Lange (1-3) earned the win in relief Thursday against the Twins after tossing 1.1 scoreless innings, fanning two. Lange tossed a second straight scoreless outing and enjoyed a strong September, tossing 10 scoreless appearances out of 12 trips to the mound and racking up one save, three holds and a 2.03 ERA with a 13:3 K:BB across 13.1 innings. He's made 35 appearances on the year and owns a 4.08 ERA in that span, but he's ending the campaign with excellent results over the last few weeks.
Lange recorded a pair of holds during the Tigers' weekend series with the Rays, working 1.2 perfect innings between appearances Friday and Saturday. Since his Aug. 22 call-up from Triple-A Toledo, Lange has seized a key setup role for Detroit. In his 12 appearances since his promotion, Lange has claimed three holds while turning in a 1.32 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 14:6 K:BB. With Gregory Soto (finger) done for the season and Jose Cisnero (elbow) and Joe Jimenez (COVID-19) also on the injured list, Lange looks to be the next man up for saves behind newly minted closer Michael Fulmer.
The Tigers recalled Lange from Triple-A Toledo ahead of Sunday's game against the Blue Jays. Lange will be back with the Tigers for the first time in just over a month after he was summoned from Triple-A as a replacement on the pitching staff for Wily Peralta (finger), who was placed on the 10-day injured list. According to Evan Woodbery of MLive.com, Lange will likely be available out of the Tigers' bullpen just for Sunday; he's a prime candidate for a demotion ahead of Tuesday's two-game set in St. Louis, during which outfielder Akil Baddoo (concussion) will make his return from the IL.
Lange was optioned to Triple-A Toledo after Tuesday's win over the Rangers, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. The 25-year-old delivered a scoreless frame Sunday after being promoted and will return to the minors to make room on the big-league roster for Wednesday's starter Matt Manning. Lange has a 6.88 ERA, 2.00 WHIP and 21:10 K:BB over 17 frames in the majors this season.
The Tigers recalled Lange from Triple-A Toledo prior to Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. The Tigers may have a couple bullpen games while Jose Urena (groin) misses time, so Lange will be called upon for additional pitching depth. He's certainly struggled with Detroit this year, posting a 7.31 ERA in 16 innings of work. Lange's performance at Triple-A has been better, though, as he's pitched four scoreless innings with six strikeouts across his last three appearances.