Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler, right, stands by second as Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Harrison is off the bag. (Keith Srakocic / Associated Press)
Tigers at Pirates
When: 7:05 p.m. Monday
Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh
TV/radio: FSD/97.1, 1270
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Here’s what you need to know:
■ The Tigers and Pirates, deemed natural rivals by Major League Baseball, are playing another one of their home-and-home series: Two games in Pittsburgh on Monday-Tuesday, and two games in Detroit on Wednesday-Thursday.
■ Tigers starter Justin Verlander looks to keep his dominance against National League teams alive. In 32 interleague starts, he is 25-2 with a 2.73 ERA.
■ For those in Detroit who’ve been soaked all day, it doesn’t look like rain in Pittsburgh for Monday’s game.
Here are some Tigers stories to catch up on prior to first pitch:
■ After Sunday’s 19-inning marathon game, the Tigers restocked their bullpen with fresh arms Monday.
■ Tigers fans want catching prospect James McCann in Detroit. Here’s why that’s not happening.
■ Kurt Mensching of Bless You Boys says Joe Nathan only is keeping the closer’s role by default.
1. Rajai Davis (R), CF
2. Ian Kinsler (R), 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera (R), 3B
4. Victor Martinez (S), 1B
5. Torii Hunter (R), RF
6. J.D. Martinez (R), LF
7. Alex Avila (L), C
8. Eugenio Suarez (R), SS
9. RHP Justin Verlander (R), SP — 10-10, 4.57 ERA
1. Josh Harrison (R), 3B
2. Gregory Polanco (L), RF
3. Russell Martin (R), C
4. Ike Davis (L), 1B
5. Starling Marte (R), CF
6. Travis Snider (L), LF
7. Jordy Mercer (R), SS
8. Jayson Nix (R), 2B
9. LHP Jeff Locke (L), SP — 3-3, 3.78 ERA