Miguel Cabrera’s left Friday’s 10-3 Tigers win over the White Sox in the seventh inning with lower back tightness after struggling his way around the basepaths.
White Sox ace Chris Sale will make his third attempt to notch his 10th win, as he faces the rival Tigers for the first time this season in the second game of a three-game series at Comerica Park on Saturday. Detroit will counter with Mike Pelfrey, who is still seeking his first victory.
Supported by home runs from James McCann and Victor Martinez, Jordan Zimmermann returned to the Tigers’ rotation with 5 2/3 quality innings as Detroit opened a three-game series against the rival White Sox with a 10-3 win Friday night at Comerica Park.
With uncertainty looming over the Tigers’ starting rotation, youngsters have delivered impressive outings on consecutive nights. Matt Boyd threw 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on six hits Thursday night in a 5-4 loss to the Yankees.
The Yankees used a four-run seventh to beat the Tigers, 5-4, in a makeup game onThursday night at Comerica Park.
Anibal Sanchez is heading to the bullpen. Manager Brad Ausmus announced Wednesday that the Tigers are pulling the struggling starter out of their rotation and moving him into relief work while they try to work him through his season-long struggles.
The Yankees believe that they can correct the issues that have plagued Michael Pineda at the big league level, and the struggling right-hander will have an opportunity to silence his critics on Thursday as he takes on the imposing Tigers lineup at Comerica Park.
Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and helped his club avoid a sweep at Angel Stadium on Wednesday, leading Detroit to a 3-0 victory in the series finale.
Michigan native Matt Shoemaker has already done plenty of damage to his hometown team, with more wins (two) than earned runs allowed (one) over three career starts and 19 2/3 innings. On Wednesday, the Angels right-hander could complete his club’s second series sweep of the Tigers at Angel Stadium in as many years.
Tigers reliever Francisco Rodriguez told ESPN.com on Tuesday that he contracted the Zika virus this past offseason and had serious side effects from the illness.
The Tigers’ rally from a seven-run deficit left Anibal Sanchez with a no-decision in the eventual 11-9 loss to the Angels. But after the right-hander’s three home runs allowed in as many innings on Tuesday night, there’s a decision looming.