Slumping Tigers look to break 4-game slide
Detroit; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Marcus Stroman (5-10, 3.25 ERA) Tigers: Jordan Zimmermann (0-6, 7.01 ERA)
LINE: Blue Jays favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit enters the matchup as losers of their last four games.
The Tigers are 12-32 in home games. Detroit has a collective on-base percentage of .292, last in the league. Miguel Cabrera leads the club with a mark of .349.
The Blue Jays are 18-32 on the road. The Toronto offense has compiled a .232 batting average as a team this season, last in the American League. Eric Sogard leads the team with a mark of .299.
TOP PERFORMERS: JaCoby Jones leads the Tigers with nine home runs and is slugging .448. Jeimer Candelario is 9-for-34 with two doubles, three home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 1-9, .254 batting average, 7.39 ERA, outscored by 30 runs
Blue Jays: 3-7, .210 batting average, 4.55 ERA, outscored by 12 runs
Tigers Injuries: Tyson Ross: 60-day IL (nerve), Matt Moore: 60-day IL (knee), Michael Fulmer: 60-day IL (elbow), Josh Harrison: 60-day IL (hamstring), Grayson Greiner: 10-day IL (back).
Blue Jays Injuries: Ryan Tepera: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Shoemaker: 60-day IL (knee), Clayton Richard: 10-day IL (lat), Elvis Luciano: 60-day IL (elbow), Ken Giles: day-to-day (elbow), Clay Buchholz: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: 60-day IL (elbow), Dalton Pompey: 60-day IL (concussion), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee).