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Game Preview: DET @ BOS, 7:10pm, Tuesday, September 3, 2013 @Fenway Park

Tigers, 81-57, 81-57 1st, 8½ up

SP: Max Scherzer (28, RHP, 19-1, 2.90)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (19-1) 183.1 128 62 59 43 201 16 2.90
2012 (16-7) 187.2 179 82 78 60 231 23 3.74
2011 (15-9) 195.0 207 101 96 56 174 29 4.43
Last 7 GS 5-0 45.2 28 13 11 12 44 2 2.17 64
2013-08-29 OAK ND 5.0 8 6 5 1 5 2 101 33
2013-08-24 @NYM W 6.0 3 0 0 4 11 0 118 73
2013-08-18 KCR W 8.0 5 2 2 0 4 0 110 68
2013-08-13 @CHW ND 6.0 4 3 2 3 6 0 105 57
2013-08-08 @CLE W 7.0 4 2 2 1 5 0 100 65
2013-08-03 CHW W 7.2 3 0 0 3 6 0 107 76
2013-07-27 PHI W 6.0 1 0 0 0 7 0 75 77
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 24.0 35 24 24 8 25 4 9.00 37
2013-06-22 BOS W 7.0 6 2 2 0 6 1 105 63
2012-07-30 @BOS L 6.1 7 5 5 2 9 1 101 46
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   44-27   Road:   37-30   ExtrInn: 5-11
 vsRHP:  60-38   vsLHP:  21-19   1-Run:  15-19
 vsEast: 17-13   vsCntrl:38-23   vsWest: 14-16 IL:12-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
138 Mon, Sep  2  @BOS  W   3-0       81-57  1st  8.5 up
137 Sun, Sep  1   CLE  L   0-4       80-57  1st  7.5 up
136 Sat, Aug 31   CLE  W  10-5       80-56  1st  8.5 up
135 Fri, Aug 30   CLE  W   7-2  (7)  79-56  1st  7.5 up
134 Thu, Aug 29   OAK  W   7-6       78-56  1st  6.5 up
133 Wed, Aug 28   OAK  L   4-14      77-56  1st  5.5 up
132 Tue, Aug 27   OAK  L   3-6  (5)  77-55  1st  5.5 up
131 Mon, Aug 26   OAK  L   6-8       77-54  1st  5.5 up
130 Sun, Aug 25  @NYM  W  11-3       77-53  1st  6.0 up
129 Sat, Aug 24  @NYM  W   3-0       76-53  1st  6.0 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:18-12
RedSox, 82-57, 82-57 1st, 5½ up

SP: Jon Lester (29, LHP, 12-8, 3.99)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (12-8) 178.1 174 84 79 60 145 18 3.99
2012 (9-14) 205.1 216 117 110 68 166 25 4.82
2011 (15-9) 191.2 166 77 74 75 182 20 3.47
Last 7 GS 3-2 46.1 40 16 13 15 34 1 2.53 58
2013-08-29 BAL L 6.0 5 3 3 3 4 0 112 51
2013-08-24 @LAD W 7.1 3 1 1 4 6 0 101 70
2013-08-19 @SFG W 8.1 6 0 0 2 3 0 115 72
2013-08-14 @TOR ND 6.1 6 3 2 2 3 0 114 52
2013-08-08 @KCR L 7.0 5 3 1 2 4 0 121 61
2013-08-02 ARI ND 4.1 11 6 6 0 6 1 102 23
2013-07-28 @BAL W 7.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 99 75
Last 5 v.DET 1-1 32.1 40 18 18 12 31 4 5.01 47
2013-06-21 @DET W 5.2 9 5 5 3 3 2 102 31
2012-05-30 DET ND 6.2 10 4 4 0 7 0 120 45
2012-04-05 @DET ND 7.0 6 1 1 3 4 0 107 62
2010-07-30 DET L 6.0 11 4 4 2 7 2 115 39
2010-05-15 @DET ND 7.0 4 4 4 4 10 0 117 59
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   45-25   Road:   37-32   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  54-38   vsLHP:  28-19   1-Run:  19-16
 vsEast: 32-25   vsCntrl:17-15   vsWest: 20-12 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
139 Mon, Sep  2   DET  L   0-3       82-57  1st  5.5 up
138 Sun, Sep  1   CHW  W   7-6       82-56  1st  5.5 up
137 Sat, Aug 31   CHW  W   7-2       81-56  1st  4.5 up
136 Fri, Aug 30   CHW  W   4-3       80-56  1st  3.5 up
135 Thu, Aug 29   BAL  L   2-3       79-56  1st  2.5 up
