The Detroit Tigers have not been able to get a lot of offense generated this season, ranking last in the league in runs per game with 3.2. They will look to get the bats going at home versus the Cleveland Guardians on Thursday.
Cleveland Guardians (-165, 8.5) vs. Detroit Tigers
The Guardians send Zach Plesac to the mound, who has a 4.49 ERA this season. But in his last 12 starts, he’s posted a 3.88 ERA. He also has the benefit of facing a Tigers offense that has struggled more than normal.
The Tigers have scored four runs or fewer in 13 of their last 15 games and are hitting .215 over the past 30 days. On the year, they’re batting .226 as a club.
The Tigers turn to Garrett Hill, who is making his seventh career start and has completed at least five inning in every start. He’s given up three runs or fewer in three of his last four starts. He’s also posted a 2.70 ERA in his three home starts.
Both teams have had solid bullpen pitching, with Tigers relievers ranked fifth in Major League Baseball with a 3.24 ERA and the Guardians seventh at 3.40.
The Guardians and Tigers are the bottom two teams in home runs, and both will find themselves locked in a low-scoring game on Thursday.
The Play: Guardians vs. Tigers Under 8.5
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