Lineups for Tigers-Indians, Game 2 (Aug. 10)
Andy Dirks, CF (.261)
Brennan Boesch, LF (.285)
Magglio Ordonez, RF (.230)
Miguel Cabrera, 1B (.318)
Victor Martinez, DH (.325
Ryan Raburn, 2B (.227)
Alex Avila, C (.288)
Wilson Betemit, 3B (.282)
Ramon Santiago, SS (.240)
Rick Porcello, RHP (11-6, 4.44 ERA)
The Tigers have lost 12 straight at Progressive Field, dating back to last July. The Tigers' last win in Cleveland was June 3.
Porcello in his career is 4-0 with a 2.32 ERA in eight starts vs. the Indians. His stats overall are pretty darned good, with 50.1 IP (6.1 IP per start) and a WHIP of 1.093 and a .237 batting average against.
Think that's just a product of pitching at home? Nope. Porcello is 2-0 career in five starts at Progressive Field, with a 1.64 ERA and 6.0 strikeouts per nine innings.
He'll be facing the Indians' big trade deadline acquisition, Ubaldo Jimenez (6-9), who is making his home debut for Cleveland, his first-ever appearance in Progressive. Against the Tigers in his career, however, he's 1-2 in three career starts with a 5.63 ERA, a 1.813 WHIP and a .333 batting average against.