored 2 runs in game one on a two-run shot by Yoenis Céspedes and won Game 2 by the final of 1-0.
So the series is tied 1-1 and the runs are even at 3-3. This series is tied!
Las Vegas odds makers have the Tigers as the favorite at -155 while the over/under number is set at 7.
Here are the Game 3 facts:.
- Who: A’s vs. Tigers
- What: Game 3 ALDS
- When: Monday, Oct. 7 at 1:07 p.m. EST
- Vegas line: Tigers -155, Over/Under 7
- TV: MLB Network
Prediction: These teams have played each other tough, but the Tigers take Game 3 and the 2-1 series lead.