Jordan Zimmermann (9-5, 4.44 ERA) and Ubaldo Jimenez (6-11, 6.19 ERA) are on the hill in the second of a three-game series between the Detroit Tigers (76-64) and the Baltimore Orioles (76-64) at Comerica Park. The Tigers won the last game 4-3, and Detroit leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, Sep. 10 and can be seen on MAS2 and FSDT.
Zimmermann pitched 1.2 innings in his last outing, surrendering six runs and walking two in a 6-3 defeat to the White Sox. J.D. Martinez (.325, 63 Rs, 20 HRs, 58 RBIs, 1 SB) continued his strong play yesterday, going 3 for 3 with one run and two RBIs. Jimenez went 9.0 innings, surrendering three runs, striking out six and walking one in a 7-3 win over the Rays in his most recent start.
In their last game, the Orioles lost by a margin of one run. The Tigers are 25-15 in one-run games. The Orioles have a 15-15 record in close games.
The Tigers are coming into this game after allowing one walk during their last outing. The Orioles have a 15-20 record when opponents give up one walk or less.
When they are outhit, the Tigers are 12-46. The Orioles have an 18-51 record when opponents outhit them.
Baltimore tops the league in home runs this season with 220. Detroit ranks in the top 10 with 184.
Ranking 21st, Baltimore is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 401 this season. Detroit ranks in the bottom half at 17th with 416.
When the Tigers hit at least one home run, they are 62-38, well-matched with the Orioles who are 64-42 when hitting one or more homers.