Detroit Tigers: AL record, Lobstein chance, Blyleven blunder


The Detroit Tigers finally allowed a run against the Minnesota Twins, but just one as the Tigers beat the Twins, 7-1.

Despite yielding the run, it still took the Twins 24 innings to score a run in 2015, which is an American League record.

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Pitcher Kyle Lobstein wasn’t able to make the Tigers Opening Day roster, but the right-hander is thrilled to receive another chance to start in the major leagues.

Lobstein made five starts last season, and he will start on Sunday in place of the injured Justin Verlander.

Tigers fans had to wait over three and a half hours in order to see their team dominant the Twins again on Thursday, and while waiting, Twins analyst Bert Blyleven insulted the city of Detroit on twitter. He did later apologize.

When are these old geezers going to learn.

Lobstein cherishes another chance with Tigers – Tony Paul, The Detroit News

"But Lobstein knew where he stood all along — the Tigers had five set starters, and they decided early this spring that Lobstein would not be a candidate for the bullpen. The reason was simple: They had depth in relievers, but not as much in starters.Lobstein on Thursday called that decision “bittersweet,” because he knew his best chance to make the Tigers was as a reliever.But, now, here is, back in Detroit. He was called up Wednesday when Justin Verlander went on the disabled list. He’s scheduled to start Sunday in Cleveland."

Detroit Tigers set American League record for shutout innings to begin a season – James Schmehl,

"Tigers starter Shane Greene worked six scoreless innings Thursday before Joe Mauer scored from first base when Kennys Vargas doubled to center field with one out in the seventh to spoil Detroit’s attempt at a third straight blanking.It was ruled an unearned run after an error was charged to Yoenis Cespedes, who misplayed the ball in center, allowing Mauer to score uncontested.Another shutout would’ve made Detroit the first team to open with three in a row since the 1963 St. Louis Cardinals, who didn’t allow a run in their first 32 innings."

Twins’ Blyleven knocks ‘ugly’ Detroit, then apologizes – Mike Itchue, Detroit Free Press

"Hall of Fame pitcher and current Minnesota Twins color commentator Bert Blyleven used his extra time during today’s rain delay between the Detroit Tigers and Twins at Comerica Park to make a couple knocks on the city of Detroit via Twitter, before deleting the tweets and issuing an apology."

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