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Detroit Tigers (37-85)

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@ TB
L 4-5
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@ Hou
L 4-5
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Det 1 - 5 Hou
Top 3rd
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Astros out to continue picking on inexperienced Tigers

At first blush, the challenge facing the Houston Astros over the opening four games of their 10-game homestand seems minor when taking into consideration the opponent is the Detroit Tigers.

The rebuilding Tigers entered the series having lost 27 of 36 games since the All-Star break, and they featured three rookies plus three others with fewer than 450 career plate appearances in their starting lineup Monday.

While facing such an inexperienced group would seem to favor the Astros, there is an inherent difficulty in pitching against players wholly unfamiliar to the staff.

AVG: M. Cabrera.280
HR: B. Dixon14
RBI: M. Cabrera49
SB: N. Goodrum12
W: M. Boyd6
ERA: M. Boyd4.24
Saves: J. Jiménez3
K: M. Boyd201
AL Central
Minnesota 7649.608-
Cleveland 7451.5922
Chi White Sox 5668.45219.5
Kansas City 4580.36031
Detroit 3785.30337.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .236 (30)
Runs: 444 (30)
Hits: 1000 (30)
Home Runs: 114 (29)
Stolen Bases: 46 (20)
OBP: .294 (30)
SLG: .386 (29)
Total Bases: 1634 (29)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.11 (28)
Runs Allowed: 684 (26)
Saves: 25 (23)
Strikeouts: 1021 (24)
OpBA: .270 (26)
OBP: .337 (23)
SLG: .471 (27)
Run Support: 3.65 (30)
Date Player Transactions
8/17 T. Alexander Sent to Minors
8/17 J. Zimmermann Removed From 10-Day IL (Right cervical spasm)
8/16 J. Candelario Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/14 G. Greiner Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
8/14 B. Hardy Placed on 60-Day IL (Left flexor tendon strain)
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Date Player Status
8/9 J. Jones Fractured left wrist (on 10-day IL)
8/8 B. Hardy Left flexor tendon strain (on 60-day IL)
8/5 J. Candelario Sprained left thumb (on 10-day IL)
8/5 J. Zimmermann Right cervical spasm (10-day IL)
7/30 C. Stewart Concussion (on 10-day IL)
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