Detroit faces off against Cleveland in division matchup
Cleveland; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Indians favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Division rivals Cleveland and Detroit will play on Friday at Progressive Field.
The Indians are 13-14 against opponents from the AL Central. The Cleveland pitching staff has a team ERA of 3.94, Trevor Bauer leads the staff with a mark of 3.57.
The Tigers are 15-20 on the road. Detroit has hit 60 home runs this season, the lowest total in the American League. JaCoby Jones leads the team with eight, averaging one every 23.5 at-bats.
LAST 10 GAMES: Indians: 6-4, .269 batting average, 3.70 ERA, outscored opponents by 20 runs
Tigers: 3-7, .227 batting average, 5.79 ERA, outscored by 27 runs
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jefry Rodriguez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Dan Otero: 10-day IL (shoulder), Corey Kluber: 60-day IL (arm), Carlos Carrasco: 10-day IL (undisclosed), Bradley Zimmer: 60-day IL (shoulder).
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).