Detroit Tigers game vs. Cleveland Guardians: Javier Báez sits, Harold Castro hitting 3rd

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Detroit Tigers (37-51) vs. Cleveland Guardians (43-44)

When: 7:10 p.m. Thursday.

Where: Progressive Field in Cleveland.

TV: Bally Sports Detroit.

Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1) (Tigers radio affiliates).

First-pitch forecast: Low-70, mostly clear.

Probable pitchers: Tigers RHP Elvin Rodriguez (0-2, 11.51 ERA) vs Guardians RHP Triston McKenzie (6-6, 3.47 ERA).

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1. Riley Greene (CF)

2. Victor Reyes (RF)

3. Harold Castro (SS)

4. Miguel Cabrera (DH)

5. Eric Haase (C)

6. Jeimer Candelario (3B)

7. Jonathan Schoop (2B)

8. Spencer Torkelson (1B)

9. Akil Baddoo (LF)

Game notes: After winning six in a row, the Tigers have lost five of six. The Kansas City Royals beat Tarik Skubal yesterday, scoring five runs (four earned) in his six innings pitched. Rodriguez is making his first appearance since June 10. His one solid start of his four this season was against the Guardians — he pitched four scoreless innings and allowed just two hits before departing with cramps.

McKenzie hasn’t allowed a run in 13 innings this month and pitched well in his last matchup with the Tigers. Over 7⅔ innings on May 29, he gave up just two runs and four hits, but the Tigers won, 4-3.

The teams also play at 7:10 p.m. Friday, 4:10 p.m. Saturday and 1:40 p.m. Sunday.

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