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5 bold predictions for the Tigers’ 2019 season

Consider this an exercise in futility. For the past few years, we have stuck our necks out, making bold predictions for the season to come. Our 2018 picks were downright awful, and the seasons before that haven’t gone much better.

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Three strikes: The top 3 takeaways from LSU baseball's series loss to Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. — Here are three takeaways from No. 7 LSU's series at No. 9 Georgia. The Tigers won on Friday before losing the next two games. LSU came out of this series knowing it could have won all three games — or lost all three games. LSU and Georgia, two top-10 teams, played tight all weekend, th

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Zimmermann to start opening day for Tigers

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann is going to make his second consecutive opening-day start. The Tigers announced the decision on Sunday. They begin the season on Thursday at Toronto.

ESPN

Clemson baseball drops Game 3 to Boston College, still wins series

Clemson baseball was unable to complete a three-game series sweep of Boston College as the Tigers suffered a 3-2 loss in Sunday’s series finale at BC. Still, Clemson won two of three games against the Eagles and is now 18-6 (6-3) through the first three weeks of league play.

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Summit High girls track 12th at Fort Collins Invite; Tigers girls lax wins, boys fall

The Summit High School girls track and field team earned a 12th-place finish at Friday’s Fort Collins Invitational, led by top-10 individual performances by Madi Hirsh, Noelle Resignolo, Anna Confer and Hunter Stimson.

SUMMIT DAILY NEWS

Tigers prospect Casey Mize roughed up in minor league start on Sunday

Casey Mize, the top pick in the 2018 MLB amateur draft and No. 1 Detroit Tigers prospect, had a rough go at it in a minor league matchup against the Pittsburgh Pirates’ affiliate on the backfields of TigerTown on Sunday.

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Prep Roundup: Saturday, March 23

Camas 18 at Fruitland 4 (5 innings) The Papermakers scored eight runs between the fourth and fifth innings to end the game early. Kade Kurata pitched 3.2 innings, striking out three.

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UWA Tigers baseball sweeps Saint Leo

LIVINGSTON — Kolby Crowley pitched five innings of scoreless relief to lead West Alabama to a 3-2 college baseball victory over Saint Leo Sunday at Tartt Field, handing the Tigers a three-game series sweep of the Lions.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS

Tigers purchase Gordon Beckham’s contract, option Ronny Rodriguez to minors

Gordon Beckham has made the Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day roster. The club purchased Beckham’s contract on Saturday and optioned infielder Ronny Rodriguez to Triple-A Toledo.

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Detroit Tigers 2019: Here's what's new at Comerica Park this season

The Detroit Tigers Opening Day at Comerica Park is set for April 4 and the team is giving fans an early look at what's new at Comerica Park. The Tigers open their home slate with a six-game stretch of 1:10 p.m. starts at Comerica Park, welcoming the Kansas City Royals to town on April 4, 6 and 7, fo

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Missouri baseball bats light up No. 18 Ole Miss to take series

Missouri baseball hasn't done much with their bats in Southeastern Conference play; that is, up until its 8-5 victory over No. 18 Ole Miss Sunday afternoon. The Tigers (15-9, 2-4 SEC) have one of the best pitching staffs in the country, as they boasted a 1.77 in-conference earned run average coming

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Astros, Justin Verlander nearing agreement on 2-year contract extension

So much for that storybook ending. Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros are close to an agreement on a two-year contract extension, according to reports from just about every big baseball media person on the internet. The contract, per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, will be a two-year deal worth roughl

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American League Central capsules

AL Central teams listed in order of finish last year:. 2018: 91-71, first place, lost to Houston in Division Series. Manager: Terry Francona (seventh season) He's Here: 1B-DH Carlos Santana, OF Carlos Gonzalez, DH Hanley Ramirez, OF-1B Jake Bauers, C Kevin Plawecki, OF Jordan Luplow, RHP Chih-Wei Hu

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Auburn baseball erases 5-run deficit, downs No. 4 Miss State for 15th straight win

No. 12 Auburn won its 15th consecutive game with a late-inning rally Friday, beating No. 4 Mississippi State 6-5 in Game 1 of the series. The Tigers' 15 straight wins is now tied for the third-longest streak in program history.

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BREAKING: Detroit Tigers release veteran catcher Bobby Wilson

There is still a chance he could re-sign a minor league contract with the Tigers. Detroit will start the season with Grayson Greiner as their starting catcher with John Hicks backing him up.

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Tigers' Fulmer opts to have Tommy John surgery

Detroit Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer, after receiving a third opinion, has opted to have Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow and will almost certainly miss the 2019 season.

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Tigers ride Shreve's gem to win

Pacific baseball rode a stellar start from junior right-handed pitcher Ryan Shreve to a 5-2 victory over Loyola Marymount on Sunday in the series finale. Shreve carried a no-hit bid into the eighth inning and only allowed two hits in his first career complete game while striking out five Lions in th

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Tigers sweep twinbill with Chesapeake on opening day

The Waverly Tigers couldn't have asked for a better start to their 2019 baseball season, sweeping a twinbill from the visiting Chesapeake Panthers. Prior to the playing the day's games, the Tigers and their coaching staff took time to head to Piketon High School for a pre-game ceremony honoring the

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Tigers baseball sweeps NC Central

SAVANNAH, (Ga.) - With the game tied in the seventh inning, the Savannah State Tigers baseball team pushed two runs across the plate to win 5-3 and complete the sweep of NC Central Sunday afternoon at Tiger Stadium.

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High school baseball: Crystal Lake Central falls just short against Belvidere North

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central made six errors Friday, but Tigers first-year coach Andy Deain isn't worried so early in the season. "I kind of look at it like it's our spring training," said Deain, a former Prairie Ridge player and pitching coach. "We're going to make mistakes, physical and men

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