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Apr 28, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos (9) hits an RBI double in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 28, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos (9) hits an RBI double in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Detroit Tigers fans will be hoping for a better result as the team returns home following another sweep at the hands of Cleveland. Jordan Zimmermann will take the hill against Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers.

Detroit Tigers players have had trouble beating the Cleveland Indians this season. The team dropped the series finale against the Tribe and are now 0-6 vs Cleveland on the season.

Luckily, the Tigers have the perfect pitcher on the mound to break a losing streak—Jordan Zimmermann. The new Detroit ace is 5-0 on the season with a sparkling 0.55 ERA on the season. He’s only allowed two earned runs and seven walks this season.

Zimmermann will face a tough Texas lineup that features Adrian Beltre, Prince Fielder and ex-Washington teammate Ian Desmond. What’s more, the Rangers will also start former Tiger Bobby Wilson behind the plate.

Detroit’s hitters will also be in for a challenging day at the office as they match up with starter Cole Hamels. Like Zimmermann, Hamels is undefeated on the season. The former Philadelphia ace is 3-0 with a 3.30 ERA in five starts.

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Despite those strong looking numbers, the Tigers have a chance to get to Hamels. A closer look at the pitcher’s numbers reveal some less-than-stellar statistics. The 32-year-old’s FIP on the season is 4.91, and he’s allowed 15 walks in 30 innings.

Additionally, a number of Detroit batters have had considerable success against Hamels.

Justin Upton has faced the veteran 35 times, and is a .314 career hitter against the Texas starter. Teammate Miguel Cabrera is hitting a robust .615 (!) with five walks, four RBI, two doubles and a triple in 13 at-bats. The Detroit hitter with perhaps the most success against Hamels is Mike Aviles. The utility player, who is starting in right field and hitting second, is 3-for-5 with a double, a walk and two home runs off the Rangers pitcher.

Here’s the full lineup, per the Tigers’ official Twitter account.

  1. Ian Kinsler, 2B
  2. Mike Aviles, RF
  3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  4. Victor Martinez, DH
  5. Justin Upton, LF
  6. Nick Castellanos, 3B
  7. James McCann, C
  8. Anthony Gose, CF
  9. Jose Iglesias, SS

So where can you catch tonight’s Detroit Tigers game against the Texas Rangers? We have all the information you need to know right here so you don’t miss a second of the action.

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Date: 5/6/16
Start Time: 7:10 PM ET
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Arena: Comerica Park
TV Info: Fox Sports Detroit
Live Stream: MLB.TV
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket

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