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Game Preview: DET @ BOS, 7:10pm, Monday, July 30, 2012 @Fenway Park

Tigers, 54-48, 54-48 2nd, 1½ GB, 1½ GB in WC

SP: Max Scherzer (27, RHP, 10-5, 4.49)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (10-5) 116.1 117 62 58 43 142 18 4.49
2011 (15-9) 195.0 207 101 96 56 174 29 4.43
2010 (12-11) 195.2 174 84 76 70 184 20 3.50
Last 7 GS 5-1 46.0 34 13 13 14 54 5 2.54 63
2012-07-25 @CLE W 7.0 3 2 2 4 8 1 105 67
2012-07-19 LAA W 7.0 3 1 1 4 9 1 109 72
2012-07-14 @BAL ND 5.0 9 4 4 2 4 1 94 35
2012-07-08 KCR W 7.0 5 1 1 1 7 1 109 69
2012-06-28 @TBR W 6.0 4 2 2 2 7 0 111 61
2012-06-23 @PIT L 6.0 3 3 3 1 7 1 100 60
2012-06-17 COL W 8.0 7 0 0 0 12 0 122 80
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 22.0 37 24 24 9 14 5 9.82 32
2012-05-31 @BOS W 6.0 7 3 3 2 6 1 117 50
2012-04-08 BOS ND 2.2 8 7 7 2 3 0 80 15
2011-05-26 BOS L 2.0 7 7 7 2 1 1 61 13
2010-07-31 @BOS ND 6.1 9 1 1 1 3 0 116 53
2010-05-14 BOS L 5.0 6 6 6 2 1 3 109 30
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-21   Road:   26-27   ExtrInn: 2-4 
 vsRHP:  38-34   vsLHP:  16-14   1-Run:  14-13
 vsEast: 14-12   vsCntrl:21-16   vsWest:  8-13 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
102 Sun, Jul 29  @TOR  W   4-1       54-48  2nd  1.5 gb
101 Sat, Jul 28  @TOR  L   1-5       53-48  2nd  2.5 gb
100 Fri, Jul 27  @TOR  L   3-8       53-47  2nd  1.5 gb
 99 Thu, Jul 26  @CLE  L   3-5       53-46  2nd  0.5 gb
 98 Wed, Jul 25  @CLE  W   5-3       53-45  1st    Tied
 97 Tue, Jul 24  @CLE  L   2-3       52-45  1st    Tied
 96 Sun, Jul 22   CHW  W   6-4       52-44  1st  1.5 up
 95 Sat, Jul 21   CHW  W   7-1       51-44  1st  0.5 up
 94 Fri, Jul 20   CHW  W   4-2       50-44  2nd  0.5 gb
 93 Thu, Jul 19   LAA  W   5-1       49-44  2nd  1.5 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:19-11
RedSox, 51-51, 51-51 5th, 9½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (27, RHP, 8-3, 4.93)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (8-3) 107.2 112 61 59 39 73 15 4.93
2011 (6-3) 82.2 76 34 32 31 60 10 3.48
2010 (17-7) 173.2 142 55 45 67 120 9 2.33
Last 7 GS 4-1 51.1 37 14 14 11 40 4 2.45 64
2012-07-24 @TEX ND 7.0 4 1 1 3 1 0 105 63
2012-07-19 CHW ND 8.0 6 1 1 1 6 0 107 71
2012-07-14 @TBR L 6.1 3 4 4 1 8 0 87 58
2012-06-19 MIA W 6.0 9 5 5 1 3 1 87 36
2012-06-12 @MIA W 7.0 5 1 1 2 9 1 103 70
2012-06-07 BAL W 9.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 125 84
2012-06-01 @TOR W 8.0 6 2 2 2 7 2 108 67
Last 5 v.DET 1-0 31.1 23 13 12 13 20 2 3.45 55
2012-04-08 @DET ND 4.0 8 7 7 2 2 0 78 18
2011-05-29 @DET ND 6.0 6 3 3 1 3 2 98 50
2011-05-18 DET ND 7.0 4 0 0 1 7 0 127 75
2010-08-01 DET ND 8.0 2 2 1 4 5 0 109 73
2010-05-14 @DET W 6.1 3 1 1 5 3 0 111 61
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   25-28   Road:   26-23   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  29-39   vsLHP:  22-12   1-Run:  11-12
 vsEast: 18-24   vsCntrl:16-9    vsWest:  6-11 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
102 Sun, Jul 29  @NYY  W   3-2 (10)  51-51  5th  9.5 gb
101 Sat, Jul 28  @NYY  W   8-6       50-51  5th 10.5 gb
100 Fri, Jul 27  @NYY  L   3-10      49-51  5th 11.5 gb
 99 Wed, Jul 25  @TEX  L   3-5       49-50  4th 10.5 gb
 98 Tue, Jul 24  @TEX  W   2-1       49-49  4th  9.5 gb
 97 Mon, Jul 23  @TEX  L   1-9       48-49  5th 10.5 gb
 96 Sun, Jul 22   TOR  L   7-15      48-48  5th  9.5 gb
 95 Sat, Jul 21   TOR  L   3-7       48-47  4th  9.5 gb
 94 Fri, Jul 20   TOR  L   1-6       48-46  4th  9.5 gb
 93 Thu, Jul 19   CHW  W   3-1       48-45  3rd  9.5 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, May 31, 2012 DET  7 @BOS  3        W:Max Scherzer (5-3), L: Josh Beckett (4-5), S: none
Wed, May 30, 2012 BOS  6  DET  4        W:Matt Albers (1-0), L: Octavio Dotel (1-2), S: Alfredo Aceves (13)
Tue, May 29, 2012 BOS  6  DET  3        W:Daniel Bard (5-5), L: Justin Verlander (5-3), S: Alfredo Aceves (12)
Mon, May 28, 2012 BOS  7  DET  4        W:Felix Doubront (5-2), L: Doug Fister (0-3), S: none
Sun, Apr 08, 2012 DET 13  BOS 12 (11)   W:Duane Below (2-0), L: Mark Melancon (0-2), S: none
Sat, Apr 07, 2012 DET 10  BOS  0        W:Duane Below (1-0), L: Josh Beckett (0-1), S: none
Thu, Apr 05, 2012 DET  3  BOS  2        W:Jose Valverde (1-0), L: Mark Melancon (0-1), S: none

