DETROIT TIGERS (60-66) vs. LOS ANGELES ANGELS (64-62)
RHP Alfredo Simon (11-7, 4.52) vs. RHP Jered Weaver (5-9, 4.34)
Tuesday, August 27, 2015 at 7:08 p.m.
Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
RECENT RESULTS: The Tigers suffered a 12-5 loss to the Reds last night at Great American Ball Park. J.D. Martinez hit his 33rd home run of the season and drove in three runs, while Nick Castellanos added his 14th roundtripper. Ian Kinsler went 3×3 with a pair of runs scored, while Miguel Cabrera was 2×5 with a run scored, a double and a RBI. Al Alburquerque suffered the loss for the Tigers, facing three batters and allowing three runs on two hits with a walk. The Tigers continue their seven-game homestand tonight as they begin a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Following the series vs. the Angels, the Tigers embark on a six-game road trip, which includes three games at Toronto (August 28 -30) and three games in Kansas City (September 1-3).
MULTI-HIT MIGGY: Miguel Cabrera extended his hitting streak to nine games on Monday night as he was 2×5 with a run scored, a double and a RBI. Cabrera has recorded multiple hits in six straight games and in eight of his last nine games and is hitting .528 (19×36) with nine runs scored, eight doubles, one home run and six RBI during his current ninegame hitting streak. The six straight multi-hit games for Cabrera are tied for the second-longest streak in his career and the longest since he also had six straight games with two-or-more hits from September 23-28, 2011. With two-or-more hits in tonight’s game, Cabrera would record seven straight multi-hit games for the first time since August 6-13, 2006, which would equal the longest streak of his career.
KINSLER EXTENDS HITTING STREAK TO SEVEN GAMES: Ian Kinsler stretched his hitting streak to seven games last night, going 3×3 with two runs scored. Over his current seven-game hitting streak, Kinsler is batting .484 (15×31) with nine runs scored, three doubles, one triple, two home runs and six RBI. The performance also marked Kinsler’s 49th multi-hit game of the season, which leads the majors. Kinsler has recorded two-or-more hits in 13 of his last 23 games.
J.D. POWER: J.D. Martinez hit his 33rd home run of the season last night, blasting a three-run shot off Keyvius Sampson in the first inning. Martinez’s 33 home runs are a single-season career high and are tied for the fourth most in the American League. Martinez enters tonight’s game with a home run every 14.00 at bats, which ranks sixth in the American League.
EARLY OFFENSE: The first inning has been a productive one for the Tigers this season. Detroit scored four runs in the first in last night’s game and have now scored 84 runs in the first inning this season. The Tigers 84 first-inning runs ranks third in the American League, trailing New York (102) and Kansas City (90).
AT COMERICA PARK: The Tigers are 1-3 on their current seven-game homestand, which includes four games vs. Texas (1-3) and three games vs. the Los Angeles Angels (August 25-27). Detroit is 29-33 at home this season. The Tigers are hitting .282 (599×2124) at home this season, which ranks second in the American League, while the pitching staff has compiled a 4.26 ERA (571.0IP/270ER) at Comerica Park.
CORNERSTONE “BE A TIGER FOR KIDS”: Cornerstone Schools hosts the 10th annual “Be a Tiger for Kids” event at Comerica Park. The family-friendly event features and children’s activities and serves as Cornerstone’s premier fundraiser to provide scholarships to families with 3,000 supporters scheduled to participate. Supporters and students from Cornerstone Schools also participate in an on-field pre-game ceremony, throwing the ceremonial first pitches, performing the National Anthem, and taking part in Kids Take the Field, Kids Run the Bases, and other fun-filled activities and family entertainment.
- The national anthem will be performed by vocalist Cornerstone Choir.
TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Record: 59-65/ Streak: L4
Game #125 / Home #63
Home: 29-33 / Road 30-32
TIGERS VS. ANGELS
2015 Record: 0-4
2015 at Home: 0-0
2015 at Los Angeles: 0-4
All-Time Record: 319-306
All-Time at Home: 175-136
All-Time at Comerica Park: 29-34
All-Time at Los Angeles: 144-170
2015 GAME LOG
Last five games: 1-4
Last 10 games: 4-6
Last 15 games: 6-9
Last 20 games: 9-11
This content was originally published on August 25, 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.