Last night, the Detroit Tigers (16-15) took the first game of their weekend, four-game series against the Oakland Athletics (16-16), winning by a score of 10-6. After struggling at the plate in recent weeks, the Tigers grabbed 17 hits en route to the win.
They hope that continues throughout the remainder of the weekend. The teams begin game two of the set tonight at 10:05 p.m. EST at the O.co Coliseum. Here is Detroit's lineup for this evening, courtesy of the team's official Twitter account.
5/11 Lineup vs OAK: Jackson CF, Dirks LF, Cabrera 3B, Fielder 1B, Young DH, Raburn RF, Peralta SS, Laird C, Worth 2B. Porcello is starting.
Rick Porcello, who takes the hill for Detroit, has a 4.91 ERA this season. And in four career starts in Oakland, he's gone 0-3 with a 5.56 ERA.