We look at the centerpiece of the Detroit Tigers’ trade that sent Justin Wilson and Alex Avila to the Chicago Cubs – third baseman Jeimer Candelario, a Top-100 prospect who’s close to being MLB-ready. By Brian Manzullo, DFP.
Detroit Tigers (48-57) at New York Yankees (57-48)
When: 1:05 p.m.
Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York.
TV: Fox Sports Detroit.
Radio: 97.1 FM in Detroit (Radio affiliates here).
Weather forecast: Partly cloudy, 86 degrees.
Starting pitchers: Tigers RHP Jordan Zimmermann (6-8, 5.69 ERA), vs. Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka (8-9, 5.09).
• Live box score
Tigers lineup: To be posted.
Game notes: The Tigers go for a second straight series win today, after eking out a dramatic 4-3 victory last night. Tigers send Jordan Zimmermann to the mound in the series finale in the Bronx, and the Yankees counter with Masahiro Tanaka. The Yankees’ righty has struggled this season but posted a 3.82 ERA in five July starts. He set a career high with 14 strikeouts against Tampa Bay on Friday night, allowing just two hits and one run over eight innings. He has allowed an MLB-high 27 homers. … Zimmermann has been worse than Tanaka, though he has two quality starts in his past three outings.
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