134 Wed, Aug 28   BAL  W   4-3       79-55  1st  2.5 up
133 Tue, Aug 27   BAL  W  13-2       78-55  1st  2.5 up
132 Sun, Aug 25  @LAD  W   8-1       77-55  1st  1.0 up
131 Sat, Aug 24  @LAD  W   4-2       76-55  1st    Tied
130 Fri, Aug 23  @LAD  L   0-2       75-55  1st    Tied
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Sep 02, 2013 DET  3 @BOS  0        W:Doug Fister (12-7), L: John Lackey (8-12), S: Jose Veras (21)
Sun, Jun 23, 2013 DET  7  BOS  5        W:Joaquin Benoit (2-0), L: Andrew Miller (0-2), S: none
Sat, Jun 22, 2013 DET 10  BOS  3        W:Max Scherzer (11-0), L: Allen Webster (0-2), S: none
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 BOS 10 @DET  6        W:Jon Lester (7-4), L: Doug Fister (6-5), S: none
Thu, Jun 20, 2013 DET  4  BOS  3        W:Drew Smyly (3-0), L: Andrew Bailey (3-1), S: none

Wed, Aug 01, 2012 DET  7 @BOS  5        W:Rick Porcello (8-6), L: Aaron Cook (2-5), S: Jose Valverde (21)
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)
Season Series: 2013 - DET over 4-1; 2012 - Tied 5-5; 2011 - BOS won 5-1; All-Time - BOS leads 1024-957

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 2013 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 (5.09 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.04 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
66.Britton*
G/S/vB
62.De La Rosa
G/S/vB
41.Lackey
G/S/vB
56.Morales*
G/S/vB
36.Tazawa
G/S/vB
38.Thornton*
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
67.Workman
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP 6/1.167 3/.000 ··· ··· 9/.222 2/1.000 2/.500 6/.367 3/.000 ··· 308/240 .204/.293/.341/.634 .403/.701 .539 27/.576 0/0 9/4
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 21/1.652 6/.533 ··· ··· 13/1.052 3/.666 4/.833 12/.533 3/1.666 ··· 566/432 .358/.449/.681/1.130 1.324/1.072 1.162 104/1.173 3/0 43/12
30.Castellanos G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 2/.000 0/0 0/0
12.Dirks* G/S/vP 3/2.667 1/no AB ··· ··· 6/1.300 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· 419/347 .257/.325/.370/.696 .683/.698 .666 77/.852 7/1 8/2
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 13/.558 3/.666 ··· ··· 9/1.111 8/.575 ··· 6/.167 2/.000 ··· 614/397 .269/.357/.443/.800 .835/.780 .789 120/.866 1/1 21/6
48.Hunter G/S/vP 19/1.210 10/1.611 ··· ··· 58/.706 4/1.000 3/.666 12/.781 13/.769 ··· 565/411 .304/.338/.470/.808 .883/.781 .750 114/.752 3/2 16/3
1.Iglesias G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 335/220 .319/.366/.397/.764 .790/.750 .758 82/.771 4/2 2/5
4.Infante G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 15/.624 2/2.500 2/.000 6/.650 ··· ··· 389/272 .317/.344/.453/.797 .833/.782 .704 80/.837 4/2 9/7
14.Jackson G/S/vP 11/.473 3/2.333 ··· ··· 8/.875 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 4/1.000 ··· 504/358 .272/.345/.420/.765 .638/.815 .761 122/.931 7/4 11/2
32.Kelly* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 6/.666 1/no AB ··· 3/.666 1/5.000 ··· 216/165 .235/.327/.361/.688 .606/.712 .644 53/.514 2/0 5/1
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 12/1.767 8/.375 ··· ··· 31/.928 2/3.000 ··· 25/.769 1/.000 ··· 578/375 .298/.351/.418/.769 .687/.814 .752 115/.935 0/1 11/0
