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MLB : ATS Matchup
Thursday 4/18/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore
DETROIT  VERLANDER )
 
SEATTLE  IWAKUMA )
-1.5  -110

+1.5  -110
-160

+150

6.5un
 
0
Final
2

DETROIT (9 - 5) at SEATTLE (6 - 10)
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Thursday, 4/18/2013 3:40 PM
JUSTIN VERLANDER (R) vs. HISASHI IWAKUMA (R)
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
961DETROIT-160Ov 7,+110-160Ov 6.5,+105
962SEATTLE+150Un 7,-130+150Un 6.5,-125
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games9-5+1.69-45.40.2910.3523.60.2250.299
Road Games5-3+0.84-44.50.2520.3093.00.1990.285
vs Right-handed Starters8-3+3.87-45.70.2970.3562.90.2060.278
Past 7 Games5-2+2.55-26.40.2860.3472.90.2130.283
Grass Games9-5+1.69-45.40.2910.3523.60.2250.299
Day Games7-4+0.78-25.90.3120.3783.90.2360.317
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.40.2910.3521453215538110.0275501036127111910
Road Games4.50.2520.3098314792460.023526694686136
Righty Starters5.70.2970.356114241263280.0262398761019178
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.601.44445232338227561-33350%
Road Games4.451.41228.3141423117391-22250%

SEATTLE - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games6-10-4.97-73.50.2200.2794.60.2500.300
Home Games3-6-43-53.20.2210.2714.80.2710.322
vs Right-handed Starters4-7-3.74-62.90.2170.2753.60.2340.280
Past 7 Games2-5-3.62-42.40.2180.2663.90.2420.294
Grass Games6-10-4.97-73.50.2200.2794.60.2500.300
Day Games1-3-2.21-23.00.2250.2674.70.2210.258
SEATTLE - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.50.2200.2791654612043160.03544512351051561310
Home Games3.20.2210.2719308682270.022821691618476
Righty Starters2.90.2170.27511373812680.0231308337910585
SEATTLE - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.471.39552.32626491024561-35183.3%
Home Games5.031.58934191937717440-230100%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
DETROIT - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/4/2013PORCELLO(R)@ MINNESOTAPELFREY(R)2-8L-1458.5 unO81001062
4/5/2013FISTER(R)NY YANKEESNOVA(R)8-3W-1808 ovO950660
4/6/2013SCHERZER(R)NY YANKEESHUGHES(R)8-4W-1858 unO17110662
4/7/2013VERLANDER(R)NY YANKEESSABATHIA(L)0-7L-1957 ovP81101380
4/9/2013SANCHEZ(R)TORONTOMORROW(R)7-3W-1208 evO15120861
4/10/2013PORCELLO(R)TORONTOBUEHRLE(L)6-8L-1359 unO11901281
4/11/2013FISTER(R)TORONTOJOHNSON(R)11-1W-1358 unO16110990
4/12/2013SCHERZER(R)@ OAKLANDCOLON(R)3-4L-1157.5 evU1271860
4/13/2013VERLANDER(R)@ OAKLANDANDERSON(L)7-3W-1307 unO10607100
4/14/2013SANCHEZ(R)@ OAKLANDPARKER(R)10-1W-1308 ovO14110361
4/16/2013FISTER(R)@ SEATTLEHARANG(R)6-2W-1607.5 unO12100430
4/17/2013SCHERZER(R)@ SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R)2-1W-1156.5 evU711011102
4/18/2013VERLANDER(R)@ SEATTLEIWAKUMA(R) 
4/19/2013SANCHEZ(R)@ LA ANGELSHANSON(R) 
4/20/2013PORCELLO(R)@ LA ANGELSRICHARDS(R) 
4/21/2013FISTER(R)@ LA ANGELSWILSON(L) 
4/23/2013SCHERZER(R)KANSAS CITYDAVIS(R) 
4/24/2013VERLANDER(R)KANSAS CITYSHIELDS(R) 
4/25/2013 KANSAS CITY  

