Detroit Tigers Schedule: Previewing the Rest of May

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Apr 21, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Detroit Tigers catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (left) and third basemen Nick Castellanos (right) look on during batting practice prior to a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 21, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Detroit Tigers catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (left) and third basemen Nick Castellanos (right) look on during batting practice prior to a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 18, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez (57) and first baseman Miguel Cabrera (24) celebrate after the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Detroit won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Tigers players have turned things around. After a sluggish stretch in which the team lost 11 of 12 games, the team has won four games in a row. Here’s a look at what the schedule holds for May.

Detroit Tigers fans were probably relieved when the team swept the Minnesota Twins. The sweep put the Tigers back on track where the season is concerned. What’s more, it also confirmed that Detroit can win games against inferior teams.

The Tigers are now 6-0 against the Twins on the season, but they’ll need to improve against quality competition as the year progresses.

During the aforementioned losing streak, Detroit was swept by Cleveland (unfortunately for the second time this season) and the Texas Rangers. The stretch also saw the Tigers drop two of three games against both the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles.

Luckily, the rest of the month of May will provide Detroit with chances to prove the team’s worth against some teams that aren’t cellar dwellers like the Twins.

During the final days of May, the Tigers will play the Tampa Bay Rays and Philadelphia Phillies at home before hitting the road for a six-game road trip out west to take on the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Here’s a preview.

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