Tuesday, May 19, 2009

News and notes

Detroit has won 11 of its last 14 against Texas. The Tigers are averaging 8.5 runs/game during that span.

The Tigers have commited only 18 errors this season.

Wilkins Ramirez will join the big club to take Magglio Ordonez's spot. In 30 games at Triple-A Toledo, Ramirez hit .316-5-13 with 14 SB. Ordonez was placed on the bereavement list.

Detroit is 12-3 when getting a quality start. The Tigers are 17-7 when scoring first. They are 17-3 when they outhit their foes.

AL shortstops have combined for a .709 OPS this year. Detroit's getting .780 production from its shortstops (Adam Everett and Ramon Santiago).

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