On Deck: at Rangers

The head to for a big 3-game weekday series against the Texas . Heading into Tuesday’s opener, the Tigers are 1st in the American League Central with a record of 40-32. Meanwhile, the Rangers are near the bottom of the American League West standings, with a 35-40 record. Here’ s how the two teams break down:

Past 2014 Meetings: The Rangers took 3 of 4 in a 4-game series in in late May.

-May 22: Rangers 9, Tigers 2

-May 23: Tigers 7, Rangers 2

-May 24: Rangers 12, Tigers 2

-May 25: Rangers 12, Tigers 4


Upcoming Series:

-Tuesday June 24th at 8:05pm (FSD, MLBN): Drew Smyly (3-6, 3.48 ERA) vs. Colby Lewis (5-4, 5.97 ERA)

-Wednesday June 25th at 8:05pm (FSD, ESPN2): Anibal Sanchez (4-2, 2.33 ERA) vs. Nick Tepesch (2-3, 4.38 ERA)

-Thursday June 26th at 8:05pm (FSD): Rick Porcello (9-4, 3.76 ERA) vs. To Be Announced


Injury Updates: For the Tigers, OF Torii Hunter (hamstring) is expected to be ready in time for Tuesday’s game. RP Ian Krol went on the 15-day DL with left shoulder inflammation. OF Andy Dirks is aiming to return by the All-Star Break, and P Joel Hanrahan just began to face live hitters this week.

The Rangers are without 1B’s Prince Fielder (neck) and Mitch Moreland (ankle) for the remainder of the season. Other notable players on the DL are P Derek Holland, P Alexi Ogando, P Matt Harrison, P Tanner Scheppers, and C Geovany Soto.

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