Skubal expected to start as Detroit hosts Baltimore
Baltimore Orioles (35-66, fifth in the AL East) vs. Detroit Tigers (50-55, third in the AL Central)
Detroit; Friday, 7:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Orioles: Matt Harvey (5-10, 6.65 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, 67 strikeouts) Tigers: Tarik Skubal (6-9, 4.43 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 113 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Tigers -147, Orioles +128; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit and Baltimore will meet on Friday.
The Tigers are 29-22 in home games in 2020. The Detroit offense has compiled a .242 batting average as a team this season, Jonathan Schoop leads the team with a mark of .283.
The Orioles are 18-35 on the road. Baltimore has hit 115 home runs as a team this season. Trey Mancini leads the team with 19, averaging one every 19.6 at-bats.
The Tigers won the last meeting 6-2. Casey Mize earned his sixth victory and Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-3 with two home runs and two RBIs for Detroit. Alexander Wells registered his first loss for Baltimore.
TOP PERFORMERS: Schoop leads the Tigers with 17 home runs and is slugging .462.
Cedric Mullins leads the Orioles with 49 extra base hits and is batting .319.
LAST 10 GAMES: Tigers: 6-4, .267 batting average, 5.22 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs
Orioles: 6-4, .231 batting average, 4.31 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
INJURIES: Tigers: Jose Urena: (groin), Spencer Turnbull: (forearm), Julio Teheran: (shoulder), Rony Garcia: (knee), Matthew Boyd: (arm), Niko Goodrum: (calf), Daz Cameron: (toe), Isaac Paredes: (hip), Jake Rogers: (arm).
Orioles: Bruce Zimmermann: (arm), Tyler Wells: (wrist), Travis Lakins Sr.: (elbow), Hunter Harvey: (lat), Keegan Akin: (covid-19 protocols), Anthony Santander: (covid-19 protocols), Richie Martin: (wrist), Freddy Galvis: (quad), Chris Davis: (back).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.