CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 24: Newly acquired players Omar Infante #18 and Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers shag balls in the outfield during batting practice prior to the game against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on July 24, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
The Detroit Tigers will host the Cleveland Indians for a three-game set over the weekend.
The Detroit Tigers have struggled this season against the Cleveland Indians, going 2-7 in the games the two teams have played so far. In what is suddenly becoming a distant race to win the AL Central though, the Tigers are going to need to seize the day and take the upcoming series from the suddenly struggling Indians, who will head to Comerica Park for a three-game set on Friday.
Though the Tigers are currently only slightly behind the Chicago White Sox, the Indians have lost six straight games and have slumped to third in the Central. Their struggles have included absolutely awful pitching, which the Tigers offense should enjoy facing.
Anibal Sanchez (5-8, 4.11 ERA) will take the mound for the Tigers, facing off against slumping Justin Masterson (7-9, 4.47 ERA) for the first game of the series. Sanchez lost his first start as a Tiger but will be facing a weak Indians offense in his second.
The game will be at Comerica Park at 7:05 p.m. ET.
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