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Game Preview: DET @ BOS, 7:10pm, Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @Fenway Park

Tigers, 54-49, 54-49 2nd, 1½ GB, 2½ GB in WC

SP: Justin Verlander (29, RHP, 11-6, 2.60)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (11-6) 155.2 112 51 45 36 146 14 2.60
2011 (24-5) 251.0 174 73 67 57 250 24 2.40
2010 (18-9) 224.1 190 89 84 71 219 14 3.37
Last 7 GS 5-2 54.0 36 17 15 13 43 8 2.50 65
2012-07-26 @CLE L 7.0 9 5 5 2 4 2 106 41
2012-07-20 CHW W 8.0 4 2 2 2 6 1 121 70
2012-07-15 @BAL W 8.0 3 0 0 2 8 0 117 82
2012-07-04 MIN W 9.0 4 1 1 1 7 1 115 81
2012-06-29 @TBR L 6.0 6 4 4 1 8 3 120 51
2012-06-24 @PIT W 9.0 5 2 2 1 7 1 117 75
2012-06-19 STL W 7.0 5 3 1 4 3 0 108 58
Last 5 v.BOS 1-1 36.2 28 11 11 7 34 2 2.70 64
2012-05-29 @BOS L 6.0 10 5 5 1 7 0 105 38
2012-04-05 BOS ND 8.0 2 0 0 1 7 0 105 84
2011-05-29 BOS W 7.2 4 0 0 2 3 0 132 72
2011-05-19 @BOS ND 8.0 6 3 3 0 9 2 114 67
2010-08-01 @BOS ND 7.0 6 3 3 3 8 0 123 58
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-21   Road:   26-28   ExtrInn: 2-4 
 vsRHP:  38-35   vsLHP:  16-14   1-Run:  14-13
 vsEast: 14-13   vsCntrl:21-16   vsWest:  8-13 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
103 Mon, Jul 30  @BOS  L   3-7       54-49  2nd  1.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:18-12
RedSox, 52-51, 52-51 4th, 8½ GB, 4½ GB in WC

SP: Josh Beckett (32, RHP, 5-9, 4.57)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (5-9) 108.1 109 56 55 29 82 9 4.57
2011 (13-7) 193.0 146 65 62 52 175 21 2.89
2010 (6-6) 127.2 151 89 82 45 116 20 5.78
Last 7 GS 1-4 45.0 47 26 25 13 36 0 5.00 49
2012-07-25 @TEX L 7.0 9 4 4 2 3 0 114 44
2012-07-20 TOR L 6.0 7 5 4 3 7 0 96 44
2012-07-15 @TBR W 6.0 8 3 3 2 7 0 104 49
2012-07-06 NYY ND 5.0 8 6 6 2 5 0 90 30
2012-06-30 @SEA ND 6.0 4 2 2 3 4 0 85 57
2012-06-11 @MIA L 7.0 6 4 4 1 5 0 97 53
2012-06-06 BAL L 8.0 5 2 2 0 5 0 92 69
Last 5 v.DET 1-3 30.2 30 16 16 10 18 7 4.70 49
2012-05-31 DET L 7.0 10 4 4 1 1 0 102 41
2012-04-07 @DET L 4.2 7 7 7 1 3 5 83 24
2011-05-29 @DET L 6.0 5 2 2 5 5 0 107 54
2011-05-19 DET ND 6.0 5 1 1 2 3 0 83 59
2009-08-12 DET W 7.0 3 2 2 1 6 2 97 68
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-28   Road:   26-23   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  30-39   vsLHP:  22-12   1-Run:  11-12
 vsEast: 18-24   vsCntrl:17-9    vsWest:  6-11 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
103 Mon, Jul 30   DET  W   7-3       52-51  4th  8.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:10-10   Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 BOS  7  DET  3        W:Clay Buchholz (9-3), L: Max Scherzer (10-6), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2012 - tied 4-4; 2011 - BOS won 5-1; 2010 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1022-952

