Detroit Tigers: Jose Cisnero struggles to hold lead on Opening Day

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Jose Cisnero struggled once again for the Detroit Tigers

After picking up a pair of wins in Houston, the Detroit Tigers played to a sellout crowd at Comerica Park. However, Adam Duvail continues to swing a hot stick as his three-run home run off Jose Cisnero in the sixth gave the Red Sox the 6-3 win.

Cisnero has allowed a home run in each of his last two appearances in which he has inherited runners. The home run he allowed today came off a fastball that was around 94 MPH. Cisnero has been sitting 94-95 on the pitch, but continues to have a hard time locating it. His slider, which has been spinning at a higher rate, hasn't been able to draw any swings and misses, which has had hitters sitting on the fastball.

Starter Spencer Turnbull went 5.2 innings, allowing five runs on five hits, striking out one and allowing a pair of walks.

“Today was a lot better. I was definitely getting ahead, keeping my pitch count down, and I got a lot of quick outs, which is a part of the game plan, to be aggressive.” Turnbull said. Turnbull said he got a neck stringer when trying to avoid a line drive that came back at him. After the game, he was asked if it affected his pitching, and he said it did not.

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