Phillies welcome Tigers for rare two-game set in Philadelphia

Fresh off taking three-of-four from the lowly Marlins, the Phillies welcome the Detroit Tigers to Philadelphia for a two-game set at Citizens Bank Park.

The Tigers are a mess of a club right now, coming off a historic night where they struck out 20 times, tying a major league record for a nine-inning game, and lost to the White Sox, 4-1. The Tigers struck out 32 times in their two games in Chicago.

“Sure, you gotta be disappointed that we didn’t put the ball in play and give ourselves a chance," said Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire.

Tyson Ross was scheduled to start for the Tigers, but he was placed on paternity leave early on Tuesday, pushing Spencer Turnbull up a day in the rotation. The righty hasn't surrendered an earned run since April 11 and tossed five scoreless last week in a contest against the Red Sox.

Vince Velasquez makes the start for the Phillies, looking to build on what's been an outstanding April. He's not allowed more than two runs in a start this season and is sitting with a 1.99 ERA.

The Phillies have another off day following this two-game set and welcome the Nationals for the weekend to Citizens Bank Park.

Tuesday's Lineup
McCutchen 8
Segura 6
Harper 9
Hoskins 3
Realmuto 2
Williams 7
Hernandez 4
Franco 5
Velasquez 1
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BY PATRICK GORDON
Managing Editor
pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com

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