Tigers take home losing streak into matchup with the Athletics
Oakland Athletics (12-19, fifth in the AL West) vs. Detroit Tigers (9-21, fifth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Zach Logue (1-1, 2.84 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, six strikeouts); Tigers: Joey Wentz (0-0)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Tigers -122, Athletics +103; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Tigers take on the Oakland Athletics looking to break their three-game home skid.
Detroit has gone 5-11 in home games and 9-21 overall. The Tigers have a 3-5 record in games decided by one run.
Oakland is 4-10 in home games and 12-19 overall. The Athletics are 4-12 in games when they have given up a home run.
Wednesday’s game is the fourth time these teams meet this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Meadows is seventh on the Tigers with a .293 batting average, and has four doubles, two triples, 12 walks and 11 RBI. Jeimer Candelario is 11-for-38 with two home runs and seven RBI over the past 10 games.
Sean Murphy has 10 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 15 RBI for the Athletics. Kevin Smith is 6-for-29 with two doubles, a triple, a home run and six RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 2-8, .202 batting average, 3.49 ERA, outscored by 14 runs
Athletics: 2-8, .173 batting average, 3.89 ERA, outscored by 19 runs
INJURIES: Tigers: Tyler Alexander: 15-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Funkhouser: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Victor Reyes: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Matt Manning: 10-Day IL (shoulder), Casey Mize: 10-Day IL (elbow), Spencer Turnbull: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jake Rogers: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jose Cisnero: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Athletics: Stephen Piscotty: 10-Day IL (calf strain), Cole Irvin: 15-Day IL (left shoulder), Stephen Vogt: 10-Day IL (undisclosed), Deolis Guerra: 60-Day IL (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: 60-Day IL (elbow), Skye Bolt: 10-Day IL (oblique)