SEATTLE - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/4/2013MAURER(R)@ OAKLANDGRIFFIN(R)2-8L1507.5 unO8801010
4/5/2013BEAVAN(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXQUINTANA(L)8-7W1258.5 unO12411071
4/6/2013HERNANDEZ(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXAXELROD(R)3-4L-1357.5 unU661641
4/7/2013IWAKUMA(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXSALE(L)3-4L1557 ovP770511
4/8/2013SAUNDERS(L)HOUSTONHUMBER(R)3-0W-1657.5 unU550771
4/9/2013MAURER(R)HOUSTONBEDARD(L)9-16L-1507 ovO106022101
4/10/2013BEAVAN(R)HOUSTONPEACOCK(R)3-8L-1657.5 unO6601670
4/11/2013HERNANDEZ(R)TEXASGRIMM(R)3-4L-1457 unP81011170
4/12/2013IWAKUMA(R)TEXASDARVISH(R)3-1W+1356.5 unU750670
4/13/2013SAUNDERS(L)TEXASOGANDO(R)1-3L+1257 unU781540
4/14/2013MAURER(R)TEXASTEPESCH(R)4-3W+1208 unU1080671
4/16/2013HARANG(R)DETROITFISTER(R)2-6L+1507.5 unO43012100
4/17/2013HERNANDEZ(R)DETROITSCHERZER(R)1-2L+1056.5 evU111027110
4/18/2013IWAKUMA(R)DETROITVERLANDER(R) 
4/19/2013SAUNDERS(L)@ TEXASDARVISH(R) 
4/20/2013MAURER(R)@ TEXASTEPESCH(R) 
4/21/2013HARANG(R)@ TEXASGRIMM(R) 
4/22/2013HERNANDEZ(R)@ HOUSTONPEACOCK(R) 
4/23/2013IWAKUMA(R)@ HOUSTONNORRIS(R) 
4/24/2013SAUNDERS(L)@ HOUSTONHARRELL(R) 
4/25/2013 LA ANGELS  
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (DETROIT-SEATTLE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Tigers-Mariners Preview* =========================

By NOEY KUPCHAN STATS Writer

Detroit (9-5) at Seattle (6-10), 3:40 p.m. EDT

The Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners just treated fans to a pitchers' duel, and runs could be at a premium again in Thursday's series finale.

Justin Verlander takes the hill against Hisashi Iwakuma as the surging Tigers try to sweep the Mariners in Seattle for the first time in seven years.

Max Scherzer and Felix Hernandez both struck out 12 and baffled the opposition for eight innings Wednesday before Detroit (9-5) finally broke through in the 14th and hung on to win 2-1. Catcher Brayan Pena drove in the go-ahead run on a bases-loaded groundout, then held onto Prince Fielder's relay throw and absorbed a home plate collision with Justin Smoak to record the game's final out.

The Tigers and Mariners' struggles at the plate weren't just against Scherzer and Hernandez. It was only the second time in major league history that both teams had more than 18 strikeouts, with Detroit fanning 21 times and Seattle 19.

"I'm not much for those kind of records. All I know we are 2-0 the last two nights and that's all that matters, that column with the Ws and Ls," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said.

The Tigers, who took Tuesday's series opener 6-2, have limited opponents to seven runs and a .176 average during a four-game winning streak. Detroit hasn't recorded a sweep at Safeco Field since April 21-23, 2006.

The Tigers have to like their chances of keeping things going behind Verlander (2-1, 1.96 ERA), who allowed three hits and struck out six over six innings of one-run ball Saturday in a 7-3 win at Oakland.

"He did what he normally does," Athletics manager Bob Melvin told MLB's official website. "He did throw a lot of behind-in-the-count offspeed pitches, which he can do. That's the mark of a good pitcher."

While Verlander has compiled a 0.36 ERA in winning his last four regular-season road starts dating to last year, he's been knocked around a bit during his last four visits to Seattle. Detroit's ace has gone 1-3 with a 5.20 ERA over that stretch.

Verlander, though, has won three of his last four starts against the Mariners (6-10) overall while compiling a 2.67 ERA and striking out 34 in 27 innings. He'll need to be wary of Kendrys Morales, who's gone 7 for 18 with a homer and three doubles in their matchups.

Iwakuma (2-0, 2.18) is coming off an impressive performance of his own, yielding one run and three hits over 6 2-3 innings opposite Yu Darvish in Friday's 3-1 win over Texas.

"We didn't even use his curveball," batterymate Kelly Shoppach said. "I couldn't find a spot to use it, everything else was so good. ... The way he commanded every pitch to both sides of the plate was pretty special."

Iwakuma was removed after throwing just 90 pitches due to a blister on his pitching hand, but he doesn't expect to be hindered Thursday.

"That was something I had to think about being on the mound. But I'll be ready, I have five days of rest this time. I should be ready for my next start," he said.

In his only career appearance against Detroit, Iwakuma allowed one run, three hits and struck out five over three innings of relief May 7.

He'll surely be looking to add to Fielder's recent woes. The slugging first baseman, who entered Tuesday batting .429, has gone 0 for 11 with nine strikeouts over the last two days.

Despite taking the first two in this series, Detroit is 5-10 over its last 15 matchups versus Seattle.


Last Updated: 4/19/2014 11:32:30 AM EST


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