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Y. Cespedes
R. Davis
T. Collins
A. Gose
R. Davis
T. Collins
J. Martinez
R. Davis
T. Collins
N. Castellanos
A. Romine
H. Perez
J. Iglesias
A. Romine
H. Perez
Rotation
1. D. Price
2. A. Sanchez
3. A. Simon
4. S. Greene
5. K. Lobstein
I. Kinsler
A. Romine
H. Perez
M. Cabrera
DH
T. Collins
R. Davis
M. Cabrera
DL
V. Martinez
A. Avila
V. Martinez
J. Verlander
J. Nathan
B. Rondon
J. McCann
B. Holaday
  Bullpen
J. Soria (CL)
J. Chamberlain
A. Alburquerque
T. Gorzelanny
A. Nesbitt
B. Hardy
A. Wilson
Last Updated: 05/19/2015
 
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Last Five Games
5/21 vs. HOU
A. GoseCF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
J. MartinezDH
Y. CespedesLF
N. Castellanos3B
R. DavisRF
J. McCannC
A. RomineSS
 
5/18 vs. MIL
A. GoseCF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
J. MartinezRF
R. DavisLF
N. Castellanos3B
J. McCannC
J. IglesiasSS
 
5/17 vs. STL
A. GoseCF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
J. MartinezRF
Y. CespedesLF
N. Castellanos3B
J. McCannC
J. IglesiasSS
A. SimonP
 
5/16 vs. STL
R. DavisCF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
J. MartinezRF
Y. CespedesLF
N. Castellanos3B
J. McCannC
J. IglesiasSS
D. PriceP
 
5/15 vs. STL
A. GoseCF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
J. MartinezRF
Y. CespedesLF
N. Castellanos3B
J. McCannC
J. IglesiasSS
S. GreeneP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
R. DavisCF.27517
I. Kinsler2B.313020
M. Cabrera1B.3311030
V. MartinezDH.216115
J. MartinezRF.267818
Y. CespedesLF.287523
N. Castellanos3B.240317
J. McCannC.28217
J. IglesiasSS.32816
 
Notes
  • 21 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 4 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
4 Game(s)
A. GoseCF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
J. MartinezRF
Y. CespedesLF
N. Castellanos3B
A. AvilaC
J. IglesiasSS
3 Game(s)
A. GoseCF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
J. MartinezRF
Y. CespedesLF
A. AvilaC
N. Castellanos3B
J. IglesiasSS
2 Game(s)
A. GoseCF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
Y. CespedesLF
J. MartinezRF
N. Castellanos3B
J. McCannC
A. RomineSS
2 Game(s)
A. GoseCF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
J. MartinezRF
Y. CespedesLF
N. Castellanos3B
J. McCannC
J. IglesiasSS
2 Game(s)
R. DavisCF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
J. MartinezRF
Y. CespedesLF
N. Castellanos3B
J. McCannC
J. IglesiasSS

 
 

Alex Wilson, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1018.01.50011
 
News
Tigers pitcher Alex Wilson earned his third career win on Thursday, as the Tigers were walk-off winners against the Astros. Wilson came on to pitch the 10th and 11th innings, allowing one hit and striking out two in his two innings.

Wilson (1-0) has been great out of the bullpen for the Tigers. He's made seven appearances this month and hasn't allowed a run in any of them. He holds a 1.50 ERA in 18 innings pitched overall this season. 

Joba Chamberlain, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0112.01.5008
 
J.D. Martinez, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
41.258248181
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 39, DH - 2
News
Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez has outhit now-sidelined teammate Victor Martinez most of the year - which isn't saying much. It stands to reason he will provide better protection in the lineup for hitting machine Miguel Cabrera than did the ailing veteran.

"There's not many people that can protect Miggy," Brad Ausmus told MLive.com. "But I think J.D.'s our best option."

A better option, apparently, than Yoenis Cespedes.

"I like Cespy being able to clear the deck, so to speak," Ausmus added.

An 0-for-25 stretch with 16 strikeouts proved to be one setback for J.D. Martinez, but he has otherwise performed well at the plate. He now owns a 10-game hitting streak that has raised his average from .216 to .260.

