Detroit Tigers (60-47) vs Colorado Rockies (44-66) — 1:08 p.m. ET
Comerica Park — Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 78 degrees, chance of storms
The Detroit Tigers will look to win three straight game for the first time since the All-Star break and will look to sweep an opponent in a three-game series for the first time since July 2 when the team concludes its interleague series, and home stand, with the Colorado Rockies on Sunday afternoon.
When We Last Met
The Tigers achieved a feat not done in Major League Baseball since 2006, and not done by the franchise since 1912, when they scored in every inning, pasting the Rockies 11-5 on Saturday night. Rick Porcello delivered the second strong eight inning performance for a Detroit starter and got assistance from monster home run shots from Miguel Cabrera and the Super Martinez Bros.
Anibal Sanchez (7-5, 3.57) has hit a bit of a rough patch in recent starts, allowing four or more runs in each of his last three starts and four of his last five. It seems like Anibal gets in a bit of trouble in one or two innings despite cruising through the other ones and then when he leaves in a jam, the bullpen can not weasel its way out and his charged earned runs skyrocket. This was the case on Tuesday when the White Sox started playing home run derby on Joakim Soria immediately following Sanchez’s departure.
Jorge De La Rosa (11-6, 4.20) will take the mound for Colorado in the series finale. He will present another lefty matchup for the Tigers’ offense and is the ace of the Rockies’ staff. He has been sharp in his last five outings, allowing three or less runs in all of them. He has not lost since June 18, posting a 5-0 record in seven starts since.
- Rajai Davis-CF
- Ian Kinsler-2B
- Miguel Cabrera-1B
- Victor Martinez-DH
- Torii Hunter-RF
- J.D. Martinez-LF
- Nick Castellanos-3B
- Alex Avila-C
- Eugenio Suarez-SS
- Luke Putkonen – Out indefinitely
- Andy Dirks – Out indefinitely
- Joel Hanrahan – 60-day DL
- Jose Iglesias – Out for season
- Bruce Rondon – Out for season