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Tigers-Rangers lineups: Verlander looks to shake home funk

The Detroit News

Justin Verlander will try to grab his first win at Comerica Park this season when the Tigers continue their series with the Rangers on Friday (FSD/1270 AM and 97.1 FM). First pitch is 7:08.

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander is 0-4 in six starts at home this season.

The right-hander (1-5, 4.11 ERA) is 0-4 with a 6.34 ERA in six starts at home this season. The current funk is in sharp contrast to Verlander's overall home performance.

In 150 career starts, Verlander has a 79-41 record with a 3.30 ERA and 895 strikeouts at Comerica Park and since 1995 he leads all active American League pitchers with 79 home wins.

Right-hander Colby Lewis (13-5, 4.49) starts for the Rangers.

Rangers lineup

1. Delino DeShields, CF

2. Shin-Soo Choo, RF

3. Prince Fielder, DH

4. Adrian Beltre, 3B

5. Mitch Moreland, 1B

6. Elvis Andrus, SS

7. Rougned Odor, 2B

8. Will Venable, LF

9. Bobby Wilson, C

SP - Colby Lewis

Tigers lineup

1. Ian Kinsler, 2B

2. Tyler Collins, LF

3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B

4. Victor Martinez, DH

5. J.D. Martinez, RF

6. Nick Castellanos, 3B

7. Alex Avila, C

8. Jose Iglesias, SS

9. Anthony Gose, CF

SP - Justin Verlander