The Tigers welcome Cleveland for a three-game set, and hope to pick up where the left off in Cleveland last week when they took 3-of-4 from the Indians. Detroit is in a virtual tie for first with the Royals right now; the Royals still have 2-runs to make up in the bottom of the 10th of the game to be resumed on the 22nd, which will give Cleveland one last chance to hurt Detroit this season.
If the playoff were held today, the Tigers would be playing Oakland in the one-game wild card game, with the winner going to LA to play the Angels. Here is the MLB playoff schedule.
Tonight the Tigers give the ball to David Price, who won a 12-1 Labor Day laugher against the Tribe on the 1st. Price has had a little bit of an on-again, off-again stint in Detroit so far this season, which bodes well for tonight’s game.
Detroit goes up against the suddenly stubborn Carlos Carrasco. Since August 10 Carrasco is 4-0 with a 0.70 ERA, the lowest in baseball over that time frame. Detroit did hit Carrasco on September 2–they got 10 hits–but only scored 1 run, thanks to Carrasco’s annoying ability to ring up a strike out every time the Tigers got a runner on 3rd and less than 2 out. Stay awake when Torii’s at the plate: Hunter against Carrasco is a career 6-for-15 (.400), with a double, a triple and 2 home runs.
Tonight’s R3L2O-Redemption Lineup:
- Kinsler, 2B
- Hunter, RF
- Cabrera, DH
- V Martinez, 1B
- JD Martinez, LF
- Avila, C
- Castellanos, 3B
- Suarez, SS
- Davis, CF