The Colorado Rockies look for a sweep of the Detroit Tigers on Sunday afternoon. After a 13-6 victory on Friday and a 5-4 win on Saturday, the Rockies will have their work cut out for them with Justin Verlander on the mound for the Tigers. Aaron Cook will counter him.
Verlander will certainly be in contention for the AL Cy Young Award this year. His 2.66 ERA is sixth best in the AL and his 105 strikeouts lead the league. His FanGraphs Wins Above Replacement Level stands at 2.9, fourth best in his league. He's already thrown three complete games and two shutouts, including a no-hitter in Toronto on May 7. This will be his first career start against the Rockies at Coors Field. He picked up a no-decision against the Rockies at Comerica Park in 2008. He allowed two runs on five hits and four walks in 5.2 innings.
Aaron Cook will make his first non-Padres start on Sunday and just the third of the season. He pitched 5.2 innings in each game against the Padres and did improve in his second start, that one coming at Coors Field. He held the Padres to two run on five hits and two walks in the second game. Oddly enough, Cook will make his first career start against the Tigers on Sunday.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. MT.