LF Carpenter, RF Willi Castro
Detroit Tigers (44-74) vs Cleveland Guardians (62-54)
When: 7:10pm Tuesday.
Where: Progressive Field in Cleveland.
TV: Bally Sports Detroit.
Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1) (Tigers radio affiliates).
First pitch forecast: Low 70s.
Game 1 probable pitchers: Tigers RHP Garrett Hill (2-3, 4.66 ERA) vs. Guardians RHP Zach Plesac (2-10, 4.32 ERA).
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1.Riley Greene, CF
2. Victor Reyes, RF
3. Willi Castro
4. Javier Baez, SS
5. Harold Castro, 1B
6.Jonathan Schoop, 2B
7. Kerry Carpenter, LF
8. Jeimer Candelario, 3B
9. Tucker Barnhart, C
Game notes: The Tigers ended their losing streak at eight games in the second game of yesterday’s doubleheader. Hill takes the mound for the third time vs. Cleveland this season. His Independence Day MLB debut vs. the Guardians went well with one run over six innings. His more recent outing, Thursday, vs. the Guardians ended with three runs (one earned), four hits and a walk allowed over five innings. Steven Kwan and Josh Naylor have each hit a home run in limited appearances vs. Hill. But the Guardians’ two best hitters this season, Jose Ramirez and Amed Rosario, are a combined 0-for-11 with Hill on the mound.
Plesac has fared well vs. Detroit: 10 strikeouts in 12⅓ innings with three runs and 10 hits allowed strikeouts over two starts. Riley Greene, Eric Haase and Javier Baez have taken Plesac deep, but he may want to see Willi Castro the least — the Tigers’ utilityman is 9-for-18 vs. Plesac.
The series ends with a night game Wednesday.
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