Tigers look to end 5-game slide against Rangers
Detroit; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Tigers favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit enters the matchup as losers of their last five games.
The Tigers are 11-25 in home games. Detroit’s team on-base percentage of .288 is last in the American League. Miguel Cabrera leads the team with an OBP of .356.
The Rangers are 15-21 in road games. Texas has slugged .451, good for fifth in in the MLB. Joey Gallo leads the team with a .649 slugging percentage, including 30 extra-base hits and 17 home runs. The Rangers won the last meeting 5-3. Jesse Chavez notched his third victory and Ronald Guzman went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs for Texas. Jordan Zimmermann registered his fifth loss for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 1-9, .218 batting average, 6.04 ERA, outscored by 33 runs
Rangers: 6-4, .267 batting average, 4.90 ERA, outscored by eight runs
Tigers Injuries: Tyson Ross: 60-day IL (nerve), Matt Moore: 60-day IL (knee), Michael Fulmer: 60-day IL (elbow), Jordy Mercer: 10-day IL (quad), Josh Harrison: 60-day IL (hamstring), Grayson Greiner: 10-day IL (back).
Rangers Injuries: Edinson Volquez: 60-day IL (elbow), Jeffrey Springs: 10-day IL (biceps), Yohander Mendez: 60-day IL (elbow), Taylor Hearn: 60-day IL (elbow), Luke Farrell: 60-day IL (jaw), Kyle Dowdy: 10-day IL (elbow), Hunter Pence: 10-day IL (groin), Scott Heineman: 60-day IL (shoulder), Isiah Kiner-Falefa: 10-day IL (finger).