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Detroit Tigers rack up 16 hits in 5-3 victory vs. White Sox for 4th straight win

Detroit Tigers outfielder Akil Baddoo isn't his best against left-handed pitching, but the rookie hopes to change that moving forward. Manager AJ Hinch gave Baddoo, a lefty hitter, his latest challenge with 11 games remaining: Chicago White Sox left-hander Dallas Keuchel, the 2015 American League Cy Young, 2017 World Series champion and two-time All-Star over his 10-year career.
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Detroit Tigers beat Chicago White Sox, 4-3: Game thread replay

Detroit Tigers (72-78) vs. Chicago White Sox (85-64) When: 6:40 p.m. on Monday. TV: Bally Sports Detroit. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1; other radio affiliates). First-pitch weather forecast: 76, cloudy. Probable starting pitchers: Tigers RHP Matt Manning (4-6, 5.75 ERA) vs. White Sox LHP Carlos Rodón (12-5, 2.38 ERA). FROM HINCH TO...
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Tigers continue to restructure player-development staff, 11 contracts not renewed

Detroit — With the Tigers searching for a new vice president of player development, it was inevitable there would be some personnel changes down through the ranks, as well. The inevitability became reality on Tuesday as 11 player-development staffers were informed their contracts would not be renewed for 2022. Among...
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Detroit Tigers game vs. Tampa Bay Rays: TV, time, probable pitchers for Sunday

Detroit Tigers (71-78) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (92-57) Where: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. TV: Bally Sports Detroit. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1; other radio affiliates). Probable starting pitchers: Tigers RHP Wily Peralta (3-3, 3.32 ERA) vs. Rays LHP Shane McClanahan (9-5, 3.59 ERA). Game notes: Detroit will try to salvage...
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Detroit Tigers' Kyle Funkhouser wasn't supposed to pitch, then got first MLB save

Detroit Tigers reliever Kyle Funkhouser wasn't supposed to pitch Sunday. He had completed scoreless eighth innings Friday and Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays, so manager AJ Hinch planned to give him a break. For the same reason, fellow relievers Michael Fulmer and Alex Lange were told they wouldn't pitch in the series finale at Tropicana Field.
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Detroit Tigers' Gregory Soto out for rest of season; Matthew Boyd seeks second opinion

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Detroit Tigers made roster moves Sunday morning with 13 games remaining, sparked by a pair of season-ending injuries. Left-handed reliever Gregory Soto, the Tigers' All-Star and unofficial closer in 2021, will miss the rest of the season with a fractured ring finger on his pitching hand. He suffered the injury Friday, getting hit by a comebacker in the ninth inning.
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Tigers mailbag: Should Tigers stand pat at catcher or acquire someone new?

DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers catcher Eric Haase has hit a lot of home runs. Veteran fill-in Dustin Garneau is hitting a lot of home runs. They seem to be playing acceptable defense. So why not just a keep a good thing going into 2022?. The Tigers’ catching situation going forward...
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Detroit Tigers dominate Milwaukee Brewers in 4-1 win to complete series sweep

The Detroit Tigers applied pressure to Milwaukee Brewers starter Brandon Woodruff in the fifth inning, beginning with Harold Castro's leadoff single. On the next pitch, Willi Castro dropped a surprising bunt and legged out a single. A shocked Kolten Wong — playing second for the Brewers — rushed his attempt...
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Around the Tigers' farm: Daniel Cabrera's struggles at plate carry over to Erie

Why, exactly, Daniel Cabrera was promoted from Single-A West Michigan to the Tigers’ Double-A niche at Erie remains a minor mystery. He had not instilled fear in high-A pitchers, by any means — not with a .242 batting average, .300 on-base and .695 OPS. He had not shown any exceptional...
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Why Detroit Tigers shut down pitching prospect Joey Wentz in Double-A Erie

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Detroit Tigers left-handed prospect Joey Wentz won't pitch again in the 2021 season. The 23-year-old isn't injured, but the organization decided to protect his arm from overuse in his first year back from Tommy John surgery. He underwent the procedure in March 2020 to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.
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1984 Detroit Tigers 3B says team 'didn't achieve as much as we should have'

As part of his series on former Detroit sports figures, Bill Dow caught up with former 1984 Detroit Tigers World Champion infielder and longtime coach in the organization, Tom Brookens. How we remember him. Although primarily a third baseman, for 10 years with the Tigers from 1979-88 he proved to...
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How Drew Hutchison delivered in new bullpen role for Detroit Tigers: 'We needed him'

When Detroit Tigers manager AJ Hinch brought Drew Hutchison out of the bullpen, his request was simple, yet seemingly difficult to achieve against the American League East-leading Tampa Bay Rays. Hutchison needed to eat as many innings as possible. For the rest of the 2021 season, rookie starters Casey Mize...
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Detroit Tigers rally for 8-7 win over Rays, thanks to Jeimer Candelario, Robbie Grossman

The Detroit Tigers showed another example of their resiliency Sunday. With two outs, two balls, two strikes and trailing by two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning, Jeimer Candelario demolished a slider from Tampa Bay Rays reliever Andrew Kittredge. The ball carried 421 feet, soaring over the right-field wall to tie the game at seven runs.
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Detroit Tigers Begin To Show Progress In Long Rebuild

The Detroit Tigers will miss the postseason for the seventh straight year, an outcome expected from the day spring training began. However, the Tigers finally appear to have hope, some light at the end of a very long rebuilding tunnel. The Tigers are 66-75 with 21 games left in the...
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Detroit Tigers shut down Julio Teheran; Alex Lange is 'pitching for a job'

CINCINNATI — The 2021 season is over for Detroit Tigers right-hander Julio Teheran, who made just one start in his 11th MLB season. On the injured list since April 10 with a right shoulder strain, the 30-year-old pitched bullpen sessions and live batting practices in Lakeland, Florida, but the Tigers paused his rehabilitation because of low velocity. Still, Teheran wanted to keep trying.
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