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Jered Weaver, Justin Verlander Duel In Battle Of Aces Sunday Morning In Detroit

The series finale Sunday morning at Comerica Park features one of the best pitching matchups of the season, as Cy Young candidates Jered Weaver and Justin Verlander face off. The Angels have won two of the first three games of the series with the Tigers, and look to win their 12th series of their last 13.

Weaver, Verlander, and New York's CC Sabathia are the likely favorites for the American League Cy Young Award. Weaver and Verlander are tied for second with 5.1 WAR, behind Sabathia's 5.6. Weaver leads the majors with a 1.79 ERA. Verlander leads the AL with 173 innings and 169 strikeouts. Both Weaver and Verlander are in search of their 15th win in today's game.

Weaver has pitched 13 straight quality starts, one shy of the Angels club record set by Frank Tanana in 1977. Weaver has pitched six innings or more in 30 straight starts.

Here are today's starting lineups:

Angels (59-49)

Izturis 2B
Hunter RF
Abreu DH
Wells LF
Callaspo 3B
Aybar SS
Trumbo 1B
Bourjos CF
Mathis C

Tigers (56-51)

Jackson CF
Boesch LF
Ordonez RF
Cabrera DH
Martinez 1B
Peralta SS
Guillen 2B
Avila C
Kelly 3B

Today's 10:05 a.m. PDT game will be televised by KCOP. For more news and information on the Angels, or on today's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.