Tom Gorzelanny, #32
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1113.13.38010
 
Alex Avila, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
22.20010280
 
Position Breakdown
C - 20, 1B - 2, DH - 1
Injuries
Knee - 15-day DL. Out until at least late May (Updated - 5/9/15)
News
Tigers catcher Alex Avila is beginning his rehab of his injured knee by working on strength drills, according to MLB.com.

Avila, who is currently on the 15-day DL with the knee injury, was diagnosed with a loose body in the knee. Avila doesn't have a timetable to return yet, but hopes to know more about the injury later in the week.

James McCann, #34
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
25.2899280
 
Position Breakdown
C - 25
News
Tigers catcher James McCann played hero on Thursday, as he delivered a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning, as Detroit downed the Astros 6-5. The home run was his second of the season and his career.

"To be able to put a 'W' on the board, and be able to jog, is a lot nicer than having to sprint," McCann said, per MLB.com.

McCann has been getting the bulk of the playing time behind the plate with regular catcher Alex Avila on the disabled list.

McCann has been hitting well lately, as he's 9 for 25 over his last eight games. 

Hernan Perez, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
17.0871001
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 2, 2B - 4, SS - 2, 3B - 7, DH - 1
Joakim Soria, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2019.01.421315
 
News
Tigers closer Joakim Soria blew his first save of the year on Thursday, but the Tigers rallied back to beat the Astros 6-5 in 11 innings. Soria allowed a game-tying pinch-hit home run to Preston Tucker in the top of the ninth.

"It was a ball outside of the plate," Soria said, per MLB.com. "The guy hit an opposite-way homer. You just tip your cap. Good for him. He hit the ball well. That's what you want. You don't want him to pull the ball in that situation."

This is the first time Soria has been scored against since April 26. He is now 13-for-14 in save opportunities this season. 

Bruce Rondon, #43
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Biceps - 15-day DL. On Triple-A rehab assignment (Updated - 5/21/15)
News
Tigers pitcher Bruce Rondon threw 22 pitches in his first rehab start with Triple-A Toledo on Thursday night. 

Rondon went 2/3 of an inning and threw 14 strikes. He gave up one earned run on two hits while striking out one batter. The other out Rondon got came on a groundout. Rondon did reach 99 mph with his fastball, according to MLB.com

“He looked like he had good velocity,” Toledo Mud Hens manager Larry Parrish said. “He looked like he was healthy. As far as commandwise, he looked like he hadn’t been out there in a while.”

Rondon is currently on the 15-day disabled list with a biceps injury. 

Rondon's Toledo squad lost to Buffalo 9-5. 

Jose Iglesias, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
36.3258166
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 36
News
Andrew Romine will get the start in shortstop for the Tigers on Thursday in place of Jose Iglesias, who is likely getting a scheduled day off against Houston, per MLive.com.

Romine is batting ninth in the lineup in his first start since May 10. He is hitting .346 (9 for 26) with three RBI this season.

Detroit is favored (-160) at home against Houston.

Alfredo Simon, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4250.13.041533
 
Angel Nesbitt, #60
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1117.13.12013
 
Andrew Romine, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
31.3106034
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 7, 3B - 3
News
Andrew Romine will get the start in shortstop for the Tigers on Thursday in place of Jose Iglesias, who is likely getting a scheduled day off against Houston, per MLive.com.

Romine is batting ninth in the lineup in his first start since May 10. He is hitting .346 (9 for 26) with three RBI this season.

Detroit is favored (-160) at home against Houston.

Kyle Lobstein, #53
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3442.04.291319
 
News
Tigers starter Kyle Lobstein (3-4) yielded three runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Brewers on Monday. 

Lobstein was tagged for a leadoff home run by Carlos Gomez and a fourth-inning solo shot by Aramis Ramirez.

"Two balls hit for solo home runs that just caught too much plate," catcher James McCann said of Lobstein, per MLB.com. "But other than that, he did a good job and gave us a chance to win."

