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Detroit Tigers: Breaking Down the Rest of the Week

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Sep 12, 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 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 12, 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 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 12, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann (34) and third baseman Andrew Romine (17) celebrate after the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Detroit won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports /

Detroit Tigers players got back on track with a comeback victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Detroit will look to carry that momentum throughout the week.

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Daniel Norris was exceptional on Monday, allowing just five hits, two walks and two runs in 6.1 innings pitched. Oh yeah, he also struck out 11 batters.

The Tigers will need Norris to excel again this week. The young starter is slated to start during a crucial three-game set in Cleveland.

As it stands, Detroit’s American League Central rivals hold a six-game lead over Miguel Cabrera and company. Brad Ausmus will sent Justin Verlander, Norris and Matt Boyd to the hill in Cleveland.

Before this, the Tigers will need to take care of business against a Twins team that they’ve dominated this season.

Boyd, Anibal Sanchez and Mike Pelfrey will pitch on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday respectively.

If all goes to plan, the Tigers will end the week having made ground in the hunt for a playoff berth. Here’s an in-depth breakdown of the rest of the week’s slate of games, beginning with the rest of the Minnesota series.

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