Guardians visit the Tigers to start 3-game series

August 9, 2022 GMT

Cleveland Guardians (56-52, second in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (43-67, fifth in the AL Central)

Detroit; Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Shane Bieber (6-6, 3.39 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, 126 strikeouts); Tigers: Tyler Alexander (2-5, 4.04 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 24 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Guardians -192, Tigers +163; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Tigers host the Cleveland Guardians to open a three-game series.

Detroit is 25-30 in home games and 43-67 overall. The Tigers are 32-16 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Cleveland is 56-52 overall and 27-30 on the road. The Guardians have a 47-10 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.

Tuesday’s game is the 13th time these teams match up this season. The Tigers are ahead 7-5 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jeimer Candelario leads the Tigers with 10 home runs while slugging .356. Harold Castro is 11-for-33 with two doubles and four RBI over the past 10 games.

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Jose Ramirez has 36 doubles, four triples and 21 home runs while hitting .284 for the Guardians. Amed Rosario is 10-for-45 with a double and three home runs over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 3-7, .206 batting average, 3.62 ERA, outscored by 11 runs

Guardians: 6-4, .239 batting average, 3.86 ERA, outscored by four runs

INJURIES: Tigers: Tarik Skubal: 15-Day IL (arm), Rony Garcia: 15-Day IL (biceps), Michael Pineda: 15-Day IL (tricep), Beau Brieske: 15-Day IL (forearm), Austin Meadows: 10-Day IL (achilles ), Casey Mize: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Funkhouser: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jake Rogers: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Guardians: Anthony Gose: 60-Day IL (tricep), Aaron Civale: 15-Day IL (wrist), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.