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)

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

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