55.Pena# G/S/vP 14/.929 1/.000 ··· ··· 6/1.167 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 2/.000 ··· 222/126 .313/.332/.418/.750 .624/.848 .843 62/.920 0/2 4/3
26.Perez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 61/26 .214/.237/.250/.487 .517/.448 .485 22/.243 1/0 0/2
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 3/.000 9/.347 ··· ··· 9/.778 ··· 3/.000 10/.600 3/.666 ··· 180/138 .228/.297/.304/.601 .718/.565 .582 41/.728 0/0 1/1
18.Tuiasosopo G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 169/46 .278/.385/.472/.857 .783/1.045 .805 34/.544 0/0 7/1
29.Worth G/S/vP 6/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· / /// / / / /
IP 178.1 48.2 17.1 5.2 162.1 17.0 60.2 39.1 61.1 34.0 TOTAL .286/.350/.442/.792 .783/.796 .760 .836 32/18 160/64
ERA-K/9 3.99/7.3 2.22/4.8 3.12/8.3 4.76/4.7 3.22/7.7 5.82/7.4 2.67/9.5 3.20/6.4 1.17/12.2 4.50/9.8 3.76/8.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (58-11-9)
 Martinez (1-0-0)
 Pena (38-12-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 757/.253 197/.244 69/.274 26/.273 666/.250 80/.273 249/.260 166/.270 222/.137 145/.269 .250  Hunter
 Dirks
 Jackson
 Castellanos
 Tuiasosopo
 Kelly
0/0/123/8
101/4/10/7
0/106/0/5
1/0/0/0
56/0/0/0
34/22/18/0
OPS .718 .677 .690 .930 .705 .809 .729 .710 .428 .744 .715
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 156/.689 84/.782 36/.761 11/.473 382/.640 28/.530 115/.755 80/.626 116/.337 85/.691 .681
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 601/.726 113/.598 33/.616 15/1.300 284/.791 52/.966 134/.705 86/.787 106/.527 60/.819 .743
Home 270/.714 105/.787 48/.646 17/.778 304/.669 29/.762 117/.732 104/.716 114/.473 70/.612
Last 28d days 142/.554 30/.521 31/.952 23/1.066 141/.658 22/.586 44/.687 12/.523 32/.156 40/.560
HR/SB/CS 18/10/3 3/0/2 1/3/1 2/2/0 21/35/7 2/0/1 8/3/2 4/4/1 5/1/1 4/7/2 140/119/34
Usage ····X··· ·oo·oo·· ··o···o· ········ X····X·· ·X·o···· ·o·o···· o···X·o· ·o·X·o·· ·X··X···
RedSox Batters (5.02 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (3.87 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Scherzer
G/S/vB
62.Alburquerque
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
40.Coke*
G/S/vB
36.Putkonen
G/S/vB
57.Reed
G/S/vB
43.Rondon
G/S/vB
33.Smyly*
G/S/vB
31.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
50.Berry* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/0
72.Bogaerts G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 20/12 .316/.350/.368/.718 1.339/.333 .664 20/.718 0/0 0/0
37.Carp* G/S/vP 6/.900 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 200/174 .307/.365/.547/.912 .724/.941 .976 25/.724 1/0 8/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 6/.000 3/.333 2/.000 5/1.150 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 418/276 .245/.328/.428/.756 .613/.830 .806 90/.727 4/0 11/6
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 12/1.667 2/.500 3/.000 11/.182 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 3/1.000 613/379 .297/.355/.418/.773 .650/.848 .786 114/.655 51/4 7/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 8/.536 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 7/.286 312/146 .228/.333/.414/.748 .743/.753 .707 65/.704 1/0 11/1
