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Gameday Post #3: Detroit Tigers at Yankees
A.L. EAST STANDINGS
Boston……………0-2 (2.0 GB)
Tampa Bay………0-2 (2.0 GB)
DATE: Sunday, April 3rd
TV/RADIO: YES, WCBS 880, WADO 1280 (Spanish)
DET: Max Scherzer (0-0, -.– ERA)
NYY: Phil Hughes (0-0, -.– ERA)
PITCHING PREVIEW (from MLB.com)
Max Scherzer (DET): Few pitchers in baseball were more dominant after Memorial Day last year than Scherzer, 11-7 with a 2.46 ERA in that stretch. Now he hopes to start out that way. Commanding his offspeed pitches will be key to whether he can.
Phil Hughes (NYY): Coming off an 18-win season, Hughes makes his first start of 2011 with a chance to push the Yankees to a sweep of the Tigers and a 3-0 record. Hughes allowed 10 runs on 24 hits in 22 Grapefruit League innings, striking out 14.
Derek Jeter: 2-4, 2 R — 72 hits from 3,000
Mariano Rivera: 1/3 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, SV — 39 saves from 600, 41 from all-time saves record