Tigers at Yankees
When: 7:05 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City
Follow the game with live tweets from our Tigers team:
Here’s what you need to know:
■ The Tigers play the third of a four-game series against the Yankees following a 4-3, 12-inning win Tuesday in pitcher David Price’s debut with Detroit.
■ Outfielder Torii Hunter, who left Tuesday’s game after getting hit in the hand by pitch, has an extremely swollen left hand, and the Tigers are saying he’s day to day.
■ Justin Verlander, Wednesday’s Tigers starter, is 0-2 with a 4.65 earned-run average in five starts at Yankee Stadium.
■ Miguel Cabrera is batting .362 lifetime (64-for-177) against the Yankees, the highest average of any active major-leaguer. Cabrera went 1-for-5 Tuesday night.
■ Outfielder Andy Dirks (back) went 0-for-2 for Single-A West Michigan on Tuesday night as he continues a rehab assignment following back surgery. Dirk is batting .214 (3-for-14) in five games.
Here are some Tigers stories to catch up on prior to first pitch:
■ Lynn Henning: David Price dazzles, lives up to hype in Tigers' debut
■ Alex Avila supplies heroics in David Price's Tigers debut
■ Video: Tigers' Justin Verlander scores major points with Kate Upton, Internet
■ With video: Alex Avila provides Tigers yet another magical Aug. 5
■ Tigers' Miguel Cabrera is AL's best hitter, according to survey of major-league managers
1. Rajai Davis (R) LF
2. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
5. J.D. Martinez (R) RF
6. Nick Castellanos (R) 3B
7. Bryan Holaday (R) C
8. Andrew Romine (S) SS
9. Ezequiel Carrera (L) CF
SP: RH Justin Verlander (10-9, 4.66)
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Derek Jeter (R) SS
3. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
4. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
5. Carlos Beltran (S) DH
6. Brian McCann (L) C
7. Chase Headley (S) 3B
8. Stephen Drew (L) 2B
9. Martin Prado (R) RF
SP: LH Chris Capuano (1-2, 4.50)