Tigers attempt to break 3-game slide, play Guardians
Detroit Tigers (13-26, fifth in AL Central) vs. Cleveland Guardians (17-19, third in AL Central)
Cleveland; Sunday, 1:40 p.m. EDT
LIKELY TO PITCH: Tigers: Alex Faedo (0-1, 2.87 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 12 strikeouts); Goalies: Shane Bieber (1-2, 3.96 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 36 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Tigers visit the Cleveland Guardians in an effort to end a three-game road skid.
Cleveland is 17-19 overall and 8-7 in home games. The Guardians have gone 8-13 in games when allowing at least one home run.
Detroit is 13-26 overall and 8-13 at home. Tigers pitchers have a collective ERA of 3.62, which ranks them sixth in the AL.
Sunday’s game is the second time these teams have faced each other this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Owen Miller has 12 doubles, four home runs and 16 RBIs while hitting .286 for the Guardians. Amed Rosario is 13 for 37 with two doubles and a triple over the last 10 games.
Miguel Cabrera has a .276 batting average to rank second on the Tigers, and has five doubles and three homers. Willi Castro is 10-for-34 with one home run and three RBIs in the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Goaltenders: 5-5, .232 batting average, 3.76 ERA, beat opponents by four runs
Tigers: 4-6, .211 batting average, 4.34 ERA, outscored by 21 runs
INJURIES: Goalkeepers: 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 days IL (covid-19), Eduardo Rodriguez: day to day (undisclosed), Victor Reyes: 10 days IL (quadricep), Austin Meadows: IL 10 days (vertigo), Michael Pineda: IL 15 days (finger), Tyler Alexander: IL 15 days (elbow), Kyle Funkhouser: IL 60 days (shoulder), Matt Manning: IL 10 days IL (shoulder), Casey Mize : IL 10 days (elbow), Spencer Turnbull: IL 60 days (elbow), Jake Rogers: IL 60 days (elbow), Jose Cisnero: IL 60 days (shoulder)
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.