2016 Detroit Tigers
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Record86–75 (.534)
Divisional place2nd
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Owner(s)Mike Ilitch
General manager(s)Al Avila
Manager(s)Brad Ausmus
Local televisionFox Sports Detroit
(Mario Impemba, Rod Allen, Kirk Gibson, Jack Morris) [1]
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(Dan Dickerson, Jim Price)
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The 2016 Detroit Tigers season was the team's 116th season. The Tigers opened the season on the road against the Miami Marlins on April 5, and their home opener was on April 8 against the New York Yankees.[2] The Tigers finished the season in second place in the American League Central division, with an 86–75 record. They had a chance for a Wild Card berth until the final day of the regular season, but their 1–0 loss to the Atlanta Braves and wins by the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays kept the team out of the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

Roster moves

Coaching staff

Signings

Jordan Zimmermann (left) and Justin Upton (right) were two of Detroit's free agent acquisitions.

Releases

Trades

Detroit acquired Francisco Rodríguez from Milwaukee in an off–season trade.
Detroit acquired Francisco Rodríguez from Milwaukee in an off–season trade.

Standings

American League Central

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 94 67 0.584 53–28 41–39
Detroit Tigers 86 75 0.534 8 45–35 41–40
Kansas City Royals 81 81 0.500 13½ 47–34 34–47
Chicago White Sox 78 84 0.481 16½ 45–36 33–48
Minnesota Twins 59 103 0.364 35½ 30–51 29–52


American League Wild Card

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Texas Rangers 95 67 0.586
Cleveland Indians 94 67 0.584
Boston Red Sox 93 69 0.574


Wild Card teams
(Top two qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 0.549
Baltimore Orioles 89 73 0.549
Detroit Tigers 86 75 0.534
Seattle Mariners 86 76 0.531 3
New York Yankees 84 78 0.519 5
Houston Astros 84 78 0.519 5
Kansas City Royals 81 81 0.500 8
Chicago White Sox 78 84 0.481 11
Los Angeles Angels 74 88 0.457 15
Oakland Athletics 69 93 0.426 20
Tampa Bay Rays 68 94 0.420 21
Minnesota Twins 59 103 0.364 30


Record vs. opponents


Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 8–11 4–3 5–1 5–2 1–6 4–2 4–2 5–1 10–9 3–4 1–6 13–6 3–4 9–10 14–6
Boston 11–8 3–4 4–2 2–5 5–2 2–4 4–3 4–3 11–8 5–1 4–3 12–7 3–3 9–10 14–6
Chicago 3–4 4–3 8–11 7–12 3–3 5–14 2–5 12–7 3–3 5–2 4–3 4–3 4–2 5–1 9–11
Cleveland 1–5 2–4 11–8 14–4 3–4 14–5 6–1 10–9 2–5 4–2 3–4 5–1 2–5 4–3 13–7
Detroit 2–5 5–2 12–7 4–14 4–2 7–12 2–4 15–4 3–3 4–3 4–3 6–1 2–4 3–4 13–7
Houston 6–1 2–5 3–3 4–3 2–4 3–4 13–6 5–2 2–4 13–6 11–8 3–3 4–15 2–5 11–9
Kansas City 2–4 4–2 14–5 5–14 12–7 4–3 1–5 15–4 2–5 1–6 3–4 5–2 1–6 2–4 10–10
Los Angeles 2–4 3–4 5–2 1–6 4–2 6–13 5–1 2–4 1–6 12–7 8–11 3–4 9–10 4–3 9–11
Minnesota 1–5 3–4 7–12 9–10 4–15 2–5 4–15 4–2 2–5 2–4 4–2 3–4 5–2 1–6 8–12
New York 9–10 8–11 3–3 5–2 3–3 4–2 5–2 6–1 5–2 4–3 3–3 11–8 3–4 7–12 8–12
Oakland 4–3 1–5 2–5 2–4 3–4 6–13 6–1 7–12 4–2 3–4 7–12 5–2 9–10 3–3 7–13
Seattle 6–1 3–4 3–4 4–3 3–4 8–11 4–3 11–8 2–4 3–3 12–7 4–2 7–12 3–3 13–7
Tampa Bay 6–13 7–12 3–4 1–5 1–6 3–3 2–5 4–3 4–3 8–11 2–5 2–4 4–2 11–8 10–10
Texas 4–3 3–3 2–4 5–2 4–2 15–4 6–1 10–9 2–5 4–3 10–9 12–7 2–4 3–4 13–7
Toronto 10–9 10–9 1–5 3–4 4–3 5–2 4–2 3–4 6–1 12–7 3–3 3–3 8–11 4–3 13–7


