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Y. Cespedes
R. Davis
A. Gose
R. Davis
J. Martinez
R. Davis
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
V. Martinez
DH
V. Martinez
M. Cabrera
DL
J. Verlander
J. Nathan
B. Rondon
A. Avila
J. McCann
  Bullpen
J. Soria (CL)
J. Chamberlain
A. Alburquerque
T. Gorzelanny
I. Krol
B. Hardy
A. Nesbitt
Last Updated: 04/12/2015
 
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Last Five Games
4/17 vs. CHW
A. GoseCF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
J. MartinezRF
Y. CespedesDH
N. Castellanos3B
A. AvilaC
J. IglesiasSS
R. DavisLF
 
4/15 vs. PIT
R. DavisCF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
J. MartinezRF
Y. CespedesLF
N. Castellanos3B
J. McCannC
J. IglesiasSS
A. SimonP
 
4/14 vs. PIT
R. DavisCF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
J. MartinezRF
Y. CespedesLF
N. Castellanos3B
A. AvilaC
J. IglesiasSS
S. GreeneP
 
4/13 vs. PIT
A. GoseCF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
J. MartinezRF
Y. CespedesLF
N. Castellanos3B
A. AvilaC
J. IglesiasSS
A. SanchezP
 
4/12 vs. CLE
R. DavisCF
I. Kinsler2B
M. Cabrera1B
V. MartinezDH
J. MartinezRF
Y. CespedesLF
N. Castellanos3B
J. McCannC
J. IglesiasSS

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
A. GoseCF.39115
I. Kinsler2B.34208
M. Cabrera1B.43229
V. MartinezDH.26103
J. MartinezRF.28249
Y. CespedesLF.30803
N. Castellanos3B.23513
A. AvilaC.22213
J. IglesiasSS.48101
 
Notes
  • 8 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 3 games.

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

 
 

Joba Chamberlain, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.20.0002
 
News
Tigers relief pitchers Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny were able to get some extra work in Saturday against the White Sox in the 12-3 loss.

Both worked a scoreless inning, with Gorzelanny recording two strikeouts in his appearance.

"The thing is we've had one guy pitch however many days, which is great," said Gorzelanny to MLive.com. "I'm happy with that -- it means our starters are going deep and we're winning ballgames. I think everyone would like to get in there just to not only get work in, but save the rest of the guys.

"You want to get guys throw a few innings and save the rest of the bullpen. When they call and say we need to get you in there, I just try to do my job and get out of there as quick as possible."

Manager Brad Ausmus chalked it up to the ebbs and flows of how the starting pitchers do.

"It's tough to stay sharp when you've got starters going eight innings," Ausmus said. "As a reliever, you don't get a chance to get into a game situation. I don't read too much into what happened today."

J.D. Martinez, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
10.2566491
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 10
News
White Sox starter Chris Sale improved to 2-0 on Saturday with six strong innings against the Tigers.

Sale allowed two runs on four hits and struck out six to earn the victory.

J.D. Martinez connected for a solo homer off Sale.

"Man, yeah, It really takes all the pressure off," Sale said about his run support. "You still have to perform and get through it. I don't think I've ever seen 12 runs before. It was impressive."

Sale's next start is schedule for Thursday against the Royals.

Tom Gorzelanny, #32
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
002.20.0001
 
News
Tigers relief pitchers Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny were able to get some extra work in Saturday against the White Sox in the 12-3 loss.

Both worked a scoreless inning, with Gorzelanny recording two strikeouts in his appearance.

"The thing is we've had one guy pitch however many days, which is great," said Gorzelanny to MLive.com. "I'm happy with that -- it means our starters are going deep and we're winning ballgames. I think everyone would like to get in there just to not only get work in, but save the rest of the guys.

"You want to get guys throw a few innings and save the rest of the bullpen. When they call and say we need to get you in there, I just try to do my job and get out of there as quick as possible."

Manager Brad Ausmus chalked it up to the ebbs and flows of how the starting pitchers do.

