Acquired in the off-season, the Tigers may have found their centerfielder of the future in the form of Mikie Mahtook. Video by Ryan Ford/DFP Wochit
Detroit Tigers (57-74) vs. Colorado Rockies (72-60)
When: 3:10 p.m.
Where: Coors Field, Denver.
TV: Fox Sports Detroit.
Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1; other radio affiliates).
First-pitch weather forecast: Sunny, 90 degrees.
Probable starting pitchers: RHP Justin Verlander (9-8, 3.90 ERA) vs. RHP Chad Bettis (0-1, 3.79 ERA).
Tigers lineup: To be posted later today.
Game notes: It’s the rubber match of this three-game series and an interesting matchup. Verlander has been better than solid since the All-Star break, he’s 4-2 with a 2.35 ERA. His career batting average is a little lower — .075. He’s 0-for-3 this season. Bettis is making his fourth start of the season. He debuted this season after a undergoing chemotherapy this spring.
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