Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers
June 22, 2012 7:05 pm
June 23, 2012 4:05 pm
June 24, 2012 1:35 pm
A.J. Burnett (7-2, 3.52 ERA) vs. Doug Fister (1-3, 2.68 ERA)
Brad Lincoln (3-2, 3.82 ERA) vs. Max Scherzer (6-4, 5.17 ERA)
Kevin Correia (3-6, 4.12 ERA) vs. Justin Verlander (7-4, 2.57 ERA)
The Tigers come into PNC this weekend with a record of 34-35, 2.5 games back of first in the AL Central… They are 17-17 on the road this season… The Pirates sit in second place of the NL Central with a record of 36-32, two games behind the Cincinnati Reds… The Bucs are 21-12 at home this season… A.J. Burnett has won six consecutive games… Burnett is 6-0 in his last eight starts with a 2.19 ERA… Doug Fister returned from the DL on Saturday and threw six scoreless innings against Colorado… Brad Lincoln is 0-2 with a 10.03 ERA in his last three starts… Max Scherzer is 2-1 with a 3.62 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 27.1 career innings vs. Pittsburgh… Scherzer struck out 15 in seven innings against the Pirates on May 20th… Kevin Correia received his first home win of 2012 on Tuesday night vs. Minnesota… Justin Verlander gave up just one hit against the Bucs on May 18th; Josh Harrison broke up his no-hit bid in the ninth inning… Pittsburgh native Don Kelly is listed as day-to-day with a left knee contusion… Alex Avila was activated from the 15-day disabled list on Thursday… Prince Fielder has hit 28 home runs against the Pirates in his career, his most against any team… PNC Park promotions for this weekend are as follows: Friday – Free Shirt Friday; Saturday – Pirates Cap / Scratch ‘n Win; Sunday – Kids Day / Kids Pirates Braided Necklace.