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Game Preview: DET @ TOR, 4:07pm, Saturday, May 7, 2011 @Rogers Centre

Tigers, 15-18, 15-18 3rd, 7 GB, 3½ GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (28, RHP, 2-3, 3.75)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. TOR Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (2-3) 48.0 38 22 20 17 51 6 3.75
2010 (18-9) 224.1 190 89 84 71 219 14 3.37
2009 (19-9) 240.0 219 99 92 63 269 20 3.45
Last 7 GS 2-3 48.0 38 22 20 17 51 6 3.75 58
2011-05-02 NYY ND 6.0 8 3 3 4 8 0 127 48
2011-04-27 SEA L 6.0 5 4 3 3 8 1 114 53
2011-04-22 CHW W 7.0 4 3 3 0 8 3 117 65
2011-04-16 @OAK L 6.0 8 4 3 3 6 0 116 45
2011-04-11 TEX L 9.0 6 2 2 1 4 0 119 70
2011-04-06 @BAL W 8.0 4 3 3 2 9 1 108 69
2011-03-31 @NYY ND 6.0 3 3 3 4 8 1 114 58
Last 5 v.TOR 1-2 31.0 38 23 23 8 28 6 6.68 43
2010-08-27 @TOR ND 8.0 5 2 2 2 8 2 127 70
2010-07-22 TOR W 8.0 8 2 2 2 5 1 120 61
2009-09-14 TOR ND 7.0 10 5 5 0 9 2 104 46
2009-04-06 @TOR L 3.2 8 8 8 2 4 1 80 15
2008-08-11 TOR L 4.1 7 6 6 2 2 0 78 25
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    9-7    Road:    6-11   ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:   8-14   vsLHP:   7-4    1-Run:   3-2 
 vsEast:  5-6    vsCntrl: 4-5    vsWest:  6-7  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 33 Fri, May  6  @TOR  L   4-7       15-18  3rd  7.0 gb
 32 Thu, May  5   NYY  W   6-3       15-17  3rd  7.0 gb
 31 Wed, May  4   NYY  W   4-0       14-17  3rd  7.0 gb
 30 Tue, May  3   NYY  W   4-2       13-17  3rd  8.0 gb
 29 Mon, May  2   NYY  L   3-5       12-17  3rd  8.0 gb
 28 Sun, May  1  @CLE  L   4-5       12-16  3rd  7.5 gb
 27 Sat, Apr 30  @CLE  L   2-3 (13)  12-15  3rd  6.5 gb
 26 Fri, Apr 29  @CLE  L   5-9       12-14  3rd  5.5 gb
 25 Thu, Apr 28   SEA  L   2-7       12-13  2nd  4.5 gb
 24 Wed, Apr 27   SEA  L   1-10      12-12  2nd  3.5 gb
 Last 10: 3-7    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:14-16
Blue Jays, 15-17, 15-17 3rd, 4 GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Ricky Romero (26, LHP, 2-3, 3.00)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (2-3) 39.0 34 16 13 13 41 4 3.00
2010 (14-9) 210.0 189 98 87 82 174 15 3.73
2009 (13-9) 178.0 192 88 85 79 141 18 4.30
Last 7 GS 3-3 47.0 40 18 15 13 46 5 2.87 59
2011-04-29 @NYY W 6.0 5 2 2 3 7 1 109 58
2011-04-24 TBR L 7.0 5 2 2 1 10 1 102 68
2011-04-18 @BOS L 4.1 8 5 5 5 4 1 109 26
2011-04-12 @SEA L 8.0 5 3 2 2 8 1 113 68
2011-04-07 OAK ND 7.1 4 1 1 2 5 0 93 69
2011-04-01 MIN W 6.1 7 3 1 0 7 0 96 58
2010-10-01 @MIN W 8.0 6 2 2 0 5 1 110 67
Last 5 v.DET 1-3 24.2 28 15 12 14 16 3 4.38 46
2010-08-26 DET L 5.2 4 6 3 5 4 2 98 42
2010-07-22 @DET L 7.0 7 3 3 4 3 0 103 50
2009-09-13 @DET L 6.0 10 4 4 3 4 0 105 37
2009-04-09 DET W 6.0 7 2 2 2 5 1 93 53
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    7-5    Road:    8-12   ExtrInn: 3-1 
 vsRHP:  10-13   vsLHP:   5-4    1-Run:   5-8 
 vsEast:  5-10   vsCntrl: 3-1    vsWest:  7-6  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 32 Fri, May  6   DET  W   7-4       15-17  3rd  4.0 gb
 31 Thu, May  5  @TBR  L   1-3       14-17  4th  4.0 gb
 30 Wed, May  4  @TBR  W   3-2       14-16  4th  4.0 gb
 29 Tue, May  3  @TBR  L   2-3       13-16  5th  5.0 gb
 28 Sun, May  1  @NYY  L   2-5       13-15  4th  4.5 gb
 27 Sat, Apr 30  @NYY  L   4-5       13-14  3rd  3.5 gb
 26 Fri, Apr 29  @NYY  W   5-3       13-13  3rd  2.5 gb
 25 Thu, Apr 28  @TEX  W   5-2       12-13  3rd  3.5 gb
 24 Wed, Apr 27  @TEX  L   6-7       11-13  3rd  3.5 gb
 23 Tue, Apr 26  @TEX  W  10-3       11-12  3rd  2.5 gb
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 06, 2011 TOR  7  DET  4        W:Jesse Litsch (3-2), L: Phil Coke (1-5), S: Frank Francisco (2)

