Max Scherzer took the loss Monday after allowing two runs on nine hits and three walks with just four strikeouts over seven innings to the Yankees in New York.
Last year's AL CY Young award winner saw his streak of appearances without a loss snapped at seven games with Monday's defeat, which was his first loss since June 17. Despite the loss, Scherzer who is 13-4 in 23 starts this season, recorded his eighth consecutive quality start after having been lit up for 10 runs by the Royals in his previous defeat.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Alex Avila feels he's ready to return as the Tigers everyday catcher.
While Avila feels he's ready again for full-time duty, manager Brad Ausmus and the Tigers have been down this road with him all too often. He id as injury-prone as a guy can be and while this most-recent issue involved the knee, you can't help but remember the concussion issues that have plagued him over the last few seasons. One wrong foul tip and he could be done. He might see the lion's share of a platoon, but it seems doubtful that he would just be handed over the reins after such a lengthy absence and injury history. Analysis: Howard Bender
Yankees announce Nathan Eovaldi will start on Wednesday.
Eovaldi gets the ball on normal rest while Adam Warren will slide to the bullpen. After being acquired from the Marlins, Eovaldi has had a rough time in New York with a 1.543 WHIP and 4.81 ERA, both the highest in his career. His xFIP is almost a full run lower at 3.84 meaning he could see some good fortune in the near future. Analysis: Rob Trayah