Detroit Tigers (62-48) vs New York Yankees(58-54) — 7:05 p.m. ET
Yankee Stadium – New York, NY
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy
When We Last Met
The Detroit Tigers sent their new lefty ace, David Price, to the mound against Hiroki Kuroda and while it took awhile and Price didn’t come away with the win, the Tigers evened the series with a 4-3 victory after a 12th inning home run by Alex Avila.
The Detroit Tigers continue a four game series with the Yankees this evening. MCB co-editor Josie Parnell joined Rick Keeler on his Yanks Go Yard radio show to preview the upcoming series and talk about the two teams, you can listen to the show here.
Justin Verlander(10-9, 4.66 ERA) coming off his strongest start in recent memory, an 8 inning, 2 run win over the Colorado Rockies, Verlander looks to continue the upward trend against the Yankees.
Verlander is 5-5 with a 3.84 ERA against the Yankees in his career.
Chris Capuano(1-2, 4.50 ERA) is coming off a loss to the Boston Red Sox in which he pitched 6.1 innings and gave up 4 runs on 8 hits. He is 2-0 with a 6.43 ERA in his career against the Detroit Tigers.
- Rajai Davis – LF
- Ian Kinsler – 2B
- Miguel Cabrera – 1B
- Victor Martinez-DH
- J.D. Martinez-LF
- Nick Castellanos- 3B
- Bryan Holaday- C
- Andrew Romine – SS
- Ezequiel Carrera – CF
- Eugenio Suarez — Doubtful
- Luke Putkonen – Out indefinitely
- Andy Dirks – Out indefinitely
- Joel Hanrahan – 60-day DL
- Jose Iglesias – Out for season
- Bruce Rondon – Out for season
- David Phelps – Status uncertain
- Masahiro Tanaka – Out indefinitely
- CC Sabathia – 2015
- Michael Pineda – Mid-August?
- Ivan Nova – 2015
- Alex Rodriguez – Day-to-day(suspended)