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Dana Gauruder |  Special to Detroit Free Press Pitching and defense failed the Detroit Tigers in their series opener at Oakland on Thursday. Their bats went silent on Friday. They were shut out for the first time this season, 3-0, while producing just four singles. Oakland starter Frankie Montas and three relievers overpowered them, racking up 11
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Dana Gauruder |  Special to Detroit Free Press The Detroit Tigers played mostly clean baseball while sweeping a three-game series from the Houston Astros this week. Their opener in Oakland on Thursday was marred by the Dirty Dozen. Detroit pitchers issued 12 walks in an 8-4 loss to the A’s at RingCentral Coliseum. The free passes led
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For the first time since June 14, 2018, Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer walked out of a major-league ballpark as a winner. He pitched five innings against the Houston Astros in Wednesday’s 6-4 win, dispatching the first 11 batters he faced and giving up two runs. Fulmer’s first win in 1,035 days didn’t come out of
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Detroit Tigers outfielder Nomar Mazara departed from Wednesday’s game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park with a left abdominal strain. The timetable for Mazara’s return is unclear. “Right now, it’s day-to-day,” manager AJ Hinch said after the game. “I don’t have a ton of information on it. I generally have high concern when
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Less than three hours before the Detroit Tigers game against the Houston Astros on Wednesday, the Astros put five players on the injured list: designated hitter Yordan Alvarez, third baseman Alex Bregman, second baseman Jose Altuve, catcher Martin Maldonado and infielder Robel Garcia. They were removed from the team for the time being because of health
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Believe it or not, Detroit Tigers rookie Akil Baddoo isn’t perfect. The Rule 5 draft pick put his inexperience on display in Monday’s 6-2 win over the Houston Astros. Seeking his second home run in the series opener, Baddoo drove a fastball into the right-center field gap. He flicked his bat, trotted slowly out of the
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If it weren’t for Miguel Cabrera’s left biceps strain, slugging first baseman Renato Nunez — who hit 43 home runs over the last two seasons with the Baltimore Orioles — would likely still be on the Detroit Tigers‘ taxi squad. The taxi squad, only allowed for road trips, is the closest a member of the alternate training site
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Casey Mize‘s fastball command was crummy. As he put it: “Really bad, just couldn’t find that.” He sauntered back to the dugout wondering how — after two walks, one single and one hit-by-pitch through two innings — he could make it through the opposing lineup a second or third time without succumbing to the nucleus of the Houston
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Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch waved to the crowd. He tipped his baseball cap, flashing the Old English D emblem, to a standing ovation from the fans. It was his first time back at Minute Maid Park since getting fired in January 2020. After the emotions, the Tigers (4-6) buried the Houston Astros — the team Hinch managed from 2015-19 — with a
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