Season highlights

Team accomplishments

Individual accomplishments

Hitting

Pitching

Defensive

Other

Game log

Legend
Tigers win Tigers loss Game postponed
2016 Game Log: 86–75 (Home: 45–35); Away: (41–40)
April: 13–10 (Home: 5–6; Away: 8–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
1 April 5 @ Marlins 8–7 (11) VerHagen (1–0) Breslow (0–1) Greene (1) 36,911 1–0 W1
2 April 6 @ Marlins 7–3 Sánchez (1–0) Fernández (0–1) Rodríguez (1) 17,883 2–0 W2
3 April 8 Yankees 4–0 Zimmermann (1–0) Severino (0–1) 45,049 3–0 W3
4 April 9 Yankees 4–8 Sabathia (1–0) Pelfrey (0–1) 32,419 3–1 L1
April 10 Yankees Postponed (inclement weather). Rescheduled to June 2.
5 April 11 Pirates 4–7 Niese (1–0) Verlander (0–1) Melancon (3) 26,271 3–2 L2
6 April 12 Pirates 8–2 Sánchez (2–0) Nicasio (1–1) 26,489 4–2 W1
7 April 13 @ Pirates 7–3 Greene (1–0) Caminero (0–2) 21,175 5–2 W2
8 April 14 @ Pirates 7–4 Zimmermann (2–0) Cole (0–2) Rodríguez (2) 18,751 6–2 W3
9 April 15 @ Astros 0–1 Keuchel (2–1) Pelfrey (0–2) Gregerson (3) 30,092 6–3 L1
10 April 16 @ Astros 5–3 Verlander (1–1) McHugh (1–2) Rodríguez (3) 30,013 7–3 W1
11 April 17 @ Astros 4–5 Fiers (1–1) Sánchez (2–1) Gregerson (4) 30,657 7–4 L1
12 April 19 @ Royals 6–8 Ventura (1–0) Greene (1–1) Davis (6) 26,889 7–5 L2
13 April 20 @ Royals 3–2 Zimmermann (3–0) Kennedy (2–1) Rodríguez (4) 28,928 8–5 W1
14 April 21 @ Royals 0–4 Vólquez (3–0) Pelfrey (0–3) 30,763 8–6 L1
15 April 22 Indians 1–2 Tomlin (2–0) Verlander (1–2) Allen (5) 25,086 8–7 L2
16 April 23 Indians 1–10 Kluber (1–3) Sánchez (2–2) 31,163 8–8 L3
17 April 24 Indians 3–6 Bauer (1–0) Greene (1–2) Allen (6) 31,947 8–9 L4
18 April 25 Athletics 7–3 Zimmermann (4–0) Graveman (1–2) 21,671 9–9 W1
19 April 26 Athletics 1–5 Hill (3–2) Pelfrey (0–4) 22,256 9–10 L1
20 April 27 Athletics 9–4 Verlander (2–2) Gray (3–2 22,636 10–10 W1
21 April 28 Athletics 7–3 Sánchez (3–2) Bassitt (0–2) Rodríguez (5) 26,200 11–10 W2
22 April 29 @ Twins 9–2 Fulmer (1–0) Hughes (1–4) 23,049 12–10 W3
23 April 30 @ Twins 4–1 Zimmermann (5–0) Duffey (0–1) Rodríguez (6) 31,109 13–10 W4
May: 11–17 (Home: 7–5; Away: 4–12)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
24 May 1 @ Twins 6–5 Lowe (1–0) Pressly (1–2) Rodríguez (7) 24,749 14–10 W5
25 May 3 @ Indians 3–7 Tomlin (4–0) Verlander (2–3) 11,022 14–11 L1
26 May 4 @ Indians 0–4 Kluber (2–3) Sánchez (3–3) 8,766 14–12 L2
27 May 5 @ Indians 4–9 Bauer (2–0) Fulmer (1–1) 10,350 14–13 L3
28 May 6 Rangers 1–5 Hamels (4–0) Zimmermann (5–1) 28,522 14–14 L4
29 May 7 Rangers 5–10 Ranaudo (1–0) Ryan (0–1) Tolleson (10) 35,551 14–15 L5
30 May 8 Rangers 3–8 Wilhelmsen (2–2) Lowe (1–1) 35,406 14–16 L6
31 May 9 @ Nationals 4–5 Kelley (1–0) Lowe (1–2) 27,153 14–17 L7
