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2017 Schedule
10-8, 1st in AL Cent
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11hThomas Neumann

For Aussie Saupold, baseball has ups and downs

Even though his latest stint with the Detroit Tigers didn't last long, Perth native Warwick Saupold is learning what it takes to be a major league pitcher.

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Sano banned 1 game for 'aggressive actions'

Minnesota's Miguel Sano has been suspended for one game for his role in a benches-clearing incident over the weekend. The players' association has appealed the ban.

Twins catcher closes the ninth on the mound (0:36)
Avila's towering blast puts Tigers up for good (0:23)
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Tigers' Jones 'lucky' after HBP, gets 9 stitches

Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones required nine stitches to repair a cut on his lip after he was hit in the face by a fastball Saturday and feels "lucky" he didn't get hurt worse.

Will Tigers, Twins face discipline over scuffle? (0:51)
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Tempers flare after Tigers' Jones HBP in face

Miguel Sano and Matthew Boyd were ejected after the lefty threw a pitch behind the slugger. The incident might have been a retaliation after Detroit's JaCoby Jones was hit in the face by a pitch.

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Tigers' Nicholas Castellanos hit his 3rd HR of the season on Saturday. He entered the day second in the majors in hard-hit percentage behind only Bryce Harper.

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Miguel Cabrera has been placed on the Disabled List for the 2nd time in his career. Since the start of 2004, Ichiro (2,039) is the only player to play more games than Miguel Cabrera (2,025).

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Justin Verlander is having a roller coaster start to his 2017 season. In Friday's game against the Twins, he allowed three home runs and failed to retire the first four batters in the sixth inning before his night ended.

Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer 

Forget the tipping pitches question involving Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander -- tonight he just had trouble finding the strike zone. He walked six, one shy of his career-high, and issued three straight free passes to start Minnesota's six-run sixth.

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4dAlex Vigderman

Can defense keep AL Central close?

Keeping up with the Indians won't be easy, but thanks to a healthy Lorenzo Cain, the Royals join the Twins and Tigers in bidding to win with improved defense.

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Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler got Detroit on the board early Thursday vs. the Rays with a leadoff home run to left field. The long ball was Kinsler's 41st career leadoff homer, the most in the last 10 seasons.

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OF Justin Upton is out of the Tigers' lineup vs. the Rays for the second straight day on Thursday with a right wrist contusion. SS Jose Iglesias is out as well after taking a knee to the jaw in Wednesday night's loss. DH Victor Martinez (.204, 0 HR this season) will also be on the bench.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.23617th
On Base Percentage.32111th
Slugging Percentage.41812th
Earned Run Average5.2330th
Quality Starts11Tied-5th

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