Detroit Tigers (57-60) vs. Cleveland (55-58)
When: 7:10 p.m. Friday.
Where: Comerica Park.
TV: Bally Sports Detroit.
Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1) in Detroit (Tigers radio affiliates).
Game-time forecast: Cloudy, 80 degrees.
Starting pitchers: Tigers LHP Tyler Alexander (2-1, 4.35 ERA) vs. Cleveland RHP Zach Plesac (6-4, 4.84 ERA).
• BOX SCORE
RF Robbie Grossman
2B Jonathan Schoop
DH Miguel Cabrera
3B Jeimer Candelario
1B Renato Nunez
SS Harold Castro
C Eric Haase
CF Victor Reyes
LF Jacob Robson
Game notes: Alexander has had a solid start to August, allowing just two runs on eight hits and striking out six in 9 1/3 innings (two starts) of work. He beat Cleveland on the road last time out, throwing 5 1/3 scoreless, striking out four. Conversely, Plesac has not been very good this month. In his nine innings (two starts), he has given up 12 hits and 11 runs (10 earned) with four strikeouts. The Tigers hit him up for five runs (four earned) thanks to two hits, one of which was home run, and three walks. Cleveland has won 10 of the 16 meetings this year vs. Detroit.
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