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Tigers Vs. Pirates: Kevin Correia, Pittsburgh Look To Sweep Detroit On Sunday

The Pittsburgh Pirates (38-32) host the Detroit Tigers (34-37) on Sunday at PNC Park, with the Pirates looking for a fourth straight win and an interleague series sweep of Detroit with a victory. Pittsburgh has won the first two games of the weekend series by identical 4-1 scores. The Pirates are 6-1 in their last seven games, outscoring opponents 43-14 in that span.

Kevin Correia (3-6, 4.12) will take the mound for the Pirates on Sunday. Correia is coming off his first home win of the season on Tuesday after pitching 5 1/3 scoreless innings against the Minnesota Twins. The right-hander is, however, a ghastly 0-10 with a 7.27 ERA in 14 home starts against National League opponents since becoming a Pirate last season.

Pittsburgh will have to defeat Justin Verlander (7-4, 2.57 ERA) to earn the sweep, no easy task. Detroit's ace dominates interleague play, amassing a 18-2 record with a 2.67 ERA in 24 career interleague starts. In his last eight matchups against the N.L., Verlander has been otherworldly, going 7-0 with a 1.62 ERA.

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