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Sport Tigers LHP Matthew Boyd set for Sunday start

05:00  05 may  2021
05:00  05 may  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said starting pitcher Matthew Boyd will avoid the injured list and will likely start Sunday ’s home game against the Minnesota Twins. The left-hander was removed in the second inning of last Thursday’s start because of tendinitis in his left knee. Boyd , 30, would have started Tuesday’s road game against the Boston Red Sox; he threw off a mound on Monday. “He’s moving great,” Hinch said. Read More: MLB power rankings: Takeaways from the season so far. The Tigers left-hander is 2-3 with 24 strikeouts and a 2.27 ERA in six starts covering 35 2/3 innings this

a Tigers pitcher since 1908 and the most since Justin Verlander had eight such games in 2016 Recorded double-digit strikeouts in each of his first two starts of the season, fanning 10 on March 29 at Toronto and 13 on April 3 at New York (AL) became the first Tigers pitcher since at least 1908 to open the season with consecutive. Detroit Tigers activated LHP Matthew Boyd from the paternity list.

Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said starting pitcher Matthew Boyd will avoid the injured list and will likely start Sunday's home game against the Minnesota Twins.

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The left-hander was removed in the second inning of last Thursday's start because of tendinitis in his left knee.

"We'll get Boyd on the back end of this rotation," Hinch said Tuesday on MLB Network Radio. "He'll start Sunday against the Twins if all things continue to progress. He avoided the injured list. He did miss a start. But the prognosis for him is pretty positive."

Boyd, 30, would have started Tuesday's road game against the Boston Red Sox; he threw off a mound on Monday.

"He's moving great," Hinch said.

The Tigers left-hander is 2-3 with 24 strikeouts and a 2.27 ERA in six starts covering 35 2/3 innings this season.

A sixth-round pick of the Blue Jays in the 2013 draft, Boyd is 36-57 in seven big-league seasons with a 4.94 ERA.

(Field Level Media)

Tigers take 6-game losing streak into matchup with Red Sox .
Detroit Tigers (8-22, fifth in the AL Central) vs. Boston Red Sox (18-12, first in the AL East) Boston; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. EDT PITCHING PROBABLES: Tigers: Casey Mize (1-3, 5.06 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 20 strikeouts) Red Sox: Martin Perez (0-2, 4.70 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 22 strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox -190, Tigers +164; over/under is 9 runs BOTTOM LINE: Detroit enters the matchup as losers of their last six games. The Red Sox are 9-8 in homeBoston; Wednesday, 7:10 p.m.

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