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Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Indians: Game Preview, TV/Radio coverage, Lineup


Detroit Tigers(38-32) at Cleveland Indians(37-37) – 7:15 PM EDT

Progressive Field – Cleveland, OH

TV: Fox

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket(Click for affiliates)

After last night, the Detroit Tigers reclaimed their spot at the top of the AL Central, tonight they hope to widen the margin.

When We Last Met

The Detroit Tigers’ were able to hold on after a last minute rally by the Indians, and claim their first victory in Cleveland this season. Rick Porcello gave the Tigers’ a strong start, pitching six scoreless innings for his second consecutive quality start. Joba Chamberlain was, as we’ve come to expect, awesome and Joe Nathan took yet another step in the right direction.

Pitching Matchup

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Justin Verlander(6-7, 4.98 ERA) is struggling. This isn’t news. Verlander himself admitted that he’s currently working through the toughest time of  his career, and anyone who has watched him pitch lately would have no reason to argue that point. He’s been the pitcher of record on three consecutive losses, giving up seven runs in each of his last two starts. Apparently Verlander has been working hard to figure out the problem(and if you think it’s Kate Upton, well, I have nothing for you) and looks to make the right adjustments and get back on track tonight.

Verlander is 18-15 with a 4.37 ERA in his career against Cleveland. He’s faced the Indians twice this season and is 1-1.

Jun 16, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (47) delivers in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Trevor Bauer(2-3, 4.20 ERA) got the win against Detroit on May 20th, giving up 7 hits and 2 runs in 6 innings. This was Bauer’s first outing against the Tigers, and he posts a 3.00 ERA against them

Tigers Lineup

1. Ian Kinsler – 2B

2. Austin Jackson – CF

3. Miguel Cabrera – 1B

4. Victor Martinez – DH

5. J.D. Martinez – RF

6. Nick Castellanos – 3B

7. Alex Avila – C

8. Eugenio Suarez – SS

9. Rajai Davis – LF

Injuries

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