He's not the most-renowned or the highest-paid. But on a team of pitching stars, it's Max Scherzer's turn to star.
The Tigers were one strike away from a 4-2 road trip last week, but return home after splitting six games with the Royals and Twins.
Max Scherzer tries to become the first 10-game winner in the American League and keep his perfect record intact on Monday when the Baltimore Orioles begin a three-game series with the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park.
Austin Jackson congratulates Torii Hunter on a two-run home run against the Twins for Hunter's 300th career home run as Joe Mauer looks on.
Doug Fister allowed just two hits and struck out seven over nearly eight innings, as the Tigers won at Minnesota on Sunday, 5-2.
Doug Fister will try to help the Detroit Tigers take two games in their three-game series when he starts today in the series finale.
Torii Hunter hit his 300th career home run with Austin Jackson on first base in the first inning today.
Rick Porcello's recent performance gives Detroit five of the best starting pitchers in the American League - Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports Tiger fans are being treated to a truly dominant collective performance of the Detroit pitching rotation in 2013.
Last month was a disaster for the Twins on the mound. Their team ERA in May was 5.03, which was third worst in the Majors.
Trevor Plouffe had three hits, including a two-run homer, in his return to the Twins lineup, and Sam Deduno held Detroit in check over seven innings in Minnesota's 6-3 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night.
Over his last four starts, Fister has been scored upon in a total of three innings.
Jim Leyland's All-Star Game coaches were announced this week - Robin Ventura of the White Sox and John Gibbons of the Blue Jays, plus his own Tigers coaching staff.
It ain't all bad news for Detroit! The next step should be re-inventing Hart Plaza in the guise of... Matchup: Tigers at Minnesota, 2:10.
Scott Diamond was the only one in Minnesota's rotation who pitched well enough last year to keep his place.
May 14, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon delivers to the plate during the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Citizens Bank Park.