Tigers-Indians postponed, doubleheader set for Sept. 1

With a day-night doubleheader already in place for Saturday, the Tigers announced Friday’s game will be made up as part of another day-night doubleheader on Sept. 1.

       

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J.D. on 15-pitch AB: Should’ve ended earlier

J.D. Martinez duels with Kevin McCarthy for 15 pitches before hitting an RBI single to left field, increasing the Tigers’ lead to 7-0 DETROIT — J.D. Martinez didn’t necessarily feel any honor in putting together the longest Major League plate appearance of 2017 on Thursday, even though he ended it with an RBI single off Royals reliever Kevin McCarthy . If anything, the Tigers’ slugger was upset it took him that long. "That’s more what I was thinking: Why did I miss the first eight pitches I got to hit?" Martinez said with a chuckle. "That was one of […]

Day before twin bill, Tribe-Tigers rained out

The Tigers and Tribe were already scheduled to play a doubleheader Saturday to make up a rainout from May 4. The two teams both have an off-day Monday, but they opted to wait until September. Friday’s scheduled starters, Anibal Sanchez and Josh Tomlin , will now start in the day game on Saturday, scheduled for 1:10 p.m. Jordan Zimmermann and Carlos Carrasco will pitch in the nightcap at 7:15. Justin Verlander and Mike Clevinger will start Sunday’s series finale as planned. The rainout does not change the teams’ plans for the extra player they get to call up for […]