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Pirates play the Tigers in first of 2-game series

Detroit Tigers (6-3) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (8-2)

Pittsburgh; Monday, 6:40 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Reese Olson (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, three strikeouts); Pirates: Mitch Keller (0-1, 6.55 ERA, 1.73 WHIP, eight strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Pirates -126, Tigers +105; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Pirates host the Detroit Tigers to open a two-game series.

Pittsburgh went 76-86 overall and 39-42 in home games a season ago. The Pirates scored 4.3 runs per game in the 2023 season while giving up 4.9.

Detroit had a 78-84 record overall and a 41-40 record in road games last season. The Tigers averaged 8.0 hits per game last season while batting a collective .236.

INJURIES: Pirates: Ryan Borucki: 15-Day IL (left triceps inflammation), Jason Delay: 10-Day IL (knee), Ji-Hwan Bae: 10-Day IL (hip), Carmen Mlodzinski: 15-Day IL (elbow), Yasmani Grandal: 10-Day IL (foot), Colin Holderman: 15-Day IL (illness), Dauri Moreta: 60-Day IL (elbow), Endy Rodriguez: 60-Day IL (elbow), Johan Oviedo: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Tigers: Sawyer Gipson-Long: 15-Day IL (groin)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.