The Tigers have a high number of games remaining on the road at ball parks which are considered launching pads for home runs, Chicago, New York and Boston.
The Tigers hitting from the left side the plate is among the worst in the American League in most statistical categories.
Verlander is on pace to go 19-12 with a 3.74 ERA and 249 strikeouts this season.
The courses it is played on tend to be true American classics.
Victor Martinez – He has a tremendous track record as a clutch hitter, but there is a possibility sitting out all of last season and age (34) has caught up to Martinez.
The Red Wings have the Big 3 in Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk and Jimmy Howard.
The Blackhawks are exceptionally talented overall, and they have been knocked on their collective heels by the Red Wings in the first three games of a Western Conference semifinal Stanley Cup playoff series.
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As good as Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are for the Blackhawks, Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg might be better for the Red Wings.
Omar Infante – Infante is a solid hitter with a relatively live bat, who has far better range defensively than most major league second basemen.