Detroit Tigers (60-88, third in AL Central) vs. Cleveland Indians (83-65, first in AL Central)
Cleveland; Sunday, 1:10 p.m. Eastern
PROBABLE PITCHERS: Tigers: Francisco Liriano (4-10, 4.58 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 94 strikeouts) Indians: Shane Bieber (10-3, 4.32 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 104 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: Cleveland will look for another strong outing after a combined two-hitter put together by Mike Clevinger and four relievers in a 15-0 victory over Detroit Saturday. The Indians come into the contest with a 16-game lead over the Twins in the AL Central. Cleveland’s lineup is averaging 4.9 RBIs per game this season. Jose Ramirez leads the team with 101 RBIs. The Tigers have gone 8-15 in games started by Liriano. Detroit gives up 3.2 runs per game when Liriano takes the hill. The Indians won Saturday’s contest 15-0. Clevinger picked up his 12th win of the season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Nicholas Castellanos leads the Tigers with 167 hits on the season. He’s batting .295 on the year. Jeimer Candelario has 11 hits and is batting .262 over his past 10 games for Detroit. Francisco Lindor has 35 home runs and 86 RBIs on the season for the Indians. Jason Kipnis has driven in 10 runs on eight hits over his past 10 games for Cleveland.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 5-5, .234 batting average, 3.64 ERA, outscored by four runs. Indians: 5-5, .254 batting average, 3.34 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs.
TIGERS INJURIES: Jose Iglesias has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Friday.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.
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