Castellanos eclipses 100-RBI mark in loss

Nicholas Castellanos belts a two-run home run to left field to eclipse the 100-RBI plateau in the top of the 1st inning MINNEAPOLIS — Ian Kinsler was waiting at the top of the dugout steps for Nicholas Castellanos to return from his first-inning home run. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus hugged him in the dugout. "Even [Tigers defensive coordinator] Matt Martin [was] running out of the video room and giving me a hug," Castellanos said. It wasn’t for the early lead off Twins starter Kyle Gibson , a lead Minnesota soon erased on its way to a 6-3 win . […]

Tigers silent after big first frame vs. Twins

Alex Presley crushes a ball off the right-field wall for an RBI triple that gets the Tigers on the board in the 1st inning Escobar answered with an RBI double in the bottom of the frame, but Minnesota did its biggest damage in the second. Dozier (three-run) and Escobar (solo) recorded consecutive home runs off Detroit left-hander Matthew Boyd during the outburst. Boyd worked five innings and was charged with five runs on seven hits, with five strikeouts and three walks. Twins’ righty Jose Berrios made his first Major League relief appearance in the fifth, tuning up for a […]

Former utility man Kelly hired as Tigers scout

After six years in Detroit as a super-utility player and a post-retirement tryout as a scout and instructor, Don Kelly has been promoted to the Tigers’ Major League scouting staff. He was one of three additions to the scouting roster announced Friday as part of a bolstering of the Tigers’ baseball operations department.

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