Tigers host the Indians in division matchup
Detroit; Saturday, 6 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: AL Central rivals Detroit and Cleveland will meet at Comerica Park.
The Tigers are 12-15 against AL Central teams. Detroit has hit 58 home runs this season, last in the American League. JaCoby Jones leads the team with eight, averaging one every 21.5 at-bats.
The Indians are 15-16 in road games. Cleveland has slugged .390 this season. Francisco Lindor leads the team with a .533 slugging percentage, including 22 extra-base hits and 11 home runs. The Indians won the last meeting 13-4. Adam Plutko earned his third victory and Jake Bauers went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple, a home run and four RBIs for Cleveland. Ryan Carpenter took his fourth loss for Detroit.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jones leads the Tigers with eight home runs and is batting .250. Christin Stewart is 12-for-37 with two doubles, two home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 3-7, .253 batting average, 5.32 ERA, outscored by 25 runs
Indians: 6-4, .243 batting average, 3.96 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs
Tigers Injuries: Jordan Zimmermann: 10-day IL (elbow), Tyson Ross: 10-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), Jeimer Candelario: 10-day IL (shoulder), Grayson Greiner: 10-day IL (back).
Indians Injuries: Danny Salazar: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jefry Rodriguez: 10-day IL (shoulder), Dan Otero: 10-day IL (shoulder), Corey Kluber: 10-day IL (arm), Mike Clevinger: 60-day IL (back), Carlos Carrasco: 10-day IL (undisclosed), Bradley Zimmer: 10-day IL (shoulder).