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PostSubject: GDT68: 6/17/13 - DET (38-29) VS BAL (40-30) - 7:08 p.m. ET    Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:14 am

GDT68: 6/17/13 - DET (38-29) VS BAL (40-30)  -  7:08 p.m. ET




--- VS ---

Detroit Tigers VS Baltimore Orioles
Monday, June 17, 2013
Comerica Park, DETROIT, Mi
Game Time - 7:08 p.m. EDT



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Pitching matchup



Tigers: RHP Max Scherzer (9-0, 3.19 ERA)

No Tigers starter has ever gone 10-0 to open a season. Aurelio Lopez did it as a reliever in 1984, but that's it in franchise history. Scherzer, who retired his final 16 Orioles in a no-decision May 31, has a chance.

 

Orioles: RHP Jake Arrieta (1-1, 6.63 ERA)

Arrieta was recently recalled from Triple-A Norfolk because the O's bullpen had thrown a lot of innings. Now, he'll be called to start for Jason Hammel (virus). He hasn't pitched since he was recalled, and he was 3-3 with a 5.50 ERA for Norfolk.




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PREVIEW


Scherzer aims to be first Tigers starter to go 10-0
Filling in for ill Hammel, Arrieta gets nod for O's in Monday opener

By Bobby Nightengale / MLB.com | 6/16/2013 5:30 PM ET

No Tigers starter in the team's 112-year history has started a season 10-0. Right-hander Max Scherzer will have an opportunity to change that when he takes the mound against right-hander Jake Arrieta and the Orioles in the series opener Monday night at Comerica Park.

Entering a 10-game homestand, Scherzer has a chance to write his name in the Tigers' history books. However, win-loss records aren't a stat he cares too much about.

"When you look at win-loss records, I'm on a great offensive team. It's just a flukey stat," Scherzer said after his last start. "For me, it's great to be 9-0, because we're winning. But more importantly, I'm pitching better."

Scherzer should be happy with his other numbers. In his last five starts, he has a 2.00 ERA and a 0.69 WHIP with 38 strikeouts in 36 innings. He struck out 10 in eight innings while retiring the last 16 hitters he faced on May 31 against the Orioles, taking a no-decision when Baltimore scored four runs in the ninth in a comeback 7-5 victory.

Meanwhile, Arrieta will be filling in for Jason Hammel, who is having his start pushed back due to a virus he's been fighting throughout the weekend. Arrieta had a 6.63 ERA through four starts with the Orioles in April, before being demoted to Triple-A Norfolk. In his last two starts in the Minors, he's allowed 15 runs in 10 1/3 innings. He was called up Saturday as an extra bullpen arm before Hammel's start was pushed back.

"I gave up a few more hits than I'd like but I threw a lot of strikes," Arrieta said about his last start in the Minors. "The walks were down. If I pound the zone with my stuff, I give myself a pretty good chance to have success."

Arrieta has pitched better against the Tigers than any other team he's faced more than once. In two starts, he's allowed two earned runs in 12 1/3 innings.



Orioles: Top prospects recovering from injuries
• Two of the club's top prospects are beginning to make their way back into games. Right-hander Dylan Bundy and infielder Jonathan Schoop both have progressed in their recoveries.

Bundy, sidelined with an elbow injury, will throw two sessions of 25 throws from 90 feet away on flat ground Monday. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection about six weeks ago. Schoop, who has a lower back stress fracture, has been jogging in a pool and throwing.

• Right fielder Nick Markakis has impressed manager Buck Showalter with his glove after making several tough catches in the past week.

"We're lucky to have him," Showalter said. "That's a tough right field to play [at Camden Yards]. He's very familiar with American League East places, he does it on the road, too. That's why it's hard not to run him out there. He impacts the game."

Markakis won a Gold Glove in 2011, and is helping the Orioles to a Major League-best .991 fielding percentage.

• Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen is getting close to starting a rehab assignment after battling a strained oblique on the 15-day disabled list since May 12.

