Fulmer scheduled to start as Detroit hosts Cleveland
Cleveland Indians (27-23, third in the AL Central) vs. Detroit Tigers (21-28, fourth in the AL Central)
Detroit; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Cleveland: Zach Plesac (3-2, 2.20 ERA) Detroit: Michael Fulmer (0-2, 9.27 ERA)
LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit and Cleveland will face off on Friday.
The Tigers are 10-21 against the rest of their division. Detroit hitters have posted a team on-base percentage of .302 this season, led by Jeimer Candelario with a mark of .381.
The Indians are 17-16 against opponents from the AL Central. The Cleveland offense has compiled a .228 batting average as a team this season, Franmil Reyes leads the team with a mark of .283.
TOP PERFORMERS: Candelario is second on the Tigers with seven home runs and is slugging .554.
Jose Ramirez leads the Indians with 23 extra base hits and 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).
Indians: Jefry Rodriguez: (right shoulder).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.