Detroit Tigers vs Cincinnati Reds Game 64: Preview, TV, Lineup


Detroit Tigers (33-30) vs Cincinnati Reds (28-34) — 7:08 PM ET

Comerica Park — Detroit, MI


Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)

Weather: 81 degrees, scattered thunderstorms

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Game Preview

The Detroit Tigers get set to conclude a three-team, seven-game home stand by welcoming in the Cincinnati Reds for the first of a two-city, four-game series. The first two games will take place in Detroit with the next two being held in Cincinnati. All four contests will be night games.

The Tigers are coming off a successful weekend after taking two of three from the Reds’ fellow Buckeye State residents, the Cleveland Indians. The Reds, meanwhile, may be a bit tired in this game. While they only had to travel the short trip from Chicago to Detroit, their Sunday Night Baseball game ended on a disappointing note with a Starlin Castro walk-off single in the 11th inning of a 2-1 loss the the Cubs. The game did not end until after midnight Eastern Time.

When We Last Met

The Tigers took two of three from the Reds the last time the teams met in 2012 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The two teams have not met at Comerica Park since 2006 when Detroit also took two of three.

The Tigers hold a 10-8 lead in the all-time series, dating back to 1998. Cincinnati is 5-4 in nine games in Detroit, but only 2-4 at Comerica Park.

Pitching Matchup

Anibal Sanchez (4-7, 5.16) is coming off the best outing of his season Tuesday against the Cubs, but how he builds on it will be key. Sanchez went 7.2 shutout innings, striking out seven and scattering six hits. We have seen these types of outings before for Sanchez, but they have always been followed up by a bad outing. Sanchez has started three games against Cincinnati, all with the Marlins, going 1-2 with a 3.94 ERA and 1.500 WHIP.

Rookie Jon Moscot (1-1, 4.91) will get his third career start on Monday for Cincinnati. He has done pretty good in his first two outings, allowing six runs in 11 innings, including earning his first Major League win with a 5-2 Reds’ victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in his last appearance.

Detroit Tigers Lineup

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


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