If the rain decides to stop falling in Detroit, we'll get to see a great pitching match-up between CC Sabathia (4-1, 3.04 ERA) and Tigers ace Justin Verlander (3-2, 4.50 ERA). 

Sabathia was one out away from securing his fifth win in his last outing in Boston. He had a comfortable lead in the bottom of the fifth and a 2-2 count with two outs on Victor Martinez when heavy rain caused crew chief Tim McClelland to call for the tarp. After a significant rain delay, the Yanks took the field -- without Sabathia -- and eventually won 14-3.

Though Verlander was shaky in April -- 1-2 with a 5.53 ERA -- the righthander is 2-0 with a 2.51 ERA in May. He walked four but struck out nine and held Cleveland to three runs in six innings in the Tigers' 6-4 win Saturday.


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But while these two pitches will garner most of the attention, keep in mind that Yankees' back-up catcher Francisco Cervelli leads the Majors this season with a .750 (9-for-12) batting average and .800 OBP with RISP (minimum 15 plate appearances). He also has doubled, drove in 13 runs and walked three times in such situations. (In just 17 games he has exceed his 2009 RBI total (11)).