July 22, 2014 at 1:00 am

Tuesday's Tigers-Diamondbacks live tweets: Tigers bullpen falters in loss

The Tigers' Austin Jackson (14) celebrates his run scored against the Diamondbacks with teammate J.D. Martinez (28) during the first inning Tuesday in Phoenix. (Associated Press)

Right-hander Rick Porcello takes the mound Tuesday night as the Tigers take on the Diamondbacks in the second of a three-game series. The Tigers, seeking their third straight victory, own a 6-game lead over the Indians in the American League Central.

Tigers at Diamondbacks

When: 9:40 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Chase Field, Phoenix

TV/radio: FSD/97.1

Follow the game with live tweets from our Tigers team:

Quick hits

* Rick Porcello has won four of his last five decisions (1.96 ERA). This will be his first start in 10 days.

* Austin Jackson remains on a tear, hitting .421 with 1.342 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) over his last five games.

* Torii Hunter is hitting .365 in July, including home runs in his last two games.

News bulletins

* Justin Verlander not too worried after seeing batting average plummet.

* Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson still likes Tigers, but wants to stomp them.

* Drew VerHagen, back in Toledo, goes on DL with lower back strain.

Tigers lineup

1. Austin Jackson, CF

2. Ian Kinsler, 2B

3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B

4. Victor Martinez, 1B

5. J.D. Martinez, LF

6. Torii Hunter, RF

7. Alex Avila, C

8. Eugenio Suarez, SS

9. Rick Porcello, RHP

Diamondbacks lineup

1. David Peralta, CF

2. Aaron Hill, 2B

3. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B

4. Miguel Montero, C

5. Mark Trumbo, LF

6. Gerardo Parra, RF

7. Martin Prado, 2B

8. Didi Gregorius, SS

9. Chase Anderson, RHP