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The Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Guardians will play the third game of a four-game series on Saturday.

The two teams played a doubleheader on Friday, with the Tigers winning game one and the Guardians taking game two. The Guardians’ win gave them their 59th win of the season, with 64 losses. Cleveland is in second place, behind Minnesota, but still several games out of first place. For the Tigers, they are now 55-67 on the season.

The Cleveland Guardians are favorites in this game. The Guardians are listed at -162, while the Tigers are at +136. The total for this game on Saturday is 7.5 runs.

Solid Pitching Matchup for Saturday

Tanner Bibee is going to get the start for Cleveland. The 24-year-old has been marvelous this season for Cleveland. He is 9-2 on the season, with a 2.90 earned run average.

Bibee has made 19 starts on the season and thrown over 108 innings. He has 106 strikeouts to just 35 walks on the season as well. His last two starts have gone seven innings, allowing a total of 13 hits and two earned runs while striking out 11.

Detroit is throwing their best-starting pitcher in this game as well. 30-year-old lefthander Eduardo Rodriguez will get the start. Rodriguez is 8-6 on the season, with an ERA of 3.13 on the season. He has 109 strikeouts this season in 106.1 innings thrown.

His last start was not very sharp, as he allowed ten hits and six runs over five innings. Rodriguez struck out eight batters in the game.

Detroit Tigers 2023

The Detroit Tigers are pretty up and down and have been pretty consistently 7-12 games back all season in the American League Central standings.

The Tigers used a Miguel Cabrera RBI and Akil Baddoo home run on Friday to win the first game of the day. Detroit is one of the worst offensive teams in all of Major League Baseball. Coming into Friday, Detroit was 29th out of 30 games in runs scored and 26th in batting average.

The Tigers are set to host the Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, and New York Yankees for the next ten games following this. Then, the Tigers are on the road at the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees to start the month of September.

Cleveland’s Last Ditch Effort

The Cleveland Guardians are going to make a last-ditch effort to get hot, stay hot, and see if they can catch the Twins. The Guardians picked up seven hits in the win but did not have any from the top four guys in the batting order.

Kole Calhoun and Will Brennan had two hits, with Brennan driving in two runs in the game. The Guardians needed four runs in the 8th inning to win the game.

Cleveland will finish this series against the Tigers before welcoming the Dodgers to town for three on Tuesday. After that, the Guardians have six big road games, as they go on the road to Toronto and then to Minnesota to wrap up the month of August.

Guardians Win on Saturday

The Cleveland Guardians get this win behind another solid start from Bibee. Cleveland needs to make a push if they want any chance at catching Minnesota, and this game and Sunday’s game is a big chance for them. The Guardians win this game on Saturday evening.

Take Cleveland -162 over Detroit. With these two pitchers, this game is bound to stay under. Also, take the under 7.5 runs on Saturday. Should be a great pitcher dual!

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