------------Detroit Tigers (19-11) @ Washington Nationals (17-15)
May 8-9, 2013
Wednesday @ 7:05 PM ET
----------Anibal Sanchez (3-2, 1.82 ERA) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (5-1, 1.64 ERA)
Thursday @ 4:05 PM ET
-Doug Fister (4-0, 2.48 ERA) vs. Dan Haren (3-3, 5.01 ERA)
Tigers: Sanchez took the loss in his last start, last Wednesday vs. Minnesota. He surrendered five hits and three earned runs in six innings. He struck out 17 in an April 26 win over Atlanta and struck out nine against the Twins.
Nationals: Zimmermann carries an 18-inning shutout streak into this Interleague start. He's allowed eight runs in 44 innings all season.
Tigers: Fister pitched six innings Friday night in Houston, but did not figure in the decision, a 4-3 comeback win by the Tigers. He gave up nine hits, but eight of them were singles, struck out four and walked one. Fister has won four of his six starts.
Nationals: Haren has allowed three runs or fewer in his last five starts, with a 1.92 ERA in his last two starts, both wins.