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Game Preview: DET @ BOS, 7:10pm, Wednesday, August 1, 2012 @Fenway Park

Tigers, 54-50, 54-50 2nd, 2½ GB, 3 GB in WC

SP: Rick Porcello (23, RHP, 7-6, 4.56)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (7-6) 116.1 147 65 59 29 67 8 4.56
2011 (14-9) 182.0 210 103 96 46 104 18 4.75
2010 (10-12) 162.2 188 96 89 38 84 18 4.92
Last 7 GS 3-2 43.1 51 17 17 10 23 0 3.53 50
2012-07-27 @TOR L 6.0 6 5 5 2 1 0 89 39
2012-07-21 CHW W 8.0 5 1 1 0 4 0 94 72
2012-07-16 LAA ND 5.2 8 5 5 3 5 0 89 35
2012-07-05 MIN ND 3.2 12 3 3 1 0 0 77 24
2012-06-30 @TBR W 7.0 4 0 0 0 4 0 87 73
2012-06-25 @TEX W 6.0 6 1 1 3 7 0 96 60
2012-06-20 STL L 7.0 10 2 2 1 2 0 86 50
Last 5 v.BOS 0-2 8.1 15 10 10 3 5 3 10.80 36
2011-05-27 BOS L 3.0 6 6 6 2 2 2 75 23
2009-08-11 @BOS ND 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 15 48
2009-06-02 BOS L 4.1 8 3 3 1 2 1 84 36
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   28-21   Road:   26-29   ExtrInn: 2-4 
 vsRHP:  38-36   vsLHP:  16-14   1-Run:  14-13
 vsEast: 14-14   vsCntrl:21-16   vsWest:  8-13 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
104 Tue, Jul 31  @BOS  L   1-4  (6)  54-50  2nd  2.5 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
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
RedSox, 53-51, 53-51 4th, 7½ GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Aaron Cook (33, RHP, 2-4, 4.50)

2012 Gamelogs / 2012 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2012 (2-4) 40.0 41 25 20 4 4 6 4.50
2011 (3-10) 97.0 127 67 65 37 48 9 6.03
2010 (6-8) 127.2 147 77 72 52 62 11 5.08
Last 7 GS 2-4 40.0 41 25 20 4 4 6 4.50 46
2012-07-27 @NYY L 4.0 7 6 6 1 1 2 65 24
2012-07-21 TOR L 6.1 4 5 3 1 1 2 86 49
2012-07-16 CHW ND 7.0 5 1 0 0 0 0 97 65
2012-07-04 @OAK L 6.0 9 3 3 1 0 1 80 41
2012-06-29 @SEA W 9.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 81 85
2012-06-24 ATL W 5.0 6 3 2 0 0 0 79 45
2012-05-05 BAL L 2.2 8 7 6 1 0 1 48 15
Last 5 v.DET 0-1 6.0 8 4 4 2 4 0 6.00 42
2011-06-19 DET L 6.0 8 4 4 2 4 0 85 42
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   27-28   Road:   26-23   ExtrInn: 2-5 
 vsRHP:  31-39   vsLHP:  22-12   1-Run:  11-12
 vsEast: 18-24   vsCntrl:18-9    vsWest:  6-11 IL:11-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
104 Tue, Jul 31   DET  W   4-1  (6)  53-51  4th  7.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Jul 31, 2012 BOS  4  DET  1  (6)   W:Clayton Mortensen (1-0), L: Justin Verlander (11-7), S: Franklin Morales (1)
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)
Season Series: 2012 - BOS over 5-4; 2011 - BOS won 5-1; 2010 - Tied 3-3; All-Time - BOS leads 1023-952

