5 Stats from the Detroit Tigers 8-6 Win over the Cleveland Indians

  • Three

The number of runs driven in by Miguel Cabrera, who has continued his torrid start. Miggy went 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored to raise his average to .377. Cabrera also went deep. Additionally, Rajai Davis scored three runs on three hits.

  • Two

The number of hits driven in by Ian Kinsler. The second baseman had two hits in four plate appearances. He had an RBI, scored two runs, stole a base and drew a walk.

  • Seven

The number of innings thrown by Kyle Lobstein in a winning effort. Justin Verlander’s rotation replacement allowed six hits and three runs (all earned) in his seven innings. He only walked two and struck out four. His ERA on the season is 3.50.

  • 86

The number of pitches required by Lobstein to pitch seven innings. It was an incredibly efficient day for Lobstein, who picked up his second win of the season.

  • One

The number of runs, hits and walks allowed by Joakim Soria. This broke a stretch of six straight games in which Soria had thrown perfect innings—a stretch that lasted two weeks.

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5 Stats from the #DetroitTigers 4-1 Win over the Cleveland Indians

  • Four

Maybe the biggest stat of the game—Miguel Cabrera had four walks (three intentional) en-route to a 0-for-1 day at the plate.

  • Three

The number of runs driven in by Victor Martinez. All those intentional walks handed to Miggy certainly helped V-Mart. The designated hitter drove in three runs on two hits. He only had five RBI on the season entering the game.

  • Two

The number of hits by both Rajai Davis and Ian Kinsler. The duo went 4-for-8 with four runs scored and a walk.

  • One

(I swear I’m not doing a countdown) The number of runs allowed by Alfredo Simon. The former All-Star continues to impress in Detroit. He only struck out three, but allowed just two walks.

  • Zero

(Ok, I inadvertently did a countdown… hopefully that doesn’t happen again) The number of runs allowed by the Tigers bullpen. Tom Gorzelanny rebounded from giving up a run and taking the loss in his last outing to earning the hold while pitching 1.1 shutout innings. He allowed two hits but added a strikeout. Joakim Soria threw a perfect ninth.

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Detroit Tigers: Statistical Impacts of New Additions

  • Yoenis Cespedes

Acquired via: Trade, with Gabe Speier and Alex Wilson for Rick Porcello

Maybe the biggest name brought in by the Tigers this offseason, Cespedes has come out of the gates swinging for Detroit. Entering Friday he was hitting .308 with four doubles, three RBI and a triple in 40 plate appearances. He hit his first home run against Jeff Samardzija on Friday and while his 9-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio isn’t pretty, he’ll be a constant threat in a middle-of-the-lineup that also features Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez.

  • Shane Greene

Acquired via: Trade, for Robbie Ray and Domingo Leyba

Acquired in a three-team trade with the Yankees and Diamondbacks that also saw the Tigers relinquish prospects Robbie Ray and Domingo Leyba, Greene has been one of, if not the best pitcher for the Tigers (which is saying something considering David Price’s fantastic start to the season).

The 26-year-old has two wins in two starts while allowing a grand total of one run. That run was unearned. The former Yankee has shown great promise, only allowing one walk while lasting eight innings in both starts. His ERA won’t be 0.00 at the end of the season, but it looks like Dave Dombrowski found yet another gem.

  • Anthony Gose

Acquired via: Trade for Deon Travis

Yet another under-the-radar acquisition by Dombrowski, Gose has added a plus defender to the Tigers outfield while showing improved signs with the bat. The former Blue Jay entered the season as a career .234 hitter but has shown flashes of immense promise thanks to a .391 batting average. He’s also contributed two doubles, a triple, a home run, a stolen base and five RBI.

  • Alfredo Simon

Acquired via: Trade for Eugenio Suarez and Johnathon Crawford

Acquired in a trade with Cincinnati for shortstop Eugenio Suarez and relief prospect Johnathon Crawford, Simon has turned in nearly as impressive as a start as his fellow-rotation mate Greene. The former reliever has a sparkling 2.03 ERA over two starts (both wins). He’s struck out five and walked zero batters. There were questions about Simon coming into the season and whether he could replicate the form that made him an All-Star last season, but so far Simon is thriving.

