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    The Detroit Tigers (77-84) host the Cleveland Guardians (76-85) at 3:10 PM ET on Sunday at Comerica Park. The Tigers are favored (-127) to break the 1-1 tie and take the series over the Guardians (+108). Eduardo Rodriguez takes the mound first for Detroit, and Lucas Giolito is Cleveland’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Tigers vs. Guardians

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 1, 2023
    • Game Time: 3:10 PM ET
    • Location: Detroit, Michigan
    • Stadium: Comerica Park
    Tigers vs Guardians Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Tigers -127 7.5

    How Do I Watch the Tigers vs. the Guardians?

    • TV Channel: BSDET

    Tigers Stats & Trends

    Tigers Batting

    • The Tigers rank 24th in MLB action with 164 home runs. They average one per game.
    • Detroit is 27th in the majors with a .236 batting average.
    • The Tigers’ .304 on-base percentage is the fifth-worst in MLB.
    • Detroit’s 9.1 strikeouts per game rank 23rd in the majors.
    • The Tigers have hit 77 home runs at home this season (one per game).
    • Detroit is averaging 2.6 extra-base hits per game while slugging .384 in home contests.
    • At home this season the team averages 8.1 hits per game and is batting .243.

    Tigers Key Batters

    • Spencer Torkelson leads Detroit with 141 hits and a team-best slugging percentage of .448. He’s batting .234 with an on-base percentage of .313.
    • Among all qualified batters in baseball, he is 119th in batting average, 103rd in on-base percentage, and 64th in slugging.
    • Kerry Carpenter is batting .277 with 17 doubles, two triples, 20 home runs and 31 walks. He’s slugging .472 with an on-base percentage of .338.
    • Matt Vierling leads Detroit in OBP (.328) this season, fueled by 123 hits.
    • Vierling brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .200 with two triples, three walks and three RBI.
    • Zach McKinstry has nine home runs, 35 RBI and a batting average of .231 this season.
    • McKinstry has safely hit in six games in a row. During his last 10 games he is hitting .219 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and three RBI.

    Guardians Stats & Trends

    Guardians Batting

    • The Guardians rank last in Major League Baseball with just 123 home runs as a team.
    • Cleveland ranks 14th in MLB with a .250 team batting average.
    • The Guardians have an OBP of .313 this season, which ranks 22nd in MLB.
    • Cleveland is the best at avoiding strikeouts in MLB this season with only 1134 as a team.
    • They’ve hit 69 homers, an average of 0.9 per game, in 80 road contests this season.
    • In 80 road games this season, it is slugging .386 with 225 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 8.8 base hits per game and batting .252 on the road this season.

    Guardians Key Batters

    • Jose Ramirez has 170 hits with a .355 on-base percentage, leading the Guardians in both statistics. He’s batting .280 and slugging .473.
    • He is 22nd in batting average, 30th in on-base percentage and 38th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters in MLB.
    • Steven Kwan is slugging .372 to lead his team. He has a batting average of .270 with an on-base percentage of .342.
    • Including all qualifying hitters, he is 45th in batting average, 46th in on-base percentage and 121st in slugging percentage.
    • Josh Naylor has 30 doubles, 17 home runs and 33 walks while hitting .308.
    • Andres Gimenez is batting .250 with 27 doubles, five triples, 15 home runs and 32 walks.

    Tigers vs. Guardians Probable Pitchers

    Eduardo Rodríguez (DET) Pitcher Lucas Giolito (CLE)
    12 – 9 W/L 8 – 14
    145.2 IP 179.1
    3.40 ERA 4.87
    1.174 WHIP 1.294
    8.5 K/9 10
    2.9 BB/9 3.5

    Tigers vs. Guardians Injury Updates

    • Tigers: Matt Manning: 15 Day IL (Foot), Mason Englert: 15 Day IL (Hip), Alex Faedo: 15 Day IL (Finger), Matthew Boyd: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tyler Alexander: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Riley Greene: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Austin Meadows: 60 Day IL (Anxiety), Casey Mize: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Freddy Pacheco: 60 Day IL (Elbow)
    • Guardians: Gabriel Arias: 10 Day IL (Wrist), Logan Allen: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Tanner Bibee: 60 Day IL (Hip)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Tigers and Guardians (Last 10 Games)

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