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Sun, Jun 16
vs Cleveland Indians (37-33)
  • Comerica Park

AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
MIN 47-23 7-3 L1
CLE 37-33 7-3 W3
CHW 34-36 5-5 L2
DET 25-43 2-8 L4
KC 23-48 4-6 W1

Top Tigers News

  • Tigers' Spencer Turnbull: Handed sixth loss

    Turnbull (3-6) allowed six runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out four over five innings Sunday in a loss to the Indians.

    Turnbull found trouble right from the start, surrendering a run in the first inning followed by three runs in the third and two more in the fourth. He would exit with a 6-0 deficit after hurling 92 pitches. The 26-year-old right-hander was unable to build off a quality start his last time out, but he still owns a solid 3.27 ERA with 77 strikeouts over 82.2 innings this season.

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  • Tigers' Gregory Soto: Sent to minors

    The Tigers optioned Soto to Triple-A Toledo on Sunday, Evan Woodbery of reports.

    Soto turned in the best outing of his young MLB career after receiving the callup from Triple-A Toledo to start Saturday's game against the Indians. He worked four scoreless frames in the contest and should rank near the top of the list for another start when the Tigers next require a fifth man in the rotation, but a pair of off days during the upcoming weekend will allow Detroit to get by with a short-handed staff for the time being.

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  • Tigers' Niko Goodrum: Benched Sunday

    Goodrum is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians, Jason Beck of reports.

    Goodrum will take a seat after starting at shortstop in the first two games of the series and going 3-for-8 with four strikeouts. Gordon Beckham will fill Goodrum's spot in the infield and bat sixth.

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  • Tigers' Harold Castro: Starting again Sunday

    Castro is starting at second base and batting fifth in Sunday's series finale against Cleveland.

    This will be the fourth straight start for Castro, who has primarily played at second base but has also gotten time at third and in the outfield. The 25-year-old is slashing just .229/.269/.271 through 17 games, but he should continue to get a look on a rebuilding Tigers team.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: May see time at first after all

    Cabrera is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians, Jason Beck of reports.

    Even though his last 10 starts have come as a designated hitter, Cabrera will still be subject to a maintenance day every now and then while he continues to tend to a sore right knee. Manager Ron Gardenhire said a few days ago that Cabrera wouldn't play first base again this season, but the skipper rowed back those comments Sunday, per Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic. While it sounds like Cabrera will see the overwhelming share of his duties at DH moving forward, Gardenhire said the Tigers have discussed playing the veteran at first base for the team's two-game interleague series in Pittsburgh during the upcoming week. The prospect of Cabrera seeing action for one or both of the contests in Pittsburgh may make him a more appealing fantasy lineup option than originally thought, though the Tigers will still only play five games in total for the week.

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  • Tigers' John Hicks: Slides over to first base

    Hicks is starting at first base and batting seventh in Sunday's series finale against Cleveland.

    Hicks slides over to first base after starting behind the plate Saturday, with Bobby Wilson making his first start of the season for the Tigers on Sunday at catcher. Hicks should catch most days while Grayson Greiner (back) is on the injured list, though he is capable at first too.

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  • Tigers' JaCoby Jones: Back in leadoff spot Sunday

    Jones is starting in center field and batting first in Sunday's game against Cleveland.

    Jones got Saturday off, though he did have an unsuccessful pinch-hitting appearance. The 27-year-old outfielder will slot back in as the leadoff hitter, which has become his standard spot lately. Jones has earned the chance with a .341/.413/.634 slash line this month.

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  • Tigers' Bobby Wilson: Set for season debut Sunday

    Wilson is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Sunday's game against Cleveland.

    Wilson had his contract selected from Triple-A Toledo ahead of Saturday's game, and now he'll get into the lineup for the first time this season. The 36-year-old catcher struggled last year with a .178/.242/.281 slash line in 47 games with the Twins, but with Grayson Greiner (back) on the injured list, Wilson should pick up a few starts as the backup to John Hicks behind the plate.

