Steven Kwan and Spencer Torkelson will take the field when the Cleveland Guardians and Detroit Tigers meet on Thursday at Progressive Field.

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Tigers vs. Guardians Live Stream, TV Channel and Game Info:

  • Date: Thursday, August 17, 2023
  • Time: 7:15 PM ET
  • TV Channel: FOX
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Venue: Progressive Field
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Tigers Batting & Pitching Performance

  • The Tigers are 25th in MLB play with 119 home runs. They average one per game.
  • Detroit has the third-lowest slugging percentage in MLB (.377).
  • The Tigers' .235 batting average ranks 26th in MLB.
  • Detroit scores the second-fewest runs in baseball (477 total, four per game).
  • The Tigers are 29th in baseball with a .300 on-base percentage.
  • The Tigers strike out 8.9 times per game to rank 17th in baseball.
  • The 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings put together by Detroit's pitching staff ranks 21st in the majors.
  • Detroit's 4.51 team ERA ranks 19th among all MLB pitching staffs.
  • Pitchers for the Tigers combine for the 13th-ranked WHIP in MLB (1.276).

Guardians Batting & Pitching Performance

  • The Guardians rank last in Major League Baseball with just 88 home runs as a team.
  • Cleveland ranks 27th in MLB with a team slugging percentage of just .379 this season.
  • The Guardians have a team batting average of .250 this season, which ranks 15th among MLB teams.
  • Cleveland is among the lowest scoring teams in baseball, ranking 27th with just 490 total runs (four per game) this season.
  • The Guardians have an OBP of .312 this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB.
  • No team has fewer strikeouts this season than the Guardians, who have struck out only seven times per game on average.
  • Cleveland strikes out just 8.1 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 26th in MLB.
  • Cleveland has pitched to a 3.80 ERA this season, which ranks fourth in baseball.
  • Guardians pitchers have a 1.280 WHIP this season, 15th in the majors.

Tigers Probable Starting Pitcher

  • The Tigers will send Tarik Skubal (2-2) to the mound for his eighth start of the season. He is 2-2 with a 4.18 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 32 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Friday, the left-hander went 5 1/3 innings against the Boston Red Sox, giving up four earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • Skubal is yet to notch a quality start so far this year.
  • Skubal is seeking his third straight appearance lasting five or more innings. He averages 4.6 frames per appearance on the hill.
  • He has held his opponents without an earned run in four of his seven appearances this season.

Guardians Probable Starting Pitcher

  • The Guardians will hand the ball to Xzavion Curry (3-1) for his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander's last start was on Friday, when he tossed five innings while giving up five earned runs on six hits in a matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • In five starts this season, Curry has not yet earned a quality start.
  • Curry will look to pitch five or more innings for the third start in a row.
  • He has made 30 appearances and finished 15 of them without allowing an earned run.

Tigers Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Tigers Starter Opponent Starter
8/11/2023 Red Sox L 5-2 Away Tarik Skubal Chris Sale
8/12/2023 Red Sox W 6-2 Away Matt Manning Brayan Bello
8/13/2023 Red Sox L 6-3 Away Eduardo Rodríguez Kutter Crawford
8/15/2023 Twins L 5-3 Away Alex Faedo Bailey Ober
8/16/2023 Twins W 8-7 Away Reese Olson Kenta Maeda
8/17/2023 Guardians - Away Tarik Skubal Xzavion Curry
8/18/2023 Guardians - Away Matt Manning Gavin Williams
8/19/2023 Guardians - Away Eduardo Rodríguez Tanner Bibee
8/20/2023 Guardians - Away Alex Faedo Logan Allen
8/21/2023 Cubs - Home Reese Olson Javier Assad
8/22/2023 Cubs - Home Tarik Skubal -

Guardians Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Guardians Starter Opponent Starter
8/11/2023 Rays L 9-8 Away Xzavion Curry Aaron Civale
8/12/2023 Rays L 6-5 Away Gavin Williams Shawn Armstrong
8/13/2023 Rays W 9-2 Away Tanner Bibee Zach Eflin
8/15/2023 Reds W 3-0 Away Logan Allen Graham Ashcraft
8/16/2023 Reds L 7-2 Away Noah Syndergaard Andrew Abbott
8/17/2023 Tigers - Home Xzavion Curry Tarik Skubal
8/18/2023 Tigers - Home Gavin Williams Matt Manning
8/19/2023 Tigers - Home Tanner Bibee Eduardo Rodríguez
8/20/2023 Tigers - Home Logan Allen Alex Faedo
8/22/2023 Dodgers - Home Noah Syndergaard Clayton Kershaw
8/23/2023 Dodgers - Home Xzavion Curry Lance Lynn

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