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Show Caption Hide Caption Why Detroit Tigers’ Spencer Turnbull loves Michael Fulmer in save spots Detroit Tigers starter Spencer Turnbull talks Thursday, May 13, 2021, after a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press Detroit Tigers (13-24) vs. Chicago Cubs (17-19) When: 7:10 p.m. Friday. Where: Comerica Park. TV: Bally Sports
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For Triple-A Toledo, catcher Eric Haase started the eighth inning Tuesday with a double for the Mud Hens. Despite only two players available on the bench, Toledo manager Tom Prince sent Brady Policelli to pinch-run. “What the heck are we doing here?” Haase, 28, said he thought to himself. Well, Detroit Tigers backup catcher Grayson Greiner
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Show Caption Hide Caption Why Detroit Tigers’ Spencer Turnbull loves Michael Fulmer in save spots Detroit Tigers starter Spencer Turnbull talks Thursday, May 13, 2021, after a 4-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press Detroit Tigers (13-24) vs. Chicago Cubs (17-19) When: 7:10 p.m. Friday. Where: Comerica Park. TV: Bally Sports
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Playing Metallica, Dropkick Murphys or AC/DC over the stadium loudspeakers isn’t enough. It takes a certain type of pitcher to close out a tight ballgame. What is required is one or two elite pitches and a mindset that won’t wilt under pressure. The role of the closer has evolved over time from the multi-inning masters
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ERIE, Pa. — Almost perfect. The Detroit Tigers’ Double-A farm team, the Erie SeaWolves, was almost perfect on Wednesday night — at least through six innings. Two Erie pitchers combined for a perfect start: 18 up, 18 down. Riley Greene, one of the most important prospects in the Tigers’ system, was almost perfect, going 3-for-4
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Detroit Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull isn’t sure what happened. A positive COVID-19 test barred him from joining the Tigers until April 21, but his first start went well. He tossed five innings of one-run ball in his return. After that, his confidence lacked, and the results weren’t pretty: He gave up 11 runs (nine earned) across
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Detroit Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull walked off the mound and into the dugout to an ovation at Comerica Park. Following two consecutive below-average starts, Turnbull limited the Kansas City Royals to one run across 6⅓ innings Thursday. The offense gave him run support, scoring four runs in the second inning. The Tigers (13-24) leaned on Turnbull to
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Joe Reedy |  Associated Press ESPN could be rewarded with additional playoff games under its new deal with Major League Baseball. Walt Disney Company and MLB announced a seven-year extension of their rights agreement Thursday. ESPN has aired games since 1990 and the new deal means that will continue until at least 2028. “This agreement solidifies
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Show Caption Hide Caption Detroit Tigers lefty Matthew Boyd discusses Jordan Zimmermann’s retirement Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd chats Tuesday, May 11, 2021, after pitching six scoreless innings against the Kansas City Royals. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press Detroit Tigers (12-24) vs. Kansas City Royals (16-19) When: 1:10 p.m. Thursday. Where: Comerica Park. TV: Bally Sports
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