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Rangers Vs. Tigers: Game Time, TV Info And More

Texas tries to continue their hot streak when they face one of their biggest rivals for the 2012 pennant.

Apr 14, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish (11) pitches in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 14, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish (11) pitches in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Texas Rangers road trip through the top of the American League continues on Thursday, when they travel to Detroit for the start of a four-game series in a rematch of the 2011 ALCS.

Yu Darvish takes the mound for his third start of the season, with the Japanese right-hander looking to improve his command as he gets more comfortable in MLB.

Facing him will be 24-year old rookie Adam Wilk, who is making his second career start after giving up 2 earned runs in 5 innings to the Chicago White Sox on April 14.

The Rangers offense, meanwhile, will try to keep their recent hot streak going after scoring 24 runs in a two-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox.

Detroit, at 9-3, has been almost as hot as Texas to start the season. Free agent acquisition Prince Fielder hasn't needed much time to adjust to AL pitching so far, hitting .356 with 2 HR's and 8 RBI's.

The 6:05 PM game will be broadcast regionally on Fox Sports Southwest and nationally on the MLB Network.

For more news and analysis on the Rangers, head over to Lone Star Ball while Bless You Boys has you covered for all the pre-game angles from Detroit.

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