Schoop was scratched from Sunday's lineup against the White Sox because of left hand soreness, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Schoop was originally slated to start the ballgame at first base, but apparently some discomfort in his hand will put him on the bench for the series finale. Harold Castro will replace him as the first baseman and bat ninth. Schoop can be considered day-to-day for the time being, with Detroit likely to provide further update later Sunday.
Schoop went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk Thursday against the Mariners. Schoop extended his hitting streak to four games, and he has now collected at least one hit in 16 of his last 18 starts. The highlight of his production Thursday came when he took Justus Sheffield deep in the first inning to record his 10th homer of the season. Schoop is now hitting .266/.317/.446 with 29 RBI and 24 runs scored across 243 plate appearances.
Schoop went 4-for-4 with two home runs, a double, a walk, five RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 9-8 loss to the White Sox. Schoop drove in five of the Tigers' first six runs after he had an RBI double in the third, a solo home run in the sixth and then a three-run homer in the seventh. The 29-year-old has caught fire at the plate recently, slashing .368/.442/.711 with seven home runs, 18 RBI, 11 runs scored and a 9:15 BB:K over his last 19 games.
Schoop went 3-for-5 with a double, two home runs and three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Brewers. Schoop connected for his sixth home run of the season in the second inning with a runner on, then added his seventh home run on a solo blast in the sixth. The veteran infielder has been locked in lately with four home runs, seven RBI and a .421 batting average across his last 10 games.
Schoop went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Monday's extra-inning loss to the Brewers. Schoop has mostly struggled this season with a .242/.295/.353 slash line but he's been better over his last 10 games, posting a .368/.442/.553 line. The veteran should continue to play regularly at first and second base for the Tigers in the near term, giving him the opportunity to build on his recent strong play.
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