"It's tough to stay sharp when you've got starters going eight innings," Ausmus said. "As a reliever, you don't get a chance to get into a game situation. I don't read too much into what happened today."

Alex Avila, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
8.1907130
 
Position Breakdown
C - 8
News
Tigers catcher Alex Avila is getting the same treatment Wednesday as do many at his position for a day game following a night game. He is out of the lineup in Pittsburgh in favor of James McCann.

Avila has just one hit in his last 14 at-bats after opening the year 3 for 4. But he has scored seven runs in seven games.

James McCann, #34
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
4.1821020
 
Position Breakdown
C - 4
Hernan Perez, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
3.0000000
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 1, DH - 1
Joakim Soria, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
105.21.5944
 
News
For a guy supposedly holding down the fort for an injured closer, Tigers right-hander Joakim Soria is doing one heck of an impression of a lights-out closer and making one heck of an impression in the process.

His fine work continued Friday afternoon with a scoreless inning against the White Sox in which he retired the side in order on 10 pitches. He was rewarded when his teammates scored in the bottom of the frame to provide him the victory.

Soria has made four consecutive hitless appearances and four saves and a win in the last six.

Bruce Rondon, #43
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Biceps - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-April (Updated - 4/7/15)
News
Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon (biceps) threw 15 pitches at a distance of 60 feet without any reported issues. Manager Brad Ausmus said he felt fine, according to SB Nation.

Ausmus said Friday that Rondon will go on a rehab assignment, and will need to pitch on consecutive days before being activated off the disabled list.

Jose Iglesias, #1
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
10.4845024
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 10
Alfredo Simon, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2013.12.0325
 
News
Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon earned a win Wednesday, giving up just two hits over eight scoreless innings while striking out two and walking none in his team's 1-0 win over the Pirates.

Simon (2-0) no-hit the Pirates over 3 2/3 innings before surrendering back-to-back singles in the fourth inning. He then retired the final 13 batters he faced to finish his start with 108 pitches, turning things over to closer Joakim Soria in the ninth.

"I just felt really comfortable today," Simon said after the game, per the Associated Press. "When I was behind in counts I just tried to throw my slider for a strike, tried to throw that and tried to put the ball in play. The key was, when I was behind in the count, just try a different pitch."

Simon owns a 2.03 ERA and 5:2 K:BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings heading into a matchup with the Yankees Monday.

Angel Nesbitt, #60
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
002.10.0002
 
Andrew Romine, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
8.5003002
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 7, 3B - 3
Kyle Lobstein, #53
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
105.05.4023
 
News
Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (triceps) will not be returning from the disabled list to start Tuesday against the Yankees, manager Brad Ausmus said Friday, per MLive.com. Kyle Lobstein will make his second start in Verlander's absence. 

Verlander was unable to complete his simulated game Wednesday due to shoulder fatigue. He also said his triceps were a bit "achy."

David Price, #14
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1022.10.40520
 
News
All was well for Tigers ace left-hander David Price on Friday afternoon. All would have been better, however, if his hitters had come through with one clutch hit in the first eight innings.

That deficiency cost Price a victory against the White Sox, but he still completed eight innings and gave up a mere one run on four hits. Price walked two and fanned nine along the way. His lone mistake was blasted over the fence by former Tiger Avisail Garcia leading off the second inning.

"That's the best I've felt all year," Price told MLB.com after the game. "I've felt better each start of the season. ... Today I got good results. It was just a great win."

Price, who lowered his ERA to a brilliant 0.40 and has yielded only 13 hits in 22 1/3 innings this season, is still just 1-0 after successive no-decisions. He will attempt to rectify that Wednesday against the visiting Yankees.

Miguel Cabrera, #24
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
10.4396291
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 10
Ian Krol, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
102.13.8602
 
Rajai Davis, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
7.2633123
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 7
News
Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 1-0 win over the Pirates Wednesday.

Davis broke a scoreless tie by leading off the sixth inning with his first home run of the season.

"I did reach a little bit but I felt like off the bat I'm hoping that would go," Davis said after the game, per the Associated Press. "It felt good off the bat."

