On Saturday, the Cleveland Indians continue their three-game series on the road against American League Central rivals the Detroit Tigers.
The Indians were off Thursday and on Wednesday swept the Milwaukee Brewers in a two-game interleague matchup with a 3-1 win. Carlos Carrasco struck out 10 Brewers hitters and gave up just one earned run in seven innings.
The Tigers spoiled the Major League debut of Jalen Beeks for the Boston Red Sox on Thursday with five runs in the first inning in route to a 7-2 win to avoid being swept on Thursday by Boston.
Michael Brantley leads Cleveland with a .325 batting average. Jose Ramirez leads the Indians in home runs with 19 and RBIs with 43. Francisco Lindor has a team high 73 hits. Cleveland has a team batting average of .253 while opposing hitters are averaging .245 at the plate against Indians pitching. On Saturday, the Indians will send Mike Clevinger to the mound. The right-hander this season is 4-2 with an ERA of 3.36, 64 Ks and 26 BBs.
Nicholas Castellanos leads Detroit with a .331 batting average and team highs in hits with 82 and RBIs with 33. Jeimer Candelario leads Detroit in home runs with nine. Detroit has a team batting average of .254 while opposing hitters are averaging .252 at the plate against Tigers pitching. On Saturday, the Tigers will send Mike Fiers to the mound. The right-hander this season is 5-3 with an ERA of 4.33, 42 Ks and 13 BBs.