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 (4.49 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.58 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 19.Beckett
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 10/1.389 3/.666 3/1.334 2/3.500 1/no AB 1/.000 4/.750 2/.500 275/208 .238/.339/.383/.722 .630/.750 .683 66/.669 2/0 6/3
52.Berry* G/S/vP 4/1.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 231/180 .286/.364/.389/.753 .607/.795 .738 77/.696 15/0 2/2
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 13/.244 4/.833 3/1.167 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 ··· 381/271 .247/.281/.391/.671 .611/.695 .722 74/.818 3/2 11/1
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 19/.819 8/.875 9/.708 1/2.000 1/3.000 2/.000 25/1.002 2/.500 453/325 .324/.384/.576/.960 .919/.973 .851 93/1.131 4/1 25/9
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 9/2.181 2/1.500 12/1.125 3/1.334 7/.858 6/.583 4/1.750 ··· 444/290 .303/.390/.489/.879 .812/.916 .842 93/.943 1/0 16/7
4.Infante G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 11/.739 ··· 14/1.072 ··· 373/271 .278/.304/.429/.733 .846/.691 .793 84/.630 10/1 8/10
14.Jackson G/S/vP 9/1.056 5/1.550 7/.572 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/2.000 ··· 367/257 .318/.403/.509/.912 .892/.921 .920 101/.854 10/4 11/0
32.Kelly* G/S/vP 6/.334 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 9/.583 ··· 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 23/.554 5/1.850 5/.900 1/2.000 1/.000 2/.500 21/.807 ··· 364/257 .260/.328/.410/.738 .753/.732 .688 83/.800 1/1 8/5
25.Raburn G/S/vP 2/.000 ··· 4/.500 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 213/123 .173/.226/.259/.485 .484/.486 .583 38/.434 1/1 1/3
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 6/.334 2/.500 4/.000 ··· ··· ··· 13/1.371 2/.000 224/171 .217/.297/.293/.590 .590/.591 .526 47/.508 1/0 2/4
21.Young G/S/vP 21/.881 2/.500 5/1.000 1/no AB ··· 4/2.000 16/.708 ··· 384/266 .265/.297/.398/.695 .775/.657 .709 88/.787 0/1 11/2
IP 108.1 53.0 39.1 22.0 25.2 56.2 37.2 15.1 TOTAL .266/.333/.417/.750 .716/.764 .734 .792 40/10 101/62
ERA-K/9 4.57/6.8 3.57/8.0 2.29/5.7 8.59/6.5 2.81/10.5 3.34/9.5 3.82/9.8 1.17/7.6 4.28/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (46-20-6)
 Laird (29-5-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 457/.263 220/.220 157/.216 100/.303 99/.198 237/.218 162/.284 60/.250 .255  Kelly
 Boesch
 Berry
 Raburn
 Jackson
 Young
14/8/33/3
0/0/90/3
35/18/5/2
28/0/22/2
0/81/0/2
26/0/0/1
OPS .708 .618 .653 .911 .560 .646 .775 .574 .733
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 263/.769 123/.625 63/.757 48/1.112 62/.367 88/.456 78/.749 23/.577 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 194/.627 97/.607 94/.589 52/.723 37/.894 149/.756 84/.798 37/.572 .748
Home 236/.668 120/.656 85/.666 58/1.031 51/.440 107/.851 70/.778 43/.537
Last 28d days 112/.840 46/.565 31/.703 45/.758 28/.730 64/.794 29/1.009 33/.667
HR/SB/CS 9/12/2 4/3/0 6/6/2 6/0/1 2/0/0 6/3/2 3/1/1 0/2/1 109/73/22
Usage ·····X·· ·Xo···o· ·oX··o·· ···X···o ·XoX···· ···X···X X·o···X· ········
RedSox Batters (4.91 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.39 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
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 16/.500 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 9/.222 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 399/278 .252/.275/.395/.670 .789/.620 .655 70/.532 10/4 10/10
77.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 69/43 .343/.353/.448/.801 .538/.965 .885 69/.801 6/0 0/1
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 29/.620 ··· 19/.388 5/.800 6/.000 ··· ··· ··· 46/23 .238/.304/.357/.661 .451/.872 .793 46/.661 2/0 1/1
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 20/.422 1/.000 3/.000 8/.250 6/1.900 ··· 1/.000 ··· 101/59 .269/.327/.366/.692 .660/.716 .864 71/.741 2/0 1/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 16/.792 3/.666 2/.000 8/.804 4/1.167 ··· 9/.222 ··· 432/271 .298/.338/.444/.782 .848/.741 .847 80/.995 0/0 10/4
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 249/158 .299/.329/.526/.855 .965/.794 .856 64/.805 3/1 13/9
66.Nava# G/S/vP 4/1.167 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 242/174 .251/.373/.397/.770 .514/.872 .816 58/.463 3/0 4/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 13/.000 1/.000 10/1.000 8/1.071 9/1.319 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 383/255 .267/.322/.411/.733 .717/.741 .729 45/.777 6/4 9/2
5.Punto# G/S/vP 32/.422 ··· 7/.453 ··· 5/.933 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 126/106 .210/.315/.286/.600 .426/.634 .501 22/.854 4/0 1/2
7.Ross G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 5/.650 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 8/.536 ··· 291/197 .260/.331/.523/.854 1.102/.738 .966 79/.696 1/1 16/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 12/.166 1/.000 2/.000 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 292/248 .235/.291/.511/.802 .591/.840 .793 62/.669 0/1 20/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 20/.800 ··· 5/.400 3/.666 10/.311 ··· ··· 1/no AB 136/59 .261/.343/.513/.856 .823/.899 .998 31/.773 1/0 5/3
12.Sweeney* G/S/vP 17/.352 1/.000 3/.666 6/.000 3/.666 ··· 4/1.750 1/2.000 219/196 .260/.303/.373/.675 .332/.713 .660 36/.379 0/0 0/2
IP 155.2 42.1 47.0 42.2 34.0 7.2 42.2 33.0 TOTAL .267/.325/.438/.762 .776/.756 .805 .732 46/17 121/60
ERA-K/9 2.60/8.4 3.40/6.0 2.87/10.7 3.38/7.8 3.44/12.7 2.35/11.7 3.80/6.5 1.36/11.7 4.03/8.3

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

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 604/.200 169/.266 190/.213 189/.314 136/.214 31/.185 183/.218 134/.190 .259  Ross
 Nava
 Sweeney
 Gonzalez
 Ciriaco
 Crawford
 Ellsbury
21/7/50/5
59/0/1/5
0/19/49/3
0/0/18/1
0/0/1/0
12/0/0/0
0/23/0/0
OPS .570 .679 .669 .814 .616 .661 .656 .556 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 347/.594 73/.692 89/.606 94/.619 46/.723 11/.000 98/.809 44/.743 .743
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 257/.537 96/.670 101/.726 95/1.014 90/.562 20/1.075 85/.487 90/.475 .728
Road 342/.634 59/.843 83/.766 102/.869 72/.686 7/1.071 99/.638 53/.625
Last 28d days 118/.547 30/1.007 32/.704 32/.926 30/.590 27/.713 42/.604 21/.649
HR/SB/CS 14/9/2 5/5/1 7/1/0 3/5/2 2/7/3 1/1/0 3/11/0 2/2/1 110/84/26
Usage ····X··· ···o···· ·····o·· X·X···o· o··X···· ····o··· ·o···o·· ··X·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.