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2016 Schedule
13-10, 2nd in AL Cent

Lineup: Tigers (13-10) at Twins (7-17)

  • 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (R)
  • 2. J.D. Martinez, RF (R)
  • 3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (R)
  • 4. Victor Martinez, DH (S)
  • 5. Justin Upton, LF (R)
  • 6. Nick Castellanos, 3B (R)
  • 7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C (S)
  • 8. Anthony Gose, CF (L)
  • 9. Jose Iglesias, SS (R)
  • SP: Mike Pelfrey, RHP
  • Daily Notes

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

The Tigers have yet to make a decision on whether rookie Michael Fulmer, who made his MLB debut on Friday night, will make next start on Thursday in Cleveland. Decision likely to come down tomorrow during the team's off-day. Will probably come down to him or fellow pitching prospect Matt Boyd. Indians lineup will likely be a determining factor

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

There was never any doubt in Justin Upton's mind that ball was gone. Tigers OF absolutely crushed a three-run shot to the second deck in left field in the first inning in what seems to be another good sign for the Tigers that his bat is coming around. What's been clicking for him over the past three games? Upton said he's seeing the ball longer than he was before, letting it get to the zone and making the decisions from there. "That always helps," he said.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, who boasts a 5-0 record and a 0.55 ERA in the month of April, was outstanding again today, though the Tigers have more or less come to expect that by now: "We have yet to be disappointed when he has taken the mound," manager Brad Ausmus said. Zimmermann has shown a real sense of confidence in his slider, even when he makes a mistake with it, as he did on the Byung Ho Park HR, and that has served him well. The 29-year-old WI native is relishing this stretch to start the 2016 season with his new team: "It's been a fun run and I'm pitching probably as best I've pitched ever in my career."

Upton leads Tigers past Twins (1:06)

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

You know you're having a good start to the season when this sort of dominance feels almost commonplace. That's what's happening for Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann right now. Improved to 5-0 with another brilliant outing today. ERA an incredible 0.55. Wow

Upton makes Twins pay for mix-up (0:27)

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer, still drenched and reeking of beer after being doused in celebration with teammates, absolutely ecstatic after a 9-2 win against the Twins in his MLB debut: "It was exactly what I dreamt of."

Cabrera hits solo home run in Tigers' win (0:25)
Sano lays out to stop Cabrera (0:20)

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers offense continues to roll. Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and Nick Castellanos all with solo home runs tonight against Minnesota. Not to be overlooked: Justin Upton quietly records his first multi-hit game in weeks. Could be a sign that things are starting to click for the scuffling outfielder.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

That will do it for Michael Fulmer in his MLB debut. 23-year-old pitcher, called up to replace an injured Shane Greene, finishes his night after five innings pitched. Fulmer, the Tigers top prospect, gave up seven hits, two earned runs, one walk and struck out four over 93 pitches. Some things to work on, but still an impressive debut. Bright future ahead, promising arsenal

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2648th
On Base Percentage.32211th
Slugging Percentage.4279th
Earned Run Average3.6913th
Quality Starts11Tied-15th

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