On Tuesday night, the Detroit Tigers (28-32) will travel to Chicago to open a three-game interleague set against the Cubs (20-40). The Tigers have won three of their last four and will look to build upon that against the National League Central's worst team, the Cubs. Detroit currently sits five games back of first place in the American League's Central Division and will look to make a dent on that gap by adding to the Cubs' recent struggles, as the team has lost eight of its last 10.
Max Scherzer is the projected starter for the Tigers. He is 5-4 with a 5.88 ERA in 64.1 innings pitched over 12 starts this season. His opponent will be Paul Maholm, who is 4-5 with a 5.10 ERA in 60 innings over 11 starts this season. Malholm has been tagged with the loss in three of his last four starts and hasn't registered a win since May 9.