Edwin Jackson (7-5, 2.59) vs. Fausto Carmona (2-6, 7.42), 7:05 p.m. EST
After salvaging a win Wednesday night in Texas, the Tigers' road trip continues with a weekend series against what's left of the Cleveland Indians. (Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration. The Tribe isn't quite the Pittsburgh Pirates.)
Fausto Carmona is back from the minor leagues after getting a Dontrelle Willis type of demotion. He'll take over the departed Cliff Lee's spot in the Indians' starting rotation. Progressing through each level of Cleveland's minor league system, Carmona compiled a 3-3 record and 2.72 ERA in seven starts. Against the Tigers, Carmona has a 6-3 record and 3.49 ERA in 10 career starts.
For the Tigers, Edwin Jackson is winless in his past two starts, despite allowing five runs in 14 innings. Run support continues to be a problem. (We can only imagine what he was thinking during the Tigers' 13-run outburst on Wednesday night.) He's been spectacular against the Tribe in two starts versus the Tribe this season, giving up only one run and nine hits in 14 innings, with 11 strikeouts and three walks.
Let's Go Tribe has your SB Nation opposing view for this three-game series.