Tigers at Twins
When: 8:10 Tuesday
Where: Target Field, Minneapolis, Minn.
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News to know before first pitch:
■Tigers catcher Alex Avila remains out of the game while dealing with headaches and lightheadedness, which are symptoms of a concussion. He last started Sunday.
■Nick Castellanos was a late scratch from the lineup with soreness in his left foot. He fouled off a ball of that foot in his last at-bat Monday night.
■For the eighth time in the last nine games, Andrew Romine starts at shortstop for the Tigers.
■Casey Fien has found a home in the Twins bullpen, putting up nice numbers. But he’s stuggled mightiliy against his old team, the Tigers, who hit two home runs off him in the ninth inning Monday night. His ERA against Detroit is 8.04 in 21 games.
■Detroit’s Rick Porcello looks to tie Max Scherzer for the team lead in wins, at 16. Porcello’s previous career high was 14, which he reached in 2009 and 2011.
Check out these stories while you’re waiting for the game to start:
■In Tony Paul’s Tigers Mailbag, he says Joe Nathan shouldn’t pitch on back-to-back days.
■Tigers minor-leaguer Mike Hessman, closing in on homer record, wants to play another year.
■Jack Morris enjoyed his time on Tigers TV last week; no word if FSD liked what they heard.
■Lynn Henning takes a look at the head injuries that have plagued Alex Avila’s catching career.
1. Ian Kinsler (R), 2B
2. Torii Hunter (R), RF
3. Miguel Cabrera (R), 1B
4. Victor Martinez (S), DH
5. J.D. Martinez (R), LF
6. Don Kelly (L), 3B
7. Bryan Holaday (R), C
8. Andrew Romine (S), SS
9. Rajai Davis (R), CF
SP. Rick Porcello, RH — 15-11, 3.23 ERA
1. Danny Santana (S), DH
2. Brian Dozier (R), 2B
3. Joe Mauer (L), 1B
4. Kennys Vargas (S), DH
5. Trevor Plouffe (R), 3B
6. Kurt Suzuki (R), C
7. Eduardo Escobar (S), SS
8. Aaron Hicks (S), RF
9. Jordan Schafer (L), LF
SP. Ricky Nolasco, RH — 5-11, 5.64 ERA