Detroit Tigers News

Detroit Tigers Have an Opportunity to Gain Momentum

benrosener
Jul 20, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) pitches in the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 20, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) pitches in the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
1 of 3
Next
Detroit Tigers
Jul 20, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) acknowledges the fans as he walks off the field in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Tigers players failed to finish off a sweep in Chicago on Sunday. However, the team is back in action on Monday with a chance to take advantage of a crucial part of the schedule.

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and the rest of the team will kick off a week-long stretch comprised of two series. Detroit will play a three-game set in Boston against the Red Sox through Wednesday, before returning home on Friday to face the Houston Astros.

Boston and Houston are two of the better teams in the American League and present a perfect challenge for the Tigers. Currently sitting at 51-48, Detroit is second in the American League Central, trailing Cleveland by six games. Ausmus’ club is also only four games back of Toronto for the second Wild Card spot.

While the Tigers will eventually get J.D. Martinez, Jordan Zimmerman and Daniel Norris back from the disabled list, they’ll have to make do with the current roster for the time being.

That current roster has a chance to make some headway. Positive results in Boston and at home to the Astros could do wonders for Detroit’s momentum moving forward.

Here’s a look at the two series and what to expect.

facebooktwitterreddit