Starting pitcher Andy Oliver will make his big league debut for the Tigers tonight against the Atlanta Braves.

Oliver, who Detroit took in the second round of the 2009 MLB Draft out of Oklahoma State, has been stellar with the Double-A Erie Seawolves. In his 14 starts, he has a 6-4 record with an ERA of 3.61 and 70 strikeouts.

Oliver has been moved up partially in response to starting pitcher Rick Porcello’s sophomore slump. As a result, Porcello was recently sent down to Triple-A Toledo.

Oliver will face off against veteran pitcher Kris Medlen, who has been outstanding this season as well. Medlen has a 4-1 record with a 3.33 ERA thus far, pitching as both a starter and reliever.

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