Tigers to end slide in matchup with the Blue Jays

Thu, May 23, 2024
MLB News (AP)

Tigers to end slide in matchup with the Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays (22-26, fifth in the AL East) vs. Detroit Tigers (23-26, fourth in the AL Central)

Detroit; Thursday, 6:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Kevin Gausman (2-3, 4.89 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 43 strikeouts); Tigers: Jack Flaherty (1-3, 3.79 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 72 strikeouts)

BETMGM SPORTSBOOK: LINE Blue Jays -119, Tigers +100; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Tigers look to break a four-game losing streak when they play the Toronto Blue Jays.

Detroit has a 23-26 record overall and a 10-13 record at home. The Tigers have a 16-3 record in games when they scored five or more runs.

Toronto is 22-26 overall and 10-14 in road games. The Blue Jays have a 17-2 record in games when they scored at least five runs.

The teams meet Thursday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Riley Greene has eight doubles, a triple and nine home runs for the Tigers. Kerry Carpenter is 10-for-31 with two doubles, two triples, three home runs and 10 RBI over the last 10 games.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with a .279 batting average, and has seven doubles, four home runs, 27 walks and 22 RBI. Bo Bichette is 13-for-37 with two home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.

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LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 3-7, .242 batting average, 5.07 ERA, outscored by nine runs

Blue Jays: 5-5, .233 batting average, 3.20 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs

INJURIES: Tigers: Reese Olson: day-to-day (hip), Shelby Miller: 15-Day IL (ulnar nerve inflammation), Kenta Maeda: 15-Day IL (illness), Sawyer Gipson-Long: 60-Day IL (groin)

Blue Jays: Yariel Rodriguez: 15-Day IL (spine), Bowden Francis: 15-Day IL (forearm), Chad Green: 15-Day IL (teres major)

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