DETROIT — For the second time in three months, the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates will meet in interleague play. Earlier, the teams met at PNC Park and the Tigers took two of three behind excellent pitching.
Now, the Pirates come to town for three more games and Detroit will try to keep the winning ways going against the same staff of stingy Bucs' hurlers at Comerica Park. The Tigers need to put together a hot streak at home, and will be challenged by another quality foe.
Here's the players and things to watch as the Tigers try to break through in the wake of their big Sunday win.
Players to Watch: Victor Martinez and Josh Harrison. Martinez announced his re-arrival in a big way Sunday, ripping the double that cleared the bases and turned around a close game against the Chicago White Sox. It was the first big hit the designated hitter had enjoyed in some time, and just the type of event which could help the team jell and Martinez find his own hot streak. Harrison, meanwhile, is no longer just the guy who broke up another Justin Verlander no-hitter. He's become one of the best hitters in the National League, leading the league in hits (57) since the middle of May to the tune of a .345 average in his last 41 games. Obviously, keeping him off the bases is key for Detroit.Read more... Join the Conversation...