Aces back on: Sabathia to face Verlander in Game 3
NEW YORK—The matchup of aces is back on.
CC Sabathia is scheduled to start Monday for the New York Yankees against Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander in Game 3 of their American League playoff in Detroit. The two perennial All-Stars squared off in the series opener Friday night at Yankee Stadium but the game was suspended after only 1 1/2 innings because of rain, disappointing fans who were geared up for a pitchers' duel.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland immediately said Verlander would be back on the mound Monday, but Yankees skipper Joe Girardi did not confirm his plans for Sabathia until Sunday.
Girardi also said right-hander A.J. Burnett would start Game 4 if the best-of-five series goes that far.