  • Tom Gorzelanny

Acquired via: Free Agency

Signed as a free agent to fill a need in the bullpen, Gorzelanny has been solid in his two appearances, allowing only two hits in 2.2 innings pitched. He has a strikeout and has yet to walk a batter. He’ll get more work as the season progresses, so expect to see more of the former Pirates starter. He posted a 0.86 ERA in 23 appearances for Milwaukee last season.

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5 Stats to Know from the Detroit Tigers’ 2-1 Win over the Chicago White Sox

  • 40

David Price’s ERA on the season. Price allowed his first earned run of the season on Friday, giving him exactly one earned run in 22.1 innings.

  • One

Yoenis Cespedes hit his first home run of the season and as a Tiger in the victory. Cespedes, who was starting in place of Victor Martinez at designated hitter, went 1-for-4 on the day with two strikeouts.

  • Two

The number of hits by shortstop Jose Iglesias, who continues his torrid start. The slick fielder is hitting a robust .484 on the season and earned the win with a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth to drive in Andrew Romine.

  • 10

The number of hits collected by the Tigers against Jeff Samardzija and ace reliever Zach Duke. Anthony Gose, Miguel Cabrera, Nick Castellanos and Iglesias all had hits apiece while Cespedes and Rajai Davis also added a hit each.

  • Zero

The number of runs/hits/walks allowed by closer Joakim Soria in the ninth inning. The closer pitched a perfect inning in the top half of the ninth before picking up the win on Iglesias’ walk-off hit.

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5 Stats to Know from the Tigers 2-0 Win vs the Pirates

  • 1

The minimum number of times ever Tigers starting position player reached base. Rajai Davis and Jose Iglesias contributed two hits and a walk each while every other starting position player, with the exception of Alex Avila, registered a hit. Avila drew a walk and scored a run in three plate appearances.

  • 8

The number of shutout innings thrown by new Tiger Shane Greene. The former Yankee went eight innings without allowing an earned run for the second straight start. He’s 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA on the season. His strikeout-to-walk ratio sits at 8/1.

  • 3

The number of hits allowed by Greene. He also struck out three. The game was also the third shutout pitched by the Tigers this season. David Price and Anibal Sanchez gained the wins in those games.

  • 10

The number of pitches needed by closer Joakim Soria to work a perfect ninth. Soria lowered his ERA to 2.45 after the outing while making a strong case to retain closer duties once Joe Nathan returns.

  • 2

The number of hits by Jose Iglesias. The slick-fielding shortstop continues to impress with the bat after scoring a run and drawing a walk in the 2-0 win. He overtook teammate Miguel Cabrera for the American League lead in batting average.

Next up: the Tigers face the Pirates in the rubber match of the three-game series as Alfredo Simon takes on former Twin/White Sox Francisco Liriano.

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5 Stats to Know from the Tigers 5-4 Loss to the Pirates

It had to happen at some point folks.

Here are five stats to know from the Tigers loss.

  • 3

The number of runs scored in a ninth inning rally by Detroit. Miguel Cabrera doubled in Ian Kinsler before scoring on a J.D. Martinez home run. Speaking of Martinez…

  • 1

This number has multiple significances. First off, it signifies the number of losses on the season, but it also was the number of home runs hit by J.D. Martinez in the game. Martinez has four on the season, which leads the American League and is only second to Adrian Gonzalez in the majors.

  • 5

The number of players the Tigers have (after the game) in the top 22 in the American League in terms of batting average. Miguel Cabrera leads the AL with a .517 clip while teammate Jose Iglesias isn’t far behind in second place with a .455 number. Ian Kinsler sits in sixth with a robust .414 batting average while Anthony Gose checks in at 11th with a .391 average. Yoenis Cespedes rounds out the group at 22nd with a .344 clip.

  • 0

The number of runs allowed by the Tigers bullpen. Al Alburquerque and Ian Krol combined to limit the Pirates to one hit in 1.2 innings pitched. Alburquerque struck out one of the batters he faced.

  • 4

The number of hits recorded off of Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon in the ninth inning. the Tigers needed four runs and only got three.

Stats to Know from the Detroit Tigers 8-5 Win vs the Cleveland Indians

  • 4

The number of hits and runs driven in by Miguel Cabrera. Miggy did all this in a mere four plate appearances while also drawing a walk and scoring three runs. The Triple Crown winner went 11-for-14 in the sweep of the Indians.

