Tigers starting pitcher Rick Porcello allowed just one run in seven innings. (Kathy Willens / Associated Press)
Tigers at Yankees
When: 1:05 p.m. Thursday
Where: Yankee Stadium, New York City
TV/radio: FSD and MLB Network/97.1
Follow the game with live tweets from our Tigers team:
Here’s what you need to know:
■ The Tigers are going for a four-game series split against the Yankees after losing 5-1 on Wednesday night. Detroit won its only game of the series Tuesday.
■ Justin Verlander took the loss Wednesday despite throwing his fourth straight quality start. He gave up five hits and two runs in seven innings.
■ Rick Porcello, Thursday’s Tigers starter, is going for his third straight win, but Detroit is 2-3 over his past five starts.
■ The Tigers lead the major leagues with 49 sacrifice flies.
■ Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez is on a six-game hitting streak. He is batting .391 (9-for-23) with three runs scored, one double, two home runs and eight runs batted in during the streak.
Here are some Tigers stories to catch up on prior to first pitch:
■ Tom Gage: New York's site of sorrow becomes symbol of survival
■ Tigers offense can't back Justin Verlander in loss to Yankees
■ MLB Insider: Ex-Tiger Drew Smyly has slightly less-heralded debut with Rays
■ Tigers' Torii Hunter misses game with sore but unbroken hand
■ With video: Alex Avila provides Tigers yet another magical Aug. 5
■ Tigers will pay tribute to retiring Yankees legend, Kalamazoo native Derek Jeter on Aug. 27
1. Rajai Davis (R) LF
2. Ezequiel Carrera (L) CF
3. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
5. J.D. Martinez (R) RF
6. Don Kelly (L) 1B
7. Nick Castellanos (R) 3B
8. Alex Avila (L) C
9. Andrew Romine (S) SS
SP: RH Rick Porcello (13-5, 3.18)
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Martin Prado (R) 3B
3. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
4. Carlos Beltran (S) DH
5. Chase Headley (S) 1B
6. Stephen Drew (L) SS
7. Francisco Cervelli (R) C
8. Ichiro Suzuki (L) RF
9. Brendan Ryan (R) 2B
SP: RH Shane Greene (2-1, 3.68)