Sun, Aug 29, 2010 DET 10 @TOR  4        W:Rick Porcello (7-11), L: Marc Rzepczynski (1-3), S: none
Sat, Aug 28, 2010 TOR  5  DET  4        W:Brandon Morrow (10-6), L: Alfredo Figaro (0-2), S: Kevin Gregg (30)
Fri, Aug 27, 2010 TOR  3  DET  2 (11)   W:Shawn Camp (4-2), L: Phil Coke (7-3), S: none
Thu, Aug 26, 2010 DET  7 @TOR  1        W:Max Scherzer (10-9), L: Ricky Romero (10-8), S: none
Sun, Jul 25, 2010 DET  6  TOR  5        W:Phil Coke (6-1), L: Jason Frasor (3-3), S: Jose Valverde (21)
Sun, Jul 25, 2010 TOR  5 @DET  3        W:Scott Downs (4-5), L: Jose Valverde (1-2), S: Kevin Gregg (23)
Sat, Jul 24, 2010 TOR  3 @DET  2        W:Shaun Marcum (9-4), L: Rick Porcello (4-8), S: Kevin Gregg (22)
Thu, Jul 22, 2010 DET  5  TOR  2        W:Justin Verlander (12-5), L: Ricky Romero (7-7), S: Jose Valverde (20)
Mon, Sep 14, 2009 DET  6  TOR  5 (10)   W:Bobby Seay (6-3), L: Brian Wolfe (1-2), S: none
Season Series: 2011 - TOR over 1-0; 2010 - Tied 4-4; 2009 - TOR won 5-3; All-Time - TOR leads 205-171

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2011 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed
MLB Best, Middle, Worst
Tigers Batters (4.18 RS/G) vs. Blue Jays Pitchers (4.22 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 24.Romero*
G/S/vB
57.Camp
G/S/vB
29.Dotel
G/S/vB
50.Francisco
G/S/vB
54.Frasor
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
60.Rauch
G/S/vB
34.Rzepczynski*
G/S/vB
33.Villanueva
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.000 1/.000 1/5.000 3/.666 ··· 104/77 .290/.330/.548/.878 .619/.973 .774 80/.844 2/0 5/1
26.Boesch* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 4/.000 3/.333 ··· 127/93 .304/.362/.438/.800 1.042/.715 .795 102/.753 3/2 2/0
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 13/1.083 7/2.143 14/1.107 7/.286 7/1.238 4/1.417 17/.782 3/1.667 2/.000 144/103 .330/.451/.591/1.043 1.146/1.004 1.207 109/1.006 0/0 7/1
15.Inge G/S/vP 9/.611 11/1.245 3/.333 6/.666 13/.154 4/.000 9/.000 3/.000 6/.666 114/74 .202/.248/.298/.546 .696/.466 .536 87/.511 0/0 1/5
14.Jackson G/S/vP 7/.286 3/2.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 1/2.000 3/.333 4/.250 ··· 138/93 .194/.259/.282/.542 .584/.519 .549 101/.543 3/2 1/1
32.Kelly* G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/2.000 37/36 .235/.278/.353/.631 2.000/.590 .795 27/.589 1/0 0/1
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 22/.790 18/.778 11/.582 7/.619 11/.989 3/.666 4/1.167 2/.500 1/.000 76/58 .261/.316/.406/.722 .544/.772 .788 42/.658 0/0 2/0
30.Ordonez G/S/vP 10/1.056 9/.583 14/.715 7/.143 8/.661 3/1.667 4/.000 ··· 3/.666 94/63 .184/.245/.241/.486 .499/.479 .394 71/.453 0/1 1/0
27.Peralta G/S/vP 12/.917 16/.393 8/.875 9/.222 9/.958 3/1.167 2/1.000 5/.933 ··· 116/76 .267/.319/.371/.690 .432/.814 .631 88/.681 0/1 1/1
25.Raburn G/S/vP 10/.200 4/.833 4/.000 1/.000 6/.500 1/.000 3/.000 3/.000 ··· 119/75 .229/.277/.404/.681 .712/.662 .659 99/.651 0/0 4/4
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 8/.929 5/.650 ··· 4/.833 3/.000 1/2.000 6/.000 ··· 1/2.000 49/32 .293/.333/.341/.675 .598/.715 .590 39/.705 0/0 0/0
20.Sizemore G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 17/13 .313/.353/.375/.728 1.750/.397 .650 17/.728 1/0 0/1
57.Wells G/S/vP 3/.667 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 3/1.667 ··· 41/15 .243/.317/.378/.695 .569/.905 .691 38/.698 0/0 1/1
IP 39.0 15.1 9.0 6.2 14.1 12.2 12.0 14.2 15.2 TOTAL .251/.316/.383/.700 .703/.698 .697 .679 11/6 25/24
ERA-K/9 3.00/9.5 2.35/3.5 4.00/9.0 2.70/10.7 1.88/8.2 0.71/5.7 3.75/6.0 2.45/9.2 1.72/6.3 3.68/7.7

