Detroit Tigers (49-52) at Baltimore Orioles (51-49) — 7:08 PM ET
Oriole Park at Camden Yards — Baltimore, MD
TV: FSD, MLB Network
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 86 degrees, scattered thunderstorms
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The Detroit Tigers come into this series in Baltimore, which will conclude their long 10-game road trip, one ace short as the team traded away David Price for the top three prospects in the Toronto Blue Jays’ organization, all LHP: Daniel Norris, Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt. Norris is schedule join the rotation to plug Price’s large hole on Sunday.
Next up it would appear would be the trading of Yoenis Cespedes and Joakim Soria, which might come after this preview is posted and before gametime. So stay tuned and be on the lookout tonight for #HugWatch.
After beating the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon, the Tigers will look to begin a winning streak, their first since early July when taking on the Orioles, who recovered nicely in their last series against the Atlanta Braves after losing four straight games.
Former Oriole Simon (9-6, 4.46) finally had a solid outing for the first time in awhile, allowing just one run on five hits to the light-hitting Boston Red Sox lineup on Saturday. But as with everything this year for the Tigers, with the good came some bad when Simon left the game in the seventh inning after tweaking his back although he was well enough to pitch in this game and not miss a start. The outing on Saturday was the first time that Simon has allowed less than four runs in a game since he allowed no runs and was taken out early in a game against Cleveland that featured a long rain delay on June 14.
Miguel Gonzalez (9-6, 3.99) hopes to duplicate his efforts from July 19 when he allowed six hits and two runs (just one earned) in five innings of an 8-6 Baltimore win at Comerica Park. He also won his most recent outing to snap the Orioles’ losing streak by going 7.2 innings of five-hit, one-run ball in the 5-1 win over Tampa Bay.
Detroit Tigers Lineup
- Ian Kinsler-2B
- Jose Iglesias-SS
- Yoenis Cespedes-LF
- Victor Martinez-DH
- J.D. Martinez-RF
- Nick Castellanos-3B
- James McCann-C
- Andrew Romine-1B
- Rajai Davis-CF