32 May 10 @ Nationals 5–4 Fulmer (2–1) Ross (3–2) Rodríguez (8) 24,476 15–17 W1
33 May 11 @ Nationals 2–3 Scherzer (4–2) Zimmermann (5–2) 35,695 15–18 L1
34 May 12 @ Orioles 5–7 Worley (2–0) J. Wilson (0–1) Britton (9) 14,918 15–19 L2
35 May 13 @ Orioles 0–1 Tillman (5–1) Verlander (2–4) Britton (10) 30,488 15–20 L3
36 May 14 @ Orioles 3–9 Wright (2–3) Sánchez (3–4) Brach (1) 32,174 15–21 L4
37 May 15 @ Orioles 6–5 Saupold (1–0) O'Day (2–1) Rodríguez (9) 37,890 16–21 W1
38 May 16 Twins 10–8 Zimmermann (6–2) Dean (0–1) Rodríguez (10) 25,925 17–21 W2
39 May 17 Twins 7–2 Ryan (1–1) Tonkin (1–2) 27,652 18–21 W3
40 May 18 Twins 6–3 Verlander (3–4) Nolasco (1–2) Rodríguez (11) 29,035 19–21 W4
41 May 20 Rays 5–7 Andriese (3–0) Sánchez (3–5) Colomé (11) 30,304 19–22 L1
42 May 21 Rays 5–4 Fulmer (3–1) Smyly (2–5) Rodríguez (12) 32,316 20–22 W1
43 May 22 Rays 9–4 Zimmermann (7–2) Archer (3–5) 34,758 21–22 W2
44 May 23 Phillies 5–4 J. Wilson (1–1) Murray (0–1) Rodríguez (13) 26,400 22–22 W3
45 May 24 Phillies 3–1 Verlander (4–4) Hellickson (4–3) Rodríguez (14) 26,531 23–22 W4
46 May 25 Phillies 5–8 Nola (4–3) Sánchez (3–6) Gómez (17) 31,187 23–23 L1
47 May 27 @ Athletics 4–1 Fulmer (4–1) Manaea (1–3) 22,498 24–23 W1
48 May 28 @ Athletics 3–12 Hahn (2–2) Saupold (1–1) 24,154 24–24 L1
49 May 29 @ Athletics 2–4 Hill (8–3) Pelfrey (0–5) Doolittle (3) L2 20,522 24–25 L2
50 May 30 @ Angels 1–5 Chacín (1–1) Verlander (4–5) 38,541 24–26 L3
51 May 31 @ Angels 9–11 Street (2–0) Lowe (1–3) 35,125 24–27 L4
June: 17–11 (Home: 11–5; Away: 6–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
52 June 1 @ Angels 3–0 Fulmer (5–1) Shoemaker (3–6) Rodríguez (15) 35,053 25–27 W1
53 June 2 Yankees 4–5 Betances (2–2) Boyd (0–1) Chapman (8) 28,213 25–28 L1
54 June 3 White Sox 10–3 Zimmermann (8–2) Rodon (2–5) 31,184 26–28 W1
55 June 4 White Sox 7–4 Pelfrey (1–5) Sale (9–2) Rodríguez (16) 32,916 27–28 W2
56 June 5 White Sox 5–2 Verlander (5–5) Quintana (5–6) Rodríguez (17) 29,086 28–28 W3
57 June 6 Blue Jays 11–0 Fulmer (6–1) Happ (6–3) 29,771 29–28 W4
58 June 7 Blue Jays 3–2 (10) J. Wilson (2–1) Biagini (3–2) 30,745 30–28 W5
59 June 8 Blue Jays 2–7 Dickey (4–6) Zimmermann (8–3) 36,036 30–29 L1
60 June 10 @ Yankees 0–4 Sabathia (4–4) Pelfrey (1–6) 40,011 30–30 L2
61 June 11 @ Yankees 6–1 Verlander (6–5) Tanaka (3–2) Rodríguez (18) 38,050 31–30 W1
62 June 12 @ Yankees 4–1 Fulmer (7–1) Pineda (3–7) Rodríguez (19) 47,474 32–30 W2
63 June 13 @ White Sox 9–10 (12) Duke (1–0) Sánchez (3–7) 16,314 32–31 L1
64 June 14 @ White Sox 11–8 Zimmermann (9–3) González (1–2) 17,403 33–31 W1
65 June 15 @ White Sox 3–5 Sale (11–2) Pelfrey (1–7) Robertson (16) 20,292 33–32 L1
