Series Preview: The Tigers

Current record: 36-32, 2nd place in NL Central, 2.0 games back

Up Next: Detroit Tigers, 34-35, 3rd place in AL Central, 2.5 games back

Season Series: 1-2

Notes: When the Pirates faced the Tigers last month they set records for striking out. Verlander nearly no hit them. This month the Bucs are hitting much better, so winning the series isn’t out of the question. The main thing would be to get the ball in play agains Detroit’s pourous defense.

Familiar Faces: Jim Leyland, Octavio Dotel, Don Kelly

Probable Pitchers
Friday: RH Doug Fister (1-3, 40.1 IP, 30 K, 2.68 ERA, 1.21 WHIP)
vs. RH A.J. Burnett (7-2, 69.0 IP, 58 K, 3.52 ERA, 1.28 WHIP)

Saturday: RH Max Scherzer (6-4, 78.1 IP, 100 K, 5.17 ERA, 1.52 WHIP)
vs. RH Brad Lincoln (3-2, 37.2 IP, 36 K, 3.82 ERA, 1.35 WHIP)

Sunday: RH Justin Verlander (7-4, 108.2 IP, 106 K, 2.57 ERA, 0.99 WHIP)
vs. RH Kevin Correia (3-6, 74.1 IP, 27 K, 4.12 ERA, 1.29 WHIP)

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