This will be the third time Yankees righthander Phil Hughes has faced the Tigers this year at Comerica Park. On June 3 he scattered four hits in a complete-game win; the only run was a home run by Fielder. On August 7 Hughes got hit hard; Detroit had eight hits and four runs, including a Cabrera home run, in 4⅓ innings. Cabrera has homered four times off Hughes in 20 career AB, as well as a pair of doubles (9-for-20 overall).
The June 3 game was a day game; the August 7 game at night, and so you might think that since Tuesday's game is a night game, that might help the Tigers -- except that Hughes had a much better ERA in 2012 night games (3.59 in 21 starts) than in day games (5.59 ERA in 11 starts).
Conclusion: inconclusive. Justin Verlander takes the mound for the Tigers, which could make the result pretty conclusive no matter how well Hughes does.