Mr. Tiger Al Kaline pays tribute to Yankees legend Derek Jeter in a pregame ceremony. The Tigers lost the game, 8-4. (Robin Buckson / Detroit News)
David Price makes his fifth start for the Tigers Wednesday night at Comerica Park as Detroit hosts the Yankees in the second game of their three-game series.
Yankees at Tigers
When: 7:08 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Comerica Park, Detroit
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Here’s what you need to know:
■ The Tigers were to pay tribute to Yankees legend Derek Jeter before Wednesday’s game.
■ David Price is 2-2 in four starts as a Tiger. He has allowed eight earned runs over 30.2 innings for a 2.35 ERA. Price’s record on the season is 14-9 with a 3.11 ERA.
■ Torii Hunter carries an eight-game hitting streak into Wednesday night’s game. He is hitting .343 (12 for 35) with three doubles and six RBI during the streak.
■ Rick Porcello, Tuesday night’s winner, and Max Scherzer are tied for the American League lead in wins with 15. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last season in which the first two AL pitchers to win 15 games were from the same team was 1989 (Athletics, Dave Stewart and Mike Moore).
Here are some Tigers stories to catch up on prior to first pitch:
Tigers closer Joe Nathan returns to fans’ good graces by slamming the door on the Yankees.
Tigers Mailbag: Tigers feel dearth of major league-ready prospects.
The Anibal Sanchez injury has many ramifications. Here are a few.
Tigers slugger J.D. Martinez doesn’t think Yankees reliever was trying to hit him.
1. Ian Kinsler (R), 2B
2. Torii Hunter (R), RF
3. Miguel Cabrera (R), 1B
4. Victor Martinez (S), DH
5. J.D. Martinez (R), LF
6. Nick Castellanos (R), 3B
7. Alex Avila (L), C
8. Eugenio Suarez (R), SS
9. Rajai Davis (R), CF
SP. David Price, LH — 1-1, 2.35 ERA
1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L), CF
2. Derek Jeter (R), SS
3. Martin Prado (R), 2B
4. Mark Teixeira (S), 1B
5. Carlos Beltran (S), RF
6. Brian McCann (L), DH
7. Chase Headley (S), 3B
8. Brett Gardner (L), LF
9. Francisco Cervelli (R), C
SP. Shane Greene, RH — 3-1, 3.17 ERA