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MacArthur: Blue Jays vs. Tigers series preview

Scott MacArthur, TSN.ca
4/8/2013 12:13:29 PM
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Tuesday, 1:08EDT: Brandon Morrow (0-0, 1.50) vs. Anibal Sanchez (0-0, 0.00)

Wednesday, 1:08EDT: Mark Buehrle (0-0, 10.13) vs. Rick Porcello (0-1, 5.06)

Thursday, 1:08EDT: Josh Johnson (0-0, 4.50) vs. Doug Fister (1-0, 5.40)

BLUE JAYS (2-4, Lost 1)

WHO'S HOT: SS Jose Reyes

- Three-straight multi-hit games (8-12, BB in series vs. Red Sox) and is hitting .435/1.171 OPS to start the season.

- Is 2-2 in stolen base attempts.

WHO'S NOT: 1B Edwin Encarncaion

- Went 0-13 vs. Red Sox and is 2-23 (.087) to start the season.

- Last hit was key three-run home run in Thursday's 10-8 victory over Cleveland.

Jose Bautista has missed three-straight games with a sprained left ankle but expects to return to the lineup on Tuesday.

FAVOURABLE MATCHUP: There are nine Blue Jays who've faced Tigers' P Rick Porcello (Wednesday's starter.) They've combined to hit .446 with 10 extra-base hits in 78 plate appearances.

Standouts include:

Melky Cabrera: 7-14 (.500) with two doubles.

Maicer Izturis: 8-13 (.615) including a home run, a triple, a double and two RBI.

Jose Bautista: 5-10 (.500) with two RBI.

TIGERS (3-3, Lost 1)

Detroit lost two of three in Minnesota to begin the season before returning home and taking two of three against the Yankees.

They lost 7-0 to New York on Sunday in a battle of the clubs' respective aces. CC Sabathia (7 innings, 4 hits) out-pitched Justin Verlander (7.1 innings, 3 earned runs, 7 hits.)

WHO'S HOT: RF Torii Hunter

Signed as a free agent in the off-season, Hunter is 11-28 (.393) with two doubles and two RBI to start the season.

WHO'S NOT: C Alex Avila

Avila's lone RBI came Saturday when he hit a solo home run off Yankees' reliever Shawn Kelley. Otherwise, he's hitting .167/.544OPS with five strikeouts.

STRANGE NOTE: Utility OF Matt Tuiasosopo, 27, is the first cousin of Roniah Tuiasosopo, who perpetrated the fake girlfriend hoax involving former Notre Dame star linebacker Manti T'eo.

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