Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera reacts after striking out in the first inning of Thursday night's game in Anaheim, Calif. (Chris Carlson / Associated Press)
Tigers at Angels
When: 10:05 p.m. Thursday
Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim (Calif.)
TV/radio: FSD, MLB Network/97.1
Follow the game with live tweets from our Tigers team:
Here’s what you need to know:
■ The Tigers are coming off an interleague series win against the Diamondbacks, sealed with an 11-5 victory Wednesday afternoon in Phoenix. Thursday marks the start of a four-game series against Anaheim.
■ Max Scherzer, Thursday’s Tigers starter, hasn’t lost since June 17, going 3-0 in five appearances since then. The Tigers have gone 4-1 in his last five starts.
■ Austin Jackson is batting .382 (29-for-76) since July 2, with 10 doubles, two triples, one home run and nine runs batted in.
■ Miguel Cabrera hit his 380th career home run Wednesday, moving him to 66th most in major-league history. His next homer would move him into a tie with Albert Belle for 65th.
■ Joakim Soria could make his Tigers debut. The reliever joined his new club Thursday afternoon.
■ J.D. Martinez was scratched from the lineup with a minor upper-quad injury.
Here are some Tigers stories to catch up on prior to first pitch:
■ Joakim Soria deal done, Tigers still ‘open-minded’ to getting more bullpen help
■ Bob Wojnowski: Tigers did deal for Joakim Soria that needed to get done
■ What they’re saying: Reactions to the Tigers’ trade for Joakim Soria
■ ‘Highly unlikely’ Joel Hanrahan will pitch for Tigers this season
■ Lynn Henning: With Joakim Soria trade, Tigers should ask why they couldn’t solve crisis from within
1. Austin Jackson (R), CF
2. Ian Kinsler (R), 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera (R), 1B
4. Victor Martinez (S), DH
5. Torii Hunter (R), RF
6. Nick Castellanos (R), 3B
7. Alex Avila (L), C
8. Eugenio Suarez (R), SS
9. Rajai Davis (R), LF
SP. Max Scherzer, RH — 11-3, 3.34
1. Kole Calhoun (L), RF
2. Mike Trout (R), CF
3. Albert Pujols (R), 1B
4. Josh Hamilton (L), LF
5. Erick Aybar (S), SS
6. Howie Kendrick (R), 2B
7. David Freese (R), 3B
8. C.J. Cron (R), DH
9. Hank Conger (S), C
SP. Garrett Richards, RH — 11-2, 2.47