Detroit Tigers (62-50) vs Toronto Blue Jays(61-55) 7:07 pm. ET
Rogers Centre – Toronto, Ontario
TV: Fox Sports Detroit
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 75 degrees, clear
The Detroit Tigers just dropped three of four to the Yankees in New York despite stellar performances from all four starting pitchers and an overall OK job from the bullpen. They look to get back on track in Toronto against the Blue Jays, sending Anibal Sanchez, Max Scherzer and David Price to the mound.
When We Last Met
This is the first meeting of the season between the Tigers and the Blue Jays.
Note: Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera and Eugenio Suarez all return to tonight’s lineup.
Anibal Sanchez(8-5, 3.37 ERA) pitched 7 innings of two hit, scoreless ball against the Colorado Rockies on August 3rd, earning the win and locking the sweep. Sanchez had been the Detroit Tigers most reliable pitcher this season, and after a rough stretch of starts in late July, looks to continue the success he found against Colorado
Sanchez is 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA against Toronto in his career.
R.A. Dickey(9-11, 4.03 ERA), Toronto’s knuckle baller last pitched in a loss against Baltimore. He went 6.2 innings, and gave up 3 runs(2 earned runs) on six hits. Dickey is 6-2 with a 3.84 ERA in his career against the Detroit Tigers.
1. Rajai Davis – CF
2. Ian Kinsler – 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera – 1B
4. Victor Martinez – DH
5. Torii Hunter – RF
6. J. D. Martinez – LF
7. Alex Avila – C
8. Nick Castellanos – 3B
9. Eugenio Suarez – SS
- 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
- Melky Cabrera – Day-to-day
- Brett Lawrie – September?
- Dan Johnson – August
- Adam Lind – Mid-August
- Edwin Encarnacion – Mid-August
- Brandon Morrow – September?
- Maicer Izturis – September?