He threw 35 pitches from a full mound Saturday in Sarasota, Fla., and woke up Sunday feeling fine. He will travel with the Orioles to Detroit and Toronto this week, but could leave early when Showalter and pitching coach Rick Adair decide he's ready to pitch for a Minor League affiliate.

Tigers: Leyland concerned about Sanchez
• Something just wasn't right about Anibal Sanchez's start against the Twins on Saturday. Manager Jim Leyland pulled him after 3 2/3 innings and 72 pitches, after he missed his previous start with muscle stiffness in his upper back. Sanchez says he feels fine physically, but Leyland is still feeling uneasy.

"I'm concerned about it," Leyland said. "You don't have to be a rocket scientist to smell something. It just didn't look right coming out [of his hand]."

• Although Alex Avila was in the midst of a slump, Leyland kept plugging him in the lineup. It paid off Sunday, when he went 2-for-3, but he's still batting .172 on the year.

"You just try to keep encouraging the player and try to give him time off and try to pick your spots to get him in there," Leyland said before Sunday's game. "It's a tough call, because sometimes you don't really know if you're better off getting him out of there for a couple days ... I think the main thing is to stay positive."

Avila left Sunday's game in the ninth after being hit by a pitch on his left forearm.

Worth noting
• O's third baseman Manny Machado has a career-long 14-game hitting streak. He has a Major League-leading 99 hits and 32 doubles in 70 games.

• Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones has dominated Scherzer throughout his career. In 15 career at-bats, he has a .533 batting average and .867 slugging percentage. Earlier this season, Jones went 2-for-3 with a home run off the Detroit righty.

Bobby Nightengale is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @nightengalejr. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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Tiger's MLB Game Notes



INJURY UPDATE:


RHP Octavio Dotel (Right elbow inflammation, transfered to 60-day DL  June 8, 2013).



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Up next (Probable Pitchers)




TUE, Jun 18:
TIGERS: (RHP Justin Verlander (8-4, 3.41 ERA)) VS
ORIOLES: (RHP Jason Hammel (7-4, 5.24 ERA))
7:08  p.m. ET (FS-D / FM 97.1)


WED, Jun 19:
TIGERS: (RHP Rick Porcello (4-3, 4.37 ERA)) VS
ORIOLES: (RHP Chris Tillman (7-2, 3.61 ERA))
1:08  p.m. ET (FS-D, MLBN / FM 97.1)


THU, Jun 20:
TIGERS: (LHP Jose Alvarez (1-0, 1.50 ERA)) VS
RED SOX: (?HP TBA (TBA ERA))
7:08  p.m. ET (FS-D, MLBN / FM 97.1)


FRI, Jun 21:
TIGERS: (RHP Doug Fister (6-4, 3.21 ERA)) VS
RED SOX: (?HP TBA (TBA ERA))
7:08  p.m. ET (FS-D / FM 97.1)

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PostSubject: Re: GDT68: 6/17/13 - DET (38-29) VS BAL (40-30) - 7:08 p.m. ET    Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:15 am

STARTING LINEUPS:

TIGERS (career numbers vs. Jake Arrieta)

   Austin Jackson, CF (1-for-3, K)
   Torii Hunter, RF (2-for-7, 3 K’s)
   Miguel Cabrera, 3B (1-for-6, 2 K’s)
   Prince Fielder, 1B
   Victor Martinez, DH (0-for-6, 2 K’s)
   Jhonny Peralta, SS (1-for-3)
   Andy Dirks, LF
   Omar Infante, 2B
   Brayan Pena, C

P: Max Scherzer


ORIOLES (career numbers off Scherzer)

