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Texas Rangers (9-1) at Detroit Tigers (3-7)

Probable Pitchers:
Tuesday April 12, 1:05p: LHP C.J. Wilson (1-0, 2.84) vs. RHP Brad Penny (0-1, 11.17)

Lineup Notes:
Rangers - Andrus SS, Young 2B, Hamilton DH, Beltre 3B, Cruz RF, Murphy LF, Torrealba C, Moreland 1B, Borbon CF

Tigers - Jackson CF, Santiago 2B, Raburn LF, Cabrera 1B, Martinez C, Boesch DH, Peralta SS, Inge 3B, Wells RF

To Fear or Fail:
TEX - C.J. Wilson (0-1, 5.79 ERA, 3 BB, 7 K vs. Detroit)
Hitter to Fear: Brandon Inge (.500, 1 HR, 1 RBI vs. Wilson)
Hitter to Fail: Victor Martinez (.188, 5 K vs. Wilson)

DET - Brad Penny (1-3, 4.74 ERA, 11 BB, 27 K vs. Texas)
Hitter to Fear: Adrian Beltre (.353, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI vs. Penny)
Hitter to Fail: Josh Hamilton (.200, 2K vs. Penny)

Analysis:
With Magglio Ordonez listed as day to day with a sore ankle, Leyland will send Casper Wells to get the start this afternoon against the Rangers. Most Tigers have never faced Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson but I wanted to note that Brandon Inge is the only current Tiger to homer off of him. The offense has been lacking lately and with Will Rhymes and Alex Avila resting today, we'll hope bench players Casper Wells and Ramon Santiago can add a little spark.

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