66 June 16 @ Royals 10–4 Verlander (7–5) Hochevar (1–1) 33,568 34–32 W1
67 June 17 @ Royals 3–10 Ventura (6–4) Fulmer (7–2) 37,746 34–33 L1
68 June 18 @ Royals 5–16 Vólquez (7–6) Boyd (0–2) 38,480 34–34 L2
69 June 19 @ Royals 1–2 (13) Wang (4–0) Ryan (1–2) 34,659 34–35 L3
70 June 20 Mariners 8–7 (12) Sánchez (4–7) Nuño (0–1) 27,670 35–35 W1
71 June 21 Mariners 4–2 Rondón (1–0) Paxton (1–3) Rodríguez (20) 30,150 36–35 W2
72 June 22 Mariners 5–1 Ryan (2–2) Iwakuma (6–6) 31,497 37–35 W3
73 June 23 Mariners 5–4 (10) Ryan (3–2) Cishek (2–4) 35,767 38–35 W4
74 June 24 Indians 5–7 Salazar (9–3) Zimmermann (9–4) 37,886 38–36 L1
75 June 25 Indians 0–6 Carrasco (3–2) Sánchez (4–8) 39,028 38–37 L2
76 June 26 Indians 3–9 Tomlin (9–1) Verlander (7–6) 36,502 38–38 L3
77 June 28 Marlins 7–5 Pelfrey (2–7) Conley (4–5) Rodríguez (21) 30,808 39–38 W1
78 June 29 Marlins 10–3 Norris (1–0) Koehler (6–7) 31,760 40–38 W2
79 June 30 @ Rays 10–7 Sánchez (5–8) Ramírez (7–7) Rodríguez (22) 10,729 41–38 W3
July: 16–10 (Home: 6–3; Away: 10–7)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
80 July 1 @ Rays 10–2 Fulmer (8–2) Smyly (2–9) 13,537 42–38 W4
81 July 2 @ Rays 3–2 Verlander (8–6) Snell (1–3) Rodríguez (23) 17,861 43–38 W5
82 July 3 @ Rays 5–1 Rondón (2–0) Andriese (6–2) 13,126 44–38 W6
83 July 4 @ Indians 3–5 Manship (1–1) Rondón (2–1) Allen (18) 34,163 44–39 L1
84 July 5 @ Indians 1–12 Carrasco (5–2) Sánchez (5–9) 19,448 44–40 L2
85 July 6 @ Indians 12–2 Fulmer (9–2) Tomlin (9–2) 24,098 45–40 W1
86 July 7 @ Blue Jays 4–5 Grilli (2–0) J. Wilson (2–2) Osuna (18) 46,283 45–41 L1
87 July 8 @ Blue Jays 0–6 Happ (12–3) Pelfrey (2–8) 43,228 45–42 L2
88 July 9 @ Blue Jays 3–2 Rondón (3–1) Grilli (2–1) Rodríguez (24) 47,684 46–42 W1
89 July 10 @ Blue Jays 1–6 Dickey (7–9) Sánchez (5–10) 47,747 46–43 L1
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90 July 15 Royals 4–2 Verlander (9–6) Hochevar (1–2) Rodríguez (25) 37,447 47–43 W1
91 July 16 Royals 4–8 Duffy (5–1) Pelfrey (2–9) 39,594 47–44 L1
92 July 17 Royals 4–2 Rodríguez (1–0) Soria (3–4) 37,363 48–44 W1
93 July 18 Twins 1–0 Boyd (1–2) Nolasco (4–8) Rodríguez (26) 29,290 49–44 W2
94 July 19 Twins 2–6 Milone (3–2) Sánchez (5–11) 32,030 49–45 L1
95 July 20 Twins 1–4 Pressly (3–5) Rodríguez (1–1) Kintzler (6) 35,020 49–46 L2
96 July 21 @ White Sox 2–1 (7) Pelfrey (3–9) Shields (2–5) Greene (2) 24,938 50–46 W1
97 July 22 @ White Sox 7–5 Ryan (4–2) Fulmer (0–1) Rodríguez (27) 22,611 51–46 W2
98 July 24 @ White Sox 3–4 Robertson (1–2) J. Wilson (2–3) 32,527 51–47 L1
99 July 24 @ White Sox 4–5 Robertson (2–2) Rondón (3–2) 30,281 51–48 L2
100 July 25 @ Red Sox 4–2 Verlander (10–6) Pomeranz (0–1) Rodríguez (28) 37,479 52–48 W1