   Nate McLouth, LF (0-for-8, 5 K’s)
   Manny Machado, 3B (0-for-4, 2 K’s)
   Nick Markakis, RF (4-for-13, 3 walks, 4 K’s)
   Adam Jones, CF (8-for-15, HR, 4 K’s)
   Chris Davis, 1B (5-for-14, 5 K’s)
   Matt Wieters, C (5-for-14, 2 K’s)
   J.J. Hardy, SS (3-for-20, HR, walk, 4 K’s)
   Chris Dickerson, DH (0-for-6, 4 K’s)
   Ryan Flaherty, 2B (0-for-3, K)

P: Jake Arrieta


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PostSubject: Re: GDT68: 6/17/13 - DET (38-29) VS BAL (40-30) - 7:08 p.m. ET    Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:29 pm

BAL - Top 1st
B:1 S:2 O:1
Nate McLouth grounds out, second baseman Omar Infante to first baseman Prince Fielder.

B:1 S:3 O:2
Manny Machado strikes out swinging.

B:0 S:1 O:2
Nick Markakis singles on a line drive to left fielder Andy Dirks.

B:0 S:3 O:3
Adam Jones strikes out swinging.


DET - Bot 1st
B:1 S:0 O:0
Austin Jackson singles on a line drive to center fielder Adam Jones.

B:1 S:2 O:1
Torii Hunter lines out to second baseman Ryan Flaherty.

B:0 S:0 O:1
Miguel Cabrera homers (19) on a fly ball to right center field. Austin Jackson scores.
DET 2 - 0

B:0 S:3 O:2
Prince Fielder strikes out swinging.

B:1 S:2 O:3
Victor Martinez grounds out, second baseman Ryan Flaherty to first baseman Chris Davis.

DET 2 - 0 AFTER 1 INNING


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BAL - Top 2nd
B:1 S:0 O:0
Chris Davis homers (24) on a fly ball to right center field.
DET 2 - 1


B:2 S:2 O:1
Matt Wieters pops out to shortstop Jhonny Peralta.

B:1 S:2 O:2
J. Hardy pops out to second baseman Omar Infante.

B:2 S:3 O:3
Chris Dickerson strikes out swinging.


DET - Bot 2nd
B:3 S:2 O:0
Jhonny Peralta doubles (19) on a fly ball to center fielder Adam Jones.

B:0 S:1 O:1
Andy Dirks flies out to left fielder Nate McLouth.

B:1 S:1 O:1
Omar Infante singles on a ground ball to right fielder Nick Markakis. Jhonny Peralta to 3rd.

B:2 S:2 O:2
Brayan Pena flies out to center fielder Adam Jones.

B:0 S:1 O:2
Austin Jackson singles on a line drive to center fielder Adam Jones. Jhonny Peralta scores. Omar Infante to 3rd.
DET 3 - 1


B:0 S:0 O:3
Torii Hunter lines out to center fielder Adam Jones.

DET 3 - 1 AFTER 2 INNINGS


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PostSubject: Re: GDT68: 6/17/13 - DET (38-29) VS BAL (40-30) - 7:08 p.m. ET    Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:09 pm

BAL - Top 3rd
B:1 S:3 O:1
Ryan Flaherty called out on strikes.

B:4 S:2 O:1
Nate McLouth walks.

B:2 S:0 O:2
Manny Machado lines out to left fielder Andy Dirks.

B:1 S:2 O:3
Nick Markakis flies out to left fielder Andy Dirks.


DET - Bot 3rd
B:0 S:0 O:0
Miguel Cabrera singles on a soft ground ball to third baseman Manny Machado.

B:2 S:3 O:1
Prince Fielder strikes out swinging.

B:0 S:0 O:3
Victor Martinez grounds into a double play, second baseman Ryan Flaherty to shortstop J. Hardy to first baseman Chris Davis. Miguel Cabrera out at 2nd.

DET 3 - 1 AFTER 3 INNINGS


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BAL - Top 4th
B:1 S:1 O:1
Adam Jones grounds out, pitcher Max Scherzer to first baseman Prince Fielder.

B:2 S:1 O:1
Chris Davis singles on a line drive to center fielder Austin Jackson.

