DETROIT (AP) -- Despite struggling lately, the N.L. Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers will try to show they're a legitimate contender when they open a three-game set against the surging Tigers in Detroit tonight.
Jeff Suppan will pitch for the Brewers against the Tigers' Justin Verlander.
Suppan's last outing was a six-two loss to the Chicago Cubs.
He allowed five runs in five innings at Miller Park.
Verlander has turned in nine strong starts.
He last pitched seven shutout innings at Texas.