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Colby Lewis, Rangers Head To Detroit

Colby Lewis gets the start for the Rangers on Tuesday night as Texas begins a series in Detroit.

The Texas Rangers picked up some relief help after all at the trade deadline, and now head to Detroit to take on the Tigers. Long rumored to shore up their bullpen, the Rangers did just that as the trading deadline came and went as Jon Daniels acquired Koji Uehara and Mike Adams to fortify Texas' bullpen.

Colby Lewis takes the mound on Tuesday night for Texas. Lewis' record stands at 10-8 on the season with an ERA of 4.00. Lewis holds a .235 batting average against and a 1.19 WHIP with 114 strikeouts in 135 innings this year as well. Lewis' downfall, though, has been the long ball as he has surrendered 26 home runs on the year, giving him 13 fewer home runs allowed than walks (39). 

Texas' offense will face off against Max Scherzer, who has pitched reasonably well for Detroit this season. Scherzer owns an 11-6 record, though, that is a bit deceiving as he's allowed opponents to hit to the tune of a .272 average against him to go along with a 1.38 WHIP and 4.28 ERA. 

First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. CDT.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.