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Twins at Tigers series preview

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Editor's note: Matt LaFave was having posting problems, so I'm posting this for him. --Kurt

Minnesota Twins (59-84) at Detroit Tigers (81-62)

Probable Pitchers:
Friday September 9, 7:05p:
RHP Kevin Slowey (0-4, 5.31, 21 K, 5 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Miguel Cabrera (5 for 16, 2 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Jhonny Peralta (5 for 23, 5 K)

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RHP Brad Penny (9-10, 5.13, 67 K, 51 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Justin Morneau (7 for 16, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 4 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Joe Mauer (2 for 9, 2 K)

Saturday September 10, 4:10p:
RHP Anthony Swarzak (3-6, 3.95, 39 K, 21 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Jhonny Peralta (4 for 7, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Victor Martinez (1 for 6, 2 K)

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RHP Max Scherzer (14-8, 4.33, 148 K, 49 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Michael Cuddyer (4 for 13, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Jason Repko (0 for 3)

Sunday September 11, 1:05p:
LHP Scott Diamond (1-3, 4.56, 13 K, 8 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Miguel Cabrera (3 for 3, 1 2B)
Hitter to Fail: Delmon Young (0 for 3)

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RHP Doug Fister (7-13, 3.17, 125 K, 35 BB)
Hitter to Fear: Michael Cuddyer (3 for 8, 1 HR, 2 RBI)
Hitter to Fail: Joe Mauer (0 for 8, 1 K)

What to Watch For:
1. V-Mart unstoppable - Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez has been one of the hottest bats for the Tigers in recent games. In his last 10, he is hitting .341 with 14 RBIs and 2 homeruns.
2. Fister showing his value - Tigers starter Doug Fister has been nothing short of incredible for the team. In his last 3 starts, he is 2-0 with a 0.79 ERA and 24 strikeouts. Since coming to the Tigers at the trade deadline, Fister is 4-1 with a 2.64 ERA. He is, however, winless in his career against the Twins (0-4, 4.10 ERA)

On Deck:
Tigers head off to Chicago to start a 3-game series against the White Sox. Rick Porcello is expected to kick the series off on Monday.