The Chicago Cubs (65-60) are set to take on the Detroit Tigers (58-68). This will be a highly anticipated game at Comerica Park. The Tigers are currently ranked 12th in the American League standings. They are 3rd in the Central division. They will rely on their starting pitcher Tarik Skubal (3-2, 3.76 ERA) to lead them to victory. On the other hand, the Cubs, sit at 5th in the National League standings. They are 2nd in the Central division. The Cubs will send Jameson Taillon (7-8, 5.56 ERA) to the mound. With both teams fighting for playoff berths, expect an intense and high-stakes game.
Cubs and Tigers Face Off
The game will be played on Tuesday, August 23rd. First pitch is at 1:10 PM Eastern Time and will be broadcast on MLB Network.
Keys to the Game
– Madrigal’s clutch performance has been instrumental in recent Cubs victories, and his ability to deliver in key moments makes him a player to watch in this game.
– Keep an eye on Tigers’ starting pitcher Tarik Skubal, who has been having a solid season and will look to continue his success on the mound.
– The Cubs’ Cody Bellinger, with a batting average of .321, has been a standout player in the team’s lineup and could make a significant impact in the game.
Detroit Tigers: SP Casey Mize (Elbow, D60), RP Mason Englert (Hip, D15), LF Austin Meadows (Anxiety, D60), SS Javier Báez (Illness, Day-to-Day), RP Tyler Alexander (Shoulder, D60), SP Freddy Pacheco (Elbow, D60), SP Spencer Turnbull (Neck, D60), SP Matthew Boyd (Elbow, D60)
Chicago Cubs: RP Ethan Roberts (Elbow, D60), RP Codi Heuer (Elbow, D60), RP Brad Boxberger (Forearm, D60), SP Marcus Stroman (Rib, D15), RP Brandon Hughes (Knee, D60), RP Nick Burdi (Appendicitis, D60)
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