DETROIT, MI - JULY 18: Doug Fister #58 of the Detroit Tigers throws a first inning pitch while playing the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Comerica Park on July 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
The Tigers are looking more and more like the team people expected heading into the season. And Tuesday starter Doug Fister is a reason why.
Doug Fister, 4-6 with a 4.04 ERA, will take the hill for Detroit. After struggling through injuries in the first half of the season, Fister has been on-point since the All-Star break. In two starts, he is 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA. He has 18 strikeouts in 15 innings.
The Tigers offense is rounding into form, as well. Detroit has scored at least five runs in five of seven games since getting blanked 13-0 by the Angels on July 17.
Ubaldo Jimenez, 8-9 with a 5.24 ERA, will start for Cleveland.
With an 8-2 record over their last 10 games, Detroit has a one-game lead over the Chicago White Sox and a four-game lead over the Indians in the AL Central.
First pitch Tuesday is set for 7:05 Eastern.