Freddy Garcia has dominated the Detroit Tigers during his long major-league career, going 18-7 against them The New York Yankees hope that success continues when Garcia pitches for them against Detroit tonight in Game 3 of their series at Comerica Park.
Garcia suffered his first loss of the season on Friday against Toronto, as he allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings, dropping him to 1-1 to go along with a 2.00 ERA.
Detroit snapped a seven-game losing streak with Tuesday's 4-2 victory over the Yankees. Max Scherzer, 4-0 with a 3.82 ERA, pitches Wednesday night for Detroit.
Derek Jeter has only two extra-base hits this season, and Yankee hitting coach Kevin Long admits that he would like to see more pop from the Captain.
"You say, ‘We’ve got to start driving the ball,’" hitting coach Kevin Long said. "That comes from using your lower half and hip torque. We’ve got to get into that a little bit more, because that’s where it comes from. It doesn’t come from having quick hands. It comes from driving your legs and your lower half."