Open Thread 4/28: Braves @ Tigers

Justin Edmonds
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Mike Minor takes the mound against Doug Fister in the series finale as the Braves attempt to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Tigers. First pitch is set for 8:05 ET on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. Atlanta's lineup:

  1. Jordan Schafer, CF
  2. Tyler Pastornicky, 2B
  3. Justin Upton, LF
  4. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  5. Chris Johnson, 3B
  6. Evan Gattis, C
  7. Dan Uggla, DH
  8. Reed Johnson, RF
  9. Andrelton Simmons, SS
Interesting tidbit about Detroit's interleague success:
The Tigers have compiled an 83-45 record, a .648 winning percentage, during Interleague Play since the start of the 2006 season. The .648 winning percentage during Interleague action is second-best among major league clubs during that stretch. The Boston Red Sox have compiled an 84-42 record, a .667 winning percentage, during Interleague action over that stretch.

Notes on Fister:
Fister is making his 41st start with the Tigers since being acquired by the club during the 2011 season tonight against Atlanta. He has posted a quality start in 28 of his first 40 starts with Detroit. Fister has compiled a 21-11 record and 2.93 ERA (259.0IP/82ER) in 41 outings (40 starts) during his Tigers career.
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