Game 81: Toronto Blue Jays @ Detroit Tigers

Toronto Blue Jays(42-41) @ Detroit Tigers (41-39)

Where: Comerica Park, Detroit, MI

First Pitch: 1:08 pm EST

Weather: Partly Cloudy with a high near 81 F.  Winds will be SSW around 8 mph

Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada (5-4, 3.58 ERA) vs. Justin Verlander (0-1, 5.09 ERA)

Line ups:

Detroit Tigers

1. Kinsler 2B

2. Cespedes LF

3. V. Martinez DH

4. JD Martinez RF

5. Avila 1B

6. Castellanos 3B

7. McCann C

8. Gose CF

9. Igelsias SS

P. Verlander

Toronto Blue Jays

1. Reyes SS

2. Donaldson 3B

3. Bautista RF

4. Encarnacion DH

5. Smoak 1B

6. Martin C

7. Valencia LF

8. Pillar CF

9. Travis 2B

P. Estrada


Tigers Date Status Due Back Injury Notes
Cabrera, Miguel (1B) 07/04 15-day DL Possibly August Left calf strain Placed on 15-day DL on July 4.
Lobstein, Kyle (P) 07/01 15-day DL Possibly July Left shoulder inflammation Working out, not throwing as of June 12 update.
Nathan, Joe (P) 05/09 Out for Season Likely 2016 Recovering from April 2015 Tommy John surgery. Underwent Tommy John surgery on April 29; transferred to 60-day DL on May 8.
Verlander, Justin (P) 07/03 Any day Possibly July 5 Back stiffness Scratched from June 24 start; played catch June 26; threw bullpen session June 27.


Blue Jays Date Status Due Back Injury Notes
Izturis, Maicer (2B) 07/03 60-day DL Likely 2016 Recovering from June 2015 right shoulder surgery Underwent surgery to repair torn shoulder on June 16.
Sanchez, Aaron (P) 07/01 15-day DL Possibly mid-July Lat strain Scheduled to throw bullpen session July 4.
Saunders, Michael (RF) 07/02 15-day DL Possibly August Bone bruise in left knee Expected to re-evaluated at end of July.
Stroman, Marcus (P) 05/23 Out for Season 2016 Recovering from March 2015 left knee surgery Throwing without brace on knee as of May 23 update.



Date Transaction
07/04/15 Detroit Tigers selected the contract of Jefry Marte from Toledo Mud Hens.
Detroit Tigers placed 1B Miguel Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list. Left Calf Strain

Blue Jays

Date Transaction
07/03/15 Toronto Blue Jays optioned Matt Boyd to Buffalo Bisons.
Toronto Blue Jays designated RHP Todd Redmond for assignment.
Toronto Blue Jays selected the contract of Felix Doubront from Buffalo Bisons.
Toronto Blue Jays recalled Ryan Tepera from Buffalo Bisons.