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Detroit Tigers: Week 1 Winners and Losers

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Apr 9, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) and first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) celebrate after scoring in the fourth inning against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) and first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) celebrate after scoring in the fourth inning against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 8, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Blaine Hardy (65) and second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) celebrate after the game against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park. Detroit won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Tigers baseball is back. The Tigers enjoyed a successful first week to start 2016. The opening series in Florida saw the team sweep a two-game set with Miami, while splitting the first two games of a series against the Yankees.

The Detroit Tigers could have had a chance to tack on another win to the team’s win total on Sunday, but the nationally-televised games against the Bronx Bombers was postponed due to weather. No make-up date has been announced, but the Tigers now enter the second week of the season with a 3-1 record.

If the first four games of 2016 were any indication, Detroit is off to a solid start. The team will now look to keep the ball rolling in the season’s second week.

The Tigers will face the Pittsburgh Pirates in what essentially amounts to a home-and-home. Detroit and Pittsburgh will play two games in the Motor City before the series shifts east for two games in the Steel City.

After the Pittsburgh matchups, Detroit will travel south to do battle with the American League West heavyweights, the Houston Astros. The Tigers won’t get a day off next week as they play the Astros for three games.

That being said, you can’t look to the future without looking to the past. There were a number of positives (and sadly negatives) to Detroit’s first week. Here are some of them.

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