Detroit Tigers at Arizona Diamondbacks: Game 97 Preview, TV/Coverage, Lineup


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Detroit Tigers(55-41) at Arizona Diamondbacks(43-57) – 9:40pm EDT

Chase Field – Phoenix, AZ

TV: Fox Sports Detroit

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)

Weather: 101 degrees, partly cloudy

 When We Last Met

The Tigers beat the Diamondbacks last night, 4-3, on the back of a strong start by Justin Verlander, the bullpen was able to keep hold of the lead the Tigers took after a RBI single by Miguel Cabrera. Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson both homered. Joe Nathan was better, but did give up a single before closing out the game.

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Starting Pitchers

Rick Porcello(12-5, 3.39 ERA) had a great outing in his last start against Kansas City. He pitched seven innings, and gave up one run on six hits and three walks. Porcello has been consistently strong throughout the season, and while he did have a bad start following his consecutive complete game shut outs, for the most part, Porcello has had every bit the breakout year people have been expecting.

Porcello has pitched one game against the D’backs, and it wasn’t pretty. He pitched five and a third, gave up five runs on eight hits and a walk.

Chase Anderson(6-4, 3.64 ERA) pitched a gem in his last start against Miami. He went six innings and gave up only one run on seven hits, two walks and eight strike outs. Anderson has never faced the Detroit Tigers.

Tigers Lineup

1. Austin Jackson – CF

2. Ian Kinsler – 2B

3. Miguel Cabrera – 3B

4. Victor Martinez – 1B

5. J. D. Martinez – LF

6. Torii Hunter – RF

7. Alex Avila – C

8. Eugenio Suarez – SS

9. Rick Porcello – P


Detroit Tigers

  • Pat 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

Arizona Diamondbacks

  • Cody Ross – Day-to-day
  • Chris Owings – Early August?
  • Bronson Arroyo – Mid-2015
  • Jordan Pacheco – Ready for Opening Day
  • Eric Chavez – Out indefinitely
  • Cliff Pennington – August?
  • A.J. Pollock – Mid-August?
  • Daniel Hudson – September?
  • David Hernandez – 2015
  • Patrick Corbin – 2015
  • Matt Reynolds – Late 2014?