The Detroit Tigers (4-0) are the only remaining team in the AL to be undefeated, and have a pretty good chance of staying that way with their ace and reigning AL MVP taking the hill on Wednesday as they face the Tampa Bay Rays (3-1) in game two of their series.
A bullpen meltdown doomed the Rays on Tuesday, but their starting pitcher is going to be the one in the spotlight for game two as James Shields will face a formidable foe in Justin Verlander. Verlander struck out seven and allowed no runs but couldn't get the win in the Tigers opener against the Boston Red Sox, while Shields was absolutely shellacked his first game against the Yankees, allowing nine hits and six runs in five innings of work, giving him an impressive 10.80 ERA going into his second game.
Small sample size, always fun this early in the year.
Both teams boast good offenses and will be facing good pitching so it's going to be an interesting game of which team can break through first.
The game will be at Comerica Park at 1:05 p.m. ET.