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Athletics Vs. Tigers, Game Preview: A's Look To Cool Off Justin Verlander

The Oakland Athletics are looking to shake off the beating handed out to them by the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday and get back to their winning ways, as Justin Verlander takes the bump for Detroit on Wednesday at Comerica Park.

Verlander (14-8, 2.82 ERA) allowed no runs in seven innings of work during the Tigers' 4-0 win at Cleveland on Friday. He's also had the A's number as of late, giving up one run, five hits, and 14 strikeouts in 15 innings pitched in his last two outings against Oakland. He is 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA against the A's at Comerica Park, where he hasn't faced them since 2010.

Oakland will counter with Brett Anderson (4-1, 1.93), who had his first hiccup since returning from Tommy John surgery. He allowed five runs in 6 innings of work en route to a 6-0 loss against the Angels on Thursday, though is 2-1 with a 2.51 ERA against the Tigers in his career. He has not faced them since 2010.

The Tigers have won 27 of their last 35 games at home.

First pitch is set for 4:05 p.m. PT with coverage on ESPN, CSN California and 95.7 The Game.

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