Detroit Tigers lose to Oakland Athletics, 2-0: Game thread replay

Detroit Tigers (8-19) vs. Oakland Athletics (10-18)

When: 7:10 p.m. Monday.

Where: Comerica Park in Detroit.

TV: Bally Sports Detroit.

Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1) (Tigers radio affiliates).

Weather forecast: Clear skies, low-60s.

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Probable pitchers: Tigers RHP Michael Pineda (1-1, 3.77 ERA) vs. Athletics RHP Paul Blackburn (3-0, 2.22 ERA).

• Box score 

Tigers lineup:

LF Robbie Grossman

SS Javier Bàez

DH Miguel Cabrera

RF Austin Meadows

2B Jonathan Schoop

3B Jeimer Candelario

1B Spencer Torkelson

C Tucker Barnhart

CF Derek Hill

P Michael Pineda

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Game notes: The forgotten things about MLB “fire sales,” in which teams opt to “jumpstart the rebuild” (or “save money,” depending on your position and/or honesty relative to the team), is that sometimes they do result in hidden gems getting a chance to sparkle. That appears to be the case for the A’s with starter Paul Blackburn, who entered this season with a career 5.74 ERA, 77 strikeouts and 38 walks over 138 innings (27 starts). (Those numbers might overstate his performance from 2018-21; they were boosted by a decent rookie season in 2017, in which he posted a strikeout-light 3.22 ERA over 58⅔ innings.)

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