Game 117: Tigers (69-46) @ Yankees (58-57)

Verlander will be looking out for a victory today.

Verlander will be looking out for a victory today.

Justin Verlander (12-8, 3.50 ERA) hopes to help the Tigers take the series from the Yankees today, while the Yankees will counter with Andy Pettitte (7-9, 4.71 ERA). Verlander held the Yankees to 3 runs on 3 hits in 7.1 IP the last time he faced them, but the Tigers lost the game 7-0. Pettitte hasn’t faced the Tigers yet this year.

Red hot Don Kelly gets a day off today, as Matt Tuiasosopo starts in LF in his stead.

Lineups after the jump

Tigers (J. Verlander – R)

1. Austin Jackson (R) CF
2. Torii Hunter (R) RF
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 3B
4. Prince Fielder (L) 1B
5. Victor Martinez (S) DH
6. Matt Tuiasosopo (R) LF
7. Hernan Perez (R) 2B
8. Alex Avila (L) C
9. Jose Iglesias (R) SS

Yankees (A. Pettitte – L)

1. Brett Gardner (L) CF
2. Ichiro Suzuki (L) RF
3. Robinson Cano (L) 2B
4. Alex Rodriguez (R) 3B
5. Lyle Overbay (L) 1B
6. Alfonso Soriano (R) LF
7. Curtis Granderson (L) DH
8. Eduardo Nunez (R) SS
9. Chris Stewart (R) C

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