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Detroit Tigers right-hander Shane Greene blew his third save of the season in a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday. Greene allowed two runs (one earned) in his lone inning of work.

Fantasy Impact: The Tigers went on to win in the 10th inning, which got Greene off the hook. The veteran closer has blown two saves in his past five appearances, giving him 22 in 25 opportunities.

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Detroit Tigers left-hander Tyler Alexander was excellent in a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday. Alexander allowed just one run over seven innings while striking out one.

Fantasy Impact: Alexander hasn't shown much strikeout upside but he has allowed just three earned runs over his first two career starts. He was striking out over nine batters per nine innings in Triple-A this season, so there's potential there.

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JaCoby Jones homers Sunday

Sun, Jul 21st 5:12pm EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones went 2-for-5 with two runs and a solo homer in a 4-3 win over Toronto on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Jones has been batting leadoff of late. The veteran outfielder is hitting .252 with 10 homers, 31 runs, 24 RBI, and six steals.

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Detroit Tigers outfielder Nicholas Castellanos went 3-for-5 with a double and a homer in a 4-3 win over Toronto on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Castellanos has a disappointing 11 homers this season but he does have 34 doubles, so there's evidence that his power stroke is intact. He's a prime candidate to get moved ahead of next week's trade deadline.

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Detroit Tigers right-hander Jordan Zimmermann was roughed up in a 12-1 loss to the Blue Jays on Friday. Zimmermann allowed six runs in 3 2/3 innings of work while striking out five and walking four.

Fantasy Impact: Zimmermann has been getting crushed by opposing hitters for much of the season. His record drops to 0-7 with a 7.51 ERA.

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Detroit Tigers left-hander Matthew Boyd struggled against the Indians in a 6-3 loss. Boyd allowed five runs in six innings while striking out eight.

Fantasy Impact: Boyd's name is starting to come up in trade rumors and a change in scenery would be helpful to his fantasy value. Boyd has a 6-8 record, 4.13 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 160 strikeouts in 120 innings.

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Detroit Tigers second baseman Harold Castro went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a 6-3 loss to Cleveland on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Castro took Cleveland starter Trevor Bauer deep in the third inning. Castro is now hitting .317 with two homers, 13 runs, 15 RBI, and two steals.

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Niko Goodrum homers in loss

Fri, Jul 19th 8:44am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Detroit Tigers first baseman Niko Goodrum went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in a 6-3 loss to Cleveland on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Goodrum had himself a productive day, reaching base three times and hitting his eighth homer. The young utility man has a .248 average, 48 runs, 31 RBI, and 11 steals.

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Detroit Tigers right-hander Spencer Turnbull pitched well in a 7-2 loss to the Indians on Wednesday. Turnbull gave up three runs over six innings while striking out three.

Fantasy Impact: Turnbull took the loss, dropping his record to 3-9 on the year. He has shown flashes but him pitching for the Tigers has made wins hard to come by. Overall, Turnbull has a 3.65 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and 88 strikeouts in 98 2/3 innings.

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Detroit Tigers DH Miguel Cabrera went 1-for-4 with a double in a 7-2 loss to Cleveland on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Cabrera also struck out twice. The veteran is now hitting .289 with 13 doubles, five homers, 23 runs, and 37 RBI. It appears his days as a fantasy star are over.

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Detroit Tigers left-hander Ryan Carpenter was hit hard in an 8-0 loss to the Indians on Tuesday. Carpenter allowed seven runs in three innings while walking one.

Fantasy Impact: Carpenter has really struggled this season, posting a 1-6 record and 9.30 ERA. He is worth targeting with fantasy hitters whenever he's on the mound.

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Detroit Tigers left-hander Daniel Norris took a no-decision in an 8-6 loss to the Indians on Monday. Norris gave up five runs over 5 2/3 innings of work while striking out eight.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn't a great outing for Norris but at least the strikeouts were there. The veteran southpaw now has a 2-8 record, 5.14 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 79 strikeouts in 96 1/3 innings of work.

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Detroit Tigers outfielder Christin Stewart went 1-for-2 with a homer and two walks in an 8-6 loss to the Indians on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Stewart ripped a two-run homer off of Cleveland starter Adam Plutko. The young outfielder is now hitting .240 with seven homers, 26 runs, and 32 RBI.

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Jordy Mercer homers twice

Tue, Jul 16th 8:09am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jordy Mercer went 3-for-4 with a double, two homers, three runs, and two RBI in an 8-6 loss to the Indians on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Mercer is now up to three homers on the season after the outburst on Monday. The veteran shortstop is hitting .213 in 89 at-bats this season.

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Detroit Tigers third baseman Jeimer Candelario went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in an 8-6 loss to the Indians on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Candelario's seventh homer of the season came in the sixth inning off of Cleveland starter Adam Plutko. The third baseman has struggled this season but he is hitting .321 with five homers over his past 15 games.

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Detroit Tigers second baseman Gordon Beckham went 1-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in a 12-8 win over the Royals on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Beckham went deep in the third inning off of Kansas City reliever Jorge Lopez. The veteran infielder is now hitting .215 with four homers, 17 runs, nine RBI, and two steals.

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Detroit Tigers left-hander Gregory Soto gave up two runs as his team's opener in a 6-3 loss to the Red Sox on Sunday. He struck out one in the outing.

Fantasy Impact: Soto's big mistake was a two-run homer to Christian Vazquez. The rookie reliever has a 0-3 record, 8.14 ERA, 1.85 WHIP, and 17 strikeouts in 24 1/3 innings.

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Detroit Tigers first baseman Brandon Dixon went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in a 6-3 loss to the Red Sox on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Dixon finishes the first half with a .242 average, .747 OPS, 12 homers, 22 runs, and 34 RBI. He should continue to see regular playing time as Detroit's first baseman going forward.

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John Hicks homers in loss

Sat, Jul 6th 7:23am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

Detroit Tigers catcher John Hicks went 2-for-3 with a homer in a 9-6 loss to the Red Sox on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Hicks went deep in the ninth inning. The veteran catcher is hitting just .198 with four homers, 12 runs, and 14 RBI this season.

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Detroit Tigers infielder Ronny Rodriguez went 1-for-2 with a two-run homer in a 5-3 loss to Texas on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez didn't start but made it into the game as a pinch-hitter. The young infielder hadn't homered in over a month when he went deep in the ninth inning. Overall, he is hitting .222 with seven homers, 18 runs, 24 RBI, and two steals.

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