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Game 48: A's @ Tigers, 7:05 p.m.

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Fri 05/28 WP: Brad Ziegler (2 - 2)
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Oakland Athletics
@ Detroit Tigers

Saturday, May 29, 2010, 7:05 PM EDT
Comerica Park

Brett Anderson vs Rick Porcello

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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Brett Anderson

#49 / Pitcher / Oakland Athletics

6-4

235

L

L

Feb 01, 1988



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Brett Anderson 1-1 4 4 0 0 0 0 23.0 20 7 6 0 4 17 2.35 1.04

vs.


Rick Porcello

#48 / Pitcher / Detroit Tigers

6-5

200

R

R

Dec 27, 1988



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2010 - Rick Porcello 4-4 9 9 0 0 0 0 50.0 67 33 31 3 18 25 5.58 1.70

Tigers lineup:

Jackson cf
Damon dh
Ordonez rf
Cabrera 1b
Raburn lf
Guillen 2b
Inge 3b
Laird c
Everett ss
Porcello p

A's lineup:

R. Davis cf
D. Barton 1b
R. Sweeney rf
K. Suzuki c
J. Cust dh
K. Kouzmanoff 3b
G. Gross lf
M. Ellis 2b
C. Pennington ss
B. Anderson p

It's a beautiful night for baseball, in what's going to be a marvelous weekend in Michigan. We at BYB hope your holiday weekend is off to a fun and safe start! In other words, behave yourselves!

With a 1-5 record in the Tigers' last 6 games and losers of 3 in a row, it would also be a beautiful night to get back on the winning track. Rick Porcello, who appears to be on the verge of getting back on track himself after a very slow start, gets the opportunity to right the Tigers ship against the A's.

One quick pregame note:

Miguel Cabrera's AL Triple Crown stats going into today: 1st in RBI with 44, 3rd in home runs with 13, 6th in batting average at .341.

Miggy is also 2nd in slugging at .653, 2nd in OPS at 1.075, 3rd in doubles with 15, 3rd in OBP at .421 and 10th in hits with 59. The Tigers' 1st baseman is all over the AL leaderboard.

I realize All Star voting is nothing more than a silly popularity contest where ballplayers in the biggest markets have the best chance to get voted into the game. But Cabrera is in 3rd place, approximately 154K votes behind .215 hitting Mark Teixeira.

Come on, people! Start stuffing ballot boxes!