Tigers host the Guardians, look to continue home win streak
Cleveland Guardians (18-22, third in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (15-28, fourth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Thursday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Konnor Pilkington (0-0); Tigers: Tarik Skubal (3-2, 1.81 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 50 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Tigers -144, Guardians +123; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Tigers host the Cleveland Guardians aiming to extend a three-game home winning streak.
Detroit is 8-13 at home and 15-28 overall. Tigers pitchers have a collective 3.54 ERA, which ranks sixth in the AL.
Cleveland is 18-22 overall and 10-14 in road games. The Guardians have a 14-1 record in games when they scored five or more runs.
Thursday’s game is the third time these teams meet this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Miguel Cabrera has a .287 batting average to rank fourth on the Tigers, and has six doubles and three home runs. Jonathan Schoop is 9-for-37 with two home runs and three RBI over the past 10 games.
Jose Ramirez has 11 doubles, three triples and 11 home runs for the Guardians. Amed Rosario is 9-for-40 with two doubles, a triple and three RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 5-5, .217 batting average, 3.56 ERA, outscored by eight runs
Guardians: 3-7, .201 batting average, 3.68 ERA, outscored by five runs
INJURIES: Tigers: Eduardo Rodriguez: 15-Day IL (ribcage), Will Vest: 15-Day IL (covid-19), 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)
Guardians: Aaron Civale: 15-Day IL (left glute), James Karinchak: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Carlos Vargas: 60-Day IL (undisclosed), Cody Morris: 60-Day IL (shoulder)