|971||DETROIT||-145||Ov 8,-105||-145||Ov 8,+110|
|972||MINNESOTA||+135||Un 8,-115||+135||Un 8,-130|
|vs Right-handed Starters||7-8||-4||8-5||4.7||0.268||0.318||4.9||0.262||0.323|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||-1.2||4-2||5.0||0.293||0.350||4.4||0.262||0.320|
|vs Right-handed Starters||8-6||+5.4||11-2||5.8||0.259||0.361||5.1||0.267||0.339|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+3.2||6-0||5.9||0.264||0.361||5.6||0.307||0.353|
|4/13/2014||SCHERZER(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||1-5||L||-150||6.5 un||U||7||9||1||6||5||1|
|4/18/2014||SMYLY(L)||LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)||6-11||L||-125||8 un||O||11||9||0||13||5||0|
|4/19/2014||SCHERZER(R)||LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)||5-2||W||-160||7.5 un||U||10||10||0||4||3||1|
|4/20/2014||PORCELLO(R)||LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)||2-1||W||-140||9 un||U||5||8||0||7||5||4|
|4/21/2014||SANCHEZ(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)||1-3||L||-195||8.5 ev||U||9||10||2||5||4||0|
|4/22/2014||VERLANDER(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||LEESMAN(L)||8-6||W||-240||8.5 ov||O||15||10||0||13||9||2|
|4/23/2014||SMYLY(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||RIENZO(R)||4-6||L||-185||8.5 un||O||6||4||0||10||3||0|
|4/24/2014||SCHERZER(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)||7-4||W||-210||7.5 un||O||13||7||1||11||8||0|
|4/25/2014||PORCELLO(R)||@ MINNESOTA||CORREIA(R)||10-6||W||-125||8.5 un||O||15||6||1||11||7||1|
|4/26/2014||SANCHEZ(R)||@ MINNESOTA||HUGHES(R)||3-5||L||-135||8 un||P||8||5||1||4||7||1|
|4/27/2014||VERLANDER(R)||@ MINNESOTA||GIBSON(R)|| |
|4/29/2014||SCHERZER(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)|| |
|4/30/2014||PORCELLO(R)||@ CHI WHITE SOX||JOHNSON(R)|| |
|5/2/2014||SMYLY(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)|| |
|5/3/2014||VERLANDER(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)|| |
|5/4/2014|| ||@ KANSAS CITY|| || |
|4/13/2014||CORREIA(R)||KANSAS CITY||VARGAS(L)||4-3||W||+115||8 un||U||5||5||2||7||4||1|
|4/18/2014||NOLASCO(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||VARGAS(L)||0-5||L||135||7.5 un||U||8||7||0||11||6||0|
|4/19/2014||CORREIA(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||CHEN(L)||4-5||L||135||8.5 un||O||8||8||1||10||8||0|
|4/20/2014||HUGHES(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||VENTURA(R)||8-3||W||170||8 un||O||13||11||0||11||8||1|
|4/22/2014||GIBSON(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||PRICE(L)||3-7||L||205||7.5 un||O||6||3||0||13||8||0|
|4/23/2014||PELFREY(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||ODORIZZI(R)||6-4||W||170||8.5 un||O||12||10||1||9||11||0|
|4/24/2014||NOLASCO(R)||@ TAMPA BAY||BEDARD(L)||9-7||W||155||7.5 un||O||12||13||1||13||7||0|
|4/29/2014||PELFREY(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)|| |
|4/30/2014||NOLASCO(R)||LA DODGERS||HAREN(R)|| |
|5/1/2014||CORREIA(R)||LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)|| |
|5/4/2014|| ||BALTIMORE|| || |
|DETROIT: DETROIT (AP) - When Justin Verlander takes the mound for Detroit on opening day, maybe then the Tigers will be able to enjoy a much-needed sense of normalcy.|
As an offseason of drama gave way to spring training injuries, it was easy to forget the Tigers still have one of the most talented rosters in baseball. Sure, there have been some early problems for new manager Brad Ausmus to address, Detroit still figures to be the favorite to win its fourth consecutive AL Central title.
''We have a new look this year,'' outfielder Torii Hunter said. ''Little bit more speed and we'll miss the big man, but we'll score some runs.''
The ''big man'' is Prince Fielder, whom the Tigers traded to Texas in a blockbuster deal that brought second baseman Ian Kinsler to Detroit. That move gave the Tigers more financial flexibility, although they weren't all that aggressive in pursuing free agents. Detroit did sign Joe Nathan to replace departed closer Joaquin Benoit.
The Tigers also traded right-hander Doug Fister to Washington.
Lately, the focus has been on right-hander Max Scherzer, who enters his final season before free agency after winning the Cy Young Award in 2013. Negotiations with the Tigers on a long-term deal have stalled.
''They respect where I'm at. I respect where they're at, and we'll revisit this after the season,'' Scherzer said. ''I still want to be in Detroit. I love this clubhouse and everything about it. There's been a history of this team signing free agents so hopefully I'll be a part of that history as well.''
But right now Scherzer's future is uncertain, and with Hunter and Victor Martinez in the final season of their contracts, it's hard to say what Detroit's 2015 roster will look like.
So the Tigers may never have a better chance to win a World Series with this group than right now.
|MINNESOTA: MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The number is staggering. In the past three years, the Minnesota Twins have lost 291 games. Ninety-nine in 2011. Ninety-six each of the last two seasons.|
A team that was once viewed as a model for succeeding and competing with modest financial resources has been an afterthought for too long now. They have finished last in the AL Central twice and were fourth last season.
So the Twins shed their frugal ways in the offseason, shelling out $73 million to bring in Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes to bolster a lagging rotation. They also brought back manager Ron Gardenhire on a two-year deal and moved Joe Mauer from catcher to first base in an effort to protect their franchise player from injury.
''They made a statement: `We don't want to see this again. We don't want to go through this again this summer,''' Gardenhire said.
The Twins said goodbye to longtime first baseman Justin Morneau late last season when general manager Terry Ryan traded him to the Pirates in a stretch-run deal. There weren't many other changes to an offense that has struggled to score runs, but the upgrades to the rotation have given the holdovers some peace of mind that they won't have to score seven runs a game to have a chance to win.
''It's night and day to be honest with you. Terry went out and spent some money on some good arms in Nolasco and Hughes,'' second baseman Brian Dozier said. ''Hughes had a bad year last year but is an All-Star pitcher and I think moving to this park will help him a lot. I think just getting out of New York to be honest with you. ... So we needed to address our pitching staff and Terry did that, and I'm happy about it.''
|Last Updated: 10/21/2014 4:56:01 PM EST|