Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers will meet for the third straight time tonight at 7:10 PM (ET) at Comerica Park in Detroit for the series finale after splitting the first two games. Here, you'll find all there is to know about this MLB regular season game.
The Cubs continue to hold on in the race for a postseason berth with a solid 18-11 record, including 8-3 on the road and will look to take 2 out of 3 vs. a team that wasn't even supposed to compete this season.
The Tigers got off to a terrific and surprising start of the season but are starting to cool off now, with a 12-16 record (5-10 at home) but there's still a chance to make the playoffs with half of the MLB season ahead of us.
Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Time: 7:10 PM (ET)
Location: Comerica Park, Detroit
Starting Pitchers: Jon Lester (Cubs), Michael Fulmer (Tigers)
Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers: Storylines
The Cubs couldn't catch a break yesterday as the Tigers jumped to an early 2-0 lead and never looked back to get an easy 7-1 triumph. They victimized Tyler Chatwood and got 10 hits, including a Grand Slam by Jonathan Schoop.
Chicago will give the ball to veteran lefty Jon Lester, who's been far from his usual self this season. Lester is 2-1 with a 5.06 ERA in 5 starts this season and surrendered 2 homers in 3.2 IP during his last outing. He's 3-6 with a 5.67 ERA in 12 career starts vs. the Tigers.
Detroit will try to keep momentum on their side and build from yesterday's statement win. However, sending Michael Fulmer to the mound may not be what the doctor ordered for the Tigers.
Fulmer is currently on a three-inning limit as he's coming off Tommy John surgery. He's been terrible this season with a 9.53 ERA and WHIP of 2.029 despite not logging a decision in 4 starts this season. That's mouth-watering for Anthony Rizzo and Javier Báez amid their offensive slump.
Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers: Odds And Predictions
It looks like oddsmakers don't hold much confidence in any of today's starters. The game total is projected at 10.5 runs given how poorly they've fared lately and also taking into account the previous two matchups (9-3 and 7-1). They also expect the Cubs to win this slugfest as you can tell by the -136 odds.
|Cubs Runline||-1.5 (+108)||-1.5 (+112)|
|Tigers Runline||+1.5 (-129)||+1.5 (-132)|
|Game Total||o/u 10.5||o/u 10.5|
* Odds via DraftKings & FanDuel
How Can I Watch Or Live Stream Chicago Cubs vs Detroit Tigers For Free In The U.S?
The 2020 MLB regular season game between Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers to be played on Wednesday 26th at the Comerica Park in Detroit will be broadcasted in the United States by FS-D, Marquee Sports Network, 670 The Score, 97.1 The Ticket, Tigers Radio Network, and MLB.TV.