DETROIT TIGERS (72-82) vs. MINNESOTA TWINS (79-75)
LHP Randy Wolf (0-4, 5.91) vs. RHP Ervin Santana (6-4, 4.31)
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 1:08 p.m.
Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
RECENT RESULTS: The Tigers had their three-game winning streak snapped last night as they lost to the Twins 6-2 at Comerica Park. Nick Castellanos went 2×4 with a double and a RBI, while Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler and Victor Martinez each added two hits in the loss. Alfredo Simon started for the Tigers and took the loss after allowing four runs on eight hits with one walk and four strikeouts in 8.0 innings. The Tigers play their final home game of 2015 this afternoon as they conclude their three-game series against the Twins. Following today’s game, the Tigers close the 2015 season with a six-game road trip, which includes three games at Texas (September 28-30) and three games at the White Sox (October 2-4).
KINSLER PILING UP THE MULTI-HIT GAMES: Ian Kinsler went 2×4 in last night’s game to record his major league leading 60th multi-hit game of the season. Kinsler’s 60 multi-hit games are a career high. Kinsler has recorded two-or-more hits in 24 of his last 50 games and is batting .343 (71×207) with 35 runs scored, 11 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 29 RBI during the 50-game stretch.
STREAKING: Nick Castellanos brings a six-game hitting streak into this afternoon’s game, while Rajai Davis has hit safely in five straight games. Over his last six games, Castellanos is hitting .478 (11×23) with two runs scored, four doubles and three RBI. Davis is batting .450 (9×20) with four runs scored, two triples, one home run and three RBI during his five-game hitting streak.
RAJAI RAKING IN SEPTEMBER: Rajai Davis went 1×4 in last night’s game and has now hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games with an at bat. In 15 games during September, Davis is batting .354 (17×48) with 10 runs scored, three triples, four home runs and 11 RBI.
TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE: The Tigers turned two double plays in last night’s game, marking the 43rd time this season they have turned multiple double plays in a game. Detroit has turned 158 double plays this season, which ranks second in the American League, trailing only the Texas Rangers (162).
THREE TIGERS ON THE MARK VS. SANTANA: Josh Wilson, Victor Martinez and Ian Kinsler have each had success against today’s Twins starter, Ervin Santana. Wilson is batting .381 (8×21) with a double, a triple, a home run and five RBI vs. Santana, while Martinez is hitting .357 (10×28) with two home runs and five RBI. Kinsler is hitting .323 (20×62) with six doubles, one triple, one home run and six RBI.
CENTRAL FOCUS: The Tigers have gone 40-31 this season against AL Central opponents, going 9-7 vs. Chicago, 11-7 vs. Cleveland, 9-10 vs. Kansas City and 11-7 vs. Minnesota. Since the start of the 2011 season, Detroit has posted a .608 winning percentage vs. teams from the AL Central, going 223- 144.
- Shirt Off Our Back Ceremony: Following the game, fans randomly selected using a compute generated system to ensure equal opportunity for ALL fans, will participate in a postgame, on-field ceremony and receive the actual game-worn jerseys of a Detroit Tigers player or coach. All players and coaches jerseys will be given away.
- All kids 14-and-under will receive an Anibal Sanchez Bobblehead, courtesy of Pepsi.
- The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Judy Jordan, representing Total Performance Engine Oils and Tigers Fan Bill Tabazka.
- The national anthem will be performed by 14-year-old vocalist Abby Heyde.
- 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.
TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Record: 72-82 / Streak: L1
Game #155 / Home #81
Home: 38-42 / Road 34-40
TIGERS VS. TWINS
2015 Record: 11-7
2015 at Home: 6-2
2015 at Minnesota: 5-5
All-Time Record: 1,096-1,004-17
All-Time at Home: 583-469-8
All-Time at Comerica Park: 75-69
All-Time at Minnesota: 513-535-9
2015 GAME LOG
|5/12||DET||W, 2-1 (10)||Nesbitt/Pressly|
|9/16||MIN||W, 7-4 (12)||Krol/Duensing|
Last five games: 3-2
Last 10 games: 6-4
Last 15 games: 8-7
Last 20 games: 11-9
This content was originally published on September 27, 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.