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Miguel Cabrera is only two RBI short of 1,500 in his career. He's 56th all-time and he's only 33 years old.
In looking at how their pitchers have performed, for the most part -- they rank 12th in the AL in team ERA -- it's rather remarkable that they are three games over .500.
They trail the Indians by 7 1/2 games in the AL Central and have gone 0-11 against those same Indians this season.
You can't say enough about the boost Cameron Maybin has provided the Tigers since his return from a spring injury. He's now hitting .346 with a .407 on-base percentage and eight steals in 151 plate appearances.
Needless to say, that J.D. Martinez injury is a pretty crushing blow with the Tigers in position to contend in the AL Central. It's hard to imagine a smooth return to form from a broken elbow, too.
Nomar Mazara of the Rangers is the AL Rookie of the Year front-runner, but Tigers starter Michael Fulmer is pushing him. Through last Sunday's start, Fulmer is 7-1 with a 2.52 ERA and has a 28 1/3 innings scoreless streak. How did the Tigers get him? The Yoenis Cespedes-to-Mets trade last summer.
Justin Verlander has a 2.01 ERA in his last six starts. In there, we see 52 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings. Consider my interest piqued.
Justin Upton ending the month of May with four fewer homers overall than Jarrod Saltalamacchia would have been a laughable bet back in spring training, but here we are.
In a continuation of what I mentioned last week, this roller coaster is remarkable. After a five-game winning streak, the Tigers lost 11 of 12 and now have won eight of nine. Tuesday's win put them back over .500 for the first time since May 5.
Our latest roller coaster: The Tigers won five straight, then lost 11 of 12 and have now won three straight. You can get sick that way, boys.
2017 Team Leaders
AVGNicholas Castellanos , 3B.270
HRNicholas Castellanos , 3B23
RBINicholas Castellanos , 3B92
OBPMiguel Cabrera , 1B.326
SLGNicholas Castellanos , 3B.485
RIan Kinsler , 2B84
SBIan Kinsler , 2B14
WMichael Fulmer , SP10
ERAMichael Fulmer , SP3.83
WHIPMichael Fulmer , SP1.15
KMichael Fulmer , SP114
SVShane Greene , RP7

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