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Game Preview: DET @ BOS, 7:10pm, Friday, May 16, 2014 @Fenway Park

Tigers, 24-12, 24-12 1st, 6 up

SP: Max Scherzer (29, RHP, 5-1, 2.04)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (5-1) 53.0 38 12 12 16 66 5 2.04
2013 (21-3) 214.1 152 73 69 56 240 18 2.90
2012 (16-7) 187.2 179 82 78 60 231 23 3.74
Last 7 GS 5-1 45.0 34 12 12 15 59 5 2.40 64
2014-05-10 MIN W 6.0 5 3 3 4 6 1 116 52
2014-05-05 HOU W 8.0 3 0 0 1 9 0 111 84
2014-04-30 @CHW W 6.0 4 0 0 3 7 0 105 68
2014-04-24 CHW W 6.0 7 2 2 1 10 1 110 59
2014-04-19 LAA W 7.0 3 1 1 2 9 1 111 74
2014-04-13 @SDP L 5.0 4 4 4 3 10 1 104 50
2014-04-08 @LAD ND 7.0 8 2 2 1 8 1 106 60
Last 5 v.BOS 2-2 29.0 33 19 19 9 32 3 5.90 48
2013-09-03 @BOS L 7.0 5 2 2 3 8 0 111 64
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   13-8    Road:   11-4    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  15-10   vsLHP:   9-2    1-Run:   7-4 
 vsEast:  5-1    vsCntrl:12-6    vsWest:  5-2  IL: 2-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 36 Wed, May 14  @BAL  W   7-5       24-12  1st  5.5 up
 35 Tue, May 13  @BAL  W   4-1       23-12  1st  5.5 up
 34 Mon, May 12  @BAL  W   4-1       22-12  1st  5.5 up
 33 Sun, May 11   MIN  L   3-4       21-12  1st  5.0 up
 32 Sat, May 10   MIN  W   9-3       21-11  1st  5.0 up
 31 Fri, May  9   MIN  L   1-2       20-11  1st  4.0 up
 30 Thu, May  8   HOU  L   2-6       20-10  1st  5.0 up
 29 Wed, May  7   HOU  W   3-2       20-9   1st  5.0 up
 28 Tue, May  6   HOU  W  11-4       19-9   1st  5.0 up
 27 Mon, May  5   HOU  W   2-0       18-9   1st  4.5 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:20-10
Red Sox, 20-20, 20-20 3rd, 1½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: Jon Lester (30, LHP, 4-4, 2.75)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (4-4) 55.2 47 24 17 13 66 3 2.75
2013 (15-8) 213.1 209 94 89 67 177 19 3.75
2012 (9-14) 205.1 216 117 110 68 166 25 4.82
Last 7 GS 4-3 48.2 41 22 15 12 58 2 2.77 61
2014-05-10 @TEX W 7.0 4 3 3 3 8 0 103 62
2014-05-03 OAK W 8.0 1 0 0 2 15 0 119 93
2014-04-27 @TOR L 7.0 5 4 4 0 7 1 122 58
2014-04-22 NYY L 4.2 11 8 3 4 7 0 118 23
2014-04-17 @CHW W 8.0 7 1 1 0 9 0 112 73
2014-04-11 @NYY W 6.2 6 2 2 2 6 1 113 58
2014-04-06 MIL L 7.1 7 4 2 1 6 0 108 57
Last 5 v.DET 2-1 32.1 44 15 15 8 30 4 4.18 49
2013-09-03 DET W 7.0 8 1 1 0 9 0 111 66
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
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-11   Road:   10-9    ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  10-16   vsLHP:  10-4    1-Run:   5-9 
 vsEast:  9-11   vsCntrl: 3-3    vsWest:  6-3  IL: 2-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 40 Thu, May 15  @MIN  L   3-4 (10)  20-20  3rd  1.5 gb
 39 Wed, May 14  @MIN  W   9-4       20-19  2nd  0.5 gb
 38 Tue, May 13  @MIN  L   6-8       19-19  2nd  1.5 gb
 37 Sun, May 11  @TEX  W   5-2       19-18  3rd  2.0 gb
 36 Sat, May 10  @TEX  W   8-3       18-18  3rd  3.0 gb
 35 Fri, May  9  @TEX  L   0-8       17-18  4th  3.0 gb
 34 Wed, May  7   CIN  W   4-3       17-17  3rd  1.5 gb
 33 Tue, May  6   CIN  W   4-3 (12)  16-17  3rd  1.5 gb
 32 Sun, May  4   OAK  L   2-3 (10)  15-17  3rd  2.0 gb
 31 Sat, May  3   OAK  W   6-3       15-16  3rd  2.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:16-14
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Wed, Sep 04, 2013 BOS 20  DET  4        W:Ryan Dempster (8-9), L: Rick Porcello (11-8), S: none
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
Season Series: 2014 -  0-0; 2013 - DET won 4-3; 2012 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - BOS leads 1026-957

