Tigers pitcher David Price chats with GM Dave Dombrowski following a bullpen session at Comerica Park on Saturday. (Elizabeth Conley / Detroit News)
Rockies at Tigers
When: 7:08 p.m. Saturday
Where: Comerica Park, Detroit
TV/radio: FSD/97.1, 1270
Follow the game with live tweets from our team of Tigers writers:
Here’s what you need to know:
■David Price, the Tigers new star pitcher, arrived at Comerica Park on Saturday afternoon for the first time since the blockbuster trade Thursday. Like in Tampa Bay, he’ll wear No. 14 — the same number of the guy he was traded for, Austin Jackson.
■On Friday night, Justin Verlander beat the Rockies — and in doing so, he extended his winning streak over the National League to 14 consecutive decisions.
■Since July 2, beleaguered Tigers closer Joe Nathan has a 2.70 ERA and 15 strikeouts over a 10-inning span.
■No, Tigers isn’t misspelled on the jerseys for Saturday’s game. It’s “Tigres,” in honor of the Fiesta Tigres celebration.
Here are some Tigers stories to catch up on prior to first pitch:
■Price met the Detroit media for the first time Saturday afternoon — and acknowledged he was shocked by the trade from Tampa Bay.
■Here are 10 highlights from the 20-minute Price press conference.
■While the big trade was welcomed by the Tigers, saying goodbye to two popular teammates was an emotional moment.
■In his first game as the Tigers new center fielder, Rajai Davis got quite the workout.
1. Charlie Blackmon (L), RF
2. Josh Rutledge (R), SS
3. Corey Dickerson (L), LF
4. Nolan Arenado (R), 3B
5. Justin Morneau (L), DH
6. Drew Stubbs (R), CF
7. Wilin Rosario (R), 1B
8. Michael McKenry (R), C
9. Charlie Culberson (R), 2B
SP. Tyler Matzek, LH — 2-5, 4.39 ERA
1. Rajai Davis (R), CF
2. Ian Kinsler (R), 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera (R), 1B
4. Victor Martinez (S), DH
5. Torii Hunter (R), RF
6. J.D. Martinez (R), RF
7. Nick Castellanos (R), 3B
8. Alex Avila (L), C
9. Eugenio Suarez (R), SS
SP. Rick Porcello, RH — 12-5, 3.24 ERA