Detroit Tigers lineup vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, Game 1: Miguel Cabrera sits; Willi Castro LF

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Detroit Tigers (7-14) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (9-13)

When: 1:10 p.m.; 7:10 p.m. Wednesday.

Where: Comerica Park.

TV: Bally Sports Detroit.

Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1) (Tigers radio affiliates).


Weather forecast: Slight chance of rain, mid-50s.

Game 1 probable pitchers: Tigers RHP Michael Pineda (1-1, 3.60 ERA) vs. Pirates LHP Dillon Peters (3-0, 0.00 ERA).

Tigers lineup:

RF Robbie Grossman

SS Javier Bàez

DH Austin Meadows

2B Jonathan Schoop

1B Spencer Torkelson

3B Jeimer Candelario

LF Willi Castro

C Tucker Barnhart

CF Akil Baddoo

P Michael Pineda

Game 2 probable pitchers: Tigers RHP Alex Faedo (MLB debut) vs. Pirates LHP Jose Quintana (0-1, 3.32 ERA).

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Game notes: The Tigers lost two of three to the Los Angeles Dodgers before an off day Monday and postponement Tuesday. The Pirates only won one game in their last series vs. the San Diego Padres.

Pineda was slated to start Tuesday before the rainout but will instead pitch Wednesday. He’s spent his entire nine-year MLB career in the American League, starting just two games against the Pirates. He’s 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 9⅓ innings. Pittsburgh went deep twice, garnered six hits and scored five runs (four earned) in just over four innings vs. Pineda last April.

Peters has started in the past but has mostly pitched from the bullpen in 2022. He allowed two runs over four innings in September vs. the Tigers, walking three and striking out five.

Faedo will pitch in his first big league game in the nightcap. He has a 1.72 ERA in 15⅔ minor-league innings with 20 strikeouts and three walks this season. He faces off against former Chicago White Sox All-Star Jose Quintana, who will be making his 21st career start vs. Detroit. He’s 6-5 against the Tigers, pitching to a 4.73 ERA in 121⅔ innings.

Next up: The Tigers hit the road for four games in Houston while the Pirates travel for a series in Cincinnati.

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