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 2014 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 (4.89 RS/G) vs. Red Sox Pitchers (4.35 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 31.Lester*
G/S/vB
35.Badenhop
G/S/vB
32.Breslow*
G/S/vB
55.Capuano*
G/S/vB
30.Miller*
G/S/vB
54.Mujica
G/S/vB
36.Tazawa
G/S/vB
19.Uehara
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
13.Avila* G/S/vP 6/1.167 1/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 2/.500 3/.000 97/71 .225/.354/.375/.729 .820/.688 .816 57/.854 0/2 2/0
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 24/1.414 1/no AB 6/.533 22/1.409 2/2.500 3/2.000 4/.833 3/1.666 157/120 .295/.338/.493/.831 .809/.837 .720 101/.930 0/1 6/1
9.Castellanos G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 121/86 .230/.256/.389/.646 .741/.609 .524 82/.604 0/0 4/2
20.Davis G/S/vP 40/.931 ··· 2/.000 5/2.050 2/1.000 ··· 7/1.143 6/.000 117/85 .292/.342/.415/.757 .695/.780 .767 71/.734 13/2 3/2
50.Holaday G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 35/24 .303/.343/.333/.676 .364/.826 .714 30/.793 1/0 0/2
48.Hunter G/S/vP 23/1.087 3/.666 10/1.611 22/1.074 7/.619 2/1.000 3/.666 13/.769 132/99 .298/.333/.460/.793 .603/.854 .925 88/.786 1/1 4/1
14.Jackson G/S/vP 15/.690 ··· 3/2.333 3/.000 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 4/1.000 143/106 .276/.343/.423/.765 .949/.703 .605 88/.722 6/1 2/3
32.Kelly* G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/5.000 42/39 .316/.381/.421/.802 1.333/.756 .423 25/.764 2/0 0/0
3.Kinsler G/S/vP 29/.772 3/1.334 6/1.100 3/3.500 7/1.571 6/.000 5/1.850 9/.804 163/125 .303/.337/.441/.778 .935/.729 .767 104/.707 5/3 4/1
28.Martinez G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.333 ··· 6/.834 ··· ··· 39/27 .200/.256/.286/.542 .083/.750 .575 39/.542 1/0 0/0
41.Martinez# G/S/vP 15/1.379 ··· 9/.555 5/.400 2/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 150/115 .336/.387/.597/.984 1.353/.872 1.134 99/1.074 2/2 9/2
27.Romine# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 76/63 .209/.293/.224/.517 .825/.454 .457 58/.548 4/0 0/3
29.Worth G/S/vP 6/1.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 23/11 .286/.304/.333/.638 .348/.955 .583 23/.638 0/1 0/1
IP 55.2 22.2 12.0 20.1 18.1 12.0 16.0 15.2 TOTAL .277/.329/.423/.751 .794/.737 .719 .771 35/13 34/22
ERA-K/9 2.75/10.7 2.78/4.8 3.75/7.5 2.21/8.9 2.95/13.3 9.00/6.8 2.81/7.3 1.15/13.8 3.77/8.5

