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Detroit Tigers: Scouting Report on Atlanta

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Aug 16, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 16, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 27, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) waves to the crowd after being relieved in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Tigers players head to Atlanta to wrap up the final complete series regular season for three games against the National League East club. Here’s everything you need to know.

Detroit Tigers fans ultimately didn’t get to see the team take on Cleveland in the rain on Thursday afternoon. With a potential make-up game set for Monday, the Tigers will head south.

The team will travel to Atlanta for three games against the National League East franchise, who currently sit in the division cellar.

Atlanta entered play on Friday with a 65-92 record and a -132 run differential that is only better than the run differential of four franchises.

This may play to Detroit’s advantage as fellow Wild Card contenders Baltimore and Toronto have to deal with the Yankees and Red Sox in their respective final series.

Per a tweet from Detroit’s public relations Twitter account, Daniel Norris, Jordan Zimmermann and Justin Verlander will start for the Tigers. Matt Wisler will oppose Norris, while Aaron Blair will take on Zimmermann. Julio Teheran will wrap things up in a battle of aces against the Tigers own resident ace in Verlander.

Here’s what you should know about Atlanta’s team heading into the final, full regular season series of the year.

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