Game 143: Tigers (82-60) @ Royals (74-68)

We meet again, old friend.

We meet again, old friend.

The Tigers turn to Doug Fister (12-7, 3.66 ERA) to take the rubber match of the series against the Royals today. The Royals’ Bruce Chen (6-2, 2.81 ERA) will oppose him on the mound. Despite Chen’s reputation as being a Tiger killer, he’s really not been very good against the Tigers in his career. Chen is 5-8 against the Tigers in 19 games (17 of those being starts), with a 5.42 ERA in 98 IP and 15 homeruns allowed. Miguel Cabrera, in particular, owns Chen; he has five homers off Chen, which is tied for the most he’s hit off any pitcher.

José Iglesias is back in the lineup after missing two games with shin splints.

More after the jump

Tigers (D. Fister — R)

Royals (B. Chen — L

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