Mariners Visit the Tigers to Begin 3-game Series
The Detroit Tigers start a three-game series at home against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday.
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mariners: George Kirby (5-3, 3.32 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 102 strikeouts); Tigers: Matt Manning (1-1, 2.37 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 31 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Tigers start a three-game series at home against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday.
Detroit has a 50-78 record overall and a 28-35 record in home games. The Tigers are 37-18 in games when they out-hit their opponents.
Seattle has a 35-30 record in road games and a 70-58 record overall. The Mariners have gone 28-8 in games when they hit two or more home runs.
Tuesday's game is the first time these teams match up this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Javier Baez has 24 doubles, two triples and 11 home runs for the Tigers. Victor Reyes is 14-for-39 with four doubles, a triple and seven RBI over the last 10 games.
Julio Rodriguez has 21 home runs, 31 walks and 64 RBI while hitting .264 for the Mariners. Mitch Haniger is 10-for-42 with a double, three home runs and eight RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 6-4, .269 batting average, 3.48 ERA, outscored opponents by 13 runs
Mariners: 6-4, .214 batting average, 2.67 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs
INJURIES: Tigers: Javier Baez: day-to-day (back), Jonathan Schoop: 10-Day IL (ankle), Austin Meadows: 10-Day IL (achilles ), Tarik Skubal: 60-Day IL (arm), Beau Brieske: 60-Day IL (forearm), Rony Garcia: 15-Day IL (biceps), Michael Pineda: 15-Day IL (tricep), Casey Mize: 60-Day IL (elbow), Kyle Funkhouser: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Spencer Turnbull: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jake Rogers: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Mariners: J.P. Crawford: day-to-day (pectoral), Ryan Borucki: 15-Day IL (forearm), Matthew Boyd: 60-Day IL (elbow), Tom Murphy: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Casey Sadler: 60-Day IL (shoulder)