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Game Preview 4/13: Rangers at Tigers

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Texas Rangers (9-2) at Detroit Tigers (4-7)

Wednesday April 13, 1:05p:
Dave Bush (Has not pitched in 2011) vs. Max Scherzer (2-1, 5.73)

Lineup Notes:
TEX - Josh Hamilton suffered a fracture in his right shoulder in Tuesday's game and it has landed him on the disabled list. Texas has recalled first baseman Chris Davis to take his spot. David Murphy and Mitch Moreland will likely split time in left field.

DET - With Magglio Ordonez still out with a sore ankle, Ryan Raburn and Brennan Boesch will likely patrol the corner outfield positions. Avila, after resting for 8 innings in Tuesday's game, is due back behind the plate.

To Fear or Fail:
TEX - Dave Bush (0-2, 11.37, 3 BB, 8 K vs. Detroit)
Hitter to Fear: Miguel Cabrera (.375, 2 HR, 4 RBI vs. Bush)
Hitter to Fail: Brandon Inge (0 for 4, 1 K vs. Bush)

DET - Max Scherzer (2-0, 2.25 ERA, 6 BB, 19 K vs. Texas)
Hitter to Fear: Michael Young (.375, 2 3B, 1 RBI vs. Scherzer)
Hitter to Fail: David Murphy (.125, 4 K vs. Scherzer)

Analysis:
After an exciting walk-off win on Tuesday, the Tigers will hopefully ride the momentum train into Wednesday. Josh Hamilton was 0 for 6 with 3 strikeouts against Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer but I suppose the Tigers are still lucky to not have to deal with Hamilton.

The Rangers will look to Dave Bush, who is spot starting due to the Rangers rain out double-header on Saturday. Bush started 31 games for the Milwaukee Brewers last season, going 8-13 with a 4.54 ERA.

With momentum behind them and an opposing pitcher who has yet to see action in to 2011, the Tigers are set up to take the series over the Rangers.