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Game Preview: DET @ BOS, 7:10pm, Wednesday, September 4, 2013 @Fenway Park

Tigers, 81-58, 81-58 1st, 7½ up

SP: Rick Porcello (24, RHP, 11-7, 4.44)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (11-7) 148.0 158 74 73 35 111 14 4.44
2012 (10-12) 176.1 226 101 90 44 107 16 4.59
2011 (14-9) 182.0 210 103 96 46 104 18 4.75
Last 7 GS 4-1 41.2 48 20 20 13 30 3 4.32 49
2013-08-30 CLE W 5.2 5 2 2 2 3 0 100 52
2013-08-25 @NYM W 7.0 4 3 3 3 4 1 102 58
2013-08-20 MIN L 4.1 7 5 5 2 6 1 87 33
2013-08-14 @CHW W 6.0 11 3 3 1 4 0 102 41
2013-08-09 @NYY ND 5.0 6 3 3 2 6 0 100 47
2013-08-04 CHW ND 7.2 8 1 1 1 4 1 93 62
2013-07-28 PHI W 6.0 7 3 3 2 3 0 86 47
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 14.0 23 14 14 5 11 3 9.00 37
2012-08-01 @BOS W 5.2 8 4 4 2 6 0 88 41
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:   44-27   Road:   37-31   ExtrInn: 5-11
 vsRHP:  60-38   vsLHP:  21-20   1-Run:  15-20
 vsEast: 17-14   vsCntrl:38-23   vsWest: 14-16 IL:12-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
139 Tue, Sep  3  @BOS  L   1-2       81-58  1st  7.5 up
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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:17-13
RedSox, 83-57, 83-57 1st, 5½ up

SP: Ryan Dempster (36, RHP, 7-9, 4.75)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 (7-9) 151.2 154 90 80 67 137 24 4.75
2012 (12-8) 173.0 155 71 65 52 153 19 3.38
2011 (10-14) 202.1 211 111 108 82 191 23 4.80
Last 7 GS 2-1 41.1 46 30 28 17 33 4 6.10 44
2013-08-30 CHW W 6.1 5 3 3 3 5 1 99 53
2013-08-18 NYY L 5.1 9 7 7 1 3 1 107 24
2013-08-13 @TOR ND 7.0 4 1 1 2 4 0 88 67
2013-08-07 @HOU ND 6.0 7 5 5 0 7 1 92 45
2013-08-01 SEA ND 6.0 9 7 7 5 6 1 110 27
2013-07-27 @BAL W 5.1 6 2 2 2 4 0 84 50
2013-07-21 NYY ND 5.1 6 5 3 4 4 0 98 40
Last 5 v.DET 0-0 7.0 4 2 1 2 10 0 1.29 71
2002-06-23 DET ND 7.0 4 2 1 2 10 0 110 71
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   46-25   Road:   37-32   ExtrInn: 8-5 
 vsRHP:  55-38   vsLHP:  28-19   1-Run:  20-16
 vsEast: 32-25   vsCntrl:18-15   vsWest: 20-12 IL:13-5 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
140 Tue, Sep  3   DET  W   2-1       83-57  1st  5.5 up
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
 Last 10: 8-2    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:17-13
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Tue, Sep 03, 2013 BOS  2  DET  1        W:Jon Lester (13-8), L: Max Scherzer (19-2), S: Koji Uehara (17)
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
Season Series: 2013 - DET over 4-2; 2012 - Tied 5-5; 2011 - BOS won 5-1; All-Time - BOS leads 1025-957

