Detroit; Saturday, 1:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Guardians: Triston McKenzie (0-0); Tigers: TBD
BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians take a 1-0 lead into the next game of the series against the Detroit Tigers.
Detroit has a 76-84 record overall and a 35-44 record at home. The Tigers have a 40-67 record in games when they have given up a home run.
Cleveland has a 34-45 record on the road and a 76-84 record overall. The Guardians are 21-8 in games when they hit two or more home runs.
The matchup Saturday is the 12th time these teams match up this season. The Tigers hold a 7-4 advantage in the season series.
Jose Ramirez leads the Guardians with 24 home runs while slugging .473. Andres Gimenez is 16-for-40 with two doubles, a triple, two home runs and eight RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 6-4, .243 batting average, 3.10 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs
Guardians: 4-6, .263 batting average, 4.97 ERA, outscored by nine runs
INJURIES: Tigers: Riley Greene: 60-Day IL (elbow), Alex Faedo: 15-Day IL (finger), Matt Manning: 15-Day IL (foot), Mason Englert: 15-Day IL (hip), Tyler Alexander: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Matthew Boyd: 60-Day IL (elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60-Day IL (elbow), Austin Meadows: 60-Day IL (anxiety), Casey Mize: 60-Day IL (elbow)
The Associated Press