Tigers bring 3-game losing streak into matchup against the Guardians
Detroit Tigers (13-26, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Cleveland Guardians (17-19, third in the AL Central)
Cleveland; Saturday, 6:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Alex Faedo (0-1, 2.87 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 12 strikeouts); Guardians: Shane Bieber (1-2, 3.96 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 36 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Guardians -188, Tigers +161; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Tigers, on a three-game losing streak, take on the Cleveland Guardians.
Cleveland is 17-19 overall and 8-7 at home. Guardians hitters are batting a collective .247, the sixth-best team batting average in MLB play.
Detroit is 13-26 overall and 8-13 in home games. The Tigers have gone 6-20 in games when they have allowed at least one home run.
Saturday’s game is the second meeting between these teams this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Owen Miller has 12 doubles, four home runs and 16 RBI while hitting .286 for the Guardians. Amed Rosario is 13-for-37 with two doubles and a triple over the last 10 games.
Jeimer Candelario has six doubles, a triple and three home runs while hitting .201 for the Tigers. Miguel Cabrera is 12-for-34 with two doubles and two home runs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Guardians: 5-5, .232 batting average, 3.76 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
Tigers: 4-6, .211 batting average, 4.34 ERA, outscored by 21 runs
INJURIES: Guardians: Aaron Civale: day-to-day (leg), James Karinchak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Carlos Vargas: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Tigers: Tarik Skubal: day-to-day (leg), Will Vest: 15-Day IL (covid-19), Eduardo Rodriguez: day-to-day (undisclosed), Victor Reyes: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Austin Meadows: 10-Day IL (vertigo), Michael Pineda: 15-Day IL (finger), Tyler Alexander: 15-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Funkhouser: 60-Day IL (shoulder), 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)