Tigers lead the series 2-0
|Fri 06/07|| WP: Justin Verlander (8 - 4) |
LP: Ubaldo Jimenez (4 - 4)
|5 - 7 loss|
|Sat 06/08|| WP: Rick Porcello (3 - 3) |
SV: Jose Valverde
LP: Carlos Carrasco (0 - 2)
|4 - 6 loss|
Sunday, Jun 9, 2013, 1:08 PM EDT
TV: FSD-HD (DET)/STO-HD (CLE)/MLB.TV
RADIO: WXYT (DET)/WTAM (CLE)/MLB Audio
Justin Masterson vs Jose Alvarez
Mostly cloudy. Winds blowing in from center field at 10-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.
Pre-Game Reading Material
- Carlos Carrasco has in fact dropped his appeal, and will start serving it today. Somehow the suspension got dropped to 7 games, though no appeal had been heard. Not sure how that happened, but you'll take any good news* that you can get. The Indians will have a 24-man roster for their next seven games while Carrasco is serving his suspension.
Carlos Carrasco's suspension has been reduced to 7 games as result of his appeal to MLB; will begin serving today— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) June 9, 2013
*Given how Carrasco pitched yesterday, not sure if I'm that eager to get him on the mound ASAP.
- Speaking of good news, Anibal Sanchez will not pitch today. In his place the Tigers are calling up left-handed pitcher Jose Alvarez to make the start, and it will be Alvarez's major-league debut. The Tigers signed the 25-year-old Alvarez as a minor-league free agent last year, and he's pitched very well for AAA Toledo. Here's a scouting report from Bless You Boys.
|CF Michael Bourn ||LF Andy Dirks |
|2B Jason Kipnis||RF Torii Hunter |
|1B Nick Swisher ||3B Miguel Cabrera|
|3B Mark Reynolds ||1B Prince Fielder |
|C Carlos Santana ||DH Victor Martinez |
|DH Yan Gomes ||CF Don Kelly |
|LF Ryan Raburn ||C Alex Avila |
|SS Mike Aviles ||SS Ramon Santiago |
|RF Drew Stubbs ||2B Omar Infante |