DETROIT TIGERS (28-26) vs. OAKLAND ATHLETICS (22-33)
RHP Shane Greene (4-4, 5.19) vs. RHP Jesse Hahn (2-5, 3.77)
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 1:08 p.m.
Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
RECENT RESULTS: The Tigers lost to Oakland 6-1 on Wednesday night at Comerica Park. Miguel Cabrera had a pair of hits with a RBI, while Yoenis Cespedes and Jose Iglesias each added one hit. Anibal Sanchez started for Detroit and suffered the loss, giving up four runs on five hits with four walks and one strikeout in 7.0 innings. The Tigers and Athletics conclude their three-game series this afternoon. Following today’s game, the Tigers hit the road for a three-game road series at the White Sox.
CABRERA EXTENDS ON BASE STREAK TO 22 GAMES: Miguel Cabrera went 2×4 with a double and a RBI in last night’s game to extend his streak of reaching base safely to 22 straight games. During the 22-game streak, Cabrera is hitting .338 (27×80) with 13 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, five home runs and 14 RBI. Cabrera’s streak is the longest active streak in the majors. Cabrera leads the AL with a .439 on-base percentage.
MIGGY MOVING UP THE TIGERS ALL-TIME TOTAL BASES LIST: Miguel Cabrera enters today’s game with 2,501 total bases as a member of the Tigers. Cabrera is one base away from tying Bill Freehan for 12th in franchise history with 2,502 total bases.
WILSON EXTENDS SCORELESS STREAK: Alex Wilson worked 0.2 scoreless innings in last night’s game. The outing marked Wilson’s fourth straight without allowing a run, a stretch that spans 8.1 innings. Wilson has not allowed a run in 11 of his last 12 appearances. Over his last 12 outings, Wilson has a 1-1 record with a 0.83 ERA (21.2IP/2ER), eight hits allowed, three walks and 13 strikeouts.
TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE: The Tigers turned one double play in last night’s game. Detroit has turned 50 double plays this season, which ranks tied for second in the American League.
MIGGY ON THE MARK AGAINST OAKLAND: Miguel Cabrera has compiled impressive numbers in his career against the Athletics. Cabrera is hitting .330 (71×215) with 42 runs scored, 15 doubles, 17 home runs and 55 RBI in 59 career games vs. Oakland. Cabrera leads all active players with a .428 on-base percentage and a .637 slugging percentage vs. Oakland and ranks third with a .330 batting average. Cabrera has hit safely in 18 of his last 22 games vs. the Athletics.
AT HOME: The Tigers are 0-2 on their current three-game homestand. The Tigers are 14-14 at home this season. The 14 home wins ranks tied for sixth in the American League, while their .500 home winning percentage ranks ninth.
ROAD WORK UPCOMING: Following today’s game, the Tigers hit the road for a three-game series at the Chicago White Sox. Detroit is 14-12 on the road this season. The Tigers .538 road winning percentage ranks fourth in the American League, while their 14 road wins ranks tied for fifth.
ALL-STAR VOTING STILL OPEN: Voting has started 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 starts 35 times by visiting tigers.com/ vote. Voting is open now through July 2 and fans are encouraged to vote early and often. Last year, Miguel Cabrera was elected as the American League’s starting first baseman, marking the second time he has been selected to start an All-Star Game.
- Journalism Day: Prior to Thursday’s game vs. the Oakland Athletics at 1:08 p.m., over 1,700 students from local schools will participate in Journalism Day, the fifth and final installment of the Tigers’ annual “Class Outside Series.” Students attending will learn about careers in journalism from the people who cover the Detroit Tigers for radio, television, print and other news outlets.
- The ceremonial first pitches will be thrown by Tigers fans Steve Kiefer and Catherine Farr, along with former Michigan State University basketball player, Travis Trice.
- The national anthem will be performed by vocalist Nick Sheehan.
TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Record: 28-26 / Streak: L6
Game #55 / Home #29
Home: 14-14 / Road 14-12
TIGERS VS. ATHLETICS
2015 Record: 2-3
2015 at Home: 0-2
2015 at Oakland: 2-1
All-Time Record: 995-916-14
All-Time at Home: 556-402-5
All-Time at Comerica Park: 25-32
All-Time at Oakland: 439-514-9
2015 GAME LOG
Last five games: 0-5
Last 10 games: 2-8
Last 15 games: 5-10
Last 20 games: 8-12
This content was originally published on June 4, 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.