Detroit Tigers (39-36)


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Pirates-Tigers Preview

(AP) -- It was not that long ago that Justin Verlander was considered the best pitcher in the game, but his star has diminished over the past couple of seasons with injuries limiting him in this one.

In his return from an ailing back, Verlander will get a close look at the potential heir to that crown when the Detroit Tigers face Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

The AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner in 2011, Verlander is 28-25 with a 4.05 ERA in 68 starts since the beginning of 2013. The right-hander went on the disabled list for the first time in his career April 8 because of a strained right triceps and in his second start gave up six runs and 10 hits in 6 2-3 innings of a 7-2 loss to the New York Yankees on June 19.

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Leaders
AVG: M. Cabrera.350
HR: J. Martinez19
RBI: M. Cabrera53
SB: R. Davis14
W: D. Price7
ERA: D. Price2.62
Saves: J. Soria17
K: D. Price100
AL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Kansas City 4429.603-
Minnesota 4036.5265.5
Detroit 3936.5206
Cleveland 3441.45311
Chi White Sox 3242.43212.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .275 (1)
Runs: 327 (12)
Hits: 710 (3)
Home Runs: 66 (18)
Stolen Bases: 53 (6)
OBP: .335 (1)
SLG: .420 (7)
Total Bases: 1085 (8)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.05 (21)
Runs Allowed: 330 (18)
Saves: 18 (20)
Strikeouts: 503 (26)
OpBA: .258 (20)
OBP: .314 (16)
SLG: .422 (23)
Run Support: 4.39 (10)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
6/29 A. Casilla Traded Tampa Bay (for future considerations)
6/29 A. Gonzalez Signed to a Minor League Contract
6/29 B. Harris Released
6/26 A. Avila Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
6/25 B. Farmer Sent to Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/24 K. Lobstein Left shoulder soreness (on 15-day DL)
5/23 J. Iglesias Left game - left knee contusion (day-to-day)
5/19 V. Martinez off 15-day DL
5/15 S. Greene Left game - right ulnar neuritis (day-to-day)
5/13 J. Martinez Left game - lower back tightness (day-to-day)
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