Our weekly look at the Detroit Tigers:


Jose Valverde

Who's hot: Jose Valverde has fared extremely well in three innings over three outings since rejoining the Tigers last week. He has two strikeouts and has yet to issue a walk or allow a hit while racking up two saves. His return has helped the Tigers in the ninth inning, but it also has helped clarify the roles that all the pitchers play out of the bullpen.
Who's not: Prince Fielder continues to struggle. He is hitting .163 (7-for-43) with one home run and three RBIs in his past 11 games.

Schedule: Twins at Tigers, 7:08 p.m. Monday (Max Scherzer vs. RHP Mike Pelfrey), FSD; Twins at Tigers, 7:08 p.m. Tuesday (Justin Verlander vs. RHP Vance Worley), FSD; Twins at Tigers, 1:08 p.m. Wednesday (Anibal Sanchez vs. LHP Scott Diamond), FSD; Tigers at Astros, 8:10 p.m. Thursday (Rick Porcello vs. RHP Brad Peacock), FSD; Tigers at Astros, 8:10 p.m. Friday (Doug Fister vs. RHP Bud Norris), FSD; Tigers at Astros, 7:10 p.m. Saturday (Max Scherzer vs. RHP Lucas Harrell), FSD; Tigers at Astros, 1:10 p.m. Sunday (Justin Verlander vs. RHP Philip Humber), FSD.