B:0 S:1 O:1
Matt Wieters singles on a fly ball to center fielder Austin Jackson. Chris Davis to 2nd.

B:2 S:2 O:2
J. Hardy pops out to second baseman Omar Infante in foul territory.

B:1 S:3 O:3
Chris Dickerson strikes out swinging.


DET - Bot 4th
B:3 S:2 O:1
Jhonny Peralta grounds out, third baseman Manny Machado to first baseman Chris Davis.

B:0 S:1 O:2
Andy Dirks pops out to second baseman Ryan Flaherty.

B:2 S:2 O:2
Omar Infante singles on a line drive to left fielder Nate McLouth.

With Brayan Pena batting, Omar Infante steals (3) 2nd base.

B:2 S:2 O:3
Brayan Pena grounds out, second baseman Ryan Flaherty to first baseman Chris Davis.

DET 3 - 1 AFTER 4 INNINGS


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PostSubject: Re: GDT68: 6/17/13 - DET (38-29) VS BAL (40-30) - 7:08 p.m. ET    Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:08 pm

BAL - Top 5th
B:4 S:1 O:0
Ryan Flaherty walks.

B:1 S:1 O:0
Nate McLouth singles on a ground ball to center fielder Austin Jackson. Ryan Flaherty to 2nd.

B:0 S:3 O:1
Manny Machado strikes out swinging.

B:3 S:3 O:2
Nick Markakis called out on strikes.

B:0 S:1 O:2
Adam Jones singles on a ground ball to second baseman Omar Infante. Ryan Flaherty to 3rd. Nate McLouth to 2nd.

B:3 S:3 O:3
Chris Davis strikes out swinging.


DET - Bot 5th
B:0 S:1 O:0
Austin Jackson singles on a line drive to center fielder Adam Jones.

B:0 S:1 O:0
Torii Hunter singles on a line drive to right fielder Nick Markakis. Austin Jackson to 2nd.

B:1 S:3 O:1
Miguel Cabrera strikes out swinging. Wild pitch by pitcher Jake Arrieta. Austin Jackson to 3rd. Torii Hunter to 2nd.

B:4 S:0 O:1
Jake Arrieta intentionally walks Prince Fielder.

B:1 S:1 O:2
Victor Martinez out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Adam Jones. Austin Jackson scores. Torii Hunter to 3rd.
DET 4 - 1

B:0 S:0 O:2
Jhonny Peralta singles on a line drive to right fielder Nick Markakis. Torii Hunter scores. Prince Fielder to 2nd.
DET 5 - 1

Coaching visit to mound.



Pitching Change: Troy Patton replaces Jake Arrieta.



Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Avisail Garcia replaces Andy Dirks.


B:1 S:0 O:3
Avisail Garcia grounds into a force out, shortstop J. Hardy to second baseman Ryan Flaherty. Jhonny Peralta out at 2nd.

DET 5 - 1 AFTER 5 INNINGS


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PostSubject: Re: GDT68: 6/17/13 - DET (38-29) VS BAL (40-30) - 7:08 p.m. ET    Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:17 pm

BAL - Top 6th
Avisail Garcia remains in the game as the left fielder.

B:2 S:2 O:1
Matt Wieters grounds out, second baseman Omar Infante to first baseman Prince Fielder.

B:1 S:1 O:1
J. Hardy singles on a line drive to left fielder Avisail Garcia.

B:2 S:3 O:2
Chris Dickerson strikes out swinging.

B:0 S:3 O:3
Ryan Flaherty strikes out swinging.


DET - Bot 6th
B:0 S:0 O:0
Omar Infante singles on a ground ball to shortstop J. Hardy.

B:0 S:1 O:2
Brayan Pena ground bunts into a double play, catcher Matt Wieters to shortstop J. Hardy to first baseman Chris Davis. Omar Infante out at 2nd.

B:3 S:2 O:3
Austin Jackson grounds out, third baseman Manny Machado to first baseman Chris Davis.

