Tune in at 7:05 PM ET as the Yankees take on the Tigers. Maxwell Hubert will be liveblogging for your enjoyment.
Hello everybody and welcome to the liveblog of the Yankees v Tigers. My name is Maxwell Hubert(@teedotyankee) and I will be following tonight's matchup with all of you out there. Please feel free to imput your comments and observations and take part in the action! It's going to be a great one, let's do this!
Yankees will go with righthander Ivan Nova in this game. Nova has a 10-5 record and a 4.53 ERA this season.
It'll be Justin Verlander on the mound for the Tigers in this contest. Righthander Verlander is 11-7 with a 2.63 ERA so far this season.
New York won their last outing, a 6-2 result against the Mariners yesteday afternoon
The Tigers were a 10-8 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Indians on Sunday
Both of these pitchers have struggled recently. Who do you think will take this game tonight and Why?
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 7 games on the road
Detroit is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
How would you rate the moves that the Yankees and Tigers made at the deadline? Who came out on top?
Nova will try to secure the win tonight after he allowed a career-high nine runs over five innings last Tuesday in an 11-5 home defeat to Baltimore
Verlander enters his start this evening versus the Yankees tops among American League pitchers with a .201 batting average against and 6.55 hits per nine innings, while he is third with 152 strikeouts, fourth with 3.80 strikeouts per nine innings, tied for fourth with a 2.63 ERA and tied for sixth with 11 wins and 2.2 walks per nine innings.
@cor.o I also think that Ichiro should be higher in the lineup.
C. Granderson cf.246
D. Jeter ss .314
R. Cano 2b .314
M. Teixeira 1b .255
R. Ibanez lf .245
N. Swisher rf .258
E. Chavez 3b .264
I. Suzuki dh .261
R. Martin c .192
A. Jackson cf .322
A. Dirks lf .333
M. Cabrera 3b .325
P. Fielder 1b .311
B. Boesch rf .248
D. Young dh .261
A. Avila c .246
J. Peralta ss .261
O. Infante 2b .289
Detroit has won 4 straight games.
The Detroit Tigers have won eight straight at home. They are simply on fire as of late.
Great night for baseball in Detroit. Clear, cool and calm.
Granderson, Jeter and Cano will lead things off here V Verlander
Verlander 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA in his last five outings versus the Yankees in the regular season.
Curtis Granderson has three homers and eight RBI this year V the Tigers
He is batting .246 with 29 HR so far this season
Granderson knocks a inside fastball foul and falls behind 1-2
Granderson is fooled on the 86 MPH changeup low in the zone to start this game off. Great pitch for the STRIKEOUT
Jeter steps in next for the Yankees and quickly flies out to shallow CF. Jackson sprints in to make the nice grab for the second out.
Robbie Cano steps into the box with the bases empty and nobody out.
He is hitting .314 on the season with 24 HR
Cano rolls a outside pitch back up the middle but Infante is there to make the pick and toss onto first base for the final out.
Great start to this game for Verlander.