Game 71: Tigers (34-36) @ Pirates (37-32)

Max Scherzer will be looking for handshakes and high fives after today’s game. (Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Max Scherzer will indeed make his scheduled start today against the Pirates after being away from the team for a couple days. According to Ryan Field, on the Fox Sports Detroit pre-game show, the team released no further details about the nature of Scherzer’s absence, stating it was for “personal reasons.”

Click the cut to see who will be backing Scherzer up today.


1. Austin Jackson (R) CF
2. Brennan Boesch (L) RF
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 3B
4. Prince Fielder (L) 1B
5. Delmon Young (R) LF
6. Alex Avila (L) C
7. Jhonny Peralta (R) SS
8. Ramon Santiago (S) 2B
9. Max Scherzer (R) P


1. Alex Presley (L) LF
2. Jose Tabata (R) RF
3. Andrew McCutchen (R) CF
4. Garrett Jones (L) 1B
5. Neil Walker (S) 2B
6. Pedro Alvarez (L) 3B
7. Rod Barajas (R) C
8. Josh Harrison (R) SS
9. Brad Lincoln (L) P

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