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These 10 players will make or break the Detroit Tigers in 2021

CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 11: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox loosens up prior to the game against the Detroit Tigers on September 11, 2020 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - SEPTEMBER 11: Tim Anderson #7 of the Chicago White Sox loosens up prior to the game against the Detroit Tigers on September 11, 2020 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Ron Vesely/Getty Images) /
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Nelson Cruz is back again.

4. Nelson Cruz
5. Josh Donaldson

Cruz is also tied for second in home runs among active players with 23 and ninth overall among active players in hits with 119.

Donaldson in 187 plate appearances (43-for-159) has also put up some damage against the Tigers, batting .270/.369/.503 with 9 home runs. While this isn’t the duo of Joe Bauer and Justin Morneau from the early 2000s, top to bottom, this is a team that will compete for a division title.

Against Kenta Maeda, Detroit is 1-2 against him, with the win coming against him when he was with the Dodgers in 2017. Detroit managed to beat him on August 30 to pull within .500.

So what about Jose Berrios? The Tigers are 2-4 against him lifetime but he has posted a 6.53 against the Tigers.

I can bet a lot of Tigers fans are waiting for the day that Cruz retires.

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