Detroit Tigers (46-51) vs. Texas Rangers (35-61)
When: 1:10 p.m. Thursday
Where: Comerica Park, Detroit.
TV: Bally Sports Detroit.
Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1; other radio affiliates).
• BOX SCORE
THE ROTATION: Tigers’ load management with Casey Mize may not be fun now, but may pay off later
JEFF SEIDEL: Tigers still can’t believe they got Ty Madden, the biggest 2021 MLB draft steal
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First-pitch weather forecast: Sunny, 75 degrees.
ON THE FIELD: Tigers seeing defensive improvements; Jeimer Candelario ‘settling back in’
THE NEW GUY, KINDA: Why Tigers added ‘unheralded hero’ Tyler Alexander to starting rotation
Probable starting pitchers: Tigers LHP Tyler Alexander (1-1, 4.40 ERA) vs. Rangers RHP Mike Foltynewicz (2-9, 5.91 ERA).
Game notes: The Tigers got wins in all three of their rookie starters’ (Casey Mize, Tarik Skubal and Matt Manning) starts against the Rangers this week, outscoring the Rangers 22-3. Now it’s Tyler Alexander’s turn; the lefty from TCU is in his third season, with 13 starts in 54 appearances for the Tigers. He’ll have a much easier time if the Tigers give him the runs they’ve given the rest of the rotation; they’ve scored at least one run in the first three innings in all three defeats of Txas.
CF Akil Baddoo
DH Jonathan Schoop
LF Robbie Grossman
C Eric Haase
3B Jeimer Candelario
1B Harold Castro
2B Willi Castro
SS Zack Short
RF Victor Reyes
P Matt Manning
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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit Tigers beat Texas Rangers, 7-5: Game thread replay