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Andres Gimenez will try to collect his 100th hit of the season (he has 98) when his Cleveland Guardians (58-52) take on the Detroit Tigers (43-69) on Thursday at 1:10 PM ET. The Guardians are favored (-150) over the Tigers (+127). Zach Plesac gets the starting nod for Cleveland, and Garrett Hill is Detroit’s choice to start.
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Game Info, Betting Lines for Guardians vs. Tigers
- Game Day: Thursday, August 11, 2022
- Game Time: 1:10 PM ET
- Location: Detroit, Michigan
- Stadium: Comerica Park
Guardians Stats & Trends
- The Guardians have hit the second-fewest home runs in MLB action this season (86).
- The Guardians are eighth in the majors with a .251 batting average.
- The Guardians rank 18th in baseball with a .313 on-base percentage.
- The Guardians strike out the least in the league, averaging 7 per game.
- The Guardians have hit 54 home runs on the road this season (0.9 per game).
- The Guardians are slugging .402 with 3.1 extra-base hits per game on the road.
- The team averages nine hits per game and is batting .255 away from home this season.
Guardians Key Batters
- Jose Ramirez leads Cleveland in total hits (115) this season while batting .283 with 61 extra-base hits.
- Ramirez ranks 33rd in batting average, 36th in on-base percentage, and eighth in slugging among qualified batters in MLB.
- Ramirez has recorded at least one hit in five games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .316 with two doubles and two RBI.
- Amed Rosario has an OPS of .738, fueled by an OBP of .323 and a team-best slugging percentage of .415 this season.
- Rosario is 30th in batting average, 86th in on-base percentage and 86th in slugging among qualified hitters.
- Steven Kwan has 107 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .372.
- Kwan has recorded at least one base hit in three straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .353 with a double, a triple and two walks.
- Gimenez is batting .304 with a .367 OBP and 50 RBI for Cleveland this season.
- Gimenez heads into this matchup on a four-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .350 with a double.
Tigers Stats & Trends
- The Tigers have hit just 65 homers this season, which ranks last in the league.
- The Tigers have a team batting average of just .226 this season, which ranks 28th among MLB teams.
- The Tigers have an on-base percentage of .283 this season, which ranks 29th in the league.
- The Tigers rank 20th in strikeouts per game (8.6) among MLB offenses.
- They’ve hit 34 homers, an average of 0.6 per game, in 57 home contests this season.
- In 57 home games this season, they’re slugging .352 with 126 hits going for extra bases.
- They are averaging 7.9 base hits per game and batting .241 as a team at home this season.
Tigers Key Batters
- Javier Baez has totaled 81 hits, a team-best for the Tigers.
- Baez ranks 138th in batting average, 148th in on-base percentage and 121st in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in the big leagues.
- Harold Castro has 15 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 11 walks while batting .291.
- Jonathan Schoop is batting .203 with 17 doubles, a triple, eight home runs and 15 walks.
- Jeimer Candelario is batting .204 with 11 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 21 walks.
Guardians vs. Tigers Probable Pitchers