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Tigers Vs. Red Sox Preview: Max Scherzer, Clay Buchholz To Duel In Game One

The Detroit Tigers are set to take on the Boston Red Sox in a three-game series. Game one will see Max Scherzer take on Clay Buchholz.

DETROIT, MI - JULY 19: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers throws a second inning pitch while playing the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Comerica Park on July 19, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JULY 19: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers throws a second inning pitch while playing the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Comerica Park on July 19, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Tigers shook off a three-game losing streak in their last outing by earning a 4-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. It was a good start to stop the bleeding and get back in the thick of things in the AL Central division. They had previously held the lead, but fell out of it with their string of loss, giving way to the Chicago White Sox. Now they're 1.5 games back of the lead and don't play the White Sox head-to-head for a full month, so there's some ground to make up before that point.

Up first, they've got a three-game set against the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox are on a two-game winning strea, coming off a series victory over the New York Yankees. Still, they've lost six of their last nine games and are .500 on the season with 51 wins and losses.

Game one of the series will pit Max Scherzer up against Clay Buchholz. Scherzer will take the mound for Detroit sporting a 10-5 record with a 4.49 earned-run average. His last outing was a win against the Cleveland Indians in which he lasted seven innings and gave up two runs. Buchholz is doing well for himself overall as well, with an 8-3 record and a 4.93 ERA. His last outing was solid, giving up one run over seven innings to Texas, but was handed a no decision.

Game one of the series is set for 7:10 p.m. eastern on Monday.