Game Postponed: The Tigers called this one early. It will be made up on September 10th at 7:05pm
PREGAME: Ah, the rubber match. Detroit evened the series at one game apiece yesterday (barely) and now they’ll try and take the deciding game as well.
The Tigers will send out American League Rookie of the Year Justin Verlander. Verlander had some ups and downs this spring. Due to the prolonged season, he didn’t start throwing until spring training and it was clear that he was a little behind the curve in terms of mechanics. He’d look great, then implode for an inning or two. But he closed out the spring very strong and looks to be ready to go.
He’ll face left-hander Gustavo Chacin which means we will likely see Pudge Rodriguez leading off. As long as someone is on base for Gary Sheffield it should be okay. Sheffield has taken Chacin deep 3 times in 15 at-bats.
Game Time 1:05pm