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Old 06-18-2017, 10:07 AM   #1
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Game 68 Tigers vs. Rays June 18, 2017

Tigers lineup
1. Ian Kinsler, 2B:
2. Alex Avila, DH
3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
4. J.D. Martinez, RF
5. Justin Upton, LF
6. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B
7. Alex Presley, CF
8. James McCann, C
9. Dixon Machado, SS
Buck Farmer RHP

Alex Avila will bat second and DH for the Detroit Tigers in today's series finale with the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park.
With Avila at DH, James McCann will catch.
Avila leads the Tigers with a .319 batting average.
Jose Iglesias is getting the day off and Dixon Machado will start at shortstop.

http://www.mlive.com/tigers/index.ss...rt_river_index
Tigers vs. Rays preview: Buck Farmer on mound in series finale.
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http://m.tigers.mlb.com/news/article...picId=26688732
Farmer ready to snap back after rocky start.
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https://www.blessyouboys.com/2017/6/...er-jacob-faria
Tigers vs. Rays Preview: Buck Farmer, Jacob Faria square off on Fatherís Day
Farmer is quickly establishing himself as a legitimate major league starter.
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http://www.espn.com/mlb/preview?gameId=370618106
Rays face Tigers.
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http://www.baseball-reference.com/pr...01706180.shtml
Detroit Tigers vs. Tampa Bay Rays, at Comerica Park, June 18, 2017 Matchups, Tickets, Preview.
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Notable:
The Tigers can win their first series against the Rays in almost a year. They swept a four-game set in Tampa June 30-July 3, 2016 before losing all three in their first series against the Rays this season back in April.

Entering Sunday, Miguel Cabrera had 10 hits his past six games, including five doubles and two home runs, raising his slugging percentage more than 50 points in that stretch.

Tigers outfielder Mikie Mahtook had hit safely in nine straight games. He's 11-for-26 (.423) during that stretch.

Today will mark Buck Farmer's second career appearance vs. Tampa Bay.
In his first game against the Rays, Farmer pitched one-third of an inning and allowed two hits and one earned run on a home run. That gave him a 27.00 ERA and 6.00 WHIP vs. the Rays. Colby Rasmus is 0-for-2 against Farmer with two strikeouts.

Faria has no experience against Tigers hitters, while Farmer has faced just one player currently on the Rays.

Rookie right-hander Jacob Faria, 23, has been outstanding in two starts for the Rays since making his MLB debut June 7 against the White Sox. He beat Chicago 3-1, allowing three hits, two walks and striking out five in 6.1 innings. He followed that gem with an 8-1 win at Toronto, also going 6.1 innings while allowing six hits, one walk and striking out eight. He has yet to allow a home run.
The sample sizes are tiny, but through 12 2/3 total innings, Faria has allowed nine hits off his fastball (9-for-27) and none on any other pitch, according to Statcast.
Opposing hitters are 0-for-19 combined on his slider and changeup, while seeing 13 curveballs but putting none in play.

In honor of Father's Day, all dads attending today's game will receive a free pair of Tigers socks. All children 14-and-under will receive an Ian Kinsler poster.
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:54 AM   #2
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Personally I rather Avila play 1B and Miggy DH to get more rest on his bones..
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Need to win this series. Need this game!!!!!
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:30 PM   #4
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Any weather updates ? They gonna play or does it look doubtful ?
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guess so
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:55 PM   #6
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Any weather updates ? They gonna play or does it look doubtful ?
Bottom 1st and almost 2 PM. was there a rain delay?
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Old 06-18-2017, 01:10 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=kalinecountry;762593]Bottom 1st and almost 2 PM. was there a rain delay?[/QU

Yea when i went to the channel , all it said was "Rain Delay" .
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I still can't believe Alex is still hitting so well..
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I think the Buck Farmer love fest is officially over lol
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