Yankees (10-8) Vs. Tigers (10-9) Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers

April 25, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Yankees left fielder Raul Ibanez (27) heads home after a solo home run in the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Rangers won beating the Yankees 7-3. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE

The Yankees will host Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers in a weekend series starting Friday.

The New York Yankees will host the Detroit Tigers for a three game series this weekend, beginning Friday night, with the tough task of facing reigning AL MVP and Cy Young, Justin Verlander. Ivan Nova will oppose Verlander.


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Probable Pitchers

Ivan Nova (3-0) vs. Justin Verlander (2-1), Friday

Freddy Garcia (0-1) vs. Drew Smyly (0-0), Saturday

C.C. Sabathia (2-0) vs. Max Scherzer (1-2), Sunday

The Yankees limp into the series, having lost two consecutive games to the Texas Rangers. But not to be out-limped are the Detroit Tigers, who have lost four straight and six of their last seven games. Their only win in their last seven – Justin Verlander's last start. The AL Cy Young will look to stop the bleeding Friday in Yankee Stadium.

New York trails both Baltimore and Tampa Bay by 1.5 games for the lead in the AL East. The Tigers are tied with the White Sox and Indians for first place in the AL Central.

-- See Pinstripe Alley for complete discussion and analysis of the Yankees.


Current Series

3 game series vs Tigers @ Yankee Stadium

Detroit Tigers
@ New York Yankees

Friday, Apr 27, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT
Yankee Stadium

Justin Verlander vs Ivan Nova

Clear. Winds blowing out to right field at 15-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 50.

Complete Coverage >

Sat 04/28 4:05 PM EDT
Sun 04/29 1:05 PM EDT


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