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  • Tigers' Miguel Cabrera: Has three-hit game

    Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a double in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Cleveland.

    Cabrera continues to hit well but not rack up great counting stats. The veteran is slashing .294/.357/.394, though he has just four home runs, 17 runs scored and 29 RBI through 64 games. Cabrera seems to be settling in more as a singles hitter than a power hitter at age 36. He's also been hampered by a relatively weak lineup around him, which has limited his opportunities for runs and RBI. Cabrera still has some fantasy value, but he shouldn't be expected to produce like he did in his MVP-caliber years earlier this decade.

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  • Tigers' Nick Ramirez: Picks up first loss

    Ramirez (3-1) allowed three runs over three innings to take the loss Saturday against Cleveland. He gave up six hits and a walk, while striking out one.

    Ramirez had been mostly solid for the Tigers before Saturday, but he was very hittable in this one. Despite the hiccup, the 29-year-old lefty still has a strong 3.00 ERA and should continue to pitch in a long-relief role in a Detroit bullpen that doesn't have a ton of established options.

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  • Tigers' Gregory Soto: Tosses four shutout frames

    Soto pitched four scoreless innings, allowing two hits with four walks and three strikeouts in a no-decision against the Indians on Saturday.

    The 24-year-old left in a scoreless game after four innings, so he's still waiting for his first major-league win, but the good news is Soto pitched a lot better in this outing. Even with the four shutout frames, he owns a 9.22 ERA, 2.12 WHIP and .339 batting average against, which really just indicates how poorly he performed in his first four appearances this season. If Soto has earned another start with the Tigers, his next turn in the rotation will come in Cleveland next Saturday.

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  • Tigers' JaCoby Jones: Day off Saturday

    Jones is not in the lineup Saturday against Cleveland, Evan Woodbery of reports.

    Jones started Friday after leaving the previous game with a bruised left elbow, but he'll get the day off Saturday. It's unclear if it's simply a scheduled off day or if he's still feeling the effects of the injury. Harold Castro gets the start in center field.

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  • Tigers' Dawel Lugo: Should stick at third base

    Lugo should remain the Tigers' primary third baseman after Jeimer Candelario (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.

    Lugo has only found moderate success at the plate, as he's slashing .232/.250/.362 with one home run over 22 games, but Candelario was struggling more, with a .179 average and 28.2 percent strikeout rate prior to his injury. With the rebuilding Tigers sitting at 25-41, the 24-year-old Lugo should get a long look at third base to see if he figures into the team's future plans.

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  • Tigers' Brandon Dixon: Blasts seventh home run

    Dixon went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 13-4 loss to Cleveland.

    Miguel Cabrera and Dixon went back-to-back in the second inning to make it 2-2, but Detroit's offense couldn't keep up from there. Dixon has been a pleasant surprise for the Tigers so far this season, as he's slashing .288/.305/.512 with seven home runs in 40 games. He slashed .178/.218/.356 with five home runs in 74 games with the Reds last year.

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  • Tigers' Jeimer Candelario: Healthy, but sent down

    Candelario (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Toledo.

    Dawel Lugo will continue to be the Tigers' third baseman while Candelario attempts to get on track in Toledo. He was hitting .179 with a 28.2 percent strikeout rate prior to the injury.

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  • Tigers' Buck Farmer: Allows three runs in relief

    Farmer allowed three runs (one earned) over two innings in Friday's 13-4 loss to Cleveland. He struck out two and gave up four hits and a walk.

    After Detroit starter Ryan Carpenter was blasted for eight runs in three innings of work, Farmer didn't fare much better. A fielding error by second baseman Harold Castro spared Farmer's ERA a bit, but the righty was still hittable in this one. Farmer has a 4.94 ERA and 1.43 WHIP across 27.1 innings this season.

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