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Series Preview: Blue Jays at Tigers

Toronto Blue Jays (20-20) at Detroit Tigers (22-18)

Probable Pitchers:
Monday, May 16 7:05p:
RHP Kyle Drabek (2-2, 4.81 ERA, 33 K)
Hitter to Fear: Has never faced Detroit
Hitter to Fail: Has never faced Detroit


RHP Max Scherzer (6-0, 3.20, 51 K)
Hitter to Fear: Jose Bautista (4 for 5, 2 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Aaron Hill (0 for 6, 2 K)

Tuesday, May 17 7:05p:
RHP Jesse Litsch (4-2, 4.14 ERA, 35 K)
Hitter to Fear: Miguel Cabrera (4 for 11, 2 HR, 4 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Brandon Inge (1 for 6, 2 K)


RHP Rick Porcello (3-2, 3.67 ERA, 27 K)
Hitter to Fear: Juan Rivera (6 for 9, 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Adam Lind (2 for 10, 0 K)

The Detroit Tigers are on a current 7 game winning streak, winning 9 of their last 10. Led by Victor Martinez and his 13-game hitting streak, the Tigers are the only team in the majors to have an extra-base hit in every game this season.

Toronto rolls into town and is carrying their own impressive 5-game winning streak. On Sunday, right fielder Jose Bautista carried the Blue Jays to their 20th win of the season, hitting 3 homeruns in the game. He leads the majors with 16 homeruns this season.

Can Bautista's big bat and the young arms of Toronto be enough to tame the Tigers? Not likely. In last week's 4-game series in Toronto, Detroit won 3 of 4 and included a no-hitter from Tigers ace Justin Verlander. They outscored the Blue Jays 28-14 in the series.

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