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 (5.06 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.01 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 46.Dempster
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 ··· 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 5/.650 6/.533 ··· ··· 13/1.052 3/.666 4/.833 12/.533 3/1.666 1/.000 570/433 .355/.446/.676/1.121 1.291/1.070 1.145 104/1.120 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 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· 6/1.300 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 420/348 .256/.325/.369/.694 .683/.696 .663 74/.848 7/1 8/2
28.Fielder* G/S/vP 55/.922 4/.500 ··· ··· 9/1.111 8/.575 ··· 6/.167 2/.000 ··· 618/397 .269/.356/.442/.798 .828/.780 .785 117/.849 1/1 21/6
50.Holaday G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 30/14 .280/.357/.440/.797 .938/.641 .929 15/1.012 0/0 1/2
48.Hunter G/S/vP 11/1.700 10/1.611 ··· ··· 58/.706 4/1.000 3/.666 12/.781 13/.769 ··· 569/411 .304/.337/.469/.806 .873/.781 .746 111/.774 3/2 16/3
1.Iglesias G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 339/221 .318/.365/.399/.764 .796/.746 .758 84/.765 4/2 2/5
4.Infante G/S/vP 13/.846 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 15/.624 2/2.500 3/.000 6/.650 ··· ··· 393/273 .319/.346/.453/.799 .846/.779 .711 84/.845 4/2 9/7
14.Jackson G/S/vP ··· 3/2.333 ··· ··· 8/.875 2/.000 1/.000 3/.000 4/1.000 ··· 508/358 .274/.347/.423/.769 .656/.815 .768 119/.928 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 46/.497 2/0 5/1
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 4/1.250 9/.555 ··· ··· 31/.928 2/3.000 ··· 25/.769 1/.000 ··· 582/375 .297/.351/.417/.767 .683/.814 .749 112/.929 0/1 11/0
55.Pena# G/S/vP 4/.583 1/.000 ··· ··· 6/1.167 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 3/.000 ··· 226/127 .311/.330/.415/.745 .626/.841 .829 60/.883 0/2 4/3
26.Perez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 61/26 .214/.237/.250/.487 .517/.448 .485 19/.222 1/0 0/2
39.Santiago# G/S/vP 5/.000 9/.347 ··· ··· 9/.778 ··· 3/.000 10/.600 3/.666 ··· 180/138 .228/.297/.304/.601 .718/.565 .582 35/.737 0/0 1/1
18.Tuiasosopo G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 172/46 .272/.378/.463/.840 .763/1.045 .773 37/.499 0/0 7/1
29.Worth G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/.666 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 0/ /// / 0/ 0/0 0/
IP 151.2 49.0 17.1 5.2 162.1 17.0 61.0 39.1 62.1 34.1 TOTAL .285/.349/.441/.791 .780/.795 .757 .828 32/18 160/64
ERA-K/9 4.75/8.1 2.20/4.8 3.12/8.3 4.76/4.7 3.22/7.7 5.82/7.4 2.66/9.6 3.20/6.4 1.16/12.3 4.46/9.7 3.74/8.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (58-11-9)
 Holaday (12-1-0)
 Martinez (1-0-0)
 Pena (39-12-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 669/.260 199/.247 69/.274 26/.273 666/.250 80/.273 250/.259 166/.270 225/.136 146/.267 .250  Hunter
 Dirks
 Jackson
 Castellanos
 Tuiasosopo
 Kelly
0/0/124/8
102/4/10/7
0/107/0/5
1/0/0/0
57/0/0/0
34/22/18/0
OPS .779 .681 .690 .930 .705 .809 .726 .710 .422 .739 .714
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 366/.706 85/.772 36/.761 11/.473 382/.640 28/.530 115/.755 80/.626 118/.331 85/.691 .680
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 303/.865 114/.611 33/.616 15/1.300 284/.791 52/.966 135/.700 86/.787 107/.522 61/.805 .742
Home 441/.764 107/.791 48/.646 17/.778 304/.669 29/.762 118/.726 104/.716 117/.461 71/.603
Last 28d days 78/.721 32/.552 31/.952 23/1.066 141/.658 22/.586 39/.780 12/.523 31/.097 41/.546
HR/SB/CS 24/16/1 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··· o·oo·oo· ···o···o ········ ·X····X· ··X·o··· o·o·o··· ·o···X·o o·o·X·o· o·X··X··
RedSox Batters (5.00 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (3.86 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Porcello
G/S/vB
62.Alburquerque
G/S/vB
52.Alvarez*
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
38.Bonderman
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 203/177 .302/.360/.538/.898 .724/.924 .944 23/.698 1/0 8/2
7.Drew* G/S/vP 3/.000 3/.333 ··· 2/.000 3/.333 5/1.150 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 3/.666 422/280 .246/.329/.430/.759 .613/.835 .811 89/.687 4/0 11/6
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 8/2.304 2/.500 3/1.167 3/.000 5/.400 11/.182 ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 3/1.000 613/379 .297/.355/.418/.773 .650/.848 .786 109/.686 51/4 7/3
5.Gomes G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/.000 8/.536 3/.333 1/2.000 2/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 7/.286 316/150 .232/.335/.416/.751 .743/.760 .715 64/.627 1/0 11/1
20.Lavarnway G/S/vP ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· ··· ··· 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 3/1.666 1/.000 ··· 5/.400 5/.000 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/.666 ··· 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· 1/5.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/1.250 ··· 291/194 .224/.272/.407/.679 .791/.623 .642 75/.862 2/1 11/9
12.Napoli G/S/vP 10/1.067 1/.000 2/1.000 6/1.500 6/1.000 7/.629 2/1.000 ··· ··· 7/.000 5/1.400 504/348 .249/.341/.447/.788 .805/.780 .784 66/.822 1/1 17/6
29.Nava# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.000 1/3.000 450/336 .298/.385/.441/.827 .653/.886 .869 59/1.063 0/2 10/4
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 4/.500 2/2.000 3/1.666 26/.658 32/.621 20/.317 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 4/2.250 3/.333 503/318 .310/.394/.550/.944 .720/1.080 .887 88/.680 4/0 24/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 9/.708 3/.000 3/.000 11/1.101 10/.856 9/1.127 ··· ··· 1/3.000 2/1.000 5/.400 628/430 .299/.376/.416/.791 .938/.725 .876 108/.813 16/5 8/4
3.Ross G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 91/42 .190/.281/.392/.673 .742/.591 .703 16/.670 1/0 4/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 4/.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 4/.833 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 5/.600 422/295 .263/.334/.442/.776 .629/.837 .811 73/.738 1/1 11/6
23.Snyder G/S/vP 3/1.334 ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 44/16 .209/.227/.419/.646 .964/.063 .821 / 0/0 2/1
18.Victorino# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/.333 1/2.000 3/.666 1/no AB ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.500 5/1.600 462/229 .293/.347/.444/.791 .863/.706 .848 110/.872 18/3 12/3
IP 148.0 39.2 29.1 55.0 52.2 36.2 23.1 18.0 27.2 69.0 58.1 TOTAL .274/.346/.435/.782 .740/.803 .810 .754 107/19 140/74
ERA-K/9 4.44/6.8 4.76/12.9 6.14/7.1 2.13/9.8 4.27/4.8 4.91/7.4 2.70/8.1 3.00/6.0 3.58/8.8 2.22/9.3 2.93/8.2 3.60/8.5

