Miguel Rojas gets the start at shortstop, batting ninth.
Dodgers designated hitters are hitting .320/.379/.480 with four doubles and five runs batted in this season. Dating back to last season Dodgers DHs have a 12-game hitting streak, hitting .415/.458/.717 during that span.
No current Tigers player has faced Hyun-Jin Ryu, pitching his first interleague game of the season.
Justin Verlander has never faced the Dodgers but he has faced a few of their hitters. Adrian Gonzalez has a home run against him, hit in 2008, but is also 2-for-14 (.143) with five walks. Juan Uribe is 2-for-15 (.133) with a double and two walks, and Drew Buter is 2-for-9 (.222).
Carlos Triunfel, who is not in the starting lineup, is 0-for-3 against Verlander.
The Dodgers are 5-1 in interleague road games this season.