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Detroit Tigers snake bitten in 11-7 loss to D'backs, denying sweep

Detroit Tigers snake bitten in 11-7 loss to D’backs, denying sweep

PHOENIX — Beau Brieske grew up watching baseball games at Chase Field. Brieske, a native of Chandler, Arizona, returned to his hometown ballpark this weekend with the Detroit Tigers. In Sunday’s series finale, the 24-year-old stood on the mound and pitched in front of his family and friends. The Diamondbacks crushed Brieske for five runs. He didn’t escape the …

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Kody Clemens' first big-league homer pushes Detroit Tigers past Arizona Diamondbacks

Kody Clemens’ first big-league homer pushes Detroit Tigers past Arizona Diamondbacks

Phoenix — Kody Clemens was 4-for-34 when he stepped to the plate in the sixth inning of a 3-3 game Saturday night. There were two runners on and he was facing Arizona Diamondbacks lefty Joe Mantiply. Clemens is a left-handed hitter and had only five at-bats against lefties in his brief time in the big leagues. …

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Javier Báez's grand slam gives Tigers 5-1 win over Diamondbacks

Javier Báez’s grand slam gives Tigers 5-1 win over Diamondbacks

Phoenix — Don’t poke the bear.  A fan seated near the Tigers on-deck circle was giving Javier Báez the business before he came to bat with the bases loaded in the third inning Friday night. “Nothing bad,” Báez said with a smile. “Just talking good trash.” Báez responded by blasting a grand slam home run and sending …

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