August 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Thursday's Tigers-Pirates live tweets: Detroit gets second straight win over Pittsburgh

Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer pitched eight shutout innings Thursday. (Robin Buckson / Detroit News)

Pirates at Tigers

When: 1:08 p.m. Thursday

Where: Comerica Park, Detroit

TV/radio: FSD/97.1

Follow the game with live tweets from our Tigers team:

Quick hits

Here’s what you need to know:

■ The Tigers beat the Pirates, 8-4, on Wednesday at Comerica Park to snap a four-game losing streak. They close out the two-game series against Pittsburgh with Thursday’s game before starting a weekend series with the Mariners on Friday.

■ Tigers pitcher Buck Farmer, who allowed four runs on six hits in five innings in his major-league debut Wednesday, was optioned to Triple-A Toledo after the game. The Tigers have called up right-handed pitcher Melvin Mercedes from the Mud Hens to replace him.

News bulletin

Here are some Tigers stories to catch up on prior to first pitch:

■ Joe Nathan's hand gestures after Tigers' win spark controversy

■ Bob Wojnowski: Tigers feel the fans' frustration, but can't get consumed with the pressure

■ Tigers' bats -- finally! -- come alive, back Buck Farmer's major-league debut

■ Ian Kinsler spoke to struggling Tigers following latest loss

■ Tigers' Justin Verlander: 'I have never been on the DL, and I don't plan to now'

■ Tigers Mailbag: Playoff chances hang on the health of pitching rotation

Tigers lineup

1. Rajai Davis (R) CF

2. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B

3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B

4. Victor Martinez (S) DH

5. Torii Hunter (R) RF

6. J.D. Martinez (R) LF

7. Nick Castellanos (R) 3B

8. Alex Avila (L) C

9. Eugenio Suarez (R) SS

SP: RH Max Scherzer (13-4, 3.13)

Pirates lineup

1. Gregory Polanco (L) RF

2. Travis Snider (L) LF

3. Josh Harrison (R) 3B

4. Ike Davis (L) 1B

5. Starling Marte (R) CF

6. Pedro Alvarez (L) DH

7. Jordy Mercer (R) SS

8. Chris Stewart (R) C

9. Michael Martinez (S) 2B

SP: LH Francisco Liriano (3-8, 3.82)