|DETROIT ( PRICE )|
NY YANKEES ( KURODA )
|959||DETROIT||-135||Ov 7.5,-110||-125||Ov 7.5,+100|
|960||NY YANKEES||+125||Un 7.5,-110||+115||Un 7.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||37-34||-7.6||39-28||4.8||0.273||0.327||4.4||0.264||0.324|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||-0.6||4-3||5.0||0.305||0.364||4.1||0.280||0.322|
|vs Left-handed Starters||15-16||-1.2||14-16||4.3||0.254||0.309||4.6||0.271||0.321|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.8||3-4||5.0||0.262||0.342||4.9||0.265||0.330|
|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)||1-2||L||-115||7.5 ov||U||6||8||0||9||7||1|
|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||VERLANDER(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LOCKE(L)|| |
|8/12/2014|| ||@ 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||CAPUANO(L)||@ BALTIMORE||NORRIS(R)|| |
|8/12/2014|| ||@ 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* ========================
Detroit (61-47) at New York (57-53), 7:05 p.m. EDT
David Price is in a familiar place for his Detroit Tigers debut.
Having made more starts at Yankee Stadium than he has anywhere else as a visitor, Price will try to help the Tigers even this four-game set against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
Detroit (61-48) made one of the biggest moves of last Thursday's trade deadline when it acquired Price (11-8, 3.11 ERA) from Tampa Bay. He leads the majors with 189 strikeouts and joins a rotation that includes fellow AL Cy Young winners Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander.
"There's five leaders on this staff," Price said. "If (13-game winner Rick) Porcello is No. 5, that's pretty amazing the way he's thrown the ball."
The left-hander won't be thrown off by his surroundings Tuesday since he is 6-2 with a 3.57 ERA in 12 starts in Yankee Stadium, going 4-0 with a 1.91 ERA in his last five outings there. He's 1-1 with a 3.79 ERA in three starts against New York (58-53) this year, with Jacoby Ellsbury going 5 for 10 against him and Derek Jeter 3 for 8.
"He's got really good stuff," Yankees manager Joe Girardi told MLB's official website about Price. "He doesn't walk people. He commands the strike zone. He uses his offspeed well, he doesn't beat himself, really. So that's what makes him so difficult."
Price hasn't pitched since giving up four runs over seven innings in last Wednesday's 5-0 loss by the Rays to Milwaukee. He posted a 1.31 ERA in winning his previous six starts.
It's not clear if he will get a chance to face Mark Teixeira, a .220 hitter against him.
Teixeira was a late scratch in Monday's 2-1 win because he became lightheaded before the game. Teixeira was given IV fluids and Chase Headley got the start at first base.
"He got lightheaded, probably about 5:30, 6 o'clock so we took him out of the lineup," Girardi said. "My thought is he'll be in there tomorrow but we'll just have to wait and see."
The Yankees improved to 13-4 in the regular season against Detroit at the current Yankee Stadium, where they are 1-4 versus the Tigers in the postseason.
New York's Brett Gardner singled twice to give him 13 hits in his last 27 at-bats. The reigning AL player of the week is 2 for 17 against Price.
The Yankees will start right-hander Hiroki Kuroda (7-7, 3.98), who is 0-2 with a 3.67 ERA in four starts against Detroit including one in the postseason. Miguel Cabrera is 5 for 12 with two homers off him overall.
Kuroda gave up three runs over seven innings last Wednesday in a 3-2 loss at Texas.
One person the Yankees didn't face Monday is reliever Joba Chamberlain, who is returning to the Bronx with Detroit after spending his previous seven seasons in pinstripes. Chamberlain, among baseball's leaders with 22 holds, was excited to be back.
"New York will always be special in my heart," he said. "They gave me the opportunity to play this game. They've seen me grow up, they've seen my son grow up."
Chamberlain is part of a Tigers bullpen that has baseball's third-worst ERA at 4.53.
|Last Updated: 10/1/2014 9:33:51 AM EST|