May 5th, 2013
As expected, Jhonny Peralta and Torii Hunter get the day off. Interestingly, so does catcher Alex Avila. Reports from Houston say Avila is under the weather.
Interesting note: Every Tiger who has faced Philip Humber has at least one hit off of him. Don Kelly doesn’t, but he has never faced him. Combined, the Tigers are 13-for-41 lifetime against Humber from his time with the White Sox.
By contrast, the few Astros who have faced Justin Verlander are 8-for-36 combined against him with 13 strikeouts.
- Austin Jackson, CF (1-for-4, walk, 2 K’s off Humber)
- Andy Dirks, LF (1-for-4, double, K off Humber)
- Miguel Cabrera, 3B (2-for-6, 2 HR, walk off Humber)
- Prince Fielder, 1B (1-for-2 off Humber)
- Victor Martinez, DH (1-for-3 off Humber)
- Don Kelly, RF
- Brayan Pena, C (1-for-2 off Humber)
- Omar Infante, 2B (1-for-1 off Humber)
- Ramon Santiago (1-for-3 off Humber)
P: Justin Verlander
- Robbie Grossman, CF
- Fernando Martinez, LF
- Jason Castro, C
- Carlos Pena, 1B (6-for-22, 2 doubles, HR, 2 walks, 5 K’s off Verlander)
- Carlos Corporan, DH
- Brandon Laird, 3B
- Rick Ankiel, RF (0-for-5, 3 K’s off Verlander)
- Ronny Cedeno, SS (2-for-6, double off Verlander)
- Marwin Gonzalez, 2B
P: Philip Humber