DETROIT TIGERS (69-79) vs. CHICAGO WHITE SOX (70-78)
Game 1: LHP Kyle Ryan (2-3, 5.32) vs. RHP Jeff Samardzija (9-13, 5.27)
Game 2: LHP Randy Wolf (0-3, 6.48) vs. RHP Erik Johnson (2-0, 3.71)
Monday, September 21, 2015 at 1:08 p.m. & 7:08 p.m.
Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
RECENT RESULTS: The Tigers had their four game winning streak snapped on Sunday as they lost to the Royals 10-3 at Comerica Park. Miguel Cabrera, Nick Castellanos and Victor Martinez each had a hit and a RBI. Alfredo Simon started for the Tigers and suffered the loss after allowing eight runs on 13 hits with three walks and three strikeouts in 4.1 innings. The Tigers continue their 10-game homestand today as they begin a four-game series against the Chicago White Sox with a day-night doubleheader. Following the series vs. Chicago, the 10-game homestand continues with three games against the Minnesota Twins (September 25-27).
GOSE EXTENDS ON BASE STREAK TO 16: Anthony Gose went 1×3 with a run scored and two walks in yesterday’s game to extend his streak of reaching base safely to a career-high 16 straight games. Over the last 16 games, Gose is hitting .323 (20×62) with 13 runs scored, four doubles, one triple, one home run and three RBI.
RUN AT YOUR OWN RISK: J.D. Martinez recorded his 15th outfield assist of the season on Sunday. Martinez’s 15 outfield assists are tied for the second most in the American League this season and are the most by a Tiger since 2002, when Robert Fick had 21 outfield assists and Bobby Higginson had 15 outfield assists.
VMART NEARING 200 CAREER HOME RUNS: Victor Martinez enters today’s doubleheader just one home run shy of 200 in his major league career. Martinez is looking to become the sixth Venezuelan-born player to reach the 200 home run mark.
McCANN’S ERRORLESS STREAK CONTINUES: James McCann enters today’s twinbill having not committed an error in his first 109 games played as a catcher in the majors. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the streak is a modern major league record (since 1900) for consecutive errorless games as a catcher to start a career, besting the previous record of 93 games by Frankie Pytlak of the Cleveland Indians from 1932-34.
CENTRAL FOCUS: The Tigers have gone 37-28 this season against AL Central opponents, going 7-5 vs. Chicago, 11-7 vs. Cleveland, 9-10 vs. Kansas City and 10-6 vs. Minnesota. Since the start of the 2011 season, Detroit has posted a .609 winning percentage vs. teams from the AL Central, going 220-141.
- The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Tigers Fan Megan Beste and Sydney Miller, representing Pepsi.
- The national anthem will be performed by vocalist Nick Sheehan.
- The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by Sally White, representing Comerica Bank.
- The national anthem will be performed by the Lake Fenton High School Band.
- Military Veterans Program (MVP): Mario Impemba’s salute to those who served – a group of 30 Veterans and guests will receive a lower bowl ticket, “MVP” t-shirt, a BBQ dinner and an autographed Mario Impemba photo.
- Roberto Clemente Award Presentation: The 2015 Detroit Tigers nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award is Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera is widely considered one of the best hitters in the game of baseball. The 2012 Triple Crown Winner and two-time American League Most Valuable
Player is also one of the game’s most caring and giving individuals. Cabrera joins Mark Shafer, District Manager of Chevrolet, during a pregame ceremony as Cabrera is presented with the 2015 Detroit Tigers Roberto Clemente Award.
- The first 10,000 fans will receive a Miguel Cabrera 400th Home Run Figurine, courtesy of Comerica
TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Record: 69-79 / Streak: L1
Game #149 & 150 / Home #75 & 76
Home: 35-39 / Road 34-40
TIGERS VS. WHITE SOX
2015 Record: 7-5
2015 at Home: 4-2
2015 at Chicago: 3-3
All-Time Record: 1,063-1,028-15
All-Time at Home: 562-480-5
All-Time at Comerica Park: 71-71
All-Time at Chicago: 501-548-10
2015 GAME LOG
|6/5||CWS||L, 4-3 (11)||Petricka/Wilson|
|6/25||DET||L, 8-7 (10)||Duke/Chamberlain/Robertson|
Last five games: 4-1
Last 10 games: 6-4
Last 15 games: 8-7
Last 20 games: 9-11
This content was originally published on September 21, 2015. It was delivered electronically to specific media contacts and the entire Detroit Tigers front office staff, as well as being available to media in the press box and distributed to fans at program stands around Comerica Park.