Detroit Tigers Week Ahead 7.30-8.5

The Tigers continue their nine-game road trip with the first game of a three-game series at Boston this evening at Fenway Park. The team will have an off-day on Thursday before returning to Comerica Park on Friday to begin a seven-game set with the Indians and Yankees. 

@ Boston

Monday, July 30 @ 7:10 p.m. (FSD / 1270 & 97.1) Probables: Max Scherzer vs. Clay Buchholz

Tuesday, July 31 @ 7:10 p.m. (FSD / 1270 & 97.1) Probables: Justin Verlander vs. Josh Beckett

Wednesday, August 1 @7:10 p.m. (FSD / 1270 & 97.1) Probables: Rick Porcello vs. Aaron Cook

vs. Cleveland

Friday, August 3 @ 7:05 p.m. (FSD / 1270 & 97.1)

Saturday, August 4 @ 7:05 p.m. (FSD / 1270 & 97.1)

Sunday, August 5 @ 1:05 p.m. (FSD / 1270 & 97.1)

Who’s Hot:

Miguel Cabrera is batting .350 (100×286) with 24 doubles, 18 home runs and 61 RBI over his last 72 games dating back to May 10. He is tied for the America League lead with 61 RBI during that stretch, while he is second with 100 hits, and third with a .350 batting average, 24 doubles and a .622 slugging percentage.

Prince Fielder is batting .325 with 18 doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 56 RBI over his last 68 games.

Austin Jackson is batting .333 with 14 doubles, four triples, six home runs and 40 RBI over his last 62 games

Max Scherzer enters Monday’s start against the Red Sox having won nine of his last 11 decisions over a 14-start stretch dating back to May 10.Image

Brayan Villarreal has struck out 40 batters in 29.2 innings of work over his last 24 outings.

In the Community:

Thursday, August 2: Prince Fielder and his wife will host Uncork for a Cause at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan. Proceeds from the event will go to Common Ground, a non-profit organization that serves Michigan children and their families who are in crisis, and Ele’s Place, a non-profit healing center that supports children and teens who are dealing with the loss of a parent, sibling or other close family member of friend.

Thursday-Sunday, August 2-5: The Detroit Tigers will host the Detroit Tigers Hometown Championship, a youth baseball and softball tournament held in Detroit for children ages 8-19. 2012 marks the 16th year of the popular tournament hosted in partnership by the Detroit Tigers Foundation, the Youth Development Commission and the City of Detroit Parks & Recreation Department.

Saturday, August 4: Gloves for Kids is a program designed to provide Detroit’s youth the sporting equipment necessary to participate in organized baseball and softball. On Saturday, Tigers pitcher Duane Below and outfielder Andy Dirks will be signing autographs in exchange for new or gently used baseball and softball equipment at ABC Warehouse in Livonia.


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