|DETROIT ( SCHERZER )|
NY YANKEES ( MCCARTHY )
|903||DETROIT||-130||Ov 7.5,-110||-125||Ov 7.5,-105|
|904||NY YANKEES||+120||Un 7.5,-110||+115||Un 7.5,-115|
|vs Right-handed Starters||37-33||-6.4||39-27||4.8||0.275||0.329||4.4||0.264||0.324|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||-0.5||4-3||5.0||0.297||0.353||4.1||0.272||0.306|
|vs Right-handed Starters||42-37||-0.2||34-44||3.9||0.251||0.313||4.2||0.250||0.302|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.5||3-3||5.3||0.250||0.328||5.4||0.287||0.355|
|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)||4-5||L||-115||8.5 ov||O||10||9||0||6||3||0|
|7/23/2014||SANCHEZ(R)||@ ARIZONA||CAHILL(R)||11-5||W||-140||8.5 un||O||13||6||0||13||6||1|
|7/24/2014||SCHERZER(R)||@ LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||6-4||W||110||7 ov||O||11||8||0||8||4||0|
|7/25/2014||SMYLY(L)||@ LA ANGELS||SKAGGS(L)||1-2||L||120||8.5 ov||U||6||6||0||7||6||1|
|7/26/2014||VERLANDER(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SHOEMAKER(R)||0-4||L||105||8.5 un||U||4||3||1||8||8||0|
|7/27/2014||PORCELLO(R)||@ LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)||1-2||L||120||8.5 ov||U||3||2||1||7||3||0|
|7/29/2014||SANCHEZ(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)||4-11||L||-165||8 un||O||12||8||3||15||7||0|
|7/30/2014||SCHERZER(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||NOESI(R)||7-2||W||-250||8.5 un||O||13||8||0||7||4||0|
|7/31/2014||SMYLY(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)||4-7||L||-180||9 un||O||9||10||1||16||11||1|
|8/3/2014||SANCHEZ(R)||COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||4-0||W||-225||8.5 ev||U||8||6||1||4||5||0|
|8/4/2014||SCHERZER(R)||@ NY YANKEES||MCCARTHY(R)|| |
|8/5/2014||PRICE(L)||@ NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)|| |
|8/6/2014||VERLANDER(R)||@ NY YANKEES||CAPUANO(L)|| |
|8/7/2014||PORCELLO(R)||@ NY YANKEES||GREENE(R)|| |
|8/8/2014||SANCHEZ(R)||@ TORONTO||DICKEY(R)|| |
|8/9/2014||SCHERZER(R)||@ TORONTO||STROMAN(R)|| |
|8/10/2014||PRICE(L)||@ TORONTO||BUEHRLE(L)|| |
|8/11/2014|| ||@ PITTSBURGH|| || |
|7/28/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ TEXAS||DARVISH(R)||2-4||L||140||7.5 un||U||11||9||1||8||8||0|
|7/29/2014||MCCARTHY(R)||@ TEXAS||MARTINEZ(R)||12-11||W||-165||9 un||O||12||6||1||15||11||1|
|7/30/2014||KURODA(R)||@ TEXAS||LEWIS(R)||2-3||L||-135||9 un||U||4||4||0||9||9||0|
|8/1/2014||CAPUANO(L)||@ BOSTON||RANAUDO(R)||3-4||L||115||9 ov||U||6||7||0||9||5||0|
|8/2/2014||GREENE(R)||@ BOSTON||WEBSTER(R)||6-4||W||105||8.5 un||O||10||10||0||8||7||1|
|8/3/2014||PHELPS(R)||@ BOSTON||BUCHHOLZ(R)||8-7||W||-110||8.5 ev||O||10||5||0||8||4||0|
|8/11/2014|| ||@ 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.
|NY YANKEES: NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Jeter is saying goodbye. Masahiro Tanaka is saying hello.|
Jacoby Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran are new to the Bronx; David Robertson is new to the closer's role. And Alex Rodriguez is nowhere to be seen.
Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte have retired, and Robinson Cano has moved to Seattle.
After missing the playoffs for only the second time in 19 years, the New York Yankees will look a whole lot different. And for the first time since 1998, they don't have baseball's highest payroll.
''I think it is probably the biggest transition I've been through,'' manager Joe Girardi says.