101 July 26 @ Red Sox 9–8 A. Wilson (1–0) Ross (1–2) Rodríguez (29) 38,378 53–48 W2
102 July 27 @ Red Sox 4–3 Rondón (4–2) Ziegler (0–1) J. Wilson (1) 37,842 54–48 W3
103 July 29 Astros 14–6 Boyd (2–2) McHugh (7–7) 31,771 55–48 W4
104 July 30 Astros 3–2 Verlander (11–6) Harris (1–2) 34,673 56–48 W5
105 July 31 Astros 11–0 Pelfrey (4–9) Keuchel (6–11) 31,045 57–48 W6
August: 15–13 (Home: 10–9; Away: 5–4)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
106 August 2 White Sox 11–5 Sánchez (6–11) Shields (3–6) 30,316 58–48 W7
107 August 3 White Sox 2–1 Greene (2–2) Sale (14–5) Rodríguez (30) 32,526 59–48 W8
108 August 4 White Sox 3–6 Quintana (9–8) Zimmermann (9–5) Robertson (26) 33,023 59–49 L1
109 August 5 Mets 4–3 Verlander (12–6) Syndergaard (9–6) Rodríguez (31) 33,032 60–49 W1
110 August 6 Mets 6–5 Boyd (3–2) Verrett (3–7) Rodríguez (32) 41,053 61–49 W2
111 August 7 Mets 1–3 Reed (3–2) Rodríguez (1–2) Familia (39) 32,074 61–50 L1
112 August 8 @ Mariners 0–3 Iwakuma (13–7) Fulmer (9–3) Diaz (5) 20,002 61–51 L2
113 August 9 @ Mariners 5–6 (15) Miranda (1–0) Rodríguez (1–3) 19,713 61–52 L3
114 August 10 @ Mariners 1–3 Caminero (1–0) J. Wilson (2–4) Vincent (2) 28,742 61–53 L4
115 August 12 @ Rangers 5–8 Darvish (3–3) Sánchez (6–12) Dyson (26) 31,190 61–54 L5
116 August 13 @ Rangers 2–0 Boyd (4–2) Hamels (12–4) Rodríguez (33) 37,792 62–54 W1
117 August 14 @ Rangers 7–0 Fulmer (10–3) Griffin (5–2) 35,458 63–54 W2
118 August 15 Royals 1–3 Kennedy (7–9) Norris (1–1) Herrera (5) 29,803 63–55 L1
119 August 16 Royals 1–6 Duffy (10–1) Verlander (12–7) 28,663 63–56 L2
120 August 17 Royals 1–4 Strahm (1–0) Greene (2–3) Herrera (6) 28,790 63–57 L3
121 August 18 Red Sox 4–3 J. Wilson (3–4) Tazawa (2–2) Rodríguez (34) 34,649 64–57 W1
122 August 19 Red Sox 2–10 Porcello (17–3) Fulmer (10–4) 36,108 64–58 L1
123 August 20 Red Sox 2–3 Pomeranz (2–2) Norris (1–2) Kimbrel (22) 37,886 64–59 L2
124 August 21 Red Sox 10–5 Verlander (13–7) Owens (0–1) 31,032 65–59 W1
125 August 23 @ Twins 8–3 Sánchez (7–12) Gibson (5–8) 24,379 66–59 W2
126 August 24 @ Twins 9–4 Boyd (5–2) Duffey (8–10) 24,309 67–59 W3
127 August 25 @ Twins 8–5 Norris (2–2) Berríos (2–4) Rodríguez (35) 26,437 68–59 W4
128 August 26 Angels 4–2 Verlander (14–7) Nolasco (4–12) Rodríguez (36) 31,357 69–59 W5
129 August 27 Angels 2–3 Chacín (4–6) Fulmer (10–5) Salas (5) 33,115 69–60 L1
130 August 28 Angels 0–5 Skaggs (2–3) Sánchez (7–13) 28,220 69–61 L2
131 August 29 White Sox 4–3 J. Wilson (4–4) Jones (5–3) Rodríguez (37) 27,201 70–61 W1
132 August 30 White Sox 8–4 Rondón (5–2) Albers (2–6) 27,121 71–61 W2
133 August 31 White Sox 4–3 Rodríguez (2–3) Robertson (4–3) 32,465 72–61 W3