20.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.500 ··· 65/38 .283/.323/.383/.706 .719/.695 .895 8/1.000 0/0 0/1
10.McDonald G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 5/.400 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/.000 68/47 .098/.179/.164/.343 .143/.428 .325 12/.705 0/0 1/4
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP 3/.000 ··· 2/1.000 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/1.250 ··· 288/191 .223/.272/.408/.679 .791/.623 .641 72/.871 1/1 11/8
12.Napoli G/S/vP 9/.222 1/.000 6/1.500 7/.629 1/.000 ··· ··· 7/.000 5/1.400 503/347 .248/.340/.445/.785 .805/.777 .779 66/.789 1/1 17/6
29.Nava# G/S/vP 6/.334 ··· 3/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 1/3.000 446/332 .300/.387/.445/.831 .653/.893 .880 55/1.117 0/2 10/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 15/1.908 2/2.000 26/.658 19/.334 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 4/2.250 3/.333 499/315 .312/.395/.554/.949 .724/1.086 .896 89/.753 4/0 24/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 13/.923 3/.000 11/1.101 9/1.127 ··· ··· 1/3.000 2/1.000 5/.400 624/426 .300/.377/.417/.793 .938/.727 .881 109/.818 16/5 8/4
3.Ross G/S/vP 2/1.500 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 88/39 .195/.279/.403/.682 .742/.606 .719 13/.724 1/0 4/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 12/1.084 ··· 3/.000 4/.833 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/.600 422/295 .263/.334/.442/.776 .629/.837 .811 78/.775 1/1 11/6
23.Snyder G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 44/16 .209/.227/.419/.646 .964/.063 .821 2/.000 0/0 2/1
18.Victorino# G/S/vP 6/.833 2/.000 1/2.000 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 5/1.600 458/228 .295/.350/.448/.798 .863/.710 .864 110/.892 18/3 12/3
IP 183.1 39.2 55.0 36.1 22.2 18.0 27.2 69.0 58.1 TOTAL .274/.347/.436/.783 .740/.805 .814 .772 106/19 140/73
ERA-K/9 2.90/9.9 4.76/12.9 2.13/9.8 4.95/7.4 2.78/8.3 3.00/6.0 3.58/8.8 2.22/9.3 2.93/8.2 3.61/8.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lavarnway (19-6-5)
 Ross (18-8-1)
 Saltalamacchia (82-20-7)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 708/.196 184/.232 221/.208 160/.279 96/.256 76/.286 119/.267 273/.215 231/.194 .247  Victorino
 Gomes
 Nava
 Ellsbury
 Berry
 Carp
 McDonald
0/5/102/9
82/0/4/5
56/1/53/4
0/129/0/3
0/1/0/0
33/0/2/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .578 .689 .596 .773 .669 .702 .740 .589 .595 .679
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 431/.639 80/.632 126/.561 78/.712 45/.588 37/.726 54/.873 114/.431 121/.655 .680
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 277/.484 104/.734 95/.644 82/.834 51/.746 39/.677 65/.638 159/.706 110/.530 .679
Road 347/.506 74/.736 105/.473 81/.790 47/.711 30/.783 65/.557 147/.581 94/.586
Last 28d days 129/.623 45/.663 41/.837 19/.813 8/.571 / 50/.707 33/1.020 49/.758
HR/SB/CS 16/11/6 3/3/0 4/9/0 3/0/1 3/2/0 1/4/2 2/4/0 4/6/2 6/6/0 109/109/24
Usage ····X··· ·o·o···X ·Xo·o··· o······· ····X··· ········ Xo·o··o· ··oo·o·· X·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.