Detroit Tigers baseball returns on Wednesday as the team continues the 2017 regular season on the road against the Texas Rangers. Here’s what you need to know to watch.
Detroit Tigers players will look to rebound with a win and salvage the series in Texas on Wednesday night.
The team dropped the first two games to the American League West franchise, including Tuesday’s 10-4 defeat.
Justin Verlander started and threw six innings, but had trouble with the home run ball, allowing three against Texas.
Despite striking out eight, Verlander was also tagged for eight hits and five runs. He didn’t walk any hitters.
Joe Jimenez followed in relief and looked solid in two thirds of an inning of work. He walked a batter and struck out one.
The right-hander seemed more comfortable than he has been in previous outings, which is an obvious good sign.
Save for a Jose Iglesias double in the second that plated Hicks, all of the Tigers’ runs came with the team behind in the game.
Detroit scored two in the seventh to cut a 5-1 lead to 5-3, but then saw the deficit balloon to 10-3 heading into the ninth.
Despite a late home run from Victor Martinez and singles from Hicks and Alex Presley, the Tigers weren’t able successfully mount a late rally.
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So how will the Detroit Tigers line up on Wednesday? According to a tweet from the team’s official Twitter account, we know what the Tigers’ batting order will look like against Texas.
- Ian Kinsler, Second Base
- Mikie Mahtook, Center Field
- Justin Upton, Left Field
- Miguel Cabrera, Designated Hitter
- John Hicks, First Base
- Nicholas Castellanos, Third Base
- James McCann, Catcher
- Alex Presley, Right Field
- Jose Iglesias, Shortstop
So where can you catch today’s Detroit Tigers game, and when will all of the action go down? We have all the information you need to know right here so you don’t miss a second of the action.
If you can’t make it to the game, or aren’t able to follow along on television or radio, follow us on Twitter, @MCB_Tigers, as we provide commentary and updates during game.