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Today’s Matchup – June 17, 2011

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Welcome to Interleague Play, fans!

The Rockies welcome in the Tigers to Coors Field, where the Rockies have played exceptionally well against the American League, going 28-8 in the past 5 years at home.

However, some bad news. Backup catcher Jose Morales was placed on the 60-day disabled list because of a fractured right thumb suffered Wednesday afternoon. The contract of catcher Matt Pagnozzi was purchased by the team from Triple-A Colorado Springs this afternoon, and Pagnozzi will be in uniform and available to play today.

Here are the lineups.

Game #69: Rick Porcello (6-4, 3.61 ERA) vs. Jason Hammel (3-6, 3.65 ERA)

Tonight’s Lineups
38-31
Games Ahead: 1 (AL Central)
Games Left: 93
Streak: Won 1
Last 10: 6-4
Magic Number: 94

Detroit Tigers
Austin Jackson, CF
Brennan Boesch, LF
Miguel Cabrera, 1B
Victor Martinez, C
Magglio Ordonez, RF
Alex Avila, 3B
Jhonny Peralta, SS
Ryan Raburn, 2B
Rick Porcello, P

33-35
Games Back: 5.5 (NL West), 5 (Wild Card)
Games Left: 94
Streak: Won 2
Last 10: 6-4
Elimination Number: 89

Colorado Rockies
Carlos Gonzalez, CF
Chris Nelson, 2B
Todd Helton, 1B
Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Seth Smith, RF
Ty Wigginton, 3B
Charlie Blackmon, LF
Chris Iannetta, C
Jason Hammel, P

First pitch is set for 6:40pm Mountain time at Coors Field in Denver. On TV, ROOT Sports will have the call in the Rocky Mountain region, and Fox Sports – Detroit will have the call in Detroit. On the radio, KOA 850 will call the game in Denver, while WXYT 97.1FM/1270AM will have the call in Detroit.