|DETROIT ( PORCELLO )|
ARIZONA ( ANDERSON )
|977||DETROIT||-135||Ov 9,+100||-110||Ov 8.5,-125|
|978||ARIZONA||+125||Un 9,-120||+100||Un 8.5,+105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||34-31||-7.4||35-26||4.8||0.274||0.328||4.5||0.264||0.325|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-2.7||1-6||3.3||0.261||0.302||4.3||0.265||0.344|
|vs Right-handed Starters||35-42||-7.6||35-37||3.9||0.252||0.297||4.6||0.264||0.320|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1||2-4||3.7||0.271||0.313||3.7||0.234||0.289|
|7/8/2014||VERLANDER(R)||LA DODGERS||RYU(L)||14-5||W||-120||8.5 ov||O||20||8||0||7||4||0|
|7/9/2014||SCHERZER(R)||LA DODGERS||GREINKE(R)||4-1||W||-110||7 ev||U||8||5||0||4||4||0|
|7/10/2014||SMYLY(L)||@ KANSAS CITY||GUTHRIE(R)||16-4||W||105||8 ov||O||19||9||0||9||6||2|
|7/11/2014||SANCHEZ(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||DUFFY(L)||2-1||W||-125||8.5 un||U||5||5||1||11||9||1|
|7/12/2014||PORCELLO(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||SHIELDS(R)||5-1||W||115||8 ev||U||11||5||0||6||6||1|
|7/13/2014||VERLANDER(R)||@ KANSAS CITY||CHEN(L)||2-5||L||-130||8.5 ev||U||9||5||0||10||8||0|
|7/21/2014||VERLANDER(R)||@ ARIZONA||NUNO(L)||4-3||W||-130||9 un||U||9||6||0||8||7||0|
|7/22/2014||PORCELLO(R)||@ ARIZONA||ANDERSON(R)|| |
|7/23/2014||SANCHEZ(R)||@ ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)|| |
|7/24/2014||SCHERZER(R)||@ LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)|| |
|7/25/2014||SMYLY(L)||@ LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)|| |
|7/26/2014||VERLANDER(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SHOEMAKER(R)|| |
|7/27/2014||PORCELLO(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)|| |
|7/29/2014|| ||CHI WHITE SOX|| || |
|7/11/2014||BOLSINGER(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||0-5||L||115||7 ov||U||5||5||1||10||8||0|
|7/12/2014||MILEY(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||VOGELSONG(R)||2-0||W||105||7 un||U||9||8||0||4||6||0|
|7/13/2014||NUNO(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||4-8||L||175||6.5 un||O||10||4||2||9||8||0|
|7/18/2014||CAHILL(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||JACKSON(R)||5-4||W||-130||9 un||P||12||6||1||6||4||0|
|7/19/2014||MILEY(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||WOOD(L)||9-3||W||-145||8 ev||O||12||7||0||10||7||2|
|7/20/2014||COLLMENTER(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||3-2||W||-110||7.5 un||U||6||6||0||6||5||0|
|7/25/2014||MILEY(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||KENDRICK(R)|| |
|7/26/2014||COLLMENTER(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||LEE(L)|| |
|7/27/2014||NUNO(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|7/28/2014||ANDERSON(R)||@ CINCINNATI||BAILEY(R)|| |
|7/29/2014|| ||@ CINCINNATI|| || |
|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.
|ARIZONA: PHOENIX (AP) - The season had not even started when the Arizona Diamondbacks took a loss.|
A day before boarding the plane for their season opener in Australia, the Diamondbacks learned scheduled opening-day starter Patrick Corbin had a partially torn ligament in his pitching elbow and might need season-ending surgery.
Arizona went 21-8 in the young left-hander's starts last season, more than a quarter of the victories for a team that went 81-81 for the second year in a row. The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated their NL West title by splashing around in Arizona's Chase Field swimming pool.
Arizona retooled during the offseason by adding power (Mark Trumbo), a veteran starter (Bronson Arroyo) and a young closer (Addison Reed). Even with the loss of Corbin, the Diamondbacks feel they have the components to contend for at least a wild-card berth.
''They really want it,'' catcher Miguel Montero said. ''They're hungry for something, and that's a good feeling. I think last year we were a little bit more laid back. This year the guys are hungry, and that's a good thing.''
Trumbo noticed a positive attitude right from the start of spring training.
''That's the personality of the guys here and that plays really well for the course of a long season,'' he said. ''You've got to have guys that play the game right way, but play it with a little bit of a chip on their shoulder and bring it every day.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (DETROIT-ARIZONA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Tigers-Diamondbacks Preview* =============================
By TAYLOR BECHTOLD STATS Writer
Detroit (55-41) at Arizona (43-57), 9:40 p.m. EDT
After being passed over for what would have been his first All-Star selection, Rick Porcello could have good reason to be pitching with a chip on his shoulder in the second half.
He's more likely to just keep going about his business for the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers.
The right-hander goes for his AL-leading 13th victory Tuesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks as the Tigers try to make it 13 wins in their last 16 on the road.
After allowing 13 hits over 24 scoreless innings in three straight wins, Porcello (12-5, 3.39 ERA) gave up a season high-tying seven earned runs and 11 hits over 5 2-3 innings in a 7-3 home loss to Tampa Bay on July 6.
The 25-year-old bounced back six days later, limiting Kansas City to one run over seven innings in a 5-1 road win.
Porcello has gone 4-1 with a 1.96 ERA in his last five starts to tie Cincinnati's Alfredo Simon, the New York Yankees' injured Masahiro Tanaka and St. Louis' Adam Wainwright - also scheduled to pitch Tuesday - for the most wins in baseball.
Despite his outstanding start for the Tigers (55-41), Porcello was denied an All-Star spot when he finished third in the final vote.
"That's not my decision," he said. "I just go out there and pitch and let everybody else take care of that."
Porcello has taken care of business on the road, where he's allowed one run over his last 22 innings. He's 7-1 with a 2.01 ERA in his last eight outings away from home.
In his only meeting with Arizona (43-57), Porcello gave up five runs over 5 1-3 innings in a 6-5 home loss in June 2010.
All-Star Miguel Montero went 2 for 3 with a homer when facing Porcello in that contest, but he's 3 for 17 in his last five games after going hitless in four at-bats of Monday's 4-3 loss that snapped a three-game winning streak.
Aaron Hill had his third straight two-hit game, leaving him 10 for 24 over a six-game hitting streak.
Arizona's Chase Anderson (6-4, 3.64) has endured a wild rookie season so far. After winning the first five starts of his career, the right-hander posted a 5.03 ERA while losing the next four.
Now he's hoping to put together another positive stretch after allowing one run with a season high-tying eight strikeouts over six innings in a 9-1 home win over Miami on July 7.
"Hopefully, he gets back into the second half here and throws the ball well for us," manager Kirk Gibson told MLB's official website.
Anderson will likely have to figure out a way to cool off Detroit's Austin Jackson, who is batting .439 in his last 10 games after hitting a home run and a double Monday.
Torii Hunter went deep for the second straight contest and is hitting .383 with five homers and 18 RBIs in his last 15 contests. All-Star Miguel Cabrera, 2 for 4 in the opener, is batting .400 with five homers in 17 games in Arizona.
The Tigers have averaged 5.8 runs and hit .299 with 19 homers while winning 12 of 15 on the road.
|Last Updated: 9/30/2014 3:13:37 PM EST|