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Avila (20-12-1)
 Holaday (4-2-0)
 Martinez (3-1-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 221/.229 94/.286 53/.250 85/.227 74/.191 58/.340 66/.270 62/.224 .261  Davis
 Jackson
 Kelly
 Hunter
 Martinez
27/1/0/2
0/34/0/1
2/1/5/0
0/0/31/0
6/0/3/0
OPS .630 .773 .661 .639 .523 .933 .653 .607 .727
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 60/.664 43/.840 23/.741 32/.648 27/.472 29/.767 30/.782 31/.237 .711
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 161/.617 51/.717 30/.595 53/.632 47/.551 29/1.098 36/.544 31/.973 .740
Home 84/.660 68/.690 31/.852 38/.780 37/.339 38/1.107 33/.606 40/.615
Last 28d days 108/.662 49/.493 43/.710 52/.850 47/.560 30/.974 35/.769 39/.744
HR/SB/CS 3/3/0 1/0/1 0/0/0 1/0/1 1/0/0 2/3/0 1/0/0 2/0/1 35/22/9
Usage ·····X·· ·X···X·· o·X···X· o·X···X· X·X·oo·· ·X····o· ··o··o·· ····o···
Red Sox Batters (4.30 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (3.64 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 37.Scherzer
G/S/vB
62.Alburquerque
G/S/vB
44.Chamberlain
G/S/vB
40.Coke*
G/S/vB
46.Krol*
G/S/vB
60.Miller
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
57.Reed
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
2.Bogaerts G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 158/108 .257/.361/.353/.714 .903/.629 .627 85/.668 1/2 1/4
25.Bradley* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 140/93 .205/.307/.303/.610 .610/.610 .655 84/.580 3/0 0/0
37.Carp* G/S/vP 9/.583 ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.000 ··· 45/39 .268/.333/.341/.675 .667/.676 .638 24/.564 0/1 0/0
5.Gomes G/S/vP 6/.666 ··· 4/.833 1/2.000 ··· ··· 3/.000 ··· 99/52 .238/.333/.405/.738 .858/.629 .853 55/.825 0/0 3/2
10.Herrera# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 ··· 47/35 .184/.295/.184/.480 .384/.510 .618 18/.277 0/2 0/1
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP 6/.334 1/5.000 3/.000 1/5.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 1/2.000 80/56 .203/.313/.333/.646 .784/.584 .706 65/.593 0/0 2/2
12.Napoli G/S/vP 9/.222 1/.000 12/1.381 7/.629 ··· ··· 3/.333 1/5.000 166/116 .255/.386/.431/.816 .764/.832 .891 96/.767 0/1 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 18/1.689 3/2.500 23/.841 20/.317 ··· ··· 11/.473 ··· 168/104 .303/.393/.586/.979 1.082/.918 .867 99/1.221 0/0 11/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 17/.823 4/.000 27/1.227 9/1.127 ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· 184/127 .283/.353/.410/.763 .876/.715 .793 112/.906 2/4 2/1
40.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 34/.839 4/.500 8/.000 13/.539 ··· ··· 14/.368 ··· 120/87 .264/.303/.382/.684 .330/.808 .788 68/.727 0/0 3/2
3.Ross G/S/vP 5/.900 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 45/20 .171/.244/.366/.610 .844/.350 .571 27/.494 0/1 2/3
38.Sizemore* G/S/vP 10/.425 1/.000 6/.533 6/.334 ··· ··· 17/.063 ··· 116/88 .243/.319/.379/.698 .646/.714 .701 62/.656 2/0 2/0
18.Victorino G/S/vP 10/.500 3/.333 3/2.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 73/51 .292/.333/.400/.733 .902/.664 .826 73/.733 1/0 0/0
IP 53.0 16.0 15.2 8.2 12.1 10.1 15.2 15.1 TOTAL .247/.336/.386/.721 .753/.707 .747 .760 11/11 33/26
ERA-K/9 2.04/11.2 3.94/11.8 4.02/13.2 8.31/4.1 2.19/6.6 3.48/4.4 3.45/8.0 2.93/5.3 3.34/8.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pierzynski (12-7-3)
 Ross (10-2-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 209/.200 69/.266 67/.279 41/.378 51/.240 42/.231 64/.200 60/.286 .237  Bradley
 Sizemore
 Carp
 Victorino
 Gomes
1/32/6/3
18/10/3/3
7/0/0/0
0/0/15/0
24/0/5/0
OPS .605 .679 .704 1.063 .755 .629 .624 .762 .675
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 105/.606 34/.681 31/.762 20/1.084 26/.631 14/.357 29/.814 26/.888 .645
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 104/.604 35/.678 36/.657 21/1.040 25/.880 28/.776 35/.479 34/.667 .701
Road 76/.714 23/.670 28/.526 22/.890 29/.586 11/.744 29/.656 18/.859
Last 28d days 131/.582 45/.630 44/.626 25/1.167 31/.658 35/.702 35/.454 35/.856
HR/SB/CS 5/2/4 2/3/0 0/2/1 1/0/1 3/0/0 1/0/0 2/3/0 1/2/2 26/27/15
Usage ·····X·· ·o·oooo· ·X··XX·· ·····o·· ·o·Xo·o· ··X····X ·Xoo···· ····X·oX

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.