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Series Preview Part 2: Tigers at Rays

Detroit Tigers (70-58) at Tampa Bay Rays (69-58)

Probable Pitchers:
Wednesday August 24, 7:10p:
RHP Max Scherzer (13-7, 4.23, 136 K, 46 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Casey Kotchman (2 for 5, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Ben Zobrist (0 for 5, 1 K)

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RHP Wade Davis (8-7, 4.43, 72 K, 44 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Delmon Young (3 for 8, 2 2B, 1 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Ramon Santiago (0 for 3, 2 K)

Thursday August 25, 1:10p:
RHP Doug Fister (5-13, 3.49, 101 K, 34 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Ben Zobrist (5 for 11, 1 2B, 3 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: BJ Upton (0 for 5)

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RHP Jeremy Hellickson (11-8, 3.04, 95 K, 51 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Brennan Boesch (2 for 6, 1 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Jhonny Peralta (0 for 4, 3 K)

What to Watch For:
1. Wade Davis on the rebound - Rays starter Wade Davis went through a rough month of July, going 1-2 with a 5.79 ERA. Although he has yet to record a decision in August, he has only given up 8 runs in 3 starts. Opponents are hitting .231 off of him in August.

2. Hellickson happy at home - Thursday's afternoon starter Jeremy Hellickson is 5-4 with a 2.40 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP at home this season for the Rays. Opponents are only hitting .205 against him in sunny Tropicana Field.

On Deck:
Tigers head right to Minnesota for a 3-game series on Friday against the Twins.