CLEVELAND, Ohio — Here is a preview of the series between the Guardians and Tigers.
Where: Comerica Park, Tuesday through Thursday.
TV/radio: Bally Sports Great Lakes, WTAM 1100 AM and the Guardians Radio Network will carry the series. Tuesday and Wednesday’s games will also air on WMMS 100.7 FM.
pitching matchups: RHP Shane Bieber (6-6, 3.39) vs. LHP Tyler Alexander (2-5, 4.04) at 7:10 pm on Tuesday; RHP Aaron Civale (2-5, 6.17) vs. RHP Drew Hutchison (1-5, 4.37) at 7:10 pm on Wednesday; RHP Zach Plesac (2-10, 4.49) vs. TBA at 1:10 pm on Thursday.
Series: The Tigers have won seven of 12 meetings between the two clubs this season. Detroit leads the series all-time 1,142 to 1,140.
Guardians — Since July 9, Cleveland’s bullpen has pitched to a 2.12 ERA in 93 1/3 innings, the third-lowest mark in baseball in that span behind Toronto (2.05) and Baltimore (2.09). Amed Rosario has hit safely in 22 of his last 28 games since July 8, slashing .325/.347/.504 (38-for-117) with 17 runs, seven doubles, a triple, four home runs and 20 RBI in that span.
Tigers — Reliever Joe Jiménez has 21 multi-strikeout relief appearances, tied for the American League lead and ranks tied for third in the majors. Among AL relievers with at least 30 games pitched he ranks tied for fourth in FIP (2.04) and sixth in strikeout rate (34.5%). Harold Castro posted his 10th game with at least three hits on Saturday in Tampa. His 10 three-hit games are tied for the fourth-most in the AL. Jonathan Schoop’s home run on Saturday gave him eight on the season and 38 since joining the Tigers last year.
Tigers — RHP Beau Brieske (right forearm soreness), RHP Kyle Funkhouser (right shoulder strain), RHP Rony García (right shoulder soreness), RHP Casey Mize (right elbow sprain), OR Austin Meadows (right and left Achilles strains), RHP Michael Pineda (right triceps tightness), C Jake Rogers (right elbow sprain), LHP Tarik Skubal (left arm fatigue), RHP Spencer Turnbull (right elbow strain) are on injured list.
Guardians — RHP Aaron Civale (right wrist), RHP Cody Morris (right shoulder) and LHP Anthony Gose (left triceps) are on the injured list.
Next: The Guardians open a three-game series in Toronto against the Blue Jays on Friday.
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