Mar 7, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) and New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) smile with each other during the second inning at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Justin Verlander (3.2 IP, 2 SO, 1 H, 2 BB, 0 ER) pitched well in his first round of spring action on Tuesday, but the Detroit Tigers eventually lost the game in extra innings. A two-run home run by Don Kelly was the day’s offense by the Tigers.
Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees — 1:05 PM EDT
Steinbrenner Field – Tampa, Fla
TV: MLB.TB (Yankees feed)
Live Stats: MLB Gameday
Weather: 73 degrees, chance of rain
When We Last Met
The Tigers dropped a 3-2 decision to the New York Yankees last Friday after a balk by relief pitcher Luis Marte pushed across the game winning run in the ninth inning. Manager Brad Ausmus took the blame after the game saying he accidently gave Marte the sign to throw to the unoccupied base. But I guess that’s what Spring Training’s for: to make mistakes and learn so that this sort of thing doesn’t happen during the regular season.
Here’s the Tigers’ lineup, as tweeted by the Detroit Tigers PR Twitter account:
- Ian Kinsler, 2B
- Don Kelly, CF
- Victor Martinez, 1B
- Alex Avila, C
- Tyler Collins, LF
- Trevor Crowe, RF
- Nick Castellanos, 3B
- Bryan Holaday, DH
- Hernan Perez, SS
Anibal Sanchez is scheduled to be the starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers.