Detroit Tigers vs Milwaukee Brewers Game 39 Preview, TV, Lineup


Detroit Tigers (23-15) vs Milwaukee Brewers (13-25) – 7:08 PM ET

Comerica Park – Detroit, MI


Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)

Weather: 79 degrees, mostly cloudy

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Game Preview

After experiencing a successful weekend by taking two of three on the road from the best team in baseball, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Detroit Tigers continue their interleague schedule as the welcome a National League team to Comerica Park for the first time this season. The former AL East rivals the Milwaukee Brewers come calling for the first time since 2009.

After having the best record in the majors for much of 2014, the Brewers collapsed down the stretch and missed the playoffs. These struggles have continued into this season where Milwaukee is currently sporting the NL’s worst record.

When We Last Met

Because of the odd MLB scheduling that puts an emphasis on “natural rivals,” the Tigers and Brewers have not met since 2009. This will be the third straight interleague series that the teams will meet in Detroit (2007, 2009). In fact it has been so long since these teams have met, Prince Fielder is now a former Brewer and former Tiger.

The Tigers swept a three-game series in Detroit the last time these teams played and in the previous series (2007), Justin Verlander threw the first no-hitter of his career.

Pitching Matchup

We crowed about Kyle Lobstein (3-3, 4.33) being the most consistent Tigers’ starter this season and then he got shelled in his last outing. Our fault, sorry. He allowed six earned runs in just 2.1 innings last Wednesday in a 6-2 Tigers’ loss to the Twins. After Kyle’s previous worst start of the season when he allowed four runs against Kansas City on May 1, he responded nicely, holding the White Sox without an earned run in 7.2 innings in a 4-1 win back on May 7.

Mike Fiers (1-4, 5.00) had a nice outing in his last game, also an interleague game. He held the White Sox to two runs in 6.1 innings and picked up a no-decision in a 4-2 loss last Tuesday. He had allowed a season high five runs in the start previous.

Tigers Lineup

  1. Anthony Gose-CF
  2. Ian Kinsler-2B
  3. Miguel Cabrera-1B
  4. Victor Martinez-DH
  5. J.D. Martinez-RF
  6. Rajai Davis-LF
  7. Nick Castellanos-3B
  8. James McCann-C
  9. Jose Iglesias-SS


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