UPDATES & NEWS
Justin Verlander says he's starting Saturday after a successful bullpen session Tuesday.
As lousy a year as Verlander is having, he always seems to be strong against the Twins. He's got a 2.57 ERA against them this year, a 2.01 ERA over the previous three years against them and a career 1.41 ERA at Target Field. Granted, he's not the same pitcher he was in the past, but he does still seem to have the Twins number.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Lions will not use the franchise tag on DT Ndamukong Suh.
There has been a lot of back-and-forth internally as to whether the Lions want to bring Suh back and obviously cost is a major issue as he will command quite the hefty salary on the open market. But they won't use the franchise tag here as they know the bitterness it will cause between player and team. Look for the Lions to make the defensive lineman a competitive offer but they won't break the bank to keep him. Analysis: Howard Bender