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    Spencer Torkelson leads the Detroit Tigers (54-66) into a matchup with the Cleveland Guardians (58-63) after his two-home run outing in an 8-7 win over the Twins. The Tigers are moneyline favorites (-120) in this game against the underdog Guardians (+101), which begins at 7:15 PM ET on Thursday. Detroit’s Tarik Skubal starts against Cleveland’s Xzavion Curry.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Tigers vs. Guardians

    • Game Day: Thursday, August 17, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:15 PM ET
    • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
    • Stadium: Progressive Field
    Tigers vs Guardians Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Tigers -120 8.5

    How Do I Watch the Tigers vs. the Guardians?

    • TV Channel: FOX

    Tigers Stats & Trends

    Tigers Batting

    • The Tigers are 25th in MLB play with 119 home runs. They average 1.0 per game.
    • Detroit has the fifth-worst batting average in MLB (.235).
    • The Tigers’ .300 on-base percentage is the second-worst in MLB.
    • Detroit’s 8.9 strikeouts per game rank 18th in baseball.
    • The Tigers average 1.1 home runs per game when playing away from home this season (67 total in road contests).
    • Detroit is slugging .374 with 2.7 extra-base hits per game in road contests.
    • Away from home this season the team averages 7.6 hits per game and is batting .224.

    Tigers Key Batters

    • Torkelson has 103 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .431, both of which lead Detroit hitters this season. He has a .230 batting average and an on-base percentage of .309.
    • Among qualified batters in the majors, he ranks 123rd in batting average, 109th in on-base percentage, and 77th in slugging.
    • Torkelson hopes to build on a two-game hitting streak in this matchup. During his last five outings he is batting .368 with a double, four home runs and five RBI.
    • Riley Greene has 18 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 30 walks. He’s batting .309 and slugging .491 with an on-base percentage of .368.
    • Kerry Carpenter has 74 hits this season and has a slash line of .286/.347/.521.
    • Carpenter has logged a hit or more in 12 games in a row. During his last 10 outings he is batting .459 with two doubles, five home runs, three walks and seven RBI.
    • Matt Vierling leads Detroit in OBP (.327) this season, fueled by 94 hits.
    • Vierling takes a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .238 with a double and two RBI.

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians have hit just 88 homers this season, which ranks last in the league.
    • Cleveland has a team batting average of .250 this season, which ranks 16th among MLB teams.
    • The Guardians have an on-base percentage of .312 this season, which ranks 23rd in the league.
    • No team has fewer strikeouts this season than Cleveland, which has struck out only 7.0 times per game on average.
    • They’ve hit 38 homers, an average of 0.6 per game, in 59 home contests this season.
    • Cleveland has a team slugging percentage of .378 in home games this season with 169 extra-base hits.
    • In 59 home games this season, they have a batting average of .246 while averaging 8.1 base hits per contest.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez a has .357 on-base percentage to lead the Guardians. He’s batting .284 while slugging .485.
    • Including all qualifying hitters in MLB, he ranks 19th in batting average, 26th in on-base percentage and 30th in slugging percentage.
    • Ramirez brings a three-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .278 with a double, three walks and an RBI.
    • Steven Kwan’s .380 slugging percentage paces his team. He has a batting average of .272 with an on-base percentage of .340.
    • Including all qualified hitters, his batting average puts him 42nd, his on-base percentage ranks 51st, and he is 118th in slugging.
    • Andres Gimenez is batting .242 with 21 doubles, four triples, 11 home runs and 27 walks.
    • Myles Straw has 15 doubles, three triples, a home run and 36 walks while hitting .240.

    Tigers vs. Guardians Probable Pitchers

    Tarik Skubal (DET) Pitcher Xzavion Curry (CLE)
    2 – 2 W/L 3 – 1
    32.1 IP 69
    4.18 ERA 3.39
    1.144 WHIP 1.188
    10 K/9 6
    1.7 BB/9 2.5

    Tigers vs. Guardians Injury Updates

    • Tigers: Mason Englert: 15 Day IL (Hip), Matthew Boyd: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Alexander: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 60 Day IL (Neck), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Guardians: David Fry: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Josh Naylor: 10 Day IL (Side), Cal Quantrill: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Shane Bieber: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Triston McKenzie: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

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