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Series Preview: Athletics at Tigers

(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
(Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Oakland Athletics (42-54) at Detroit Tigers (50-45)

Probable Pitchers:
Tuesday July 19, 7:05p:
RHP Guillermo Moscoso (3-4, 2.16, 27 K, 18 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Carlos Guillen (1 for 1, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 BB)
Hitter to Fail: Magglio Ordonez (0 for 3)


RHP Rick Porcello (8-6, 4.78, 56 K, 28 BB)
Hitter to Fear: David DeJesus (6 for 15, 1 2B, 1 3B, 3 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Hideki Matsui (2 for 9, 3 K)

Wednesday July 20, 7:05p:
RHP Brandon McCarthy (2-5, 3.64, 53 K, 13 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Victor Martinez (7 for 17, 4 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Jhonny Peralta (1 for 18, 6 K)


LHP Duane Below (9-4, 3.13, 83 K, 37 BB)*
Hitter to Fear: Making MLB debut.
Hitter to Fail: Making MLB debut.
*For the Toledo Mud Hens

What To Watch For:
1. A's not to be ignored - Athletics starter Guillermo Moscoso is not one to brush by. In his last 3 starts, he is 1-1 with a 0.45 ERA. The 27-year-old, making his 9th career start, was sent down to Triple-A before the break to stay sharp. He will be called up just before the game on Tuesday night.

2. Duane Below making MLB debut - The lefty from Britton, Michigan will get the nod and make his debut at Comerica Park. Duane Below, a 2006 draft pick, attended Lake Michigan College on the west coast of the state.

On Deck:
Tigers travel to Minnesota for a 4-game series beginning Thursday. Justin Verlander starts things off against Carl Pavano.