Porcello tries to end his personal seven-game losing streak. In the last six of those losses, he's given up three earned runs or fewer. The Tigers have only scored 10 runs in support of Porcello in those seven games.
Porcello is 0-2 with a 5.73 ERA in two starts against the Indians this season.
Ubaldo Jimenez (9-16, 5.52 ERA) starts for Cleveland. Jimenez is also on a losing streak, taking losses in five straight decisions. He has faced the Tigers five times this season and he's 2-2 with a 4.02 ERA in those games.