The Tigers' 10-4 victory over the Astros last night extended their winning streak to 4 games and they've now won 15 of their last 18 games. The win also gave the Tigers a two game lead in the AL Central.
A big crowd is expected for today's game at CoPa as Roger Clemens (0-1, 3.60) makes his second start of the year and first start in Detroit since 2003. That start saw the largest crowd in Comerica Park history as Clemens went for his 300th win.
The Tigers will start Nate Robertson (7-3, 3.38) tonight. Robertson has won six of his last seven decisions and over the past 12 starts, his 2.63 ERA is the second lowest in the American League.
To get a feel for tonight's pitching matchup, let's compare the two starters:
Clemens - 672
Robertson - 88
Clemens - 341
Robertson - 27
Clemens - 4506
Robertson - 379
There's a good chance of rain tonight, so if you don't want to risk get wet, the game can be seen on FSN Detroit or heard on AM 1270.
First pitch: 7:05 p.m.