Detroit Tigers (71-59) vs New York Yankees (67-62) — 7:08 p.m. ET
Comerica Park — Detroit, MI
TV: Fox Sports Detroit, ESPN
Radio: 97.1 The Ticket (click for affiliates)
Weather: 75 degrees, cloudy
Retiring future Hall-0f-Famer Derek Jeter will be honored by the Detroit Tigers before tonight’s game at Comerica Park. It will likely be one of Jeter’s most memorable stops on his farewell tour. The Kalamazoo native chose a professional career instead of a baseball scholarship from the University of Michigan. Plus, you know, he could never beat the Tigers in the postseason–so there’s that….
When We Last Met
The Tigers ran their winning streak to four games after receiving another strong outing from Rick Porcello and the rarest of rares–a 1-2-3 inning from Joe Nathan in the ninth inning to preserve the save in the 5-2 victory over the Yankees Tuesday night.
David Price (12-9) had a historical outing in taking the loss his last time out. Not only was he facing his former teammates, but he became the first pitcher since 1990 to throw a complete game loss without giving up an unearned run. He retired the final 23 batters he faced in his old stomping grounds of Tropicana Field, but that one unearned run stood up against ice-cold Tigers’ bats in the 1-0 loss. That was Price’s first loss as a member of the Tigers. He also went nine innings against the Yankees in his first start against with Detroit, but ended up with a no-decision.
Shane Greene (3-1, 3.17) was also involved in a 1-0 shutout against the Tigers, going eight innings, allowing five hits in the win at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 7. In his last outing, he picked up a no-decision after allowing three runs on nine hits in five innings of a 4-3 win over the Chicago White Sox last Friday.
Detroit Tigers Lineup
- Ian Kinsler-2B
- Torii Hunter-RF
- Miguel Cabrera-1B
- Victor Martinez-DH
- J.D. Martinez-LF
- Nick Castellanos-3B
- Alex Avila-C
- Eugenio Suarez-SS
- Rajai Davis
- Anibal Sanchez – 15-day DL
- Joakim Soria – 15-day DL
- Luke Putkonen – Out indefinitely
- Andy Dirks – Out indefinitely
- Joel Hanrahan – 60-day DL
- Jose Iglesias – Out for season
- Bruce Rondon – Out for season