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Game Preview: DET @ BOS, 7:10pm, Saturday, May 17, 2014 @Fenway Park

Tigers, 25-12, 25-12 1st, 6½ up

SP: Rick Porcello (25, RHP, 6-1, 3.22)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (6-1) 44.2 40 16 16 6 29 3 3.22
2013 (13-8) 177.0 185 87 85 42 142 18 4.32
2012 (10-12) 176.1 226 101 90 44 107 16 4.59
Last 7 GS 6-1 44.2 40 16 16 6 29 3 3.22 56
2014-05-12 @BAL W 6.0 5 1 1 0 2 0 83 60
2014-05-07 HOU W 6.2 7 2 2 2 5 0 100 55
2014-05-02 @KCR W 7.0 4 2 2 0 6 1 106 67
2014-04-25 @MIN W 5.0 6 4 4 1 4 1 92 42
2014-04-20 LAA W 7.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 103 66
2014-04-11 @SDP L 6.1 10 5 5 0 5 1 91 38
2014-04-05 BAL W 6.2 3 1 1 2 3 0 94 65
Last 5 v.BOS 1-3 19.0 30 23 22 9 15 6 10.42 33
2013-09-04 @BOS L 5.0 7 9 8 4 4 3 102 19
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:   13-8    Road:   12-4    ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:  15-10   vsLHP:  10-2    1-Run:   8-4 
 vsEast:  6-1    vsCntrl:12-6    vsWest:  5-2  IL: 2-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 37 Fri, May 16  @BOS  W   1-0       25-12  1st  6.5 up
 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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:15-5    Last 30:20-10
Red Sox, 20-21, 20-21 4th, 2½ GB, 2 GB in WC

SP: John Lackey (35, RHP, 5-2, 3.57)

2014 Gamelogs / 2014 Splits / vs. DET Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2014 (5-2) 53.0 53 22 21 11 52 6 3.57
2013 (10-13) 189.1 179 80 74 40 161 26 3.52
2011 (12-12) 160.0 203 119 114 56 108 20 6.41
Last 7 GS 4-2 47.0 50 20 19 10 46 5 3.64 55
2014-05-11 @TEX W 7.0 7 2 2 0 9 1 105 64
2014-05-04 OAK ND 6.0 5 2 2 3 4 0 107 55
2014-04-29 TBR W 8.0 6 2 2 1 5 0 112 66
2014-04-23 NYY W 8.0 7 1 1 0 11 0 111 75
2014-04-18 BAL L 5.1 10 6 6 4 6 0 100 26
2014-04-12 @NYY L 5.2 10 6 6 0 6 4 95 31
2014-04-07 TEX W 7.0 5 1 0 2 5 0 95 68
Last 5 v.DET 1-3 32.1 37 16 16 11 23 4 4.45 49
2013-09-02 DET L 7.1 7 3 3 1 5 0 111 56
2013-06-20 @DET ND 7.0 7 2 2 1 5 0 98 59
2010-05-16 @DET L 7.0 9 5 5 4 4 1 123 39
2009-08-25 DET L 6.0 11 5 5 1 6 2 117 35
2007-05-22 @DET W 5.0 3 1 1 4 3 1 101 56
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   10-12   Road:   10-9    ExtrInn: 2-3 
 vsRHP:  10-17   vsLHP:  10-4    1-Run:   5-10
 vsEast:  9-11   vsCntrl: 3-4    vsWest:  6-3  IL: 2-3 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 41 Fri, May 16   DET  L   0-1       20-21  4th  2.5 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
 Last 10: 5-5    Last 20:11-9    Last 30:15-15
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 16, 2014 DET  1 @BOS  0        W:Max Scherzer (6-1), L: Jon Lester (4-5), S: Joe Nathan (11)

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)
Season Series: 2014 - DET over 1-0; 2013 - DET won 4-3; 2012 - Tied 5-5; All-Time - BOS leads 1026-958

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 (4.78 RS/G) vs. Red Sox Pitchers (4.27 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
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 9/.222 2/.000 3/.000 ··· 2/.500 ··· 3/.333 3/.000 101/73 .214/.340/.357/.697 .758/.667 .714 61/.792 0/2 2/0
24.Cabrera G/S/vP 13/1.052 1/no AB 6/.533 22/1.409 2/2.500 4/2.000 4/.833 3/1.666 161/121 .295/.342/.490/.832 .782/.847 .727 100/.929 0/1 6/1
9.Castellanos G/S/vP ··· 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 124/87 .233/.258/.388/.646 .698/.626 .532 81/.573 0/1 4/2
20.Davis G/S/vP 28/.929 1/.000 2/.000 5/2.050 2/1.000 ··· 7/1.143 6/.000 121/86 .284/.339/.404/.743 .673/.771 .735 70/.695 14/2 3/2
50.Holaday G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· 1/.000 ··· 35/24 .303/.343/.333/.676 .364/.826 .714 26/.760 1/0 0/2
48.Hunter G/S/vP 58/.706 4/.500 10/1.611 22/1.074 7/.619 2/1.000 4/.500 13/.769 136/101 .305/.338/.461/.799 .687/.837 .930 88/.833 1/1 4/1
14.Jackson G/S/vP 8/.875 1/.000 3/2.333 3/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 4/1.000 147/108 .270/.340/.413/.753 .936/.689 .587 88/.685 6/1 2/3
32.Kelly* G/S/vP 6/.666 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 41/1.345 3/1.334 6/1.100 3/3.500 7/1.571 7/.000 5/1.850 9/.804 167/126 .301/.335/.436/.771 .915/.723 .751 103/.730 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 31/.928 ··· 9/.555 5/.400 2/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 154/116 .333/.383/.594/.977 1.324/.864 1.109 99/.996 2/2 9/2
27.Romine# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 76/63 .209/.293/.224/.517 .825/.454 .457 54/.528 4/0 0/3
29.Worth G/S/vP 3/.666 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 26/12 .250/.269/.292/.561 .297/.871 .467 26/.561 0/1 0/1
IP 53.0 24.1 12.0 20.1 18.1 13.1 17.0 15.2 TOTAL .274/.327/.418/.745 .781/.732 .706 .752 36/14 34/22
ERA-K/9 3.57/8.8 2.59/4.8 3.75/7.5 2.21/8.9 2.95/13.3 8.10/6.1 2.65/7.9 1.15/13.8 3.71/8.5