September: 14–12 (Home: 6–7; Away: 8–5)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
134 September 2 @ Royals 7–6 Rodríguez (3–3) Davis (1–1) 25,008 73–61 W4
135 September 3 @ Royals 2–5 Ventura (10–9) Fulmer (10–6) Davis (22) 39,757 73–62 L1
136 September 4 @ Royals 6–5 Greene (3–3) Soria (4–7) Rodríguez (38) 34,616 74–62 W1
137 September 5 @ White Sox 5–3 (11) A. Wilson (2–0) Beck (1–1) Rodríguez (39) 18,653 75–62 W2
138 September 6 @ White Sox 0–2 González (3–6) Boyd (5–3) Robertson (34) 15,155 75–63 L1
139 September 7 @ White Sox 4–7 Beck (2–1) Greene (3–4) Robertson (35) 13,078 75–64 L2
140 September 9 Orioles 4–3 A. Wilson (3–0) Brach (8–3) Rodríguez (40) 32,140 76–64 W1
141 September 10 Orioles 3–11 Jiménez (7–11) Zimmermann (9–6) 36,634 76–65 L1
142 September 11 Orioles 1–3 Tillman (16–5) Verlander (14–8) Britton (41) 33,069 76–66 L2
143 September 12 Twins 4–2 Greene (4–4) Wimmers (1–2) Rodríguez (41) 28,093 77–66 W1
144 September 13 Twins 1–8 Gibson (6–9) Boyd (5–4) 26,393 77–67 L1
145 September 14 Twins 9–6 Greene (5–4) Pressly (6–7) Rodríguez (42) 27,953 78–67 W1
146 September 15 Twins 1–5 Santiago (12–8) Pelfrey (4–10) 26,932 78–68 L1
147 September 16 @ Indians 4–11 Kluber (17–9) Fulmer (10–7) 29,137 78–69 L2
148 September 17 @ Indians 0–1 (10) Miller (8–1) J. Wilson (4–5) 26,654 78–70 L3
149 September 18 @ Indians 9–5 Norris (3–2) Bauer (11–8) Rodríguez (43) 21,382 79–70 W1
150 September 20 @ Twins 8–1 Boyd (6–4) Santiago (12–9) 23,395 80–70 W2
September 21 @ Twins Postponed (rain). Rescheduled to September 22.
151 September 22 @ Twins 9–2 A. Wilson (4–0) Wimmers (1–3) 18,374 81–70 W3
152 September 22 @ Twins 4–2 Verlander (15–8) Santana (7–11) Rodríguez (44) 21,599 82–70 W4
153 September 23 Royals 8–3 Fulmer (11–7) Duffy (12–3) 29,480 83–70 W5
154 September 24 Royals 4–7 Davis (2–1) Rodríguez (3–4) Herrera (12) 31,721 83–71 L1
155 September 25 Royals 9–12 Gee (8–9) Boyd (6–5) Davis (26) 33,375 83–72 L2
156 September 26 Indians 4–7 Miller (10–1) Farmer (0–1) Allen (30) 24,984 83–73 L3
157 September 27 Indians 12–0 Verlander (16–8) Clevinger (2–3) 25,696 84–73 W1
158 September 28 Indians 6–3 (5) Hardy (1–0) Colón (1–3) 26,934 85–73 W2
September 29 Indians Cancelled (rain). Due to the Tigers being eliminated from playoff contention.
159 September 30 @ Braves 6–2 Norris (4–2) Wisler (7–13) 41,500 86–73 W3
October: 0–2 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–2)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
160 October 1 @ Braves 3–5 Blair (2–7) Zimmermann (9–7) Johnson (19) 40,124 86–74 L1
161 October 2 @ Braves 0–1 Teherán (7–10) Verlander (16–9) Johnson (20) 51,220 86–75 L2

