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Adam Dubbin

Detroit Tigers News: It’s time to get excited about prospects again

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Five Tigers prospects made the latest MLB Pipeline Top 100 list while Boyd wants Mize in the majors.

There is currently an eerie silence in Detroit after the Tigers’ series with the St. Louis Cardinals was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak for the latter. So instead of playing ball, the boys in the Old English D got a few days off in the interim, though there has still been plenty of activity off the field to talk about.

As the...

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Brandon Day

Links: Tyler Alexander made history on Sunday

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Tigers may have some time on their hands. So will Yoenis Cespedes, apparently.

While the Tigers have the day, and possibly most of the week off, as they wait to see if the St. Louis Cardinals’ COVID-19 situation is contained, we’ll look back at a hectic weekend of news from around baseball. Most of it isn’t good.

Shohei Ohtani’s return from UCL surgery is already in danger. The Mets filed a social media missing person report on outfielder Yoenis...

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Brady McAtamney

Doubleheader recap: Reds sweep the Tigers

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Alexander was great. The defense was solid. Everything else could have been better.

After Major League Baseball adopted a new doubleheader rule on Thursday, the Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds became the first teams to put the one-season rule change into use with two seven-inning games on Sunday. The Reds avenged their opening series and Friday night losses to Detroit by taking both games, allowing zero earned runs and collecting 18 hits between the...

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Watch: Reds have wild, clutch play to preserve win over Tigers

Sometimes all it takes is one lucky bounce to snap a team out of its cold streak. Fortunately for the Reds, they have the chance to build off the momentum immediately with the second game of the doubleheader.

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Brandon Day

Tyler Alexander sets a new all-time consecutive strikeouts record

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Holy smoke where did that come from?

Well we expected a strange day of baseball in Detroit. A twin bill on a rainy day, with both games set for seven innings, already had the table set for some wild baseball. We did not, however, foresee lefty Tyler Alexander striking out nine Cincinnati Reds in a row to set the all-time consecutive strikeouts record for a reliever.

Starter Rony Garcia wasn’t having a very good day out there, mainly taking damage at the hands...

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Fielder'sChoice

GameThread: Tigers vs. Reds DoubleHeader

Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images Game 9: Cincinnati Reds (2-5) at Detroit Tigers (5-3)

Time/Place: 12:10 p.m., Comerica Park
SB Nation site: Red Reporter
Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (9-9, 3.89 ERA in 2019) vs. RHP Rony Garcia (0-0, 6.00 ERA)

Game 10: Cincinnati Reds at Detroit Tigers

SB Nation site: Red Reporter
Media: Fox Sports Detroit, FS1, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Trevor...

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Brandon Day

Game 9 and 10 Preview: Season’s first doubleheader is going to be a wild one

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

With more rain in the forecast, the two clubs will attempt to complete the first doubleheader with seven inning games.

On Saturday, the Detroit Tigers’rescheduling attempt to avoid rain backfired as Mother Nature mocked the foolish plans of mortals. The Friday night decision moved the game to a 1:10 p.m. start time, which surely made sense at that point, but as it happened, the heaviest rain rolled in right through that time of day and washed out their game...

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Fielder'sChoice

GameThread: Tigers vs. Reds, 1:10 p.m.

Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images Cincinnati Reds (2-5) at Detroit Tigers (5-3)

Time/Place: 1:10 p.m., Comerica Park
SB Nation site: Red Reporter
Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Michael Fulmer (3-12, 4.69 ERA in 2019) vs. RHP Trevor Bauer (11-13, 4.48 ERA in 2019)

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Tigers could promote top prospect Casey Mize for Sunday start

One of baseball’s top prospects could make his MLB debut on Sunday, as Casey Mize could potentially start the Tigers’ game against the Reds.

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Casey Mize likely to make MLB debut Sunday?

The Detroit Tigers may be on the verge of promoting their most highly-touted prospect to the MLB level for the first time.

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Adam Dubbin

Game 9 Preview: Tigers look to clinch another series

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The Tigers have had a lot of success against the Cincinnati Reds this season, can it continue against their ace?

