Cleveland Indians (28-23, third in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (21-29, fourth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Saturday, 6:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cleveland: Triston McKenzie (2-1, 3.91 ERA) Detroit: Spencer Turnbull (4-3, 3.94 ERA)
LINE: Indians favoured by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland heads into the matchup after a dominant performance by Zach Plesac. Plesac threw 7 2/3 innings, giving up zero runs on five hits with 11 strikeouts against Detroit.
The Tigers are 10-22 against AL Central teams. Detroit is averaging 4.2 RBIs per game this season. Jeimer Candelario leads the team with 28 total runs batted in.
The Indians are 18-16 against the rest of their division. Cleveland has slugged .366 this season. Jose Ramirez leads the team with a mark of .545.
TOP PERFORMERS: Candelario is second on the Tigers with seven home runs and is batting .318.
Ramirez leads the Indians with 13 home runs and has 32 RBIs.
INJURIES: Tigers: Ivan Nova: (right triceps), Dario Agrazal: (forearm), Troy Stokes Jr.: (undisclosed), JaCoby Jones: (left hand), Jonathan Schoop: (wrist), C.J. Cron: (knee), Austin Romine: (wrist).
Indians: Jefry Rodriguez: (right shoulder).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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