Kyle Lobstein (3-3, 4.33 ERA) and Mike Fiers (1-4, 5.00 ERA) take the hill in the first of a three-game series between the Detroit Tigers (23-15) and the Milwaukee Brewers (13-25) at Comerica Park. Action begins at 7:08 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 18 and can be seen on FSN-WI and FSN-DET.

Lobstein pitched 2.1 innings in his most recent start, surrendering six runs, striking out one and walking one in a 6-2 defeat to the Twins. Miguel Cabrera (.333, 23 Rs, 10 HRs, 30 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one RBI. Fiers went 6.1 innings, surrendering two runs, striking out seven and walking one in a 4-2 defeat to the White Sox in his last outing. Ryan Braun (.252, 22 Rs, 8 HRs, 23 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one RBI.

Detroit is a -130 favorite against Milwaukee and the Over/Under (O/U) for this game is sitting at eight runs. The Tigers have recorded an overall money line of +728 and have shown high-level performance as a favorite this season with a record of 15-9. In interleague play, they have a 4-1 record SU. The Tigers have no trouble scoring as they rank fourth in the AL in offense with 4.6 runs per game. The Tigers are one of the best in the AL in terms of hits with a phenomenal 9.7 per game. Detroit is one of the best in the MLB in terms of steals, swiping 32 bases. Detroit's pitchers put it all together when National League teams are on the field. Its average runs allowed per game drops to 2.4 against NL teams, compared to its 4.0 season average. The Tigers are the second-best team in the AL at limiting walks to their opponents, allowing only 2.5 walks per game so far this season.

In the other locker room, Milwaukee is coming in with an overall money line of -1,139 and a disappointing record of 9-15 as the underdog. Milwaukee has had a tough time against teams in the AL, coming in winless as the underdog ({betdsi.at.al.dog_record}). Their performance SU is a bit better, with a 1-2. Offensively, the Brewers have really picked up the pace in the last 10 games. They have exceeded their season average of 3.7 runs per game by averaging 4.8 during that stretch.

The Tigers have a 16-11 record against right-handed starting pitchers on the year, which is what they'll be facing when Fiers takes the mound. Lobstein (LHP) will be on the hill against the Brewers, who have inferior records against left-handed starting pitchers on the road and overall of 0-3 and 2-6, respectively.

Predictions: SU Winner - DET, O/U - Over

Notes

When leading after 7 innings, Detroit is 11-4, while Milwaukee is 5-9.

Having scored one run in their last game, the Tigers are going to have to up their game if they want to win this matchup. The Brewers have a 3-1 record in games where opponents scored that many runs or fewer.

When they are outhit, the Tigers are 1-11. The Brewers have a 4-20 record when opponents outhit them.

Detroit and Milwaukee both rank in the top half of the league in home runs. Detroit sits at 15th with 34 home runs this season and Milwaukee ranks 12th with 36.

Ranking 15th, Milwaukee is in the top half of the league in hits, notching 7.57 per game. Detroit ranks in the top five at second with 9.73.

Ranking 28th, Milwaukee is near the bottom of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.659). Detroit ranks in the top five at second with an OPS of .778.

The Brewers are 9-20 in games where they allow one or more home runs. The Tigers are 8-10 when they allow at least one homer.