14: Home runs by Detroit so far in June (leads the majors)
13: Number of runs scored by Detroit yesterday against the Rangers
10: Number of runs given up by the Rangers over their previous 6 games
0: Number of games won by Cleveland, at home, against the Rangers
1: Number of games won so far by Detroit, on the road, against the Rangers.
1.5: Number of games Detroit needs to make up to take over the Central Division lead
Sure, only so much can be made of one game, so let’s see what happens the next two. But just maybe this series could be a good indicator of how we stack up right now against Cleveland.
Tonight Rick Porcello will have the task of keeping the Rangers to a manageable run total. Unlike Scherzer, Porcello is coming off a good start, a 4-2 win over Minnesota. Matt Harrison has been doing even better for the Rangers–it has been over 14 innings since he has allowed a run at all. Time to find out if all the offense last night was a fluke.
Oh, and in the draft the Tigers have taken Colin Kaline, grandson of Al.
And Magglio is still with Toledo.
Today’s Player of the Pre-Game: Miguel Cabrera
After watching Boesch baesch the ball yesterday, Miguel says today it’s the right-handers’ turn.
Today’s Ghost’s-Last-Stand? Lineup: