Tigers at Twins
Scott Diamond vs. Rick Porcello
-Diamond is 2-2 with a 2.98 ERA in seven career appearances vs. the Tigers. He is 1-1 with a 5.87 ERA in his last three starts.
-Prince Fielder is 1-for-14.
–Torii Hunter is 2-for-8.
-Omar Infante is 3-for-10 with a homer.
-Victor Martinez is 2-for-11.
–Jhonny Peralta is 4-for-18.
-Porcello is 6-5 with a 3.65 in 17 career appearances vs. Minnesota. He is 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 20 innings in his last three starts.
-Joe Mauer is 9-for-30 with four RBIs and three walks against Porcello in his career.
-Justin Morneau is 7-for-29 with a homer, four RBIs and three strikeouts.
–Josh Willingham is 7-for-13 with two homers, seven RBIs and four walks.
-Jamey Carroll is 9-for-22 -Brian Dozier is 3-for-8 with a homer and five RBIs.
-Ryan Doumit is 4-for-13.
Samuel Deduno vs. Anibal Sanchez
-Deduno is 1-2 with a 9.82 ERA in three career starts vs. Detroit. He is 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in his last three starts.
-Andy Dirks is 6-for-10 vs. Deduno in his career.
-Peralta is 3-for-6.
-Cabrera is 2-for-8 with a three RBIs.
-Sanchez nearly threw a no-hitter last time he faced the Twins. A Joe Mauer ninth inning single spoiled Sanchez’s bid. Sanchez is 1-2 with 2.56 ERA in his five career starts vs. the Twins. He was scratched from his last start due to shoulder stiffness. Sanchez is 1-1 with a 2.38 ERA in his last three starts. -Mauer is 5-for-12 against Sanchez in career with three strikeouts.
–Oswaldo Arcia is already 0-for-6 vs. Sanchez in brief career.
-Mauer is 5-for-12 with three strikeouts.
-Brian Dozier is 0-for-7.
-Morneau is 3-for-14 with a pair of RBIs and pair of strikeouts.
-Willingham is 2-for-16 with eight walks and seven strikeouts.
-Chris Parmelee is 1-for-10 with three strikeouts.
P.J. Walters vs. Doug Fister
-Walters is 2-1 with a 3.16 ERA in six career appearance vs. Detroit. He is 1-1 with a 2.33 ERA in his last three starts.
-Fielder is 5-for-11 with two homers and three walks vs. Walters in his career.
-Cabrera is 4-for-16 with a homer three RBIs and four strikeouts.
-Peralta is 4-for-12 with a homer and three strikeouts.
-Dirks is 4-for-10 with a homer.
-Fister is 3-7 with a 3.21 ERA in ten career appearances vs. Minnesota. He is 0-2 with 2.31 ERA in his last three starts.
-Mauer is just 7-for-27 against Fister with a homer three walks and five strikeouts.
-Morneau is 8-for-22 with a homer, four RBIs and five strikeouts.
-Willingham is 6-for-20 with two homers, five RBIs, three walks and four strikeouts.
Thanks to a big skid by the Indians, the Tigers have taken command of the AL Central. This could a horrible development for whomever emerges has as the second place team. Detroit is too good and their roster is too deep. It’s hard to imagine them having an extended period losing.
Starting pitchers Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander are the top of leader board in wins. Miguel Cabrera is leading the league in batting average, walks, OBP and RBIs. He has a very realistic chance to win a second straight Triple Crown. Veterans Torii Hunter and Omar Infante are having solid years at the dish. Both are hovering .300.