. . . but the Twins go up against Grienke today, so that may be half the puzzle for the Tigers.
If Verlander pitches on Sunday, though, mission accomplished. A similar situation ten years ago today pushed Cy Young runner-up Mike Hampton to the mound on the last day of the season. He was unavailable until the following Friday, and the Astros, as they always did those years, went down to the Braves.
One consideration. CC last night . . . OUCH.
Four days to turn it around, big man.