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Reds try to rebound against Tigers

Jun 16, 2015 - 2:12 PM ( - Rookie Michael Lorenzen and the Cincinnati Reds take on Kyle Ryan and the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night in the finale of a two-game set at Comerica Park.

Lorenzen is 1-2 with a 4.01 ERA in nine games (seven starts) since being called up from the minors. In his last outing, the right-hander recorded a season-best six strikeouts against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field, although he was also charged with a season-high five earned runs allowed and got the hook after only 4 1/3 innings.

Cincinnati has lost three in a row and sits 14 games off the pace in the National League Central Division, while Detroit entered Tuesday three games off the pace in the American League Central.

Ryan is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA across three appearances (one start) for Detroit since being called up from Triple-A Toledo. Most recently, the southpaw worked three innings of relief against the Cubs on June 10 and yielded an unearned run.

"He's pitched well since he's been here," manager Brad Ausmus said of Ryan, who is vying to hold down the No. 5 spot in the rotation recently vacated by the struggling Shane Greene. "He came up here in an emergency situation and pitched well enough to stick around. He's helped us."

Anibal Sanchez tossed a two-hit shutout for Detroit in Monday's series opener as the Tigers cruised to a 6-0 win. J.D. Martinez belted a two-run home run, Miguel Cabrera had a two-run double and Yoenis Cespedes also delivered an RBI single.

Sanchez's outing continued an impressive stretch that has seen Tigers starters post a collective 1.46 ERA over their last eight starts.

Detroit out-hit Cincinnati, 11-2, and the Reds also committed a pair of fielding errors. They were dealt another tough blow on the injury front as starter Jon Moscot had to leave the game in the first inning after dislocating his left shoulder while applying a diving tag.

"I've been a part of a season here or there where we've had a lot of injuries, but never anything like this back-to-back seasons," manager Bryan Price said.

These teams will turn around and play two more in Cincinnati this week, which marks the start of an eight-game road swing for the Tigers. Tuesday's game marks the last time the Reds will play in an American League ballpark during the 2015 regular season.