May 9, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) warms up before the second inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers: Game Time, TV/Radio Coverage, Lineup

The Detroit Tigers will try to salvage a series split — and avoid their second-straight series loss — as they take on the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park on Sunday afternoon.

Detroit Tigers (28-17) vs. Texas Rangers (24-25) — 1:08 PM EDT

Comerica Park – Detroit, MI

TV: Fox Sports Detroit

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for radio affiliates)

Weather: 78 degrees, sunny

When We Last Met

The Texas Rangers jumped on Rick Porcello and the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon, pounding them 12-2 at Comerica Park. It’s been a rough stretch for the Tigers who’ve now lost five of their last six games.

Pitching Matchup

Justin Verlander will be called upon to be the stopper for the Tigers. He struggled his last time out in Cleveland, surrendering five runs in six innings with three walks and only two strikeouts. He didn’t allow a home run, but was peppered with 11 hits.

Colby Lewis will get the start for Texas. The one-time Tiger hasn’t had great results so far this season — a 5.40 ERA in seven starts — but his peripheral numbers look good — an 8.6 K/9 rate and 2.5 BB/9 rate chief among them.

Tigers Lineup

  1. Rajai Davis, LF
  2. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera, DH
  4. Victor Martinez, 1B
  5. Torii Hunter, RF
  6. Austin Jackson, CF
  7. Alex Avila, C
  8. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  9. Andrew Romine, SS

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