Feb 28, 2014; Lakeland, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Stephen Lombardozzi (left) forces out New York Yankees center fielderJacoby Ellsbury
(22) and throws the ball to first for a double play during the third inning at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
After being washed out on Thursday and relegating the much-anticipated first Spring Training start of Justin Verlander to the bullpen, the Detroit Tigers head to Tampa to face the New York Yankees for the second of three exhibition games this season with the Yanks. The Tigers will be playing in their lone night game of the exhibition season.
No radio or TV, so if you want to find out what’s going on in real-time, follow the beat writers’ Twitter accounts or MLB Gameday.
Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees — 7:05 PM EST
George Steinbrenner Field — Tampa, Fla.
Live Stats: MLB Gameday
Weather Forecast: 60 degrees, clear skies
When We Last Met
The Tigers newly found aggressiveness on the basepads got them into a bunch of trouble last Friday in Lakeland against the Yankees. Four players were thrown out on the bases and Max Scherzer and Jose Ortega gave up two solo shots while the Detroit offense was slowed by losing the runners on the bases. Ultimately they scored four runs, but it wasn’t enough in the 7-4 defeat.
- Rajai Davis
- Torii Hunter
- Miguel Cabrera
- Victor Martinez
- Alex Avila
- Austin Jackson
- Steve Lombardozzi
- Nick Castellanos
- Danny Worth