Jun 14, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; General view during the sixth inning as Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Matt Guerrier (54) pitches to Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson (14) at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays: Game 84 Preview, TV/Radio Coverage, Lineup

Detroit Tigers (47-34) vs Tampa Bay Rays (38-49) — 4:08 p.m. 

Comerica Park — Detroit, MI

TV: Fox Sports Detroit

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)

Weather: 81 degrees, clear

When We Last Met

Drew Smyly experienced his second straight sub-par game and the Tigers dropped the second game of the series to the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3. The bats couldn’t really get much going as two of the three runs scored on a Torii Hunter bounce out-one for a double play with the bases loaded and nobody out.

Pitching Matchup 

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Anibal Sanchez (5-2, 2.63) has been the most consistent starter on the Detroit Tigers’ staff for much of the season, however his last two outings have not been vintage Anibal. He was the starter in the opener of the Oakland series and did pitch fairly well, but late fatigue led to a couple of runs for the A’s (both earned and unearned). All told, he was only on the hook for two earned runs, but nearly took the loss save for the improbable Rajai Davis grand slam. Sanchez faced the Rays in Detroit last year, allowing one run in seven innings in the 10-1 Detroit win.

 

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Chris Archer (4-5, 3.24) was sharp in his last outing, going seven innings of five-hit, two-run ball. He received a no-decision in Tampa Bay’s 4-3 win over the New York Yankees on Monday. He also received a no-decision when he faced the Tigers in Detroit last year, allowing three runs on five hits in five innings of work in a game the Rays would eventually win 4-3.

Detroit Tigers Lineup

The Tigers lineup will be announced later today, likely around 12:30 or so. Because the staff of Motor City Bengals will be out making merry to celebrate the holiday weekend, please check our Twitter account for the lineup when it’s announced!

https://twitter.com/MCB_Tigers

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