Detroit takes 3-game losing streak into matchup with Cleveland
Detroit; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Indians -185; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit enters the game as losers of their last three games.
The Tigers are 18-36 against AL Central opponents. Detroit has a team on-base percentage of .292, last in the American League. Miguel Cabrera leads the lineup with a mark of .337.
The Indians are 37-21 against the rest of their division. The Cleveland pitching staff as a whole has an ERA of 3.71. Shane Bieber leads the team with a 3.23 earned run average. The Indians won the last meeting 10-1. Adam Plutko earned his sixth victory and Franmil Reyes went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for Cleveland. Spencer Turnbull took his 13th loss for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 2-8, .238 batting average, 4.81 ERA, outscored by 20 runs
Indians: 4-6, .234 batting average, 3.32 ERA, outscored opponents by five runs
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: (groin), Jefry Rodriguez: (shoulder), Dan Otero: (shoulder), Tyler Olson: (undisclosed), Corey Kluber: (arm), A.J. Cole: (shoulder), Carlos Carrasco: (leukemia), Cody Anderson: (elbow), Bradley Zimmer: (shoulder), Jordan Luplow: (hamstring), Jose Ramirez: (wrist), Christian Arroyo: (forearm).