Detroit Tigers baseball returns on Saturday. The team continues the 2017 regular season on the road against Cleveland. Here’s what you need to know to watch the game.
Detroit Tigers players will look for a rebound win on Saturday as the first half of Major League Baseball’s season winds down.
The team managed just two runs against Cleveland starter Carlos Carrasco in an 11-2 loss on Friday in the series opener.
Detroit did manage 10 hits and a walk, but the team couldn’t put any meaningful rallies together.
Second baseman Ian Kinsler and catcher Alex Avila both led the way for the Tigers. The duo collected two hits and a run each.
Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez both notched RBI, while Victor Martinez collected his 2,000th career hit. However, the team wasn’t able to put it all together.
On the pitching side of things, Jordan Zimmermann allowed eight hits, five runs and a walk in three frames before exiting.
The bullpen didn’t fare much better, as Chad Bell, Alex Wilson and Blaine Hardy combined to allow, seven hits, six runs and six walks in a combined four innings.
Daniel Stumpf did manage a scoreless inning on just eight pitches, but by the time he entered the contest, the game was out of reach.
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So how will the Detroit Tigers line up on Saturday? According to a tweet on the team’s official Twitter account, we know what the team’s batting order will look like against Cleveland.
- Ian Kinsler, Second Base
- Alex Avila, Catcher
- Justin Upton, Left Field
- Miguel Cabrera, First Base
- D. Martinez, Right Field
- Victor Martinez, Designated Hitter
- Nicholas Castellanos, Third Base
- Mikie Mahtook, Center Field
- Jose Iglesias, Shortstop
Additionally, Justin Verlander will toe the rubber for the Tigers. He’ll be opposed by Cleveland’s Mike Clevinger.
Start Time: 7:15 P.M. Eastern time
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Arena: Progressive Field
Live Stream: Stream 1
TV Info: Fox Sports Detroit
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket
If you can’t make it to the game, or aren’t able to follow along on television or radio, keep an eye on our Twitter handle, @MCB_Tigers, as we provide commentary and updates during game.