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Game Preview: DET @ OAK, 9:00pm, Saturday, October 5, 2013 @O.co Coliseum

Tigers, 93-69,

SP: Justin Verlander (30, RHP, 13-12, 3.46)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. OAK Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 RegS (13-12) 218.1 212 94 84 75 217 19 3.46
2012 RegS (17-8) 238.1 192 81 70 60 239 19 2.64
2011 RegS (24-5) 251.0 174 73 67 57 250 24 2.40
Last 7 GS 1-3 44.2 38 15 13 13 51 3 2.62 60
2013-09-29 @MIA ND 6.0 3 0 0 1 10 0 80 75
2013-09-23 @MIN ND 6.0 6 0 0 3 12 0 107 69
2013-09-18 SEA L 7.0 4 3 3 3 6 1 124 60
2013-09-13 KCR W 6.2 9 3 3 0 7 0 111 51
2013-09-07 @KCR L 7.0 8 4 4 1 7 1 114 51
2013-09-01 CLE ND 7.0 4 0 0 2 6 0 116 73
2013-08-27 OAK L 5.0 4 5 3 3 3 1 104 43
Last 5 v.OAK 4-1 33.0 19 7 5 14 36 2 1.36 67
2013-08-27 OAK L 5.0 4 5 3 3 3 1 104 43
2013-04-13 @OAK W 6.0 3 1 1 3 6 0 111 65
2012-10-11 @OAK W 9.0 4 0 0 1 11 0 122 89
2012-10-06 OAK W 7.0 3 1 1 4 11 1 121 74
2012-09-19 OAK W 6.0 5 0 0 3 5 0 122 64
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
Regular AND Postseason Totals
 Home:   51-30   Road:   42-39   ExtrInn: 6-13
 vsRHP:  66-46   vsLHP:  27-23   1-Run:  20-26
 vsEast: 17-15   vsCntrl:47-29   vsWest: 17-17 IL:12-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
162 Sun, Sep 29  @MIA  L   0-1       93-69  1st  1.0 up
161 Sat, Sep 28  @MIA  L   1-2 (10)  93-68  1st  2.0 up
160 Fri, Sep 27  @MIA  L   2-3       93-67  1st  3.0 up
159 Wed, Sep 25  @MIN  W   1-0       93-66  1st  4.5 up
158 Tue, Sep 24  @MIN  W   4-2       92-66  1st  4.5 up
157 Mon, Sep 23  @MIN  L   3-4 (11)  91-66  1st  4.5 up
156 Sun, Sep 22   CHW  L   3-6       91-65  1st  5.0 up
155 Sat, Sep 21   CHW  W   7-6 (12)  91-64  1st  6.0 up
154 Fri, Sep 20   CHW  W  12-5       90-64  1st  6.0 up
153 Thu, Sep 19   SEA  W   5-4       89-64  1st  6.0 up

Regular Season Only
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Athletics, 96-66,

SP: Sonny Gray (23, RHP, 5-3, 2.67)

2013 Gamelogs / 2013 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2013 RegS (5-3) 64.0 51 22 19 20 67 4 2.67
Last 7 GS 4-2 39.0 39 16 15 13 40 2 3.46 54
2013-09-29 @SEA W 5.0 3 0 0 3 8 0 79 66
2013-09-22 MIN W 5.0 7 4 4 2 3 1 94 38
2013-09-17 LAA ND 6.0 5 1 1 1 5 1 98 62
2013-09-11 @MIN W 5.0 4 2 2 3 7 0 91 55
2013-09-05 HOU L 8.0 7 3 2 1 7 0 95 64
2013-08-31 TBR W 6.2 5 0 0 1 7 0 102 70
2013-08-25 @BAL L 3.1 8 6 6 2 3 0 67 21
Has never faced DET as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
Regular AND Postseason Totals
 Home:   52-29   Road:   44-37   ExtrInn: 7-6 
 vsRHP:  64-44   vsLHP:  32-22   1-Run:  30-20
 vsEast: 17-15   vsCntrl:22-12   vsWest: 44-32 IL:13-7 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
162 Sun, Sep 29  @SEA  W   9-0       96-66  1st  5.0 up
161 Sat, Sep 28  @SEA  L   5-7       95-66  1st  5.0 up
160 Fri, Sep 27  @SEA  W   8-2       95-65  1st  6.0 up
159 Wed, Sep 25  @LAA  L   1-3       94-65  1st  6.5 up
158 Tue, Sep 24  @LAA  L   0-3       94-64  1st  7.5 up
157 Mon, Sep 23  @LAA  W  10-5       94-63  1st  8.5 up
156 Sun, Sep 22   MIN  W  11-7       93-63  1st  8.5 up
155 Sat, Sep 21   MIN  W   9-1       92-63  1st  7.5 up
154 Fri, Sep 20   MIN  W  11-0       91-63  1st  7.5 up
153 Thu, Sep 19   MIN  W   8-6       90-63  1st  6.5 up

