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Detroit Tigers Weekly Recap: Wins(!) and rain

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DETROIT, MI - MARCH 30: Jose Iglesias #1 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates scoring a ninth inning run with James McCann #34 while playing the Pittsburgh Pirates during Opening Day at Comerica Park on March 30, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - MARCH 30: Jose Iglesias #1 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates scoring a ninth inning run with James McCann #34 while playing the Pittsburgh Pirates during Opening Day at Comerica Park on March 30, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 07: James McCann #34 of the Detroit Tigers (L) and Buck Farmer #45 celebrate their win over the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 7, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The Detroit Tigers won 6-1. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images) /

After an 0-3 start, the Detroit Tigers went 3-1 last week to get themselves back on track. Here are a few observations from the first full week of baseball.

The Detroit Tigers sit at 4-4 after completing a series sweep against the Chicago White Sox. Some outstanding performances helped the team turn it around after getting swept by the Pirates to begin the season.

While going through a rebuilding process can be tough, it’s encouraging to see the Tigers rebound from an ugly start to the year. The rotation has looked extremely solid through two rounds, and even the bullpen has had it’s moments. Shane Greene has struck out six in just 3.2 innings of work, although he’s surrendered three runs on five hits.

While Nicholas Castellanos, Miguel Cabrera and Michael Fulmer are taking care of business, it has been the work of some less heralded players that has kept the Tigers in games.

Joe Jimenez (5.1 IP, 0 ER, 4 K) Dixon Machado (.281, six doubles) Niko Goodrum (1 home run, 3 stolen bases) and Mike Fiers (6 shutout innings) have all delivered more than expected in the first few weeks of the season.

Below is a recap of the state of affairs in the Motor City. First up, a glance at the starting pitchers:

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