PREGAME: The key for Detroit in tonight’s game falls on Justin Verlander’s shoulder. With a depleted bullpen, it would be nice for Justin to at least get through 6 innings, preferably with the lead. To do that he’ll need to be considerably more efficient than he was in his last start in Cleveland. He only walked 3 batters while fanning 6, but struggled with his control and pitched from behind in the count. And quite frankly, if Verlander doesn’t turn in 6 innings, it very well may prove to be the key to tomorrow night’s game as well.
On the other side Kevin Millwood takes the mound for the Rangers. In his first start off the disabled list he was touched for 10 hits, 9 of which were singles, in 5 innings of work.
Game Time 8:35