DET 5 - 1 AFTER 6 INNINGS


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BAL - Top 7th
Pitching Change: Drew Smyly replaces Max Scherzer.

B:1 S:2 O:1
Nate McLouth grounds out softly, pitcher Drew Smyly to first baseman Prince Fielder.

B:1 S:1 O:2
Manny Machado grounds out, shortstop Jhonny Peralta to first baseman Prince Fielder.

B:1 S:1 O:3
Nick Markakis grounds out, second baseman Omar Infante to first baseman Prince Fielder.


DET - Bot 7th
B:0 S:2 O:1
Torii Hunter flies out to left fielder Nate McLouth.

B:2 S:1 O:1
Miguel Cabrera singles on a line drive to left fielder Nate McLouth.

B:1 S:0 O:1
Prince Fielder singles on a ground ball to right fielder Nick Markakis. Miguel Cabrera to 2nd.

B:0 S:0 O:3
Victor Martinez grounds into a double play, shortstop J. Hardy to second baseman Ryan Flaherty to first baseman Chris Davis. Prince Fielder out at 2nd.

DET 5 - 1 AFTER 7 INNINGS


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BAL - Top 8th
B:1 S:0 O:1
Adam Jones grounds out, third baseman Miguel Cabrera to first baseman Prince Fielder.

B:1 S:3 O:2
Chris Davis strikes out swinging.

B:1 S:3 O:3
Matt Wieters strikes out swinging.


DET - Bot 8th
Pitching Change: Pedro Strop replaces Troy Patton.

B:2 S:3 O:1
Jhonny Peralta called out on strikes.

B:3 S:3 O:2
Avisail Garcia called out on strikes.

B:0 S:0 O:2
Omar Infante singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nate McLouth.

With Brayan Pena batting, wild pitch by Pedro Strop, Omar Infante to 2nd.

B:2 S:1 O:3
Brayan Pena flies out to left fielder Nate McLouth.

DET 5 - 1 AFTER 8 INNINGS


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PostSubject: Re: GDT68: 6/17/13 - DET (38-29) VS BAL (40-30) - 7:08 p.m. ET    Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:56 pm

BAL - Top 9th
B:2 S:1 O:1
J. Hardy grounds out, second baseman Omar Infante to first baseman Prince Fielder.

Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Steve Pearce replaces Chris Dickerson.

B:1 S:3 O:2
Steve Pearce strikes out swinging.

Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Danny Valencia replaces Ryan Flaherty.

B:2 S:2 O:3
Danny Valencia pops out to first baseman Prince Fielder in foul territory.


TIGERS WIN 5-1

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W: Scherzer (10-0, 3.08 ERA)
L: Arrieta (1-2, 7.23 ERA)
S: Smyly (2)


Game Info

WP: Arrieta, Strop.
IBB: Fielder (by Arrieta).
Pitches-strikes: Arrieta 82-58, Patton 22-15, Strop 16-9, Scherzer 113-75, Smyly 33-22.
Groundouts-flyouts: Arrieta 4-3, Patton 4-1, Strop 0-1, Scherzer 3-1, Smyly 5-0.
Batters faced: Arrieta 24, Patton 8, Strop 4, Scherzer 27, Smyly 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Patton 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Timmons. 1B: Mike Winters. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:39.
Att: 32,525.
Venue: Comerica Park.
June 17, 2013


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PostSubject: Re: GDT68: 6/17/13 - DET (38-29) VS BAL (40-30) - 7:08 p.m. ET    Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:26 pm

Game 68: It’s not just about wins with Scherzer
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Posted on June 18, 2013 at 2:45 am

Max Scherzer clearly doesn’t want to be known as the guy who just wins games. He called wins and losses a “flukey” stat when he picked up his ninth win last Tuesday in Kansas City, and he brought out the term again when he beat the Orioles Monday night.

At 10-0, though, the narrative is hard to control. At this point, he’s better off enjoying the history.

