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Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers: Game Preview, TV/Radio coverage, Lineup


Detroit Tigers(40-32) at Texas Rangers(35-40) – 8:05pm EDT

Globe Life Park – Arlington, TX

TV: Fox Sports Detroit/ MLBN

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket(click for affiliates)

The Tigers, coming off a three game sweep of the Indians in Cleveland, are on a four game winning streak heading into Texas. It seems that the dark days(May 18 – June 18) have finally passed, and the Detroit Tigers look to head into Arlington with momentum on their side. The Rangers are on a five game losing streak after losing two of three to Oakland and getting swept by the Angels.

When We Last Met

The last time the Tigers played the Rangers they had just been swept by the Indians, back at the beginning of the slump, and the Rangers took three of four from Detroit at Comerica Park. Robbie Ray got shelled in the first game, followed by terrible starts from Rick Porcello and Justin Verlander. The only shining moment for Detroit in that series was Anibal Sanchez‘s start in the second game.

Pitching Matchup

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Drew Smyly(3-6, 3.48 ERA) had a great start in his last outing, although he was hit with the loss as he received only one run of support from his offense. He went seven innings, gave up two runs on seven hits, no walks and six strikeouts in that loss to Kansas City. While the rest of the rotation struggled, Smyly wasn’t without his lumps, but hasn’t given up more than three earned runs in his four starts since May 31.

In his career against the Texas Rangers, Smyly is 0-1 with a 3.93 ERA in 18.1 innings pitched.

Jun 16, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Colby Lewis (48) pitches the ball against the Oakland Athletics during the sixth inning at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

 

Colby Lewis(5-4, 5.97 ERA) won against Oakland in his last start. He pitched 5.1 innings, gave up five runs on ten hits and three walks and struck out two. Lewis is 3-2 against the Tigers in his career and posts a 6.02 ERA.

Tigers Lineup

  1.  Rajai Davis-LF
  2. Ian Kinsler-2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera-1B
  4. Victor Martinez-DH
  5. J.D. Martinez-RF
  6. Nick Castellanos-3B
  7. Austin Jackson-CF
  8. Alex Avila-C
  9. Eugenio Suarez-SS

Injuries

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Tags: Detroit Tigers Game Preview

  • Grant Miller

    Krol is on the 15-day DL. He is not day-to-day.

    • Josie Parnell

      Right you are! Thanks, fixed it!