  • 3

The number of stolen bases by the Tigers. Detroit has often been criticized for a lack of speed, but with Rajai Davis, Ian Kinsler, Anthony Gose, Jose Iglesias and Andrew Romine on the roster, they have the tools to be a successful running team. Davis had two of the team’s three steals while Kinsler added the third.

  • 1

The number of errors committed by the Tigers. Entering Monday, the team only had three, good for 12th fewest in the majors. Oakland and New York lead the league with nine errors apiece. Defense was supposed to be an issue for the Tigers, but that doesn’t seem to be the case this season. This happened on Opening Day.

  • 3

Stats pertaining to J.D. Martinez. The outfielder notched three hits in the win, drove in three and hit his third home run of the season. In non-three news, he scored one run.

  • 0

The number of baserunners, or lack-there-of, allowed to reach base by interim closer Joakim Soria. The reliever also recorded a strikeout in his perfect inning.


Detroit Tigers: 5 Stats from the Tigers 9-6 Win over the Indians

  • 8

The number of combined hits by Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera. The duo also combined to drive in three runs and score four.

  • 14

The number of hits by the Tigers. Cleveland only managed six. Detroit has combined for 32 hits in its last two games after registering 18 hits in the first game of the series.

  • 0

The number of earned runs surrendered by Tigers’ starter David Price in 5.2 innings. Price hasn’t allowed an earned run this season.

  • 27

The number of pitches seen by Nick Castellanos. The Tigers’ third baseman went 0-for-4 with a walk, but made the Cleveland pitchers work, seeing a team-high 27 pitches.

  • 4

The number of times shortstop Andrew Romine reached base. The utility player was starting in place of Jose Iglesias, who received a day off. Romine drew an impressive three walks in the contest while also scoring two runs.

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5 Stats from the Detroit Tigers 8-4 Win over the Cleveland Indians

  • 2

The number of Tigers’ starters without a hit. J.D. Martinez and Alex Avila were the only starters without base knocks, though Avila drew two walks.

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  • 7

The number of Tigers’ starters who registered multi-hit games. Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Yoenis Cespedes and Jose Iglesias all collected three hits while Ian Kinsler, Anthony Gose and Nick Castellanos had two hits apiece. Detroit had 18 hits against the Indians and drew three walks. Gose has now put up multi-hit games in all three of his appearances for the Tigers this season. Its early days, but the trade to bring in Gose seems to be paying off for Brad Ausmus and company.

  • 4

The number of innings pitched by Cleveland starter Zach McAllister. The starter allowed 13 hits and made way for a whopping six Tribe relief pitchers. This bodes well for the Tigers considering Cleveland’s bullpen will be slightly more taxed for the rest of the series.

  • 92

The number of pitches thrown by McAllister. The Tigers taxed him and his pitching teammates, seeing 178 pitches throughout the course of the game.

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  • 1

The number of outs recorded by Joakim Soria, who is filling in for Joe Nathan as closer. The former Royal got his only out via the strikeout and converted his first save of the season.

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5 Stats to Know from the Detroit Tigers’ 11-0 Win over the Minnesota Twins


  1. 4

The number of runs scored by catcher Alex Avila. Avila went 1-for-1 with three walks. His batting average on the season is .750. Shortstop Jose Iglesias had four hits for the Tigers. Avila and Iglesias, the team’s 8 and 9 hitters, combined to go 5-for-5 with four walks and seven runs scored. This is a good trend.

  1. 3

The number of hits by center fielder Anthony Gose in his Tigers debut. The former Blue Jay finished a home run short of the cycle. He also scored a run and drove in three runs while batting leadoff.

  1. .500

Ian Kinsler’s batting average over the first two games. The second baseman has multi-hit games in both contests this season while also contributing two runs scored, a double and four runs batted in—most of which came on Wednesday.

  1. 2

The number of runs driven in by Miguel Cabrera after going hitless in the first game. The future Hall of Famer drove in two runs on two hits, one of which was a double. He also registered a walk.

  1. 1

The number of hits allowed by four Detroit relievers after Anibal Sanchez threw 6.2 innings of 3-hit ball. Angel Nesbitt, Ian Krol,Al Alburquerque and Joakim Soria shut down the Twins in relief with Alburquerque allowing the only hit. Krol and two strikeouts in his inning of work while Alburquerque also struck out a batter.

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