Our weekly look at the Detroit Tigers: Who's hot: Let's not bother looking at how Miguel Cabrera has fared over the course of the past week or from the weekend series in Houston. His numbers through 30 games this season are ridiculous. Cabrera is hitting .385 with six home runs, 36 RBIs and a 1.080 OPS. With runners in scoring position, he is hitting .535 with a 1.448 OPS. The season is 30 games old. That's no longer a small sample size. Who's not: There are not a ton of candidates for this spot right now, which makes sense considering the fact that the Tigers went 6-1 this past week. Brayan Pena homered Sunday in a 9-0 rout of the Houston Astros but he is 5-for-31 (.161) in his past eight games dating back to mid-April. Injury update: Phil Coke (groin) threw off a mound over the weekend and should be ready to start a rehabilitation assignment early this week. He is eligible to come off the disabled list Saturday. Octavio Dotel (right elbow inflammation) was eligible to come off the disabled list Sunday but is farther from returning than Coke is. Schedule: Tigers at Nationals, 7:05 p.m. Tuesday (Anibal Sanchez vs. RHP Jordan Zimmerman), FSD: Tigers at Nationals, 7:05 p.m. Wednesday (Doug Fister vs. RHP Dan Haren), FSD; Indians at Tigers, 7:08 p.m. Friday (Max Scherzer vs. RHP Corey Kluber), FSD; Indians at Tigers, 7:08 p.m. Saturday (Justin Verlander vs. RHP Ubaldo Jimenez), FSD; Indians at Tigers, 1:08 p.m. Sunday (Rick Porcello vs. RHP Zach McAllister), FSD.
Miguel Cabrera hitting .535 with runners in scoring position this season
Michigan Live | May 6