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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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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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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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When the Detroit Tigers turned a double play in the sixth inning, rookie Casey Mize gazed into the bullpen. Reliever Daniel Norris appeared ready to pitch. Mize then turned to the dugout, where manager AJ Hinch took his first steps toward the mound. The 24-year-old — recently graduated from prospect to developing major leaguer — swore in frustration. “But I
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Detroit Tigers right-hander Casey Mize wanted to make an announcement. He had just pitched six innings for the third straight start, helping his team to a 4-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday at Comerica Park. The 24-year-old didn’t need the spotlight. Instead, he showed respect toward likely future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera. “Before
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The Detroit Tigers sent catcher Grayson Greiner to the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a left hamstring strain, the team announced. He suffered the injury in the fifth inning of Tuesday’s 8-7 win over the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. To fill Greiner’s spot, the Tigers recalled catcher Eric Haase, who also plays left field,
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When right fielder Nomar Mazara went to the injured list April 15 with a left abdominal strain, the Detroit Tigers had a 6-6 record. They were fresh off a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros, a team with enough talent to make a deep postseason run. Entering his return Saturday, the Tigers owned a 9-24 record. “I’ve been there,”
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The Detroit Tigers scored four runs in the fourth inning to chase Kansas City Royals starter Brady Singer, a first-round pick in the 2018 draft. As the offense surged, left-hander Matthew Boyd delivered a heavy dose of strikes in his return from left knee tendinitis for six scoreless innings. Behind strong at-bats and Boyd’s dominance, the Tigers climbed to
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Detroit Tigers right-handed pitching prospect Franklin Perez will undergo right shoulder surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles, manager AJ Hinch announced Tuesday. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the head team physician for the L.A. Dodgers and Rams. Perez, 23, was supposed to pitch for High-A West Michigan in 2021, but he opened the
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