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Verlander gave up one earned run on five hits and two walks in seven innings Tuesday while striking out eight Twins to get his third win of the season.
Avila went 1-for-3 with a single in Monday's win over the Twins.
Garcia (heel) has hit safely in four of five games since joining High-A Lakeland for a rehab assignment.
Fielder connected on a three-run homer in Monday's win over the Twins.
Benoit earned his second save of the season Monday against the Twins as he recorded the final out of the ninth inning.
Scherzer earned his third win of the season Monday against the Twins as he pitched 7.1 innings and allowed three runs and six hits to go along with 10 strikeouts.
Dirks (knee) went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, two runs scored and a walk Monday against the Twins.
Benoit will earn any save opportunity that presents itself Monday versus Minnesota, as Jose Valverde is not available, MLB.com
Valverde will not take the mound Monday against Minnesota, as he appeared both Saturday and Sunday, MLB.com
Alburquerque (hip) returned to the mound Sunday and struck out three while walking a pair, hitting a batter and throwing two wild pitches.
Valverde was inserted into Sunday's game against Atlanta in a non-save situation as Al Alburquerque let the first two men in the ninth inning reach base.
Porcello will take his normal turn Thursday against the Astros, but then could be skipped in his next turn, the Tigers' official site