Friday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Phil Hughes (1-3, 3.91) vs. RHP Michael Fulmer (MLB debut)
Saturday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Tyler Duffey (0-0, 2.25) vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann (4-0, 0.35)
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
TBA vs. RHP Mike Pelfrey (0-4, 4.64)
They are 7-15 after 22 games for the second straight year, just one game better than the franchise-worst mark 6-16 of 2012. … They are 6-5 at home. … They went 8-11 against the Tigers last year, the fourth time in five seasons they lost the season series against Detroit. They are 25-30 all-time against the Tigers in Target Field. … They still are considering Tommy Milone or Ricky Nolasco for Sunday’s start, though speculation has grown this week that Alex Meyer could be given a start as well. … Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera is 17-for-38 (.447) with five home runs in his career against Phil Hughes. … Former Tiger RHP Casey Fien has a 7.94 ERA in 28 games against his old team. … 3B Trevor Plouffe will travel to Fort Myers this weekend to rehab his oblique injury.
They have won three of their past four games to climb above .500 at 11-10, but remain in fourth place in the AL Central. … They are 6-4 on the road. … Pelfrey, who signed a two-year, $16 million contract with Detroit last December, went 11-27 with a 4.94 ERA in three seasons with the Twins. … Fulmer, acquired from the Mets at last year’s trade deadline for Yoenis Cespedes, has been called up from Class AAA Toledo, where he was 1-1 with a 4.11 ERA in three starts. The Oklahoma native was drafted by the Mets in the first round in 2011. … RHP Shane Greene (blister) went on the disabled list to make room for Fulmer. OF Cameron Maybin (wrist) is also on the disabled list. C James McCann (ankle) is on a rehab assignment in Toledo but could return this weekend. Jarrod Saltalamacchia has hit five home runs in McCann’s absence.