The loss is Lobstein's second straight as the left hander was shelled for six runs in 2 1/3 innings his last time out. However, he feels he was able to make strides with his off-speed pitches on Monday.

"The changeup played a lot tonight, which was nice to see, especially from last outing," Lobstein said. "I don't think I threw enough changeups or even breaking balls. I'm still working on the curveball, but it's definitely getting better. I'm trying to learn from some of the guys in here, like [Joakim] Soria, he's been showing me some stuff. It felt pretty good tonight. I was able to command it better tonight."

Lobstein returns to the mound for his next start set for Saturday against the Astros.

David Price, #14
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3159.23.321354
 
News
Tigers starter David Price was solid in a no-decision on Thursday against the Astros. Price went 6 2/3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits. He walked one and struck out a season-high 12 batters, as the Tigers won 6-5 in 11 innings.

Pitching with a 5-0 lead, Price was throwing shutout ball until the top of the seventh. He allowed an RBI triple to Evan Gattis, followed by a couple of run-scoring singles before being lifted for a reliever. 

"I kind of made some adjustments throughout the week, and that's the best I've felt on the mound regardless of results," said Price, per MLive.com

"I don't care about the strikeouts. I don't care about the runs there in the seventh inning. That's the best I've felt, that's the best I've thrown the baseball this year."

That makes back-to-back quality outings for Price, who lowered his ERA to 3.32. He's scheduled to toe the rubber next on Tuesday in Oakland. 

"He did an excellent job, really," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He commanded the fastball to both sides of he plate, used his curveballs, change up, cutter very effectively. I just think it was a case where they strung some hits together and scored a few runs. It was still an excellent outing for him."

Miguel Cabrera, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
42.3362310311
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 42
News
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 2 for 4 with an RBI in Thursday's walk-off win against the Astros. The RBI was his 31st and the 1400th of his career. His run-scoring single in the fifth gave the Tigers a 4-0 lead at the time.

Cabrera is the fifth-youngest player ever to reach 1400 RBIs. He joins Andres Galarraga as the only Venezuelan-born players to reach that plateau. 

He also extended his current hitting streak to nine games on Thursday. He has 14 hits in 35 at-bats during the streak to go along with four home runs and 10 RBI.

His 31 RBIs this season rank third in the American League. 

Rajai Davis, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
30.271181810
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 23, DH - 1
News
Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez is serving as a designated hitter Thursday afternoon against the Astros, with Tyler Collins receiving a day off. Collins served as a DH for the previous two games since Victor Martinez was placed on the disabled list.

Rajai Davis is in right field batting seventh, and Anthony Gose is in center and at the leadoff spot.

Detroit is favored (-160) at home against Houston, per VegasInsider.com.

Anthony Gose, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
31.32518187
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 30
News
Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez is serving as a designated hitter Thursday afternoon against the Astros, with Tyler Collins receiving a day off. Collins served as a DH for the previous two games since Victor Martinez was placed on the disabled list.

Rajai Davis is in right field batting seventh, and Anthony Gose is in center and at the leadoff spot.

Detroit is favored (-160) at home against Houston, per VegasInsider.com.

Ian Kinsler, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
42.309260216
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 42
Joe Nathan, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.10.0011
 
Injuries
Elbow - 60-day DL. Out for season (Updated - 5/8/15)
Bryan Holaday, #50
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
3.3001130
 
Position Breakdown
C - 2
Victor Martinez, #41
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
34.21691150
 
Position Breakdown
DH - 31
Injuries
Knee - 15-day DL. Out until at least early June (Updated - 5/19/15)
News
Nobody knows for sure when aging designated hitter Victor Martinez will be back in the lineup for the Tigers.

And that includes Brad Ausmus.

Martinez has been placed on the disabled list with a knee problem that has plagued him all season and forced him to struggle against right-handers, against whom he is batting .141 (12-for-85).

"We've got to make sure he's healthy," Ausmus told MLive.com. "I don't know if that'll be two weeks. I don't know if it'll be four weeks - I'd just be throwing darts blindfolded."