Sun, May 29, 2011 DET  3  BOS  0        W:Justin Verlander (5-3), L: Josh Beckett (4-2), S: Jose Valverde (12)
Sun, May 29, 2011 BOS  4 @DET  3        W:Matt Albers (1-2), L: Jose Valverde (2-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (10)
Fri, May 27, 2011 BOS  6 @DET  3        W:Tim Wakefield (2-1), L: Rick Porcello (4-3), S: none
Season Series: 2012 - DET over 4-3; 2011 - BOS won 5-1; 2010 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1021-952

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 2012 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 (4.50 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.60 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Buchholz
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
37.Melancon
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
44.Padilla
G/S/vB
63.Tazawa
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP 8/1.225 3/.666 3/1.334 2/3.500 1/no AB 1/.000 3/1.000 2/.500 271/204 .238/.341/.381/.722 .630/.750 .681 66/.650 2/0 6/3
52.Berry* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 227/176 .286/.366/.387/.753 .607/.796 .737 77/.700 15/0 2/2
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 15/.600 4/.833 3/1.167 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/.000 ··· 377/267 .246/.281/.392/.673 .611/.698 .727 74/.915 3/2 11/1
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 21/.686 8/.875 9/.708 1/2.000 1/3.000 2/.000 25/1.002 2/.500 449/321 .324/.385/.579/.965 .919/.979 .857 93/1.109 4/1 25/9
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 3/.666 2/1.500 12/1.125 3/1.334 7/.858 6/.583 4/1.750 ··· 440/286 .305/.391/.493/.884 .812/.925 .851 93/.950 1/0 16/7
4.Infante G/S/vP 6/.533 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 11/.739 ··· 14/1.072 ··· 370/268 .278/.304/.424/.728 .846/.683 .785 86/.590 10/1 8/9
14.Jackson G/S/vP 17/.669 5/1.550 7/.572 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 363/253 .317/.402/.502/.903 .892/.908 .903 101/.839 10/4 10/0
32.Kelly* G/S/vP 3/.666 3/1.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 116/104 .175/.267/.243/.510 .350/.527 .494 13/.231 1/0 1/3
9.Laird G/S/vP 8/.393 ··· 5/.200 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 123/57 .291/.352/.400/.752 .602/.926 .732 21/.770 0/0 2/2
27.Peralta G/S/vP 16/.875 5/1.850 5/.900 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.500 20/.850 ··· 360/253 .263/.331/.415/.746 .753/.744 .704 79/.843 1/1 8/5
25.Raburn G/S/vP 14/1.012 ··· 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 213/123 .173/.226/.259/.485 .484/.486 .583 42/.465 1/1 1/3
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 5/.200 2/.500 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 13/1.371 2/.000 224/171 .217/.297/.293/.590 .590/.591 .526 51/.550 1/0 2/4
21.Young G/S/vP 6/.334 2/.500 5/1.000 1/no AB ··· 4/2.000 15/.666 ··· 380/262 .267/.297/.401/.698 .775/.662 .717 88/.770 0/1 11/2
IP 107.2 53.0 39.1 22.0 25.2 56.2 36.2 15.1 TOTAL .267/.334/.417/.751 .716/.766 .735 .798 40/10 100/61
ERA-K/9 4.93/6.1 3.57/8.0 2.29/5.7 8.59/6.5 2.81/10.5 3.34/9.5 3.93/9.8 1.17/7.6 4.30/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (45-19-6)
 Laird (29-5-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 464/.275 220/.220 157/.216 100/.303 99/.198 237/.218 158/.283 60/.250 .256  Kelly
 Boesch
 Berry
 Raburn
 Jackson
 Young
14/8/33/3
0/0/89/3
34/18/5/2
28/0/22/2
0/80/0/2
26/0/0/1
OPS .791 .618 .653 .911 .560 .646 .773 .574 .733
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 260/.886 123/.625 63/.757 48/1.112 62/.367 88/.456 76/.743 23/.577 .715
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 204/.671 97/.607 94/.589 52/.723 37/.894 149/.756 82/.800 37/.572 .749
Home 256/.831 120/.656 85/.666 58/1.031 51/.440 107/.851 66/.772 43/.537
