Tigers at Rays
When: 1:10 p.m. Thursday
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla.
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, coming off a 6-0 shutout of the Rays on Wednesday night, go for the three-game series sweep this afternoon.
■ David Price, Thursday’s Tigers starter, faces the Rays for the first time since they traded him to Detroit on July 31. Price played seven seasons for the Rays, going 82-47 in 170 starts with a 3.18 earned-run average.
■ Happy birthday to the Tigers’ J.D. Martinez, who turns 27 today.
■ Torii Hunter is batting .400 lifetime (6-for-15) against Alex Cobb, Thursday’s Rays starter.
Here are some Tigers stories to catch up on prior to first pitch:
■ Rick Porcello's 3-hit shutout gem highlights Tigers' second straight win over Rays
■ Tigers' Justin Verlander will return to action Saturday
■ Lynn Henning: Tigers reportedly a finalist to land Rusney Castillo, but he's not an immediate solution
■ Tony Paul's MLB Insider: If Tigers win the AL Central, it won't because of Royals' inexperience
■ History shows Tigers way ahead on trading prospects
1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. Torii Hunter (R) RF
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) DH
4. Victor Martinez (S) 1B
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: LH David Price (12-8, 3.12)
1. Desmond Jennings (R) CF
2. Ben Zobrist (S) RF
3. Brandon Guyer (R) LF
4. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
5. Wil Myers (R) DH
6. Sean Rodriguez (R) 1B
7. Yunel Escobar (R) SS
8. Curt Casali (R) C
9. Logan Forsythe (R) 2B
SP: RH Alex Cobb (8-6, 3.19)