Tigers play the Phillies following Alexander's strong outing
Detroit; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Phillies favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Tyler Alexander. Alexander went seven innings, giving up one run on three hits against Toronto.
The Tigers are 13-34 in home games. Detroit's team on-base percentage of .291 is last in the American League. Miguel Cabrera leads the team with an OBP of .342.
The Phillies are 22-27 on the road. Philadelphia is slugging .417 as a unit. Scott Kingery leads the team with a slugging percentage of .525.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 2-8, .250 batting average, 7.20 ERA, outscored by 32 runs
Phillies: 5-5, .217 batting average, 5.24 ERA, outscored by 19 runs
Tigers Injuries: Spencer Turnbull: 10-day IL (back), 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).
Phillies Injuries: David Robertson: 60-day IL (elbow), Edubray Ramos: 10-day IL (shoulder), Pat Neshek: 60-day IL (hamstring), Tommy Hunter: 10-day IL (forearm), Jerad Eickhoff: 10-day IL (biceps), Seranthony Dominguez: 60-day IL (elbow), Victor Arano: 60-day IL (elbow), Andrew McCutchen: 60-day IL (knee), Jay Bruce: 10-day IL (oblique), Jean Segura: day-to-day (heel soreness), Sean Rodriguez: 10-day IL (abdominal).