Regular Season Only
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:14-6    Last 30:21-9 
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 DET  7  OAK  6        W:Joaquin Benoit (4-0), L: Grant Balfour (0-3), S: none
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 OAK 14 @DET  4        W:Dan Straily (7-7), L: Doug Fister (11-7), S: Brett Anderson (1)
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 OAK  6 @DET  3  (5)   W:Tommy Milone (10-9), L: Justin Verlander (12-10), S: none
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 OAK  8 @DET  6        W:A.J. Griffin (11-9), L: Jose Alvarez (1-4), S: Grant Balfour (33)
Sun, Apr 14, 2013 DET 10 @OAK  1        W:Anibal Sanchez (2-0), L: Jarrod Parker (0-2), S: none
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 DET  7 @OAK  3        W:Justin Verlander (2-1), L: Brett Anderson (1-2), S: none
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 OAK  4  DET  3 (12)   W:Chris Resop (1-0), L: Brayan Villarreal (0-2), S: none

Thu, Sep 20, 2012 OAK 12 @DET  4        W:Pat Neshek (2-1), L: Anibal Sanchez (8-13), S: none
Wed, Sep 19, 2012 DET  6  OAK  2        W:Justin Verlander (15-8), L: Brett Anderson (4-2), S: none
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 DET 12  OAK  2        W:Darin Downs (2-1), L: A.J. Griffin (6-1), S: none

Regular and Postseason
Season Series: 2013 - OAK over 4-3; 2012 - DET won 7-5; 2011 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - DET leads 997-916

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

Batter vs. Pitcher Include Regular and Postseason Totals, All Others Just Regular Season

