AL Central Division rivals will square off on Sunday afternoon, when the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers wrap up their weekend series from Comerica Park. The Indians (56-59) are five games below .500 on the road and have fallen 11.5 games behind first place Chicago. Last night, Cleveland went 3-for-15 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base during a 6-4 road loss.
Twenty-four year old righty Triston McKenzie (1-5 5.66 ERA) will take the mound for the Indians in this matchup. Last time out, McKenzie allowed two runs in six innings during a 4-3 home loss versus Oakland.
The Detroit Tigers have won 33 of their first 59 home games and have moved into a tie with Cleveland for second place. On Saturday, Detroit C Eric Haase broke a 4-4 tie with a two-run single in the eighth inning. 3B Jeimer Candelario homered and scored a pair of runs for the Tigers, who improved to 58-61 on the year.
Thirty year old right-hander Drew Hutchison will make his first start of the season for the Tigers. Hutchison has made 79 career major league starts and owns a 5.10 ERA.