Verlander went six innings and gave up three runs in the season opener against the New York Yankees, but got a no-decision as the Tigers bullpen couldn’t hold off the Yankees’ lineup. Hopefully things will go a little smoother for the Tigers’ ace this time, as he needed 115 pitches to get through those six innings.
Baltimore will be looking for a surprising 5-0 start, which would be their first in a long, long time. The Orioles will send Brad Bergesen to the mound in his first start this season. Bergesen went 8-12 with a 4.98 ERA last season for the Orioles.
The Tigers (1-3) dropped the series opener on Monday, 5-1, thanks to a three-run homer by Brian Roberts. Detroit has curiously given up a three-run home run in three of their four games this season.
UPDATE: Here are tonight's lineups: