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Rob Rogacki

Game 79 Preview: Tigers at Indians

The former Tigers righthander will make his first MLB start of 2018 on Monday.

On Monday, we get a chance to watch a pitcher who has battled injuries and ineffectiveness on his way back to the major leagues. Many considered him overpaid after signing a big money contract a few years ago, but he has found a way to stick in a major league rotation.

But enough about Jordan Zimmermann.

Jokes aside, it’s impressive to see that Edwin Jackson is still in the major leagues. He will tie Octavio...

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John Marlatt

Links: Ron Gardenhire doesn’t care what you think

After a rough week in Ohio, we look at what the Tigers are doing, what they aren’t doing, and what Ron Gardenhire wants them to be doing.

What a difference a week makes, huh? The last time I shared some links with you fine folks, the Tigers were flirting with .500 and breathing down the necks of the Cleveland Indians. A week in Ohio, as it does with many people, has left the team in a bad way. After getting smacked around by the Reds and the Indians, the Tigers now find themselves mired in...

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Daz Cameron launches a grand slam to power SeaWolves

Scores, news and notes from around the Detroit Tigers’ farm system for Sunday, June 25, 2018. Charlotte Knights 5, Toledo Mud Hens 4 (box) The Hens had to go with a bullpen day on Sunday, and four different relievers allowed a run, with Philippe Aumont allowing a pair of them in three innings as the “opener”. Dawel Lugo plated Mike Gerber with a groundout in the fourth, and the Hens roared back with three runs in the top of the seventh to take a one-run lead. Mikie Mahtook tripled...

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Boyd, Tigers limp home after rough Ohio trip

The Tigers are ready to get out of Ohio, no one moreso than Matthew Boyd, roughed up for the second consecutive start in the Buckeye State. Francisco Lindor's two-run home run and Michael Brantley's two-run single sent the Indians on their way to a three-game sweep of the Tigers, who suffered a 7-2 defeat Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field.

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Detroit Tigers prospects update

With the Tigers in full rebuild mode, a lot of prospects should be heading to the big leagues in the near future. Some will make an appearance this year, while others will wait until 2019 or 2020. However, over the next few years, Tigers fans will be seeing a lot of new faces. Here are three that are impressing in the minors right now. Dawel Lugo Lugo was actually called up earlier this season, but never made an appearance for the Tigers. Lugo was acquired in the J.D. Martinez trade last...

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Indians 12, Tigers 2: Let’s get the funk out of Ohio

Matthew Boyd’s second rough start in a row spelled doom early on. The brooms came out in Cleveland today, despite a pitching mismatch that looked to favour the Tigers. That’s baseball for you. Matthew Boyd looked to rebound from his last start in Cincinnati which was, frankly, lousy. Would he be able to right the ship? Short answer, no. Longer answer, noooooooooo. The second rookie starter of the series for Cleveland, Adam Plutko, came into the game with a winner’s record but a...

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Three players the Detroit Tigers should trade right now

The Detroit Tigers have surprised everyone this year. They were supposed to be one of the worst teams in the majors, but thanks to some quality pitching and hot bats, the Tigers are in second place in the AL Central division. However, it isn’t realistic for them to win the division, so they should try and trade some players for prospects. Here are three guys I believe the Tigers should trade right now. Jose Iglesias He’s been scorching hot over the past few weeks, making him very...

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Rob Rogacki

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

The Tigers face something called an Adam Plutko this afternoon at Progressive Field.

Detroit Tigers (36-41) at Cleveland Indians (42-33)

Time/Place: 1:10 p.m., Progressive Field
Forecast: 73 degrees and sunny
SB Nation site: Let’s Go Tribe
Media: Fox Sports Detroit, MLB.TV, Tigers Radio Network
Pitching Matchup: LHP Matthew Boyd (4-5, 3.63 ERA) vs. RHP Adam Plutko (3-1, 5.04 ERA)

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Rob Rogacki

Here’s how to make the Tigers-Royals game in Omaha better

A normal MLB game in Omaha? Nah. We can do better.

Earlier this week, news came out that the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals will play a 2019 regular season game at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. This game will mark the start of the 2019 College World Series, an event famously held in Omaha every year.

The idea itself is a fun one, similar to what MLB has done in Williamsport, Penn. with the Little League World Series. Sure, it reeks somewhat of promoting Major League Baseball...

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Rob Rogacki

Game 78 Preview: Tigers at Indians

Boyd himself is hoping for a bounce-back outing after struggling in Cincinnati.

