Tigers host the Pirates to begin 2-game series
Pittsburgh Pirates (9-12, third in the NL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (7-14, fifth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Wednesday, 1:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Dillon Peters (3-0, .00 ERA, .44 WHIP, nine strikeouts); Tigers: Michael Pineda (1-1, 3.60 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, four strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Tigers -155, Pirates +135; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Tigers host the Pittsburgh Pirates to begin a two-game series.
Detroit is 4-8 at home and 7-14 overall. Tigers pitchers have a collective 3.39 ERA, which ranks sixth in the AL.
Pittsburgh has a 9-12 record overall and a 5-6 record at home. The Pirates are 7-3 in games when they have more hits than their opponents.
The teams meet Wednesday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Austin Meadows has two doubles, two triples and 11 RBI for the Tigers. Spencer Torkelson is 6-for-32 with a home run and three RBI over the last 10 games.
Ke’Bryan Hayes has six doubles while hitting .343 for the Pirates. Michael Chavis is 7-for-33 with a double and two home runs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 3-7, .257 batting average, 3.18 ERA, outscored by four runs
Pirates: 4-6, .228 batting average, 5.56 ERA, outscored by 30 runs
INJURIES: Tigers: Tyler Alexander: 15-Day IL (elbow), Robbie Grossman: day-to-day (undisclosed), 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)
Pirates: Kevin Newman: 10-Day IL (groin), Duane Underwood Jr.: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Greg Allen: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (elbow), Nick Mears: 60-Day IL (elbow)