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Tigers Vs. Pirates: Pittsburgh Looks For Revenge Against Detroit's Max Scherzer

The Pittsburgh Pirates (37-32) will be looking to win for the 12th time in their last 14 home games when they host the Detroit Tigers (34-36) on Saturday, but to do so they will need to muster some offense against a pitcher who dominated the Pirates bats just a month ago.

Young fireballer Max Scherzer (6-4, 5.17 ERA) struck out a whopping 15 Pittsburgh batters in a May contest in Detroit. Scherzer currently leads the American League in strikeouts per nine innings (11.49). He is, however, just 0-1 with a 6.55 ERA in two career starts in Pittsburgh.

The Pirates will send Brad Lincoln (3-2, 3.82 ERA) to the hill on Saturday. Lincoln is in danger of quickly losing his already-tenuous rotation spot after going 0-2 with a 10.03 ERA in three starts since replacing an injured Charlie Morton in the Pittsburgh rotation. Lincoln did not even escape the fourth inning in his start last Sunday at Cleveland.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout and for everything about the Tigers go visit Bless You Boys. Head over to Baseball Nation for the latest news around the Major League.

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