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (21-12-1)
 Martinez (3-1-0)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 163/.228 62/.268 39/.161 27/.130 57/.176 50/.217 49/.200 53/.109 55/.087 .235  Jackson
 Boesch
 Raburn
 Kelly
 Wells
 Ordonez
0/33/0/2
12/0/15/2
27/0/0/1
2/4/8/1
0/1/15/1
0/0/9/1
OPS .666 .721 .703 .520 .596 .541 .710 .335 .436 .694
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 61/.813 34/.960 18/1.304 19/.768 27/.542 31/.404 31/.624 30/.313 27/.705 .752
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 102/.581 28/.422 21/.296 8/.000 30/.646 19/.757 18/.833 23/.360 28/.185 .639
Home 80/.556 25/.490 6/.000 10/.856 28/.841 25/.708 22/.543 17/.243 20/.675
Last 28d days 109/.730 44/.810 31/.792 27/.520 37/.546 41/.512 31/.583 35/.390 37/.556
HR/SB/CS 4/1/0 1/1/1 2/0/0 1/4/0 2/5/0 0/1/1 3/0/0 0/0/0 2/2/0 28/26/9
Usage ·······X X··o··Xo ·o·····X o·X···o· o·o···X· ·X···X·X o··o···o ··Xo··o· ·····o··
Blue Jays Batters (4.38 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.73 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
45.Perry
G/S/vB
55.Schlereth*
G/S/vB
36.Thomas*
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
9.Arencibia G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 86/58 .263/.314/.513/.826 1.006/.741 1.083 65/.638 0/0 4/2
19.Bautista G/S/vP 11/1.164 3/3.000 2/no AB 1/3.000 ··· 4/.500 115/92 .357/.530/.762/1.292 1.448/1.253 1.956 89/1.286 4/0 9/1
11.Davis G/S/vP 5/.400 1/no AB 4/.500 ··· ··· 1/2.000 63/49 .183/.222/.233/.456 .286/.506 .478 33/.539 7/2 0/1
10.Encarnacion G/S/vP 9/.555 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 9/.611 97/74 .250/.278/.359/.637 .217/.773 .686 66/.769 1/0 0/6
5.Escobar G/S/vP 11/.697 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 1/no AB 5/.650 130/98 .252/.318/.357/.674 .875/.605 .801 106/.534 1/0 2/2
26.Lind* G/S/vP 14/1.190 4/.500 ··· 1/.000 3/.000 2/2.500 138/98 .317/.348/.524/.872 .850/.881 .843 100/.877 1/1 7/2
18.McCoy G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 44/22 .244/.295/.341/.637 .529/.727 .714 32/.550 2/0 1/0
6.McDonald G/S/vP 2/1.500 4/.500 ··· 1/2.000 ··· 1/2.000 78/61 .211/.269/.310/.579 .669/.553 .582 63/.493 1/2 1/0
8.Molina G/S/vP 4/.500 8/.804 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 46/36 .262/.311/.429/.740 1.600/.501 .945 35/.730 0/0 1/0
16.Patterson* G/S/vP 6/.800 1/2.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/1.500 6/.000 89/61 .274/.315/.440/.755 .929/.676 .619 89/.755 3/4 2/0
20.Rivera G/S/vP 11/.091 6/.000 5/.200 ··· ··· 1/.000 105/79 .242/.343/.330/.673 .795/.632 .545 74/.765 1/2 2/0
IP 48.0 11.0 6.1 12.2 9.0 13.2 TOTAL .254/.324/.403/.727 .777/.710 .805 .713 35/12 32/21
ERA-K/9 3.75/9.6 8.18/5.7 5.68/11.4 2.13/4.3 10.00/6.0 1.98/7.9 4.47/7.4

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Arencibia (15-5-2)
 Molina (11-4-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 196/.215 52/.289 31/.320 51/.205 48/.421 56/.235 .263  Bautista
 Rivera
 Davis
 McCoy
 Patterson
0/0/25/3
10/0/4/2
0/10/4/0
0/3/0/0
2/20/0/0
OPS .655 .721 .920 .658 1.016 .617 .743
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 106/.637 29/.824 14/1.227 21/.248 21/1.087 37/.668 .770
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 90/.670 23/.570 17/.670 30/.960 27/.957 19/.526 .714
Road 83/.663 35/.710 15/.619 26/.781 32/1.180 19/.563
Last 28d days 142/.696 39/.930 25/1.077 41/.693 38/.879 45/.699
HR/SB/CS 6/5/1 1/1/0 1/1/0 2/0/1 1/0/0 1/0/1 31/24/13
Usage ····X··· ·····X·X ····Xo·X ·X·X··Xo o···o··· ·X·oX···

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.