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Detroit Tigers vs. San Francisco Giants Pick & Prediction JUN 29TH 2022

MLB | BASEBALL
TV: Bally Sports Network | NBC Bay Area
Logo Detroit Tigers
VS
Logo San Francisco Giants
7.5
OPENNER
-220

8o -105
CURRENT
-1.5 +105

+173
MONEYLINE
-183

3
SCORE
2

Detroit right-hander Rony Garcia will attempt to build upon the best start of his career as the Tigers look for a split of their two-game set against the host San Francisco Giants on Wednesday afternoon.

The Giants took the upper hand in the interleague series with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday night, winning despite getting out-hit 10-7. Detroit also amassed four extra-base hits to San Francisco's one.

Evan Longoria and Mike Yastrzemski accounted for all the San Francisco scoring with two-run hits, both coming with two outs.

 

The Giants have never faced Garcia (2-2, 4.57 ERA), who seemed to have settled into a nice bullpen role to start his third season in the majors. However, injuries to the Detroit starting staff required the 24-year-old to take on a new role, one with which he appears to be becoming more comfortable.

"I've had to go all-in, 100 percent, as a starter, give the team some well-pitched games and help the bullpen as much as possible," he said. "I go start by start, inning by inning. I throw this inning and move on to the next."

The approach worked in his last start at Arizona, when he limited the Diamondbacks to one run on three hits in 5 1/3 innings during a 5-1 win on Friday. Garcia had never pitched in a stadium farther west than Minnesota in his big-league career.

Garcia is set to make his seventh consecutive start. He was winless with a 7.00 ERA in the first four, but has since logged consecutive wins over the Texas Rangers and the Diamondbacks, allowing a total of four earned runs in 11 1/3 innings.

The Giants are expected to counter with left-hander Alex Wood (5-6, 5.05 ERA), who like Garcia has never faced the opposition.

Wood also has never dealt with Tigers star Miguel Cabrera, but he does have a history with Javier Baez. The ex-Chicago Cub has gone 5-for-13 (.385) with three doubles and a walk against him.

Cabrera had two of the Tigers' 10 hits in the series opener. The second was the 3,056th of his career, moving him past Rickey Henderson and into 26th place on the all-time list.

The 39-year-old is now four away from tying Craig Biggio for 25th.

Wood should be well rested. He faced just 11 batters in his start at Atlanta on Thursday, charged with six runs in one-plus inning. The Giants went on to lose the game 7-6.

The 31-year-old might not have Camilo Doval as a safety net in the series finale. The Giants' closer was called upon to get the final four outs of the Tuesday win, as he entered with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth inning in a one-run game.

Doval struck out Jonathan Schoop to escape the jam, then worked around a walk in the ninth inning.

"What's most notable is how calm he is in those situations. It definitely stood out tonight," Giants manager Gabe Kapler said postgame. "Also his ability to get in the zone and stay in the zone is pretty impressive for a young pitcher without that much experience, coming in with the bases loaded and everything on the line for a four-out save. Obviously did a tremendous job."

--Field Level Media

PREDICTION
Detroit Tigers
3
5
San Francisco Giants

Detroit Tigers vs. San Francisco Giants Recap JUN 29TH 2022

Eric Haase belted a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning as the visiting Detroit Tigers posted a 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday afternoon to salvage a split of their two-game interleague series.

In wrapping up a 3-5 trip that began with three straight losses, the Tigers benefited from the 1,829th career RBI from Miguel Cabrera and five strong innings from starter Rony Garcia (3-2).

Haase's homer, his fifth of the season and second in his last three games, came after Javier Baez had led off the sixth inning with an infield single off Giants starter Alex Wood (5-7).

Cabrera followed with a single before a double play left just one runner aboard for Haase, who had smacked a three-run homer Sunday at Arizona in his previous start.

The Giants got within 3-2 in the seventh on a fielder's choice grounder by Mike Yastrzemski that scored Tommy La Stella. They then loaded the bases when Evan Longoria followed with a walk as the first batter to face Michael Fulmer.

But the converted starter continued his outstanding season by striking out Austin Slater on three pitches to retain his team's slim lead.

Fulmer pitched around a two-out double by La Stella in a scoreless eighth before turning the ball over to closer Gregory Soto, who needed just 10 pitches to record his 15th save.

Garcia limited the Giants to one run on four hits in his five innings. Before leaving a 1-1 tie, he walked two and struck out four.

San Francisco's only run against Garcia came on Longoria's eighth homer of the season in the first inning.

The Tigers got even in the fourth inning after Baez tripled and dashed home on a Cabrera sacrifice fly.

Wood was pulled immediately following Haase's homer in the sixth, charged with three runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out six and did not walk anyone.

Baez and Victor Reyes had two hits apiece for Detroit, which hadn't won at San Francisco since June 2008. The Giants' three-game winning streak over the 15 seasons included victories in Games 1 and 2 of the 2012 World Series, as well as a 4-3 win in the series opener on Tuesday.

Longoria and La Stella each had a pair of hits for San Francisco, which fell to 2-3 on its ongoing eight-game homestand.

--Field Level Media

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