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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tigers look to avoid 5-game losing skid in finale with Jays

The Detroit Tigers hadn't lost more than two straight at any point until their last 16 games — when they've had losing streaks of four, three and now four again.

The Tigers can avoid extending that to five by salvaging the final game of a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday at 1 p.m. The Tigers have not lost five straight games since April 22-27, 2012.

Eugenio Suarez (above, left) was supposed to start the game, but was scratched after injuring his knee in his MLB debut Wednesday night.

Here are the lineups:

Ian Kinsler, 2B
Torii Hunter, RF
Miguel Cabrera, 1B
Victor Martinez, DH
J.D. Martinez, LF
Austin Jackson, CF
Alex Avila, C
Nick Castellanos, 3B
Andrew Romine, SS

Pitcher: Justin Verlander, RHP (6-4, 3.99 ERA)


Pitcher: J.A. Happ, LHP (4-2, 4.10 ERA)


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