Last 28d days 83/.497 51/.639 31/.703 45/.758 28/.730 64/.794 32/1.008 33/.667
HR/SB/CS 15/4/1 4/3/0 6/6/2 6/0/1 2/0/0 6/3/2 3/1/1 0/2/1 108/73/22
Usage ·····X·· Xo···o·X oX··o··o ··X···oX XoX····· ··X···X· ·o···X·· ·······X
RedSox Batters (4.89 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.36 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Scherzer
G/S/vB
64.Below*
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
40.Coke*
G/S/vB
20.Dotel
G/S/vB
38.Downs*
G/S/vB
46.Valverde
G/S/vB
60.Villarreal
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP 10/.900 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 9/.222 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 399/278 .252/.275/.395/.670 .789/.620 .655 74/.548 10/4 10/10
77.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 65/39 .349/.359/.460/.820 .538/1.015 .929 65/.820 6/0 0/1
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 8/.857 ··· 19/.388 4/1.000 6/.000 ··· ··· ··· 42/20 .231/.286/.308/.593 .473/.721 .693 42/.593 2/0 1/1
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/2.467 1/.000 3/.000 8/.250 6/1.900 ··· 1/.000 ··· 97/55 .267/.320/.367/.686 .660/.707 .862 67/.735 1/0 1/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 16/.393 3/.666 2/.000 7/.619 4/1.167 ··· 9/.222 ··· 428/268 .296/.336/.443/.779 .841/.742 .844 80/.995 0/0 10/4
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 245/155 .300/.331/.517/.848 .917/.809 .843 60/.774 3/1 12/9
66.Nava# G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 242/174 .251/.373/.397/.770 .514/.872 .816 62/.486 3/0 4/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 7/1.000 1/.000 10/1.000 7/1.238 9/1.319 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 379/252 .267/.323/.404/.727 .723/.729 .717 45/.694 6/4 8/2
5.Punto# G/S/vP 8/.286 ··· 7/.453 ··· 5/.933 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 126/106 .210/.315/.286/.600 .426/.634 .501 26/.710 4/0 1/2
7.Ross G/S/vP 4/1.250 1/.000 5/.650 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 8/.536 ··· 291/197 .260/.331/.523/.854 1.102/.738 .966 83/.661 1/1 16/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 6/1.834 1/.000 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 288/245 .231/.288/.511/.800 .558/.843 .788 62/.688 0/0 20/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 4/.500 ··· 5/.400 3/.666 9/.347 ··· ··· 1/no AB 132/55 .261/.346/.504/.851 .823/.889 .996 27/.736 1/0 5/2
12.Sweeney* G/S/vP 8/.500 1/.000 3/.666 5/.000 3/.666 ··· 4/1.750 1/2.000 215/193 .265/.308/.380/.688 .348/.725 .684 32/.429 0/0 0/2
IP 116.1 42.1 47.0 41.2 33.1 7.2 42.2 33.0 TOTAL .266/.325/.436/.761 .772/.756 .803 .719 45/16 119/59
ERA-K/9 4.49/11.0 3.40/6.0 2.87/10.7 3.02/8.0 3.51/13.0 2.35/11.7 3.80/6.5 1.36/11.7 3.99/8.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (57-14-5)
 Shoppach (16-8-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 501/.261 169/.266 190/.213 183/.307 134/.218 31/.185 183/.218 134/.190 .259  Ross
 Nava
 Sweeney
 Gonzalez
 Ciriaco
 Crawford
 Ellsbury
21/7/49/5
59/0/1/5
0/19/48/3
0/0/18/1
0/0/1/0
11/0/0/0
0/22/0/0
OPS .768 .679 .669 .790 .626 .661 .656 .556 .733
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 290/.855 73/.692 89/.606 91/.617 46/.723 11/.000 98/.809 44/.743 .743
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 211/.651 96/.670 101/.726 92/.966 88/.575 20/1.075 85/.487 90/.475 .724
Road 296/.807 59/.843 83/.766 96/.825 70/.708 7/1.071 99/.638 53/.625
Last 28d days 106/.710 44/.996 37/.788 26/.775 28/.635 31/.661 42/.604 32/.782
HR/SB/CS 18/9/4 5/5/1 7/1/0 2/4/2 2/7/3 1/1/0 3/11/0 2/2/1 108/83/25
Usage ····X··· ··o····· ····o··o ·X···o·o ··X····X ···o···· o···o··· ·X·o···o

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.