On paper, tonight's matchup between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers at Comerican Park heavily favors the visiting Yankees. New York has ace CC Sabathia pitching, and the struggling Tigers have now lost seven straight games.
The Yankees are 17-9, three games in front in the American League East. The Tigers are 12-17, already eight games behind surprising Cleveland in the AL Central.
New York second baseman Robinson Cano, who missed Monday's 5-3 victory with a bone bruise in his left hand, might play tonight. He is day-to-day.
Detroit will pitch Brad Penny, who is 1-3 with a 6.11 ERA.