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Detroit Tigers pitcher Casey Mize throws to a Minnesota Twins batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Young pitchers arrive for Detroit, but growing pains follow

Sep. 29, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Shortly after his final start of the season, Casey Mize sounded ready to get right back to work. “I’m going to be really motivated to get a lot better,” the Detroit right-hander said. Mize’s arrival — along with that of fellow pitching prospect Tarik Skubal...

Detroit Tigers' Niko Goodrum beats the throw to Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez to score on a sacrifice fly by Eric Haase during the seventh inning of a baseball game Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Keller, Mondesi carry Royals past Tigers 3-2

Sep. 25, 2020 11:34 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brad Keller threw six scoreless innings, Adalberto Mondesi had three hits and an RBI as the Kansas City Royals held off the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Friday night. Keller (5-3) gave up four singles and struck out five in six innings. The eighth-round draft pick in 2013 closed out the...

Kansas City Royals' Maikel Franco (7) celebrates as he crosses the plate after hitting a solo home run during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Perez, Franco homer as Royals beat Tigers 8-7

Sep. 24, 2020 11:56 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez hit a three-run home run, Maikel Franco hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 8-7 on Thursday night. Franco's eighth homer of the season put the Royals ahead in a game between two teams eliminated from postseason...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Twins assume first in AL Central with 7-6 win against Tigers

Sep. 23, 2020 11:52 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Cave hit a pair of home runs, Kenta Maeda finished off his regular season with another strong start and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 7-6 on Wednesday night to take over sole possession of the AL Central lead for the first time since late August. Eddie Rosario added a...

Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler, right, smiles as he scores on a solo home run to tie the baseball game in the eighth inning Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Twins top Tigers 5-4 in 10th, sit half-game behind White Sox

Sep. 23, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As a gift from third baseman Josh Donaldson, each of the Minnesota Twins now have dark blue jersey-style bathrobes with their name across the back. Nelson Cruz even started draping his over the shoulders of each teammate who hit a homer. With the division race as tight as ever and a...

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco walks to the dugout after striking out Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

Carrasco, Ramirez star as Indians top Tigers 7-4

Sep. 20, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — With Carlos Carrasco looking sharp down the stretch, the Cleveland Indians could be a dangerous team in the postseason. Carrasco allowed one hit in seven scoreless innings, and Jose Ramirez homered twice to lift the Indians to a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. Cleveland took...

St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina hits a two-run home run during the second inning in the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in St. Louis. Molina is wearing the number 21 in honor of Roberto Clemente. (AP Photo/Scott Kane)

Molina honors Clemente; Cardinals split pair with Tigers

Sep. 10, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jeimer Candelario capped off a two-homer day with a two-run, bases-loaded single in the seventh inning to help the Detroit Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Thursday for a doubleheader split. “We needed that,” Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said. “A good...

Detroit Tigers' Victor Reyes is greeted at home by teammate Austin Romine after they scored on a single by Jeimer Candelario during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Turnbull impressive in 6 innings, Tigers rout Brewers 8-3

Sep. 8, 2020 10:56 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Spencer Turnbull allowed three hits in six scoreless innings, and the Detroit Tigers broke the game open with five runs in the fifth on their way to an 8-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night. The Tigers appeared to dodge a potential problem after second baseman Jonathan...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Michael Pineda throws against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Pineda stays sharp with 7 innings as Twins beat Tigers 6-2

Sep. 7, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Jeffers hit his first major league homer to spark Minnesota's four-run third inning, and Michael Pineda stayed sharp in his return from suspension by finishing seven innings for the Twins in a 6-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday. Pineda (1-0) allowed two runs and three hits,...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to a Detroit Tigers batter during  the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Buxton beats out infield single in 9th; Twins top Tigers 4-3

Sep. 5, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sanó led Minnesota's rally against the Detroit bullpen with a home run and the tying single in the ninth inning, before Byron Buxton beat out an infield single for the game-winning RBI to give the Twins a 4-3 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night. “He can hit, he...