DETROIT TIGERS (59-63) vs. TEXAS RANGERS (63-59)
LHP Matt Boyd (1-3, 7.66) vs. LHP Cole Hamels (6-8, 3.86)
Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 1:08 p.m.
Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
RECENT RESULTS: The Tigers lost to the Rangers 5-3 on Saturday night at Comerica Park. Ian Kinsler hit a three-run home run, his eighth of the season, and went 2×5 in the loss, while Miguel Cabrera, Nick Castellanos and Jose Iglesias each added two hits. Randy Wolf started for the Tigers and took the loss after giving up four runs, three earned, on nine hits with five strikeouts in 7.0 innings. The Tigers and Rangers conclude their four-game series this afternoon. Following today’s game, the Tigers travel to Cincinnati on Monday for a makeup game against the Reds, before continuing the homestand on Tuesday with a three-game series vs. the Angels.
KINSLER PILING UP THE MULTI-HIT GAMES: Ian Kinsler went 2×5 with a run scored, a double, a home run and three RBI in last night’s game to record his 48th multi-hit game of the season. Kinsler’s 48 multi-hit games lead the American League. Kinsler has recorded two-or-more hits in 12 of his last 21 games and is batting .416 (33×76) with 21 runs scored, eight doubles, two triples, three home runs and 15 RBI during the 21-game stretch.
MULTI-HIT MIGGY: Miguel Cabrera extended his hitting streak to seven games last night as he went 2×4 with a double. Cabrera has recorded multiple hits in six of his last seven games and is hitting .556 (15×27) with eight runs scored, seven doubles, one home run and five RBI during his current seven-game hitting streak.
QUALITY WORK FROM WOLF: Randy Wolf made his Tigers debut in last night’s game and turned in a quality start, allowing four runs, three earned, on nine hits with five strikeouts in 7.0 innings. The start was Wolf’s first in the majors since June 14, 2014 vs. Pittsburgh and it marked the first time he had thrown 7.0 innings in a game since August 19, 2012 vs. Philadelphia.
KNUDSON MAKES MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT: Guido Knudson made his major league debut last night, allowing one run on one hit with two strikeouts in an inning of work. Knudson became the seventh Tiger to make his major league debut this season, joining Jeff Ferrell, Daniel Fields, Dixon Machado, Jefry Marte, Angel Nesbitt and Jose Valdez.
TRIPLE THREAT: Nick Castellanos hit his sixth triple of the season in last night’s game. The six triples are a single-season career-high for Castellanos. As a team, the Tigers now have 38 triples this season, which leads the American League, and are the most by the team since they had 39 triples in 2012. Rajai Davis ranks tied for fourth in the AL with eight triples, while Castellanos, Anthony Gose and Ian Kinsler are tied for ninth with six triples.
STRIKE OUT BULLYING RALLY: Prior to the game, the Tigers in partnership with the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, The Detroit Newspapers In Education, AMP Radio and Defeat the Label will host a Strike Out Bullying event. Fans of all ages will be invited to sign the Detroit Tigers pledge to stop bullying. Prior to the game a group of parents and childre n will participate in an on-field parade to demonstrate their commitment to end bullying. In 2013, The Detroit Tigers were awarded the Commissioner’s Award for Philanthropic Excellence for the Club’s anti-bullying program. The award was created to recognize the charitable and philanthropic efforts of MLB clubs.
- The national anthem will be performed by vocalist Alison Albrecht.
- God Bless America will be performed in the seventh inning stretch by Cantor Rachel Kalmowtiz from Temple Beth El in West Bloomfield, Michigan.
- All kids 14-and-under will receive Strike Out Bullying Dog Tags, courtesy of Michigan State Police and ICAC Task Force.
- All Sunday home games are Kids Day at Comerica Park. All kids 14-and-under will receive a free promotional item as part of “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: 59-63/ Streak: L2
Game #123 / Home #62
Home: 29-32 / Road 30-31
TIGERS VS. RANGERS
2015 Record: 1-2
2015 at Home: 1-2
2015 at Texas: 0-0
All-Time Record: 355-304
All-Time at Home: 188-145
All-Time at Comerica Park: 39-32
All-Time at Texas: 167-159
2015 GAME LOG
Last five games: 3-2
Last 10 games: 5-5
Last 15 games: 7-8
Last 20 games: 9-11
This content was originally published on August 23, 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.