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 (4.45 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.55 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Cook
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
37.Melancon
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
59.Mortensen
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 3/.833 3/.666 2/3.500 1/no AB 2/1.000 3/1.167 4/.750 2/.500 278/210 .241/.343/.384/.727 .652/.749 .692 65/.738 2/0 6/3
52.Berry* G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 234/183 .283/.364/.385/.749 .607/.789 .731 80/.686 15/0 2/2
26.Boesch* G/S/vP 3/1.167 4/.833 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/2.667 4/.500 ··· 383/273 .246/.282/.390/.671 .611/.695 .722 73/.822 4/2 11/1
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 7/1.000 8/.875 1/2.000 1/3.000 2/.000 3/2.334 25/1.002 2/.500 456/328 .322/.384/.573/.957 .919/.969 .846 92/.990 4/1 25/9
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 25/.480 2/1.500 3/1.334 7/.858 6/.583 5/1.800 4/1.750 ··· 447/293 .301/.389/.487/.876 .812/.911 .837 92/.935 1/0 16/7
4.Infante G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 11/.739 ··· 2/1.500 14/1.072 ··· 375/273 .280/.305/.429/.735 .846/.693 .795 81/.629 10/1 8/11
14.Jackson G/S/vP 4/.833 5/1.550 ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 2/2.000 ··· 370/260 .319/.405/.509/.914 .892/.924 .924 100/.797 10/5 11/0
32.Kelly* G/S/vP 3/1.333 3/1.000 ··· ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· ··· 116/104 .175/.267/.243/.510 .350/.527 .494 12/.250 1/0 1/3
9.Laird G/S/vP ··· ··· 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 3/.666 5/1.850 1/2.000 1/.000 3/.667 9/.111 21/.807 ··· 367/259 .258/.328/.407/.735 .759/.726 .684 82/.804 1/1 8/5
25.Raburn G/S/vP 3/1.167 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 214/123 .172/.225/.258/.483 .479/.486 .577 35/.473 1/1 1/3
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· 2/.500 ··· ··· ··· ··· 13/1.371 2/.000 224/171 .217/.297/.293/.590 .590/.591 .526 44/.516 1/0 2/5
21.Young G/S/vP 5/1.200 2/.500 1/no AB ··· 4/2.000 2/.000 16/.708 ··· 387/269 .263/.295/.395/.689 .775/.650 .699 87/.773 0/1 11/2
IP 40.0 53.0 22.0 25.2 57.0 23.0 37.2 15.1 TOTAL .265/.333/.416/.749 .717/.762 .732 .777 41/11 101/64
ERA-K/9 4.50/0.9 3.57/8.0 8.59/6.5 2.81/10.5 3.32/9.5 1.17/6.7 3.82/9.8 1.17/7.6 4.26/7.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (47-20-6)
 Laird (29-5-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 165/.258 220/.220 100/.303 99/.198 240/.221 86/.169 162/.284 60/.250 .255  Kelly
 Boesch
 Berry
 Raburn
 Jackson
 Young
14/8/33/3
0/0/91/3
36/18/5/2
28/0/22/2
0/82/0/2
26/0/0/1
OPS .726 .618 .911 .560 .652 .544 .775 .574 .732
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 98/.805 123/.625 48/1.112 62/.367 89/.475 46/.493 78/.749 23/.577 .714
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 67/.609 97/.607 52/.723 37/.894 151/.755 40/.585 84/.798 37/.572 .747
Home 89/.746 120/.656 58/1.031 51/.440 110/.859 57/.555 70/.778 43/.537
Last 28d days 72/.721 46/.565 45/.758 26/.709 63/.868 15/.667 29/1.009 33/.667
HR/SB/CS 6/0/1 4/3/0 6/0/1 2/0/0 6/3/2 2/2/2 3/1/1 0/2/1 109/74/23
Usage ····X··· ··Xo···o ····X··· ··XoX··· o···X··· X······· ·X·o···X ········
RedSox Batters (4.90 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (4.38 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 48.Porcello
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 6/.666 1/.000 2/1.000 2/.000 9/.222 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 399/278 .252/.275/.395/.670 .789/.620 .655 67/.556 10/4 10/10
77.Ciriaco G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 71/45 .348/.357/.449/.806 .538/.967 .890 71/.806 6/0 0/1
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 9/1.125 ··· 19/.388 5/.800 6/.000 ··· ··· ··· 49/26 .244/.306/.356/.662 .451/.846 .780 49/.662 2/0 1/1
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 5/2.600 1/.000 3/.000 8/.250 6/1.900 ··· 1/.000 ··· 104/62 .274/.337/.368/.705 .660/.737 .889 74/.757 3/0 1/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 2/1.000 3/.666 2/.000 8/.804 4/1.167 ··· 9/.222 ··· 435/274 .297/.338/.441/.779 .848/.737 .842 79/1.002 0/0 10/4
55.Kalish* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 63/52 .217/.238/.250/.488 .636/.455 .507 9/.236 1/1 0/2
64.Middlebrooks G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/2.000 1/5.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 251/160 .301/.331/.525/.856 .965/.796 .858 66/.810 3/1 13/9
66.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 242/174 .251/.373/.397/.770 .514/.872 .816 54/.500 3/0 4/1
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 6/.733 1/.000 10/1.000 8/1.071 9/1.319 ··· 3/1.000 1/.000 386/258 .265/.319/.407/.727 .717/.732 .717 48/.727 6/4 9/2
5.Punto# G/S/vP 17/.393 ··· 7/.453 ··· 5/.933 ··· 3/.000 1/.000 126/106 .210/.315/.286/.600 .426/.634 .501 19/.921 4/0 1/2
7.Ross G/S/vP 4/1.000 1/.000 5/.650 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 8/.536 ··· 294/200 .262/.334/.523/.858 1.102/.744 .970 79/.742 1/1 16/0
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 2/.000 3/.666 2/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 295/251 .236/.292/.509/.801 .591/.838 .791 61/.680 0/1 20/6
10.Shoppach G/S/vP 5/.800 ··· 5/.400 3/.666 10/.311 ··· ··· 1/no AB 138/61 .258/.346/.508/.854 .823/.893 .991 33/.770 1/0 5/3
IP 116.1 42.1 47.0 42.2 34.0 7.2 42.2 33.0 TOTAL .267/.325/.437/.762 .776/.756 .804 .744 47/17 121/60
ERA-K/9 4.56/5.2 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 4.02/8.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (57-14-5)
 Shoppach (17-9-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 514/.309 169/.266 190/.213 189/.314 136/.214 31/.185 183/.218 134/.190 .259  Nava
 Ross
 Gonzalez
 Ciriaco
 Crawford
 Kalish
 Ellsbury
59/0/1/5
21/7/51/5
0/0/18/1
0/0/1/0
13/0/0/0
0/18/0/0
0/24/0/0
OPS .793 .679 .669 .814 .616 .661 .656 .556 .735
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 267/.824 73/.692 89/.606 94/.619 46/.723 11/.000 98/.809 44/.743 .742
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 247/.759 96/.670 101/.726 95/1.014 90/.562 20/1.075 85/.487 90/.475 .728
Road 236/.787 59/.843 83/.766 102/.869 72/.686 7/1.071 99/.638 53/.625
Last 28d days 103/.773 30/1.007 32/.704 32/.926 30/.590 27/.713 42/.604 21/.649
HR/SB/CS 8/15/3 5/5/1 7/1/0 3/5/2 2/7/3 1/1/0 3/11/0 2/2/1 110/85/26
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.