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Detroit Tigers: Three Things to Know for Game 2 vs Marlins

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Apr 5, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder Anthony Gose (12) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off Miami Marlins relief pitcher Bryan Morris (57) during the ninth inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 5, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers center fielder Anthony Gose (12) rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run off Miami Marlins relief pitcher Bryan Morris (57) during the ninth inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 5, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) looks on from the batting cage before a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Tigers baseball is back. The team recently pulled out an Opening Day victory over the Miami Marlins to start the season. Detroit will wrap up the brief two-game series with the Fish on Wednesday afternoon.

Detroit Tigers fans had to sit through another bullpen implosion, but the team came away victorious. The Tigers took some lumps before finally pulling out the win on the road.

The new-look bullpen (well, only Francisco Rodriguez really) blew a big lead and a strong start from Justin Verlander. Despite the outing, Rodriguez and the rest of the relievers—who actually pitched well in the win—should be fine moving forward.

Everyone has an off day. It happens folks.

Tuesday was just a case of K-Rod missing his spots.

After the extra-innings win on Tuesday, the Tigers will look to notch another victory in South Beach before traveling back to Detroit for the team’s home opener against the New York Yankees.

Detroit did a good job against Miami’s Opening Day starter Wei-Yin Chen, collecting nine hits and scoring five runs against the former Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher. Now the Tigers will get unquestioned Marlins ace Jose Fernandez in the second game of the season.

Fernandez didn’t start on Opening Day in an effort by the Marlins to monitor his innings this season.

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