Detroit Tigers vs Los Angeles Angels Game 126 Preview, TV, Lineup


Detroit Tigers (59-66) at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (64-61) — 7:08 PM ET

Comerica Park, Detroit, MI 

TV: FSD, MLB Network

Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)

Weather: 69 degrees, mostly cloudy

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When We Last Met

Alfredo Simon followed up the best start of his season with the worst and set the Detroit Tigers in two four-run deficits. The offense, which was missing in the Texas series, showed up and attempted two comebacks but fell short in the 8-7 loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Pitching Matchup

Justin Verlander (1-6, 3.86) is still seeking his second win of the season for the Detroit Tigers, but it is not for a lack of trying. Verlander has quietly turned his season around after struggling following his return from injury in early June. His recent hot streak has taken his ERA down from a high of 6.75 after four starts, on July 5, down to a respectable 3.86.

Since that July 5 start J.V. has an ERA of 2.61 (and that includes a seven-run, 3.2 IP hiccup on July 19) but has gone 1-4 in that time, only getting an average of 2.7 runs in support. That support was non-existent in his last outing, going seven innings of four-hit, two-run ball, striking out eight in the 2-0 shutout loss to the Texas Rangers on Friday.

Former Chicago White Sox Hector Santiago (7-7, 2.91) was masterful in his last outing against the Tigers in May, throwing 7.1 shutout innings in the 2-0 Angels win. That was his first win against Detroit in 13 starts, although he had been sharp, posting a 1.71 ERA to go with three losses.  He has gone 0-3 in six starts since his last win on July 20.

Detroit Tigers Lineup

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


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