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MLB : ATS Matchup
Thursday 5/2/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore
DETROIT  PORCELLO )
 
HOUSTON  LYLES )
-1.5  -110

+1.5  -110
-155

+145

9.5un
 
7
Final
3

DETROIT (15 - 11) at HOUSTON (8 - 20)
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Thursday, 5/2/2013 8:10 PM
RICK PORCELLO (R) vs. JORDAN LYLES (R)
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
965DETROIT-165Ov 9,-115-155Ov 9,-125
966HOUSTON+155Un 9,-105+145Un 9,+105
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games15-11-1.216-94.90.2790.3444.00.2410.305
Road Games5-7-46-63.30.2380.2994.00.2390.307
vs Right-handed Starters12-7+2.312-74.80.2830.3463.80.2420.305
Past 7 Games5-2+14-35.70.2930.3523.60.2270.284
Grass Games15-11-1.216-94.90.2790.3444.00.2410.305
Night Games7-2+4.65-45.20.2840.3533.00.2190.270
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.90.2790.3442694026271230.0212593171102132461918
Road Games3.30.2380.299124581092970.02394098710312588
Righty Starters4.80.2830.3461968219353150.02896612791562031311
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.561.38079404065644931-56460%
Road Games4.401.30343212135221591-32250%

HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games8-20-8.517-94.10.2570.3115.70.2990.369
Home Games4-8-3.47-43.70.2360.2836.20.2990.369
vs Right-handed Starters5-14-710-73.80.2520.3035.30.3010.363
Past 7 Games1-6-3.95-13.90.2570.3175.90.3440.408
Grass Games8-20-8.517-94.10.2570.3115.70.2990.369
Night Games7-14-3.414-64.30.2610.3145.90.3000.372
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.10.2570.3112895624689270.03108752761219116163817
Home Games3.70.2360.283123949334120.03402613457258165
Righty Starters3.80.2520.3031964316261200.036947189912510112815
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.531.500109.366551211543661-43175%
Home Games4.861.50050342756919290-130100%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
DETROIT - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/18/2013VERLANDER(R)@ SEATTLEIWAKUMA(R)0-2L-1606.5 unU550960
4/19/2013SANCHEZ(R)@ LA ANGELSHANSON(R)1-8L-1208.5 unO101211680
4/20/2013PORCELLO(R)@ LA ANGELSRICHARDS(R)0-10L1009 ovO4501440
4/21/2013FISTER(R)@ LA ANGELSWILSON(L)3-4L1058 evU101337100
4/24/2013SCHERZER(R)KANSAS CITYDAVIS(R)7-5W-1807.5 unO9100871
4/25/2013VERLANDER(R)KANSAS CITYSHIELDS(R)3-8L-1757 unO53114100
4/26/2013SANCHEZ(R)ATLANTAMAHOLM(L)10-0W-1407.5 ovO15100552
4/27/2013PORCELLO(R)ATLANTAMEDLEN(R)7-4W-1058 unO1390740
4/28/2013FISTER(R)ATLANTAMINOR(L)8-3W-1457.5 unO940680
4/29/2013SCHERZER(R)MINNESOTAPELFREY(R)4-3W-2358.5 ovU750630
4/30/2013VERLANDER(R)MINNESOTAWORLEY(R)6-1W-2608 ovU1360690
5/1/2013SANCHEZ(R)MINNESOTADIAMOND(L)2-6L-2208.5 unU6401070
5/2/2013PORCELLO(R)@ HOUSTONLYLES(R) 
5/3/2013FISTER(R)@ HOUSTONNORRIS(R) 
5/4/2013SCHERZER(R)@ HOUSTONHARRELL(R) 
5/5/2013VERLANDER(R)@ HOUSTONHUMBER(R) 
5/7/2013SANCHEZ(R)@ WASHINGTONZIMMERMANN(R) 
5/8/2013PORCELLO(R)@ WASHINGTONHAREN(R) 

HOUSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/19/2013HARRELL(R)CLEVELANDMYERS(R)3-2W+1058.5 ovU660890
4/20/2013HUMBER(R)CLEVELANDKAZMIR(L)6-19L+1008.5 ovO118322120
4/21/2013BEDARD(L)CLEVELANDJIMENEZ(R)4-5L-1059 unP8801180
4/22/2013PEACOCK(R)SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R)1-7L+1507.5 ovO7621260
4/23/2013NORRIS(R)SEATTLEIWAKUMA(R)3-2W+1157.5 ovU8110972
4/24/2013HARRELL(R)SEATTLESAUNDERS(L)10-3W-1108 evO1440970
4/25/2013HUMBER(R)@ BOSTONBUCHHOLZ(R)2-7L2459 ovP7511170
4/26/2013BEDARD(L)@ BOSTONDEMPSTER(R)3-7L2258.5 evO7801782
4/27/2013PEACOCK(R)@ BOSTONDOUBRONT(L)4-8L2359.5 unO510112111
4/28/2013NORRIS(R)@ BOSTONLACKEY(R)1-6L1879.5 unU7921161
4/29/2013HARRELL(R)@ NY YANKEESPETTITTE(L)9-1W2107.5 unO17100881
4/30/2013HUMBER(R)@ NY YANKEESKURODA(R)4-7L2308 unO98015100
5/1/2013BEDARD(L)@ NY YANKEESPHELPS(R)4-5L1758.5 unO1050990
5/2/2013LYLES(R)DETROITPORCELLO(R) 
5/3/2013NORRIS(R)DETROITFISTER(R) 
5/4/2013HARRELL(R)DETROITSCHERZER(R) 
5/5/2013HUMBER(R)DETROITVERLANDER(R) 
5/7/2013BEDARD(L)LA ANGELSWILSON(L) 
5/8/2013LYLES(R)LA ANGELSBLANTON(R) 
5/9/2013 LA ANGELS  
KEY GAME INFORMATION
PREVIEW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (DETROIT-HOUSTON) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Tigers-Astros Preview* =======================

By MATT BEARDMORE STATS Writer

Detroit (15-10) at Houston (8-19), 8:10 p.m. EDT

Rick Porcello is feeling better about his stuff, but he's not racking up strikeouts like his Detroit Tigers teammates.

Perhaps his first start against the AL-worst Houston Astros will change that.

Porcello and the Tigers will try to rebound from their first loss in six games on Thursday night in Houston, where these clubs will meet for the first time in four seasons.

With Anibal Sanchez and recent call-up Jose Ortega combining for 11 strikeouts in Wednesday's 6-2 loss to Minnesota, Detroit (15-11) has fanned 10 straight in six consecutive games. That's the longest stretch by an AL club since 1921, and two shy of Milwaukee's eight-game run from Aug. 20-28.

While Sanchez, who struck out a team-record 17 on April 26, Doug Fister, Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander have each recorded at least eight strikeouts in their last turns, Porcello (1-2, 8.84 ERA) had just five his last time out, and he's fine with that after recording three total in his first four.

The right-hander went 6 1-3 innings in Saturday's 7-4 win over Atlanta, giving up three runs. It was definite step in the right direction after yielding nine runs and not getting out of the first inning in a 10-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on April 20.

"Get to two strikes, try to bounce some breaking balls and not give them good enough pitches to hit," Porcello said.

The right-hander will face a Houston team that's struck out a MLB-high 276 times. Marwin Gonzalez went down swinging to end Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the New York Yankees. The Astros (8-20) dropped two of three in the series to finish a 1-6 trip.

"If we get that kind of effort and play baseball the way we played here these three games, we're going to win a lot of ballgames," manager Bo Porter said.

Houston, a winner of a season-best two straight at Minute Maid Park, opens its season-high 10-game homestand with left-hander Jordan Lyles making his season debut. He takes the spot of Brad Peacock, who was recently demoted to the bullpen.

Lyles, 7-20 with a 5.20 ERA in 45 games, is back with the team after being sent down following a rocky spring. He went 2-2 with a 5.32 ERA in six appearances for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

"You know, this guy has all the skill sets to be a front-of-the-rotation starter in this league and we're hoping that that is the case and hoping the step that he took back in the spring is added motivation to never take it for granted and give everything that he has to not only be in the big leagues but be an elite pitcher in the big leagues," Porter said.

Lyles showed that in his last start, throwing a four-hitter in a 7-0 road win over the Brewers on Sept. 20.

He'll get his first look at the Tigers and Miguel Cabrera, who went 12 for 29 (.414) with two homers and 11 RBIs on the Tigers' just-completed 6-2 homestand. Cabrera, though, is a .194 hitter off Astros pitching, which is by far his worst average against any team.

Prince Fielder is batting .295 versus Houston with 24 homers and 75 RBIs, all during his time with Milwaukee.

The Tigers are 6-3 in this series since dropping their first six to Houston. Detroit improved to 1-5 at Minute Maid Park with a 4-3 victory in the last game between these teams on June 28, 2009.


Last Updated: 10/25/2014 4:03:42 AM EST


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