The detroit tigers and new york yankees will conclude their three-game series this afternoon from the Bronx, New York. While the Yankees are battling for the top spot in the American League East, the Tigers are a hard team to get a gauge on.

Tigers still in Wild Card race, even after big trades

Most teams in baseball would be thrilled to be in the postseason race at the beginning of August. However, when it comes to the Detroit Tigers, sometimes the body language leads fans to believe otherwise. Detroit is 9 games behind Cleveland in the AL Central, yet they are just 7 games out of a Wild Card berth.

With two full months of games left on the schedule, 7 games is not a lot of ground to make up.

On the heels of trading away star players JD Martinez, Alex Avila and Justin Wilson, the question still lingers - will the Detroit Tigers continue dealing away high priced players in August? Right now, they are just focused on trying to win a series today against New York.

The New York Yankees, on the other hand, will try to continue their magical season as they remain right in the thick of the postseason race.

Sitting just one-half game behind the Boston Red Sox, the Bombers will send Masahiro Tanaka to the hill this afternoon. While Tanaka’s numbers aren’t very impressive this season, he has been much better over the past month. After a rocky start, Tanaka has seemed to find his groove of late, which is great news for the Yankees. Ironically, the preseason Cy Young hopeful is the only Yankees starting pitcher with a losing record, and he also boasts the teams highest ERA at 5.09. The Tigers will counter with right hander Jordan Zimmermann.

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Zimmermann hasn't been what the Tigers hoped he would be when they signed him to a $100-million dollar plus deal two year's ago. Heading into today's contest, the former Washington Nationals All-Star has posted a 15-15 record in his first year and a half in Detroit.

How to watch live, game odds

MLB fans can watch every pitch of today’s Tigers vs Yankees game several ways. Nationally, the game will be aired live on the MLB Network. The game will also air on Fox Sports Detroit and on the YES Network in New York.

The Tigers vs. Yankees will also be available via live stream through the Fox Sports Detroit app and on MLB.com for paying subscribers. If you are on the go, you can download the FSD app for free on your smartphone, tablet or other hand held device. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.

Las Vegas sportsbooks have the Yankees listed as heavy favorites at -230, with the comeback on Detroit at +190. The over/under run total is set at 10.

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