It was just one of seven combined hits for both teams in the low-scoring matchup. Davis is 4 for 16 with one home run and three stolen bases in six games.

Anthony Gose, #12
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
6.4076151
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 6
Ian Kinsler, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
10.31011081
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 10
News
Ian Kinsler continued his hot start to the season with an RBI in the Tigers' 2-0 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday. 

Kinsler went one for five and drove in an insurance run in the top of the ninth inning. 

Kinsler now has eight RBI for the season and is hitting .382. 

Joe Nathan, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.10.0011
 
Injuries
Elbow - 15-day DL. Out until at least late April (Updated - 4/15/15)
News
Tigers reliever Joe Nathan threw a light bullpen session Friday, his first since being placed on the disabled list with a right elbow flexor strain. He is eligible to be activated next Wednesday.

Joakim Soria has thrived in the closer role since Nathan was sidelined. He has four saves and has allowed just one earned run. If Nathan does return as the closer, the performance of Soria could shorten his leash.

Victor Martinez, #41
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
8.2610030
 
Position Breakdown
DH - 6
News
Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez (knee) returned to the starting lineup and will be hitting cleanup Saturday against Chris Sale and the White Sox, per the team's official website. He is 15 for 29 (.517) with three home runs and six RBI in his career against Sale.

It'll be Martinez's first start since Sunday at Cleveland, and his first appearance since Tuesday at Pittsburgh. He is hitting .261 (6 for 23) with five walks and three RBI in eight games.

Nick Castellanos, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
10.2633130
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 10
Shane Greene, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2016.00.0018
 
News
Tigers personnel were shocked over the winter when they were able to acquire starting pitcher Shane Greene from the Yankees, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

One source told Heyman it was "painful" for the Yankees to trade Greene, but it appears the team was desperate for a shortstop, which is why they moved Greene in order to get Didi Gregorius in a three-team trade with the Diamondbacks.

Gregorius is off to a rough start with the Yankees, going 5 for 29 (.172) with one error in nine games. Greene is off to a great start with Detroit, going 2-0 and allowing one unearned run in 16 innings.

Al Alburquerque, #62
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
002.13.8602
 
Anibal Sanchez, #19
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1113.03.46215
 
News
Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez (1-2) was smacked around for nine earned runs in 3 1/3 innings on Saturday and suffered the loss against the White Sox.

The major blow was a Jose Abreu grand slam that highlighted a seven-run fourth inning for the White Sox.

"The ball's up again," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said to MLB.com. "Same thing in Pittsburgh. He has the ability to pitch up at times, but there's that fine line between pitching above the batter's bat and pitching at the batter's bat. If it's a tick higher, he probably gets the popups like he did earlier in the game."

Sanchez will look to get back on track Thursday against the Yankees.

Justin Verlander, #35
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Triceps - 15-day DL. Out until at least late April (Updated - 4/17/15)
News
Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander's throwing session was pushed back one day because of soreness in his triceps. He is now expected to throw Sunday, according to the Detroit News.

Verlander is not expected to return to action on Tuesday against the Yankees. Kyle Lobstein will make his second start in Verlander's absence. 

"We expected him to be sore the next day," manager Brad Ausmus said, per MLive.com. "But two days later, we expected he'd have recovered better.

"We're going to slow him down," Ausmus said. "He's a little more sore the second day than we'd planned, so we're going to slow him down a little bit."

Blaine Hardy, #65
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
003.09.0001
 
Yoenis Cespedes, #52
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
10.3025140
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 9, DH - 1
News
Left fielder Yoenis Cespedes has been all the Tigers could have envisioned early this season after trading for him in December. All they were waiting for was a home run.

He took care of that business Friday and it proved critical. His blast off White Sox standout Jeff Samardzija in the fourh inning tied the game and allowed Detroit to win it in the ninth.

Cespedes, who served as a designated hitter for the first time, now boasts a slash line of .302/.318/.512 and has hit safely in eight of 10 games.