The Yankees and Tigers will square off for the first time in 2010 this week.  Yankee fans will get their chance to see ex-Yankees, Johnny Damon, Phil Coke, and Austin Jackson.

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The Yankees went 5-1 against Detroit last year including taking two of three in Detroit. Andy Pettitte was the scheduled starter for this Monday, but will be skipped in a precautionary move. Pettitte is dealing with elbow stiffness.

The Yankees just took two out of three games at Fenway Park. The Tigers however, have lost four of five including a 7-4 loss on Sunday to the Indians.

Pitching Match-Ups

Monday, 7:05 PM, ESPN: Sergio Mitre (0-0, 2.79 ERA) vs. Dontrelle Willis (1-1, 3.99 ERA)

Career Stats:
Mitre: Has Never Faced Detroit.
Willis: 0-1, 2.25 ERA

Tuesday, 7:05 PM, MY9: Javier Vazquez(1-3, 9.78 ERA) vs. Rick Porcello (2-3, 7.50 ERA)

Career Stats:
Vazquez: 6-7, 4.50 ERA
Porcello: 0-1, 14.73 ERA


Wednesday, 7:05 PM, ESPN: Phil Hughes(4-0, 1.69 ERA) vs. Jeremy Bonderman (1-1, 5.74 ERA)

Career Stats:
Hughes: 2-2, 5.30 ERA
Bonderman: 3-7, 5.55 ERA

Thursday, 1:05 PM, YES: CC Sabathia (4-1, 3.04 ERA ) vs. Justin Verlander (3-2, 4.50 ERA)

Career Stats:
Sabathia: 14-10, 4.50 ERA
Verlander: 3-2, 4.36 ERA