Detroit Tigers(49-37) vs LA Dodgers(51-41) – 1:08pm EDT
Comerica Park – Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket(click for radio affiliates)
When We Last Met
The Tigers and Dodgers met up last night with Justin Verlander and Hyun-Jin Ryu facing off and while Verlander had an undoubtedly awful, five run first inning, hit batting teammates lifted him up by demolishing Dodgers pitching by scoring 14 unanswered runs for a 14-5 victory.
Max Scherzer(10-3, 3.47 ERA) won his last start against the Tampa Bay Rays, pitching eight innings, and giving up only one run on two hits with seven strikeouts, in what was easily his best start since his complete game. Scherzer struggled along with the rest of the Tigers staff during the latter part of May and beginning of June, but with his recent success against Tampa, and also against Houston and Cleveland, the reigning Cy Young winner appears to be back on track.
Scherzer is 1-3 with a 3.89 ERA in 41.2 innings against the Dodgers in his career.
Zack Greinke(11-4, 2.66 ERA) is coming off an eight inning outing against Colorado in which he gave up two runs on nine hits.
Greinke is 13-6 with a 2.74 ERA against Detroit in his career.
1. Austin Jackson – CF
2. Ian Kinsler – 2B
3. Torii Hunter – DH
4. J.D. Martinez – RF
5. Don Kelly – 1B
6. Nick Castellanos – 3B
7. Alex Avila – C
8. Eugenio Suarez – SS
9. Rajai Davis – LF
- Victor Martinez — Questionable
- Patrick McCoy — 15-day DL
- Luke Putkonen – Out indefinitely
- Joel Hanrahan – Out indefinitely
- Andy Dirks – 60-day DL
- Jose Iglesias – Out for season
- Bruce Rondon – Out for season
- Miguel Rojas – Day-to-day
- Erisbel Arruebarrena – Out indefinitely
- Justin Turner – Out indefinitely
- Chone Figgins – Out indefinitely
- Chris Withrow – 2015
- Carl Crawford – Early July?
- Chad Billingsley – 2015
- Onelki Garcia – Out indefinitely
- Scott Elbert – July