Toronto Blue Jays probable pitchers & starting lineups vs. Detroit Tigers, April 13

Detroit Tigers v Toronto Blue Jays
Detroit Tigers v Toronto Blue Jays / Cole Burston/GettyImages

These Blue Jays are on a roll! While all of these late-game, come-from-behind victories are not good for anybody's anxiety, the club continues to win games. Thursday night will be the early-season series finale between the Jays and Detroit Tigers.

Probable starting pitchers

Chris Bassitt, one of the shiny new toys the Blue Jays brought aboard during the 2022-2023 offseason, will make his third start of the year (and first at home) in the game. His first two starts have each been disastrous in their own ways. In his season debut, he went just 3.1 innings, surrendering nine earned runs on 10 hits. In start No. 2, he made it through six innings but walked five batters and had an overall difficult time keeping the Angels off the bases. His performance did earn him the first win of his Blue Jays career, though, which has to count for something.

Opposing Bassitt in the game will be Tigers starter Spencer Turnbull, who has become one of the longest-tenured members of this rebuilding team. The 30-year-old has struggled out of the gate this year, making it through a combined eight innings in two starts, walking (5) more batters than he's struck out (4) while surrendering 12 earned runs.

Toronto Blue Jays starting lineup, April 13

1. RF George Springer

2. SS Bo Bichette

3. DH Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

4. CF Daulton Varsho

5. C Alejandro Kirk

6. 1B Brandon Belt

7. LF Whit Merrifield

8. 3B Santiago Espinal

9. 2B Cavan Biggio

Changes from previous game: Matt Chapman, Danny Jansen, Kevin Kiermaier out; Cavan Biggio, Brandon Belt, Alejandro Kirk in.

Note: Matt Chapman was in the initial starting lineup but was scratched because of a “viral illness”. Santiago Espinal is in.

Detroit Tigers starting lineup, April 13

1. 3B Nick Maton

2. DH Tyler Nevin

3. CF Riley Greene

4. RF Kerry Carpenter

5. 1B Spencer Torkelson

6. SS Javier Báez

7. LF Akil Baddoo

8. 2B Zach McKinstry

9. C Jake Rogers

Of note, this will be the final game Miguel Cabrera ever plays at Rogers Centre. Congratulations to Miggy on one hell of a career.

What channel is the Toronto Blue Jays game on tonight?

Game time: 7:07pm ET

Sportsnet-1 will have the Blue Jays broadcast for the game.

Tigers fans can catch the game on Bally Sports Detroit.

On a national level, MLB Network will also be airing the game.

How do I stream the Toronto Blue Jays game tonight?

Sportsnet NOW (subscription required)

fuboTV (which has a free trial)

How can I listen to the Toronto Blue Jays game tonight?

Ben Wagner will have the call at Sportsnet 590 for the Blue Jays.

Tigers fans can tune into local channel 97.1 The Ticket.