The Los Angeles Dodgers and Detroit Tigers are set to begin a quick, two-game series in Detroit on Tuesday. The two teams met back in April for a two-game set at Dodger Stadium with the Dodgers winning the first game in walk-off fashion, then losing the following night in 10 innings.

The early-season Interleague series was the first time the Dodgers and Tigers met since June of 2011. It was Juan Uribe’s first season with the Dodgers and the third baseman struggled in his first year with the team.

However, when the Dodgers and Tigers opened their series in June of 2011, Uribe got the better of former Dodger Brad Penny. The right-hander was in his first season with the Tigers after pitching for Boston Red Sox, San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals after leaving the Dodgers.

On a full-count pitch in the bottom of the first inning, Uribe hit a solo home run over the left-center field fence to give the Dodgers an early lead. Uribe finished the game 2-for-4 and Clayton Kershaw threw a complete-game shutout as the Dodgers went on to win, 4-0.
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