For only the second time in team history and the first time since 1947, every position on opening day other than the mound will be manned by a different Yankees player on opening day than in New York's previous opener.
New York's forgettable 2013 season began with an 8-2 loss to Boston, with Kevin Youkilis at first, Cano at second, Eduardo Nunez at shortstop, Jayson Nix at third, Francisco Cervelli behind the plate, Vernon Wells in left, Brett Gardner in center and Ichiro Suzuki in right.
The only holdover for Tuesday's opener at Houston figures to be Gardner, who has shifted to left. The rest of the starting lineup figures to have McCann behind the plate, Mark Teixeira at first, Brian Roberts at second, Jeter at shortstop, Kelly Johnson at third, Ellsbury in center and Beltran in right.
CC Sabathia will be the constant on the mound. He's coming off the poorest of his 13 major league seasons at 14-13 with a 4.78 ERA.
''Nobody wants to go through that again,'' he says. ''It sticks with me a lot. Just being disappointed in not being able to help this team win. I feel like if I could have been a little better we might have made the playoffs. I blamed myself for a long time in the offseason and now I'm over it and ready to go this year.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (DETROIT-NY YANKEES) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Tigers-Yankees Preview* ========================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
Detroit (61-47) at New York (57-53), 7:05 p.m. EDT
Max Scherzer is trying to become the first pitcher in the majors with 14 wins, and he's getting plenty of help along the way.
Scherzer goes for a sixth straight winning decision Monday night as the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers open a four-game road set with the New York Yankees.
Scherzer (13-3, 3.27 ERA) is the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner, and though his numbers don't quite measure up to his totals from 2013, he's tied with five others for the most wins in baseball and is sixth in strikeouts (167).
The right-hander has been superb of late, going 5-0 with a 2.08 ERA with 56 strikeouts in 47 2-3 innings over his last seven starts while getting an average of 6.8 runs of support.
Scherzer got all the help he needed early Wednesday. Detroit scored six first-inning runs, and Scherzer held the White Sox to one and five hits in seven innings of a 7-2 victory.
"You have to ignore the scoreboard sometimes, and go out there and just pitch," Scherzer said. "Fortunately, I've had the luxury of pitching in these situations because of this offense that we have. I've found that you need to throw your offspeed almost a little bit more, because their hitters are going up there gearing up for the fastball."
Scherzer is 6-1 with a 3.12 ERA in seven starts against New York including the postseason, receiving an average of 6.92 runs.
The Tigers (61-47) hit .323 while scoring 19 runs in a weekend sweep of Colorado, but they needed just eight hits to back Anibal Sanchez's gem in Sunday's 4-0 win.
Victor Martinez collected four hits in that series, homering in consecutive days to end a 16-game drought. He has a team-high 23 homers, two shy of his career high set in 2007 with Cleveland.
"This game is tough, and all you do is go up there and try to have a good at-bat every time up," Martinez said.
He has hit seven homers while totaling 21 hits with a .296 average in his past 18 regular-season games at Yankee Stadium.
Miguel Cabrera is hitting .424 with 10 homers and 23 RBIs in his last 16 games in the Bronx, including the playoffs. He homered in all three road games against the Yankees (57-53) last season.
While power from Cabrera is no surprise, the recent slugging surge of New York's Brett Gardner is a bit more unusual. Gardner is 11 for 23 with three doubles, five homers and seven RBIs in his last six games.
Only Houston's Chris Carter has more homers than Gardner's eight since July 1.
"That's not my game," Gardner said. "It's nice not having to run, beat out an infield hit or a hustle double or triple for a change."
The left fielder hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the sixth inning of Sunday's 8-7 win at Boston, coming a triple shy of the cycle while totaling three RBIs.
Gardner is 0 for 14 with strikeouts lifetime against Scherzer.
New York has won all four games with Brandon McCarthy (3-0, 2.55) on the mound, but he needed help in Tuesday's 12-11 win at Texas. The right-hander allowed four runs and nine hits in six innings while being backed by 10 runs, including a leadoff homer from Gardner.
McCarthy has won his last two starts against Detroit, allowing one run with 18 strikeouts in 14 innings with Oakland with the latest coming May 12, 2012.
Martinez is 7 for 21 with four doubles and a homer off him while Torii Hunter is 8 for 16 with three doubles and a home run.
|Last Updated: 9/16/2014 4:32:38 PM EST|