Bard expected to start for the Angels against Tigers
Detroit; Thursday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Both Los Angeles and Detroit are looking for a series win with a victory.
The Tigers are 9-7 in home games. The Detroit pitching staff averages 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings, Matthew Boyd leads them with a mark of 11.3.
The Angels are 5-11 on the road. The Los Angeles pitching staff has a team ERA of 5.09, Matt Harvey paces the staff with a mark of 6.94. The Tigers won the last meeting 10-3. Boyd earned his fourth victory and Ronny Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and four RBIs for Detroit. Tyler Skaggs registered his third loss for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 4-6, .241 batting average, 5.95 ERA, outscored by 14 runs
Angels: 6-4, .246 batting average, 5.73 ERA, outscored by 11 runs
Tigers Injuries: Jordan Zimmermann: 10-day IL (elbow), Matt Moore: 60-day IL (knee), Blaine Hardy: 10-day IL (forearm), Michael Fulmer: 60-day IL (elbow), Christin Stewart: 10-day IL (quad), Josh Harrison: 10-day IL (shoulder).
Angels Injuries: JC Ramirez: 60-day IL (elbow), Keynan Middleton: 60-day IL (elbow), Andrew Heaney: 10-day IL (elbow), Justin Upton: 60-day IL (toe), Michael Hermosillo: 10-day IL (groin), Tommy La Stella: day-to-day (back).