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Grand Rapids Press Apr 21, 2017
Tigers lineup: Justin Upton returns after missing 2 games with injury

Tigers lineup: Justin Upton returns after missing 2 games with injury

Andrew Romine is starting at shortstop after Jose Iglesias was placed on the disabled list before Fridays game. MINNEAPOLIS -- Justin Upton is back in left field after missing the last two games with a right wrist contusion. Upton and the Detroit Tigers begin a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins on Friday at Target Field. Andrew Romine is starting at shortstop after Jose Iglesias was placed on the disabled list before Friday's game. Mikie Mahtook will be in right field with a left-hander on the mound. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas...
Bless You Boys Apr 21, 2017
Tigers Den Roundtable: What is your biggest takeaway from the 2017 season so far?

Tigers Den Roundtable: What is your biggest takeaway from the 2017 season so far?

The BYB staff tries to find significance in an insignificant chunk of the schedule. Were it not for the Toronto Blue Jays faceplanting out of the gate, one might argue that the Detroit Tigers are the biggest surprise of the 2017 season thus far. Their flop of a series in Tampa aside, the Tigers have jumped out to a slim early lead in the AL Central. Unlike other surprise stories like the Cincinnati Reds or Minnesota Twins, however, this one might be sustainable. The Tigers have a young, talented starting rotation that is starting to scratch the surface of their potential. Center field might...

Some minor league notes before the major leaguers play

The Twins will open a three game series against the Tigers this evening at Target Field. Lefthander
Twinkie Town Apr 21, 2017
Series preview: Tigers at Twins

Series preview: Tigers at Twins

The last-place Twins could become the first-place Twins if they sweep the Tigers this weekend! That probably won’t happen, though. Boy, what a difference a week makes. When the Twins went off to Detroit to face the Tigers last week, they were tied for first place in the division and the Tigers were in last. Now? The Twins are tied for last place and the Tigers are tied for first. But that fact really just highlights how close the central division race is right now—all five teams are within one game of each other. So really, the Tigers are only 8-7 and the Twins are 7-8, which isn’t...
Bless You Boys Apr 21, 2017
Behind Enemy Lines: Q&A with Mike Berardino of The St. Paul Pioneer Press

Behind Enemy Lines: Q&A with Mike Berardino of The St. Paul Pioneer Press

Leading up to the second series with a somewhat surprising Minnesota Twins team, we talk with Twins beat writer Mike Berardino. The Detroit Tigers have thankfully put Tampa in their review mirror and are headed to the Twin Cities for the final leg of their current road trip. Over the weekend, the Tigers will face a Minnesota Twins team that has somewhat outperformed expectations early on buoyed by some unexpectedly strong starting pitching and an effective defense. To get an idea of what’s happening with the Twins organization, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press joins us to...
Bless You Boys Apr 21, 2017
Tigers vs. Twins Series Preview: Detroit hoping to turn road trip around in Minnesota

Tigers vs. Twins Series Preview: Detroit hoping to turn road trip around in Minnesota

The Tigers could really use a couple of wins after getting swept in Tampa. Last season, nothing cured the Detroit Tigers’ woes like a series against the Minnesota Twins. Following a brutal 2-11 stretch in early May, the Tigers swept the Twins to spur a 9-2 run that got them back above .500. They kicked off a late-August road trip with a sweep over the Twins at Target Field that moved them to within 4 1⁄2 games of the eventual division champion Cleveland Indians. After losing two of three to Cleveland in mid-September — which put them two games out of a playoff spot — the Tigers...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 21, 2017
Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander looks to bounce back vs. Twins

Tigers Gameday: Justin Verlander looks to bounce back vs. Twins

Verlander has never lost in nine starts at Target Field, going 6-0 with a 2.35 ERA. MINNEAPOLIS -- Justin Verlander will try to bounce back from one of the worst starts of his career and the Detroit Tigers will try to rebound from an awful series in Tampa Bay on Friday in Minnesota. The Tigers took three of four from the Twins in Detroit last week. GAME INFORMATION Who: Detroit Tigers (8-7) vs. Minnesota Twins (7-8)When: 8:10 p.m. EDTWhere: Target FieldTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: FM 97.1 The Ticket and the Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Evan...

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  • 1 Jose Iglesias

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  • 1 Ian Kinsler

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