“When you start realizing the history of this organization, to be 10-0, it’s great,” Scherzer said. “But at the same time, win-loss is kind of a flukey stat. Sometimes when you play with a good offensive team, you can run into these types of streaks.

“The reason I’m pitching well isn’t because I’m 10-0, it’s because of the other things I’m doing. I’m inducing quick outs, pitching deeper into games, generating strikeouts, minimizing walks, doing all the little things it takes to be a good pitcher. So that’s what I hang my hat on of being a good pitcher.”

The only other starting pitcher in Tigers history to go 10-0 to start a season was George Mullin in 1909. He went 11-0 on his way to a 29-8 season that year. A bio from David Cicotello from SABR says he was known for a “fearful fastball and biting curve.”

That said, Mullin struck out 124 batters over 303 2/3 innings in that 1909 season, posting a 29-8 record with a 2.22 ERA. Scherzer will have a chance to match or top that strikeout total in his next start, having fanned 116 batters over 96 1/3 innings so far.

His curveball, a pitch he developed last year, is now a legitimate part of his arsenal, and a big reason in Scherzer’s view behind his success. Leyland sees better pitching overall.

“I think his command is better,” Leyland said. “I think that other pitch has helped him. Those are two things that would add up it a little more. I think he has a terrific fastball. I think it’s harder to pick up and it’s hard to say something’s sneaky when it’s 94 or 95 but I think it kind of is. Some guy’s deliveries, you can see it all the way, there’s not much deception. But I think his is almost, it kind of shoots out. It’s a little different.”

As his strikeout of Chris Davis with the bases loaded in the fifth shows, Scherzer can throw his fastball right where he wants it, too. He threw to Pena’s mitt on his 1-2 and 2-2 fastballs, and Pena barely made a move. His 97 mph fastball on the full count, after Davis had fouled off a changeup, would’ve been ball four had Davis held off. But he chased it.

“It was a ball,” Davis said. “Like I said, when you’re throwing that hard and you’re throwing a number of pitches for strikes, you assume that he’s going to throw a strike. I was looking for a ball over the plate. He got me to chase.”

Maybe Scherzer can dismiss 10-0 as flukey. His numbers over the past 365 days are tougher to brush off. He’s now 21-3 with a 2.78 ERA since last June 17, striking out 259 batters over 213 2/3 innings.

Pitch of the game: Scherzer claims it was the 3-1 pitch to Nick Markakis with two on and one out in that fifth inning.

“I felt like it was a fastball count, and I was ready to throw a fastball,” Scherzer said. “I’d just missed with a 2-1 changeup low in the zone, and he did a great job of taking it, because I felt that was a great pitch. It was 3-1, first and second one out. I mean, that’s a bad situation to be in. And Pena put down changeup again. It took a second, but all of a sudden I trusted him.”

Everyone else said it was the at-bat against Davis, and staying composed to execute a fastball on 3-2 that was good enough to get a swing and miss.

“The fact that Davis got pretty good at-bats against us the previous two at-bats, for Max to strike him out with a fastball, that says a lot about Max,” Pena said. “He showed there that he’s one of the best, if not 1-2, I think, him and Justin. He’s unbelievable. It’s unbelievable, the fact that he was giving us everything that he got in that inning, especially after those two very close calls.”

Line of the night: As good as Scherzer was, you have to give the pitching line of the night to Drew Smyly, who threw three perfect innings in relief of Scherzer for his second save of three or more innings this year.

Stat of the night: 7 – Sacrifice flies by Victor Martinez this year, tying him for the Major League lead with Albert Pujols. Martinez is 2-for-11 with a runner on third base and less than two outs this year, but he has 12 RBIs thanks to the sac flies.

Print it: “The 2-2 was the [close] one. I turned around, not trying to show him up, because I would never do that, but he screamed. He usually screams before he rings somebody up. That’s why I thought that he was ringing him up, but he didn’t.” — Pena on the close call on the 2-2 pitch to Davis.


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