Detroit Tigers (61-47) vs New York Yankees(57-53) – 7:05 p.m. ET
Yankee Stadium – New York, NY
TV: Fox Sports Detroit / ESPN
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy
The Detroit Tigers are coming off a weekend home sweep of the Colorado Rockies, in which both their starting pitching and offense combined to wallop the struggling NL West team. Justin Verlander, Rick Porcello and Anibal Sanchez all turned in dominating starts and Rajai Davis had a fantastic weekend at the plate, going five for nine with a stolen base and an RBI in his first shot and the lead-off center fielder for the Tigers.
The Detroit Tigers begin a four game series with the Yankees this evening, with these teams meeting for the first time this season. MCB co-editor Josie Parnell joined Rick Keeler on his Yanks Go Yard to preview the upcoming series and talk about the two teams, you can listen to the show here.
Max Scherzer(13-3, 3.27 ERA) is coming off a dominant start against the White Sox in which he went 7 innings, gave up 5 hits and 1 run while walking 1. Scherzer has continued to be dominant for the Detroit Tigers and has cemented himself as the ace of the squad. Arguably.
Scherzer is 4-1 with a 4.08 ERA against the Yankees in his career.
Brandon McCarthy(6-10, 4.56 ERA) though McCarthy had struggled this season playing for the Diamondbacks, he has been solid for the Yankees thus far in his short time as a starter for New York. He went 6 innings in his last start, giving up 9 hits and 4 runs against the Rangers.
McCarthy is 3-3 with a 3.45 ERA against the Tigers in his career.
- Ian Kinsler-2B
- Ezequiel Carrera – CF
- Miguel Cabrera – 1B
- Victor Martinez-DH
- Torii Hunter-RF
- J.D. Martinez-LF
- Don Kelly – 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