Tigers Batters (4.91 RS/G) vs. Athletics Pitchers (3.86 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 54.Gray
G/S/vB
49.Anderson*
G/S/vB
50.Balfour
G/S/vB
13.Blevins*
G/S/vB
60.Chavez
G/S/vB
48.Cook
G/S/vB
62.Doolittle*
G/S/vB
61.Otero
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP ··· 1/3.000 3/.000 4/.000 2/3.500 2/.000 ··· ··· 379/291 .227/.317/.376/.693 .455/.767 .601 71/.956 0/0 11/6
24.Cabrera G/S/vP ··· 16/.771 13/.684 2/1.000 6/2.067 4/.250 3/.000 1/no AB 652/488 .348/.442/.636/1.078 1.210/1.035 1.074 82/.768 3/0 44/12
12.Dirks* G/S/vP ··· 4/1.000 2/.000 5/1.000 1/.000 4/.333 1/.000 2/.000 484/398 .256/.323/.363/.686 .631/.698 .637 64/.635 7/1 9/2
28.Fielder* G/S/vP ··· 7/1.571 4/1.250 6/1.500 7/1.914 2/.000 4/.500 1/2.000 712/451 .279/.362/.457/.819 .819/.819 .797 94/.957 1/1 25/6
48.Hunter G/S/vP ··· 23/1.245 13/.846 8/.393 2/1.500 4/.833 3/.000 1/2.000 652/464 .304/.334/.465/.800 .829/.788 .738 83/.756 3/2 17/3
1.Iglesias G/S/vP ··· 4/.250 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 3/.666 1/.000 382/247 .303/.349/.386/.735 .769/.716 .732 43/.502 5/2 3/6
4.Infante G/S/vP ··· 8/.625 6/1.000 1/.000 5/.600 3/.000 3/1.334 2/.000 476/322 .318/.345/.450/.795 .831/.778 .735 83/.775 5/2 10/10
14.Jackson G/S/vP ··· 13/.237 4/.500 4/1.000 4/1.167 6/.533 3/1.000 2/.500 614/429 .272/.337/.417/.754 .681/.784 .777 106/.682 8/4 12/2
32.Kelly* G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 4/.000 1/2.000 2/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 251/194 .222/.309/.343/.652 .574/.674 .588 35/.442 2/0 6/2
41.Martinez# G/S/vP ··· 9/1.056 10/1.100 5/.400 ··· ··· 1/5.000 1/2.000 668/424 .301/.355/.430/.785 .735/.813 .750 86/.903 0/2 14/0
55.Pena# G/S/vP ··· 9/.804 4/.750 3/.666 1/.000 1/2.000 1/.000 1/.000 243/133 .297/.315/.397/.713 .608/.801 .760 17/.294 0/2 4/3
27.Peralta G/S/vP ··· 11/.773 14/.846 9/.708 5/.650 3/1.334 1/.000 ··· 448/312 .303/.358/.457/.815 .964/.750 .705 12/.583 3/3 11/4
26.Perez G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 71/35 .197/.217/.227/.445 .501/.388 .461 10/.200 1/0 0/2
39.Santiago# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 7/.500 4/1.833 2/1.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/2.000 234/174 .224/.298/.288/.586 .591/.584 .560 54/.536 0/1 1/2
IP 64.0 44.2 62.2 60.0 57.1 67.1 69.0 39.0 TOTAL .283/.346/.434/.780 .764/.788 .742 .718 35/20 176/76
ERA-K/9 2.67/9.4 6.04/9.3 2.59/10.3 3.15/7.8 3.92/8.6 2.54/9.0 3.13/7.8 1.38/6.2 3.56/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (73-15-9)
 Martinez (1-0-0)
 Pena (42-13-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 261/.214 200/.287 262/.206 245/.218 248/.230 294/.238 266/.214 159/.276 .242  Hunter
 Dirks
 Jackson
 Kelly
 Peralta
0/0/143/9
116/4/15/7
0/129/0/5
38/25/22/0
3/0/0/0
OPS .570 .794 .610 .651 .620 .616 .573 .613 .678
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 153/.622 48/.910 138/.548 107/.741 137/.630 132/.730 92/.516 83/.613 .695
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 108/.499 152/.758 124/.682 138/.581 111/.605 162/.526 174/.603 76/.613 .662
Home 158/.527 121/.769 145/.578 114/.665 129/.737 165/.562 155/.587 110/.586
Last 28d days 121/.604 49/.845 36/.618 24/.303 26/.417 43/.959 36/.361 34/.657
HR/SB/CS 4/1/1 5/2/0 7/0/1 7/2/2 3/1/0 2/16/1 4/6/3 0/1/0 163/87/27
Usage ·····X·· ······X· ·····o·X ······o· ·····Xo· ·····o·o ·······o ·····oo·
