When: Game 1, seven innings, 4:10 p.m Wednesday; Game 2, seven innings, 30 minutes after Game 1.
Where: Progressive Field in Cleveland.
TV: Bally Sports Detroit.
Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1) in Detroit (Tigers radio affiliates).
Game-time forecast: Partly cloudy, 78 degrees, 25% chance of rain.
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Game 1 starting pitchers: Tigers RHP Jose Urena (2-8, 6.00 ERA) vs. Cleveland RHP J.C. Mejia (1-2, 4.94 ERA).
Game 1 Tigers lineup:
CF Akil Baddoo
1B Jonathan Schoop
LF Robbie Grossman
DH Miguel Cabrera
3B Jeimer Candelario
RF Nomar Mazara
SS Zack Short
2B Harold Castro
C Jake Rogers
P Jose Urena
Game 2 Tigers lineup: TBA.
Game notes: Tuesday’s game was canceled because of rain, prompting a doubleheader. Both games will be seven innings. Urena will try to smooth out a recent rough patch in Wednesday’s first game. He’s given up 21 earned runs over 14 innings (four starts) in June.
The Tigers finish the series behind Wily Peralta, who’s making his second start of the season. Detroit is winding down a solid month of baseball, having played .500 ball (13-12) heading into the three-game set with Cleveland. Next, the Tigers head back home for a trio of games with the White Sox. Detroit will try to win its first series (0-3) of the year vs. Chicago. Cleveland will counter Wednesday with Cal Quantrill (23 appearances, five starts). After the Tigers head home, the Houston Astros come to Cleveland.
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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit Tigers defeat Cleveland 9-4 in game 1 of DH: Get ready for game 2