Nick Castellanos, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
41.240104190
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 40, DH - 1
News
After his four-RBI game on Wednesday, Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos had another big day against the Astros on Thursday. Castellanos went 1 for 4 with a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth to give the Tigers an early 2-0 lead. It was his fourth bomb of the season.

The young third baseman is hitting the ball well lately, hitting safely in eight of his last 10 games. 

Shane Greene, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4253.14.051534
 
News
Tigers pitcher Shane Greene allowed two runs on three hits in 6 1/3 innings of work in Detroit's 5-2 win over the Brewers on Wednesday, but did not factor into a decision.

Greene allowed a solo home run to Ryan Braun in the fourth inning, the young pitcher's only blemish through the first six innings of action. Then in the seventh, Greene allowed three consecutive batters to reach base safely, including an RBI double by Elian Herrera, leading to Greene getting the hook.

Greene, who remains 4-2, moved his ERA to 4.05 in 53 1/3 innings of work. He will look to pick up another win on Monday against the Athletics.

Al Alburquerque, #62
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0014.24.9108
 
Tyler Collins, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
3.2861000
 
Position Breakdown
DH - 2
News
Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins is serving as the designated hitter on Tuesday and batting sixth against the Brewers in his season debut.

Collins was called up to take the roster spot of designated hitter Victor Martinez earlier in the day, and he'll fill Martinez's role as DH in his first game of the season. He went 6 for 24 with one home run last season and has hit .248/.338/.301 with nine RBI and eight stolen bases in 113 at-bats with Triple-A Toledo.

"We needed a left-handed bat with [catcher Alex Avila] down as well as Victor," manager Brad Ausmus said to MLB.com. "He can DH. He's played part time at this level before, last year. He's got a little bit of experience there. He understands that sometimes he's going to sit for a few days and then play for a few days. That's why we chose Tyler."

Anibal Sanchez, #19
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3554.25.601548
 
News
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski does not believe struggling starter Anibal Sanchez is dealing with any physical issues, Fox Sports is reporting.

He is certainly dealing with something.

"He says he feels great and his stuff has been good, but not located consistently well," Dombrowski said.

Three of his pitches were located over the fence Tuesday night by the Brewers. Sanchez has allowed nine home runs in 54 2/3 innings this season after surrendering just four in 126 innings a year ago. It's no wonder his record his 3-5 and his ERA has skyrocketed to 5.60.

Sanchez has been tremendously inconsistent. He has given up eight runs in 35 1/3 innings in five of his starts and 26 runs in 19 1/3 innings in his other four.

Dave Dombrowski told me today #Tigers do not believe there is any physical or injury issue with Anibal Sanchez now.

Dombrowski on Anibal Sanchez: "He says he feels great and his stuff has been good, but not located consistently well."

Justin Verlander, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Triceps - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-May (Updated - 5/8/15)
News
Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander is expected to throw a "lengthy" bullpen session on Friday, which will be very similar to a simulated game, according to MLB.com. 

Verlander is expected to throw 45-50 pitches of a warmup routine, cool down and then throw 15-20 pitches in the bullpen, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

"We just want to make sure that after he's thrown off the mound and he gets back, that he still feels OK," Ausmus said.

Verlander is yet to throw this season while battling a triceps injury.

Blaine Hardy, #65
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2015.23.45012
 
Yoenis Cespedes, #52
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
42.300205233
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 40, DH - 1
News
Tigers left fielder Yoenis Cespedes reached base in all five plate-appearances in Thursday's win over the Astros. He went 3 for 3 with a double, walked twice and scored twice in the victory. That makes back-to-back three-hit games for the first-year Tiger, and four such performances in his last seven games. 

In fact, Cespedes has hit safely in nine of his last 12 games, and all nine games have been multi-hit performances. 

He also stole a bag for the second consecutive game, giving him threesteals on the season, all coming in the past week. 

Cespedes has had a rather interesting start to his tenure in Detroit. He hasn't hit for much power, with just five home runs on the year. But his 15 doubles are tops in the American League and he has an even .300 batting average entering play on Friday, despite his career .266 mark.