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The Leadoff: Porcello and the Tigers go for two-straight in Tampa

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Looking to keep pace with the red hot Kansas City Royals the Tigers (67-56) take on the Rays (61-64) in game two of their three game set in Tampa. Thirteen game winner Rick Porcello takes the hill for Detroit while the Rays counter with righty Jake Odorizzi in a matchup that sees the return of Wil Myers to the Tampa Bay lineup.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10PM ET from the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. You can watch the game LIVE on FSD and listen live on 97.1FM The Ticket.

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Probables

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Rick Porcello, RHP – 13-8, 3.28 ERA

Tonight Rick Porcello is looking for a little payback against the Rays who roughed him up for seven runs on 11 hits back on July 6th in Detroit. Additionally Porcello is also coming off a tough last outing where he gave up five earned runs on ten hits in six innings pitched against the Mariners on August 15th.

Rays career vs. Porcello:

BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
David DeJesus 22 8 1 1 0 3 2 2 .364 .440 .500 .940
Yunel Escobar 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533
Logan Forsythe 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Nick Franklin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Hanigan 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Desmond Jennings 14 5 1 0 1 3 0 4 .357 .357 .643 1.000
Matt Joyce 10 2 0 0 1 2 2 3 .200 .333 .500 .833
Kevin Kiermaier 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
James Loney 10 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 .400 .455 .500 .955
Evan Longoria 11 2 0 0 0 2 2 3 .182 .308 .182 .490
Jose Molina 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .375 .625
Wil Myers 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Sean Rodriguez 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .400 .333 .733
Ben Zobrist 11 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .273 .333 .273 .606
Totals 114 31 4 1 2 14 8 17 .272 .336 .377 .713

Jake Odorizzi, RHP – 9-9, 3.82 ERA

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Odorizzi is coming off two quality starts giving up just two runs and four hits in seven innings against the Rangers on August 14th and no runs and three hits over seven innings against the Cubs on August 9th.

Tigers career vs. Odorizzi:

BATTER AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Ezequiel Carrera 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jose Iglesias 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Totals 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400

Tigers Starting Lineup

1. Ian Kinsler 2B, .283 (R)
2. Torii Hunter RF, .270 (R)
3. Miguel Cabrera 1B, .308 (R)

4. Victor Martinez DH, .322 (S)
5. J.D. Martinez LF, .306 (R)
6. Nick Castellanos 3B, .262 (R)

7. Alex Avila C, .223 (L)
8. Andrew Romine SS, .221 (S)
9. Rajai Davis CF, .289 (R)

SP. Rick Porcello RHP

Rays Starting Lineup

1. Desmond Jennings CF, .241 (R)
2. Ben Zobrist 2B, .281 (S)
3. Matt Joyce LF, .278 (L)

4. Evan Longoria 3B, .253 (R)
5. James Loney 1B, .288 (L)
6. Wil Myers DH, .227 (R)

7. Yunel Escobar SS, .254 (R)
8. Curt Casali C, .178 (R)
9. Kevin Kiermaier RF, .264 (L)

SP. Jake Odorizzi RHP

Regular Season Series vs. Rays

Rays lead series 3-2

Thu 7/3 @DET 8, TB 1
Fri 7/4 TB 6, @DET 3
Sat 7/5 TB 7, @DET 2
Sun 7/6 TB 7, @DET 3
Tue 8/19 DET 8, @TB 6
Aug 20, 2014 DET (Porcello) @ TB (Odorizzi) 7:10 PM ET
Aug 21, 2014 DET (Price) @ TB (Cobb) 1:10 PM ET

First Pitch Forecast

Tropicana Field at Night

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Tigers Injuries

J. Verlander (RHP) – day-to-day (shoulder soreness)
J. Soria (RHP) – 15-day DL (left side strain)
A. Sanchez (RHP) – 15-day DL (strained right pectoral)
J. Hanrahan (RHP) – 60-day DL (recovery from Tommy John surgery)
A. Dirks (OF) – 60-day DL (recovery from back surgery)
J. Iglesias (SS) – 60-day DL (bilateral tibia stress fractures)
L. Putkonen (RHP) – 60-day DL (right elbow bone spur)
B. Rondon (RHP) – 60-day DL (Tommy John surgery)

Rays Injuries

D. DeJesus (LF) – 15-day DL (fractured left hand)
R. Hanigan (C) – 15-day DL (left oblique strain)
M. Moore (LHP) – 60-day DL (Tommy John surgery)
J. Sands (OF) – 60-day DL (recovery from left wrist surgery)

 

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