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Detroit Tigers vs. Milwaukee Brewers, Saturday 9/29, 6:10 CT

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Two words: Go Tigers!

Detroit faces Milwaukee at Miller Park Saturday
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This game is critical to the Cubs’ future this season, so this thread is a preview and game thread for the Tigers vs. Brewers game at Miller Park Saturday evening.

Just a few facts to get you started.

Daniel Norris, LHP vs. Wade Miley, LHP

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Daniel Norris was the Blue Jays’ 2nd-round pick in 2011 (chosen six picks after Dan Vogelbach!) and was traded to the Tigers in the David Price deal in 2015.

You might remember a game he threw against the Cubs in Wrigley Field August 19, 2015, in which he did this [VIDEO].

Norris appeared to be solidifying his career as a big-league starter, but multiple injuries have ruined his last three seasons. He made a couple of starts in April, then missed most of the rest of the year with injuries and came back this month. The results have been uneven, but his last two starts have been pretty decent (though against lesser foes than the Brewers, the Twins and Royals).

He has never faced the Brewers, though a few of the current Brewers have hit him hard (.343, 12-for-35) in a small sample size.

The home run above is his only big-league hit in four at-bats. Who knows? Maybe he’ll repeat the feat tonight.

Wade Miley. Man, I cannot figure out how he is doing this. Last year he was one of the worst starters in the American League, posting a 5.61 ERA, leading the major leagues in walks and compiling -0.2 bWAR.

This year he’s been lights-out for the most part, though his last start, September 23 against the Pirates, showed him running out of gas a bit (four runs in four innings, 73 pitches).

Miley faced the Tigers twice last year and posted a 5.40 ERA and walked seven in 10 innings. Current members of the Tigers are hitting .271 in a small sample size (13-for-48).

MLB.com Gameday

Baseball-reference.com game preview

SB Nation game preview

Go Tigers.