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Game 119 Preview: Tigers look to build on doubleheader split on Tuesday

Detroit finally snapped its losing streak on Monday night in the second game of a doubleheader. Can they start a winning streak?

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The Detroit Tigers finally snapped their losing streak which extended to eight games before prevailing over the Cleveland Guardians in the nightcap of a Monday doubleheader. The visitors got another solid start from Drew “Clutch” Hutchison but the offense struggled against the home team’s pitching, resulting in the loss. But the Olde English D got an admirable effort from converted reliever Bryan Garcia in Game 2, who played with fire but managed to keep up his Houdini act long enough to give his team a chance at the win.

Tuesday’s offering is just a single serving as the Motor City Kitties seek to start a winning streak if at all possible. It certainly is within the realm of possibility given the two starters lined up for this evening’s action, with the Tigers sending a rookie to the mound who is hanging on for dear life in the bogs while the Guards’ starter has had a rough go of it himself this season. Take a look below at a brief look at what is in store for tonight.

Detroit Tigers (44-74) vs. Cleveland Guardians (62-54)

Time/Place: 7:10 p.m., Progressive Field
SB Nation Site: Covering the Corner
Media: Bally Sports Detroit, Fox Sports 1, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchups: RHP Garrett Hill (2-3, 4.66 ERA) vs. RHP Zach Plesac (2-10, 4.32 ERA)

Game 119 Pitching Matchup

Player IP K% BB% FIP fWAR
Player IP K% BB% FIP fWAR
Hill 36.2 11.2 9.9 5.81 -0.2
Plesac 114.2 18.2 6.9 4.27 1.0