I think we can all agree that this has been a weird summer, to say the least, and seeing the Detroit Tigers a half-game out of first place in the American League Central standings behind the Minnesota Twins on August 1 certainly follows the trend. Yet here we are with a Tigers team that has been both fun to watch and encouraging in many...

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Ashley MacLennan

Tigers 7, Reds 2: Can we play the Reds forever?

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The score was tight once again, but the Tigers came away victorious.

It certainly feels like we were just here, with the Tigers lineup finding unexpected holes against Reds starter Luis Castillo, but this time the Motor City was the backdrop instead of the home of Skyline Chili. Wait, what do we call Cincinnati? The Queen City? No, I like home of Skyline Chili better.

The Tigers were once again in surprisingly good shape, even with Spencer Turnbull...

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Twitter reacts to Tigers’ Gregory Soto striking out Reds’ Matt Davidson on filthy 100-mph sinker

Just an incredible showing from the 25-year-old flamethrower, who has been red hot since the start of the season.

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Fielder'sChoice

GameThread: Tigers vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images Cincinnati Reds (2-4) at Detroit Tigers (4-3)

Time/Place: 7:10 p.m., Comerica Park
SB Nation site: Red Reporter
Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Spencer Turnbull (3-17, 4.61 ERA in 2019) vs. RHP Luis Castillo (15-8, 3.40 ERA in 2019)

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Ashley MacLennan

Q&A: Talking rough starts, and season hopes with Red Reporter

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They said we can have Suarez back!

Usually if the Tigers seen any team this often this early in the season, it would be divisional rivals like the Indians or Royals. Instead, the Tigers are seeing the Cincinnati Reds for the second time in as many weeks, after a fairly successful (and maybe slightly lucky?) first series.

The first time out the Tigers were on the ropes against Reds starting pitchers, who packed a wallop with strikeouts, but were able to...

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Kyle Yost

Game 8 Preview: Reds at Tigers

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit will again face the loaded Reds rotation.

Even in a season with a heavy dosage of interleague play, it still seems a little strange to be playing the same National League team just one week later, but that is how 2020 is going to be. After stealing two of three from the Reds in Cincinnati, the Detroit Tigers host the Redlegs for a three-game set at Comerica Park starting on Friday.

The Tigers enter their third series of the year having won the first...

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Zane Harding

Royals 5, Tigers 3: Solo homers and bullpen woes

Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The curly fries taste a little more bitter knowing that the home runs were all solo shots.

I have good news and I have bad news. The good news? The Detroit Tigers hit three home runs in a game for the second time this season. The bad news? All three home runs were solo shots and the Tigers bullpen had its weakest showing of this four-game series, allowing three runs. Detroit lost by a final score of 5-3 on Thursday and split their series with Kansas City.

I have...

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GameThread: Tigers vs. Royals, 7:10 p.m.

Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Kansas City Royals (2-4) at Detroit Tigers (4-2)

Time/Place: 7:10 p.m., Comerica Park
SB Nation site: Royals Review
Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: RHP Brady Singer (0-0, 3.60 ERA) vs. RHP Ivan Nova (11-12, 4.72 ERA in 2019)

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Brandon Day

A new look Gregory Soto is turning heads in the Tigers’ bullpen

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Just don’t get ahead of yourselves. Stuff has never been Soto’s issue.

You’re forgiven if you hadn’t given Detroit Tigers reliever Gregory Soto a lot of thought until this past Sunday afternoon. The young left-hander with the live arm has been of interest within the farm system for a long time, but struggles with command and his secondary offerings have always kept him pegged to a future relief role, limiting the air under his prospect status.

So...

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Zane Harding

Game 7 Preview: Royals at Tigers

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Nova will seek to find his command in his second start of the season.

As we all expected, the Detroit Tigers have followed up their shaky Opening Day performance with a 4-1 stretch, including a series win over the Cincinnati Reds. On Thursday at Comerica Park, Ivan Nova and the Detroit Tigers will seek to go 2-for-2 in series victories, as they play a fourth game versus the Kansas City Merrifields — err, Royals.

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