The Tigers look to bounce back from a humiliating four-game sweep to the Indians, as they welcome in the AL West-leading Rangers.

Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers

Texas had lost 11 of its last 14 games before this important series against the Boston Red Sox, including four straight to the Baltimore Orioles.  The Rangers ended up taking three of four at Fenway Park with Sunday’s 4-2 victory.  “We played well and we pitched well,” third baseman Michael Young said.  The last few games, we’ve pitched especially well.”  It doesn’t get any easier to start the week for the Rangers, heading to a place where they’ve lost 11 straight games.  “It’s good to come back and take three of four here because we know our recent history in Detroit isn’t that good.”

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Chicago White Sox

  • The White Sox are currently 2-3 on their seven-game road trip.  Chicago has also lost six of its last nine games overall.
  • Chicago is 9-1-1 in the last 11 season series against Detroit.
  • Team has compiled a 6-11 record against the AL Central this season.  Chicago went 34-38 against the division in 2009.
  • Lead the American League with 44 stolen bases this season.  OF Juan Pierre leads the Majors with 18 steals.
  • SP Freddy Garcia is 7-1 with a 3.77 ERA in his last nine starts versus the Tigers and 16-6 with a 3.76 ERA lifetime.  His 16 wins against Detroit is tied with Boston’s Tim Wakefield for the most among active pitchers.
  • Garcia is a perfect 7-0 with a 2.77 ERA in his last seven road starts versus Detroit.

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Wow, is the weather ever ugly at the British Open. If I showed up at a course and the sky looked like that I would turn around and go home. A links-style course does nothing to make the day look any nicer, either.

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