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Tigers begin 3-game series against the Athletics

Oakland Athletics (1-6) vs. Detroit Tigers (5-1)

Detroit; Friday, 1:10 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: JP Sears (0-1, 12.27 ERA, 2.18 WHIP, one strikeout); Tigers: Tarik Skubal (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.50 WHIP, six strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK MLB LINE: Tigers -251, Athletics +204; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Tigers begin a three-game series at home against the Oakland Athletics on Friday.

Detroit had a 78-84 record overall and a 37-44 record in home games last season. The Tigers pitching staff had a collective 4.25 ERA while averaging 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings in the 2023 season.

Oakland went 50-112 overall and 24-57 in road games a season ago. The Athletics batted .223 as a team in the 2023 season with a .669 OPS.

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

Athletics: Sean Newcomb: 60-Day IL (knee), Luis Medina: 15-Day IL (knee), Aledmys Diaz: 60-Day IL (calf), Miguel Andujar: 10-Day IL (knee), Ken Waldichuk: 60-Day IL (elbow), Freddy Tarnok: 15-Day IL (hip), Scott Alexander: 15-Day IL (rib), Trevor Gott: 60-Day IL (elbow)

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