Atlanta catches Detroit at a good time, as the Tigers come in having lost five of their last six games and sit at 10-10 overall on the season.
As a team, Detroit ranks 2nd in the American League in batting average (.269), 2nd in on-base average (.337), 12th in slugging percentage (.372), 9th in wOBA (.312), 10th in wRC+ (96), 5th in walk rate (9.0%), and 14th in strikeout rate (17.2%).
Individually, the Tigers are led by the trio of Prince Fielder, Miguel Cabrera, and Torii Hunter. So far, Fielder is mashing to the tune of .311/.430/.595 with a .430 wOBA, 176wRC+, and a team leading five home runs. New acquisition Hunter has gotten off to a hot start, hitting .373/.416/.518 with a .408 wOBA and 161 wRC+. Cabrera checks in at .361/.432/.506 with a .407 wOBA and 160 wRC+.
Austin Jackson isn't hitting for much power, but is hitting .277/.340/.372 with a .318 wOBA and a 99 wRC+. He also leads the team with five steals. Shortstop Jhonny Peralta has a triple slash of .299/.337/390.
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