DETROIT TIGERS (53-56) vs. BOSTON RED SOX (49-61)
RHP Alfredo Simon (10-6, 4.55) vs. LHP Wade Miley (8-9, 4.55)
Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 7:08 p.m.
Comerica Park, Detroit, MI
RECENT RESULTS: The Tigers lost the series opener to the Red Sox 7-2 on Friday night at Comerica Park. J.D. Martinez hit his 30th home run of the season and finished the game 3×4 with a run scored, a double and two RBI. Ian Kinsler and James McCann each added two hits in the loss. Daniel Norris started for the Tigers and took the loss after allowing five runs on nine hits with three strikeouts in 3.1 innings. The Tigers and Red Sox play game two of their three-game series tonight. Following this weekend’s series, the Tigers embark on an eight-game road trip, which includes three games at Kansas City (August 10-12), three games at Houston (August 14-16) and two games at the Chicago Cubs (August 18-19).
J.D. POWER: J.D. Martinez hit his 30th home run of the season last night, blasting a two-runshot off Joe Kelly in the fourth inning. Martinez’s 30 home runs are a single-season career high and are tied for the third most in the American League. Over his last 47 games, Martinez has hit 20 homers and driven in 46 runs. Martinez enters tonight’s game with a home run every 13.50 at bats, which ranks fifth in the American League.
KINSLER PILING UP THE MULTI-HIT GAMES: Ian Kinsler went 2×4 with a run scored in last night’s game to record his 42nd multi-hit game of the season. Kinsler’s 42 multi-hit games this season are tied with Texas’ Prince Fielder for the most in the American League. Kinsler has recorded two-or-more hits in 11 of his last 18 games. Over his last 18 games, Kinsler is hitting .416 (32×77) with 18 runs scored, six doubles, two triples, three home runs and 11 RBI.
KROL PUTTING UP ZEROES: Ian Krol worked a scoreless inning of relief last night with one hit allowed and one strikeout. Krol has allowed just two earned runs in his last 13 outings and has a 2.00 ERA (9.0IP/2ER) with 11 strikeouts during that stretch.
CELEBRACIÓN ¡FIESTA TIGRES!
Returning to ¡Fiesta Tigres! in 2015, Detroit Tigers uniformed personnel will wear a special alternate uniform with the Spanish translation for “Tigers” on the chest. It will mark the third time since 1960 that the club has worn anything other than the Olde English D on their home uniform. Replica jerseys will be sold exclusively at The D Shop. Limited quantities available.
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. for ¡Fiesta Tigres! and will feature live entertainment on the concourse from salsa and merengue band Orquesta Sensacional, Cuban Jazz by Tumbao Bravo, premiere guitar duo Los Primos, Xplozivo and a roaming mariachi. Spanish radio stations, La Mega 88.1 and La Explosiva–WSDS 1480AM will be broadcasting live from the concourse. The first 10,000 fans 21-and-older will receive a “Tigres” hat, courtesy of Miller Lite. Following the game, stay for fireworks, presented by Pepsi accompanied by a wide variety of Latin music. Don’t miss out on this special celebration! No se pierdan esta celebración especial!
The special pregame on-field ceremony will include a parade of flags, Venezuelan drummers, Mexican folkloric dancers, introductions of current Latino Detroit Tigers players and a special ceremony to honor Placido Polanco. After the ceremony, Polanco will also throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
- The national anthem will be performed by Caleb Gutierrez.
- The game ball will be delivered by Petty Officer First Class Carlos Ramirez of the United States Navy from Grand Ledge, Michigan.
- Saturday Night Fireworks: A special themed ¡Fiesta Tigres! fireworks display presented by Pepsi (weather permitting) and ¡Fiesta Tigres! postgame Tigers Trivia Challenge will follow the game.
TIGERS AT A GLANCE
Record: 53-56 / Streak: L1
Game #110 / Home #57
Home: 27-29 / Road 26-27
TIGERS VS. RED SOX
2015 Record: 1-3
2015 at Home: 0-1
2015 at Boston: 1-2
All-Time Record: 963-1,030-13
All-Time at Home: 527-466-7
All-Time at Comerica Park: 28-32
All-Time at Boston: 436-564-6
2015 GAME LOG
|7/24||BOS||L, 2-1 (11)||Masterson/Hardy|
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 8, 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.