 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 617/.275 184/.232 133/.292 221/.208 231/.246 161/.277 99/.258 76/.286 119/.267 273/.215 231/.194 .247  Victorino
 Gomes
 Nava
 Ellsbury
 Berry
 Carp
 McDonald
0/6/102/10
83/0/4/5
56/1/54/4
0/129/0/3
0/1/0/0
33/0/2/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .714 .689 .895 .596 .746 .767 .669 .702 .740 .589 .595 .678
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 328/.801 80/.632 40/.997 126/.561 131/.872 79/.702 46/.575 37/.726 54/.873 114/.431 121/.655 .678
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 289/.616 104/.734 93/.850 95/.644 100/.579 82/.834 53/.756 39/.677 65/.638 159/.706 110/.530 .679
Road 295/.685 74/.736 21/1.076 105/.473 104/.906 82/.780 50/.707 30/.783 65/.557 147/.581 94/.586
Last 28d days 123/.764 42/.556 46/.904 36/.808 52/.653 20/.771 11/.600 / 44/.817 29/.952 46/.811
HR/SB/CS 14/9/5 3/3/0 7/3/0 4/9/0 5/0/2 3/0/1 3/2/0 1/4/2 2/4/0 4/6/2 6/6/0 109/110/24
Usage ····X··· ··o·o··· ······X· ··Xo·o·· ······X· oo······ 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.