 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 218/.260 100/.278 53/.250 85/.227 74/.191 61/.339 69/.258 62/.224 .260  Davis
 Jackson
 Kelly
 Hunter
 Martinez
28/1/0/2
0/35/0/1
2/1/5/0
0/0/32/0
6/0/3/0
OPS .705 .744 .661 .639 .523 .919 .624 .607 .722
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 132/.647 44/.819 23/.741 32/.648 27/.472 30/.740 31/.756 31/.237 .706
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 86/.796 56/.687 30/.595 53/.632 47/.551 31/1.091 38/.515 31/.973 .735
Home 143/.639 74/.660 31/.852 38/.780 37/.339 41/1.072 36/.553 40/.615
Last 28d days 114/.588 55/.475 43/.710 52/.850 47/.560 33/.944 34/.792 35/.792
HR/SB/CS 6/8/1 1/0/1 0/0/0 1/0/1 1/0/0 2/3/1 1/0/0 2/0/1 35/23/10
Usage ·····X·· X·X···X· ·o·X···X ·o·X···X ·X·X·oo· o·X····o o··o··o· ·····o··
Red Sox Batters (4.20 RS/G) vs. Tigers Pitchers (3.54 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 21.Porcello
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 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/.500 161/111 .254/.360/.348/.708 .903/.623 .619 88/.660 1/2 1/4
25.Bradley* G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/.000 143/96 .200/.301/.296/.597 .610/.590 .626 84/.580 3/0 0/0
37.Carp* G/S/vP 1/no AB ··· 2/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/.000 ··· 49/43 .267/.327/.333/.660 .667/.659 .616 25/.572 0/1 0/0
5.Gomes G/S/vP ··· ··· 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 15/.322 0/2 0/1
16.Middlebrooks G/S/vP 5/.400 1/5.000 3/.000 1/5.000 ··· ··· 4/.000 1/2.000 82/58 .197/.305/.324/.629 .784/.562 .665 67/.574 0/0 2/2
12.Napoli G/S/vP 13/1.052 1/.000 12/1.381 7/.629 ··· ··· 4/.250 1/5.000 170/120 .252/.388/.424/.813 .764/.827 .882 96/.774 0/1 5/2
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 7/1.000 3/2.500 23/.841 20/.317 ··· ··· 12/.432 ··· 172/108 .304/.395/.581/.976 1.082/.916 .867 99/1.181 0/0 11/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 12/.550 4/.000 28/1.180 9/1.127 ··· ··· 3/1.334 ··· 188/131 .278/.351/.402/.753 .876/.703 .775 112/.857 2/4 2/1
40.Pierzynski* G/S/vP 23/.625 4/.500 8/.000 13/.539 1/.000 ··· 14/.368 ··· 121/87 .261/.300/.378/.678 .320/.808 .774 69/.716 0/0 3/2
3.Ross G/S/vP 2/1.000 ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/2.000 ··· 48/23 .182/.250/.364/.614 .844/.391 .583 27/.570 0/1 2/3
38.Sizemore* G/S/vP 16/.450 1/.000 7/.453 6/.334 ··· ··· 17/.063 ··· 120/92 .234/.308/.364/.673 .646/.681 .658 62/.656 2/0 2/0
18.Victorino G/S/vP 3/1.167 3/.333 3/2.000 1/no AB ··· ··· ··· ··· 73/51 .292/.333/.400/.733 .902/.664 .826 73/.733 1/0 0/0
IP 44.2 16.0 16.2 8.2 13.0 10.1 16.2 15.2 TOTAL .245/.334/.380/.714 .751/.698 .732 .748 11/11 33/26
ERA-K/9 3.22/5.8 3.94/11.8 3.78/12.4 8.31/4.1 2.08/6.2 3.48/4.4 3.24/8.1 2.87/5.7 3.25/8.1

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Pierzynski (12-7-3)
 Ross (11-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 172/.244 69/.266 70/.266 41/.378 52/.235 42/.231 67/.190 62/.281 .235  Bradley
 Sizemore
 Carp
 Victorino
 Gomes
1/33/6/3
18/10/4/3
8/0/0/0
0/0/15/0
24/0/5/0
OPS .645 .679 .672 1.063 .740 .629 .594 .760 .668
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 87/.713 34/.681 32/.737 20/1.084 27/.607 14/.357 31/.755 27/.853 .637
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 85/.577 35/.678 38/.621 21/1.040 25/.880 28/.776 36/.465 35/.687 .695
Road 97/.736 23/.670 31/.472 22/.890 30/.567 11/.744 32/.592 20/.844
Last 28d days 122/.608 45/.630 44/.626 25/1.167 32/.637 35/.702 34/.306 37/.849
HR/SB/CS 3/1/1 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 o·X··XX· ······o· o·o·Xo·o ···X···· o·Xoo··· 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.