DETROIT TIGERS (38-36) vs. CHICAGO WHITE SOX (32-41)
LHP David Price (7-2, 2.42) vs. RHP Jeff Samardzija (5-4, 4.53)
Sunday, June 28, 2015 at 1:08 p.m.
Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
RECENT RESULTS: The Tigers and White Sox game yesterday afternoon at Comerica Park was postponed by inclement weather and will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on September 21. The Tigers defeated Chicago 5-4 on Friday as Rajai Davis hit a game tying solo home run in the seventh inning and J.D. Martinez hit a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning. The Tigers and White Sox conclude their three-game series this afternoon. Following today’s game and an off day on Monday, the nine-game homestand continues with three games against the Pittsburgh Pirates and three games against the Toronto Blue Jays.
RAINOUT RUNDOWN: Saturday’s scheduled game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park was postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader on Monday, September 21. The first game will start at 1:08 p.m., while the second game will start at 7:08 p.m. Both games will be televised on FOX Sports Detroit. All paid tickets for Saturday’s game will be honored for the first game of the split doubleheader on September 21. No ticket exchange is necessary.
MIGGY IN ELITE COMPANY: Miguel Cabrera recorded the 900th extra base hit of his major league career in Friday’s game. Cabrera is just the fifth player in major league history to record at least 2,200 hits, 400 home runs, 1,400 RBI and 900 extra-base hits by his age-32 season, joining Hank Aaron, Jimmie Foxx, Albert Pujols and Alex Rodriguez.
J.D. POWER: J.D. Martinez homered for the third straight game on Friday night, hitting his 19th home run of the season in the eighth inning off of Zach Duke. Martinez’s 19 home runs are tied for the second most in the American League. Martinez has homered in three straight games for the third time in his career and the second time this season. With a home run in today’s game, Martinez would be the first Tigers player to homer in four straight games since Miguel Cabrera did so from August 9-12, 2013. Dating back to June 7, Martinez has hit 10 home runs in his last 16 games and has driven in 23 runs during that stretch. Martinez’s 10 homers during that time period lead the majors, while his 23 RBI are tied for the major league lead. Since making his Tigers debut on April 21, 2014, Martinez has hit 42 home runs and is hitting a home run every 17.02 at bats, which ranks 10th in the American League.
CABRERA MOVING UP THE TIGERS TOTAL BASES LIST: Miguel Cabrera begins today’s game with 2,546 total bases as a member of the Tigers, which ranks 12th in franchise history. Cabrera is three total bases away from tying Willie Horton for 11th in club history with 2,549 total bases.
THERE GOES MY HERO: The Detroit Tigers host notable Baltimore radio broadcaster Nestor Aparicio and There Goes My Hero, a national organization focusing to restore hope to Leukemia patients and their families through increasing bone marrow registrants, providing nutritious meals, and supporting blood cancer research. Volunteers from There Goes My Hero provide information to encourage Tigers fans to consider joining the bone marrow registry from a concourse table. Nestor and his wife, Jenn, a leukemia survivor, are in attendance to promote the partnership.
#VOTETIGERS: Voting continues for Major League Baseball’s 86th All-Star Game held at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. MLB’s All-Star Balloting Program is the largest of its kind in professional sports and this year will be conducted exclusively online. Fans around the world can cast their votes for position starters 35 times by visiting tigers.com/vote. Voting is open now through July 2 and fans are encouraged to vote early and often. Miguel Cabrera regained his lead for first baseman this past week, while Yoenis Cespedes is closing in on an outfield start. Other Tigers players are near the tops of their position lists, so make your 35 votes count and VOTE TIGERS!
- Girl Scout Day: Prior to the start of the game, over 800 girl scout participants will take part in a special pregame on-field parade.
- All kids 14-and-under will receive a Detroit Tigers Ice Cream Bowl, courtesy of FOX 2.
- All Sunday home games are Kids Days at Comerica Park. All kids 14-and-under will receive a free promotional item as part of the “Every Kid, Every Sunday” giveaway guarantee, enjoy free rides courtesy of Kroger on the Comerica Bank Carousel or the Fly Ball Ferris Wheel, take part in free face painting, have the chance to win a bicycle and are invited down to the field for Kids Run the Bases courtesy of Aquafina and Meijer following the game, weather permitting.
- The national anthem and God Bless America will be performed by 12-year-old vocalist Brooklyn Stack.
TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Record: 38-36 / Streak: W1
Game #75 / Home #39
Home: 19-19 / Road 19-17
TIGERS VS. WHITE SOX
2015 Record: 6-5
2015 at Home: 3-2
2015 at Chicago: 3-3
All-Time Record: 1,062-1,028-15
All-Time at Home: 561-480-5
All-Time at Comerica Park: 70-71
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: 3-2
Last 10 games: 4-6
Last 15 games: 7-8
Last 20 games: 10-10
This content was originally published on June 28, 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.