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Friday, May 16, 2014

Tigers return to Boston for Game 1 of 2014 season series

Last time the Tigers were in Fenway Park was for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. And Max Scherzer was on the mound.

Several players in tonight's starting lineup weren't even with the team then, though.

The Tigers (24-12) bring an eight-game road win streak into the game, the longest since 2006. At 11-4, it's also the best 15-game road start since the '06 campaign.

Only two teams in franchise history have a better start through 36 games — 1984 at 31-5 and 1961 at 25-11. The 1982 team started 24-12, as well.

The Tigers are 9-2 against left-handed starters so far this season.

Rajai Davis LF
Ian Kinsler 2B
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Victor Martinez DH
Torii Hunter RF
Austin Jackson CF
Alex Avila C
Nick Castellanos 3B
Danny Worth SS

Pitcher: Max Scherzer, RHP (5-1, 2.04)

Dustin Pedroia 2B
Grady Sizemore RF
David Ortiz DH
Mike Napoli 1B
Mike Carp LF
Xander Bogaerts SS
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Will Middlebrooks 3B
David Ross C

Pitcher: Jon Lester (4-4, 2.75)


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