The Detroit Tigers will take on the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.
Whenever Justin Verlander takes the ball, a no-hitter is always possible. Verlander made a bid for his third career no-hitter before yielding a hit in the seventh inning against Houston in his last start. He opposes Ubaldo Jimenez, who once had that aura but is just trying to return to respectability these days.
The Indians, who came to Detroit as baseball's hottest team with a four-game winning streak and 10 wins in their last 11 games, have lost 29 of their last 37 in Detroit.
Detroit's Miguel Cabrera, who leads the major leagues with a .382 batting average and 40 RBIs, hit a three-run homer in the Tigers' 10-4 victory Friday and extended his hitting streak to nine games. While Cabrera's homer traveled an estimated 453 feet, Prince Fielder went even deeper with a 460-foot blast.
The game starts at 7:08 p.m.
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