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Roster

2016 Detroit Tigers
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Infielders

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Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Mike Avilés+ 68 167 17 35 5 1 1 6 .210 2
Erick Aybar+ 29 80 7 20 5 0 1 8 .250 0
Miguel Cabrera 158 595 92 188 31 1 38 108 .316 0
Nick Castellanos 110 411 54 117 25 4 18 58 .285 1
Tyler Collins 56 136 14 32 2 3 4 15 .235 1
Anthony Gose 30 91 11 19 2 2 2 7 .209 0
John Hicks 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 0
José Iglesias 137 467 57 119 26 0 4 32 .255 7
JaCoby Jones 13 28 3 6 3 0 0 2 .214 0
Ian Kinsler 153 618 117 178 29 4 28 83 .288 14
Dixon Machado 8 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 .100 0
J. D. Martinez 120 460 69 141 35 2 22 68 .307 1
Víctor Martínez 154 553 65 160 22 0 27 86 .289 0
Cameron Maybin 94 349 65 110 14 5 4 43 .315 15
James McCann 105 344 31 76 9 1 12 48 .221 0
Casey McGehee 30 92 4 21 1 0 0 1 .228 0
Steven Moya 31 94 9 24 4 2 5 11 .255 0
Alex Presley+ 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 0
Andrew Romine 108 174 21 41 5 2 2 16 .236 8
Jarrod Saltalamacchia 92 246 30 42 5 1 12 38 .171 0
Justin Upton 153 570 81 140 28 2 31 87 .246 9
Bobby Wilson+ 5 13 0 2 0 0 0 2 .154 0

+Totals with Tigers only.

Pitching

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Starters

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Matt Boyd 6 5 4.53 20 18 0 97+13 51 49 29 82
Buck Farmer 0 1 4.60 14 1 0 29+13 15 15 20 27
Michael Fulmer 11 7 3.06 26 26 0 159 57 54 42 132
Shane Greene 5 4 5.82 50 3 2 60+13 39 39 22 59
Daniel Norris 4 2 3.38 14 13 0 69+13 30 26 22 71
Mike Pelfrey 4 10 5.07 24 22 0 119 76 67 46 56
Aníbal Sánchez 7 13 5.87 35 26 0 153+13 108 100 53 135
Justin Verlander 16 9 3.04 34 34 0 227+23 81 77 57 254
Jordan Zimmermann 9 7 4.87 19 18 0 105+13 63 57 26 66

Bullpen

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Blaine Hardy 1 0 3.51 21 0 0 25+23 11 10 12 20
Logan Kensing 0 0 1.93 3 0 0 4+23 1 1 2 1
Mark Lowe 1 3 7.11 54 0 0 49+13 41 39 21 49
Joe Mantiply 0 0 16.88 5 0 0 2+23 5 5 2 2
Dustin Molleken 0 0 4.32 4 0 0 8+13 4 4 5 8
Bobby Parnell 0 0 6.75 6 0 0 5+13 4 4 5 4
Francisco Rodríguez 3 4 3.24 61 0 44 58+13 24 21 21 52
Bruce Rondón 5 2 2.97 37 0 0 36+13 12 12 12 45
Kyle Ryan 4 2 3.07 56 0 0 55+23 21 19 15 35
Warwick Saupold 1 1 7.45 6 0 0 9+23 8 8 3 10
Drew VerHagen 1 0 7.11 19 0 0 19 15 15 7 10
Alex Wilson 4 0 2.96 62 0 0 73 26 24 21 49
Justin Wilson 4 5 4.14 66 0 0 58+23 29 27 17 65

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Lloyd McClendon
AA Erie SeaWolves Eastern League Lance Parrish
A-Advanced Lakeland Flying Tigers Florida State League Dave Huppert
A West Michigan Whitecaps Midwest League Andrew Graham
A-Short Season Connecticut Tigers New York–Penn League Mike Rabelo
Rookie GCL Tigers East Gulf Coast League Rafael Gil
Rookie GCL Tigers West Gulf Coast League Rafael Martínez

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