Athletics Batters (4.73 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (3.85 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 35.Verlander
G/S/vB
62.Alburquerque
G/S/vB
52.Alvarez*
G/S/vB
53.Benoit
G/S/vB
21.Porcello
G/S/vB
36.Putkonen
G/S/vB
33.Smyly*
G/S/vB
31.Veras
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
10.Barton* G/S/vP 18/.547 2/.000 2/1.000 4/.250 11/.909 2/1.000 1/no AB 2/.500 120/91 .269/.350/.375/.725 .653/.749 .846 72/.845 0/0 3/1
18.Callaspo# G/S/vP 21/.497 1/2.000 5/.400 1/2.000 20/.583 2/.000 4/.833 5/1.000 516/348 .258/.333/.369/.702 .763/.672 .673 81/.732 0/2 10/16
52.Cespedes G/S/vP 13/.885 3/.000 1/.000 4/1.417 1/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 574/390 .240/.294/.442/.737 .880/.672 .787 77/.852 7/7 26/4
4.Crisp# G/S/vP 34/.741 2/.000 2/1.000 14/.445 13/.847 1/.000 1/2.000 7/.453 584/369 .261/.335/.444/.779 .645/.867 .705 97/.879 21/5 22/0
20.Donaldson G/S/vP 18/.583 3/.000 2/1.000 4/.500 1/.000 2/1.500 1/3.000 3/.333 668/464 .301/.384/.499/.883 1.042/.813 .888 96/1.089 5/2 24/16
8.Lowrie# G/S/vP 9/.708 2/.000 1/3.000 4/1.000 2/1.000 1/2.000 2/1.500 4/1.417 662/428 .290/.344/.446/.791 .772/.796 .767 94/.841 1/0 15/18
37.Moss* G/S/vP 15/.652 2/.500 1/5.000 6/.000 3/.000 1/.000 2/2.500 2/2.500 505/417 .256/.337/.522/.859 .649/.904 .796 70/1.086 4/2 30/8
36.Norris G/S/vP 9/.222 2/1.500 ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 308/135 .246/.345/.409/.754 .990/.445 .851 44/.886 5/0 9/3
16.Reddick* G/S/vP 19/.325 1/.000 ··· 4/1.250 6/1.917 ··· 1/.000 ··· 441/296 .226/.307/.379/.686 .667/.695 .586 66/.846 9/2 12/5
15.Smith* G/S/vP 21/.714 2/1.000 ··· 2/1.500 8/1.625 1/.000 1/3.000 6/.000 410/323 .253/.329/.391/.721 .621/.748 .663 31/1.081 0/0 8/0
28.Sogard* G/S/vP 7/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 3/.000 410/338 .266/.322/.364/.686 .640/.695 .701 50/.680 10/5 2/9
22.Suzuki G/S/vP 27/.567 2/1.000 2/2.500 7/.000 19/.725 ··· ··· 4/1.167 316/247 .232/.290/.337/.627 .653/.619 .641 14/.857 2/0 5/6
21.Vogt* G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/2.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 148/130 .252/.295/.400/.695 .667/.698 .588 48/.714 0/1 4/1
25.Young G/S/vP 6/.334 2/2.500 1/.000 3/.000 4/.000 ··· 1/.000 6/1.333 375/200 .200/.280/.379/.659 .712/.614 .606 51/.712 10/3 12/2
IP 218.1 49.0 38.2 67.0 177.0 29.2 76.0 62.2 TOTAL .254/.327/.419/.745 .760/.738 .730 .845 74/28 186/97
ERA-K/9 3.46/8.9 4.59/12.9 5.82/7.2 2.01/9.8 4.32/7.2 3.03/8.5 2.37/9.6 3.02/8.6 3.61/8.8

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Norris (35-12-6)
 Suzuki (57-8-3)
 Vogt (20-9-6)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 925/.253 220/.213 172/.280 265/.197 736/.270 127/.261 303/.219 254/.199 .247  Cespedes
 Reddick
 Young
 Crisp
 Smith
 Moss
94/18/0/10
0/0/113/9
24/54/26/2
0/110/0/2
50/0/9/1
8/2/27/1
OPS .691 .674 .866 .575 .709 .677 .601 .605 .681
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 546/.658 93/.662 53/.851 151/.514 381/.814 55/.562 129/.471 131/.689 .691
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 379/.739 127/.683 119/.872 114/.658 355/.599 72/.766 174/.699 123/.516 .670
Road 448/.675 92/.769 49/.778 132/.512 362/.705 71/.704 162/.600 107/.623
Last 28d days 131/.637 36/.597 39/.751 44/.473 119/.685 28/.706 30/.707 23/.698
HR/SB/CS 19/21/4 5/3/0 7/3/0 5/10/0 18/12/5 4/2/0 4/8/2 6/7/0 128/128/29
Usage ·····X·· ······X· ·······X ······X· ·····o·o ·····X·X ······X· ·······X

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.