On May 7, 2024, a compelling MLB battle is set to occur at Progressive Field, as the Detroit Tigers gear up to challenge the Cleveland Guardians. The game is scheduled for a 06:10 PM start under a sky of scattered clouds.

Kenta Maeda will take the mound for the Tigers, carrying an ERA of 5.023, while the Guardians will counter with Logan Allen, who has an ERA of 5.108. Currently, the Tigers are positioned 5th in the 2024 AL Central Division with a record of 16-12, translating to a .570 winning percentage and a divisional record of 9-4. They are 3rd in the division, having won 6 of their last 10 games and are riding a 2-game winning streak. The Tigers have shown mixed results at home (6-8) and better form on the road (10-4), with a stronger performance during daytime (10 wins) compared to nighttime (6 wins). They have scored 111 runs while yielding 108.

The Guardians top the division at 1st place, boasting a 19-9 record, which equates to a prolific .680 winning percentage. They have a solid divisional showing this season with a 4-1 record. Despite losing their last game, the Guardians have managed to secure 7 wins in their most recent 10 matches. Their home record stands at 8-4, and they have been slightly more effective on the road with an 11-5 record. The team has outperformed in nighttime games (10 wins) over daytime clashes (9 wins), having scored 143 runs and conceded 97 in total.

As for the game odds, the point spread is set at -1.5, indicating a slight favor towards the Guardians, and an over/under of 8.5, suggesting expectations of a moderately high-scoring game. The moneyline odds stand at -125 for the home team Guardians, demonstrating a higher confidence in their victory, whereas the Tigers, as the away team, are listed at +105, indicating a competitive but less favored stance.