Sometimes, the difference between victory and defeat in a baseball game can be razor thin. Take Matthew Boyd’s last start, for instance. The Tigers lost by a 9-5 score in a game that wasn’t even that close, but the outcome could have been much different had Nicholas Castellanos been able to hold onto Joey Votto’s eventual grand slam at the wall. Castellanos got his glove on the ball in a leaping attempt to...

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Minor league team goes viral with sugary hot dog

The Erie Sea Wolves created a frenzy online with one of their concoctions on “Sugar Rush Night.”The Sea Wolves, a Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, decided to serve some foods in cotton candy. The ice cream ball wrapped in cotton candy made sense: What was more daring was their hot dog topped with Nerds where cotton candy was used as a bun. Now that’s how to tackle the sweet vs. savory battle with one item.Would you try it?

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Would you eat this hot dog that has a cotton candy bun and is topped with Nerds?

The Erie SeaWolves (Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers) held “Sugar Rush Night” on Saturday at UPMC Park, and they went to great, questionable lengths to celebrate the night’s theme. Among the items being served is a hot dog that features a cotton candy bun and is covered with Nerds. Yes, really. This is actually a thing you can buy at the ballpark: pic.twitter.com/z9FhZBtXun — Erie SeaWolves (@erie_seawolves) June 23, 2018 SeaWolves pitcher Alex Faedo — a first-round pick by...

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Liriano's return dampened by rocky 1st in loss

Francisco Liriano's return to the Tigers' rotation was overshadowed by Trevor Bauer's continued domination of Detroit's lineup. The Indians right-hander struck out 11 batters over 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball, taking advantage of a rough first inning for Liriano in a 4-1 Detroit defeat Saturday night at Progressive Field.

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Indians 4, Tigers 1: Bauer dominates Detroit again

Bauer has a 1.22 ERA in four starts against the Tigers in 2018. Cleveland Indians starter Trevor Bauer made his shortest start of the season against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, but it didn’t matter. The 27-year-old righthander struck out 11 while limiting the Tigers to just one run on five hits, and tallied his fourth win over Detroit this year in a 4-1 Indians victory. For a while, it looked like Bauer wouldn’t even get through six innings. The Tigers loaded the bases against him in...

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Healthy Stumpf to remain on rehab assignment

The clean inning Daniel Stumpf pitched for Triple-A Toledo on Friday night suggested the left-hander is healthy after a bout with ulnar nerve irritation in his elbow. But it's becoming clear Stumpf's rehab assignment isn't simply about getting him healthy before he rejoins the Tigers' bullpen.

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Look: You won't believe what this minor league baseball team is serving

It’s that special time of year again. Fans travel to baseball parks across the country and order some of the most unique foods stadiums have to offer.Now the Erie SeaWolves, the Double-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, have made a new food combo available for fans. On Sugar Rush Night at UPMC Park, fans in attendance can purchase a hot dog in a cotton candy bun with nerds sprinkled on top. pic.twitter.com/z9FhZBtXun— Erie SeaWolves (@erie_seawolves) June 23, 2018 Fans really can’t ask...

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Rob Rogacki

Game 77 Preview: Tigers at Indians

The Tigers hung close for a while, but Cleveland has now opened up a six game lead in the standings.

Well, it can’t get any worse than last night, right?

The Tigers had their momentum stalled somewhat after losing a pair of games in Cincinnati, but they rolled into Cleveland on Friday evening with a solid 6-4 record in their last 10 games, including a five-game win streak. They pulled within 2 1?2 games of the AL Central lead at one point, and were a couple of wins against the Indians from...

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Tigers to activate Liriano for start vs. Indians

Francisco Liriano (3-2, 3.90) returns from the DL for his first start in 3 1/2 weeks as the series at Cleveland continues with a 6:10 p.m. ET start at Progressive Field. Liriano hasn't pitched since May 26 due to a right hamstring strain. Trevor Bauer (6-5, 2.50) will start for Cleveland.

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Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Buy, sell, or sit?

The Tigers find themselves facing an interesting choice as to what their goals are this season. The team is only five games behind the Cleveland Indians in the race for first place as the season nears its halfway point, so if they wanted to they could get serious about making a push for the playoffs this season. So, this raises the question: Should the team buy at the deadline? Should they continue to sell? Or should they sit out entirely, and keep their roster the same? First, it is best to...

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