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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
27-25 4-6 W1
24-26 5-5 W1
22-28 3-7 W1
22-32 6-4 L1
15-37 3-7 L2

2023 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 2 0 1.27 28 10 0.94

Top Alex Lange News

  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Allows run but picks up save

    Lange allowed a run on one hit but managed to earn the save in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Royals. He struck out one.

    Lange allowed his first run since early April, a streak of 16 consecutive appearances, but he was still able to shut the door for his ninth save in 10 chances. The righty has firmly established himself as Detroit's closer, and he has a sparkling 1.27 ERA and 28 strikeouts across 21.1 innings so far this year.

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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Earns second win

    Lange (2-0) tossed two scoreless frames of relief to earn the win in Monday's 8-5 triumph over the Royals in 10 innings. He walked one and struck out two.

    Lange worked the eighth and ninth innings, then earned the win when Javier Baez delivered a three-run double in the top of the 10th. The righty has been dominant this season with a 0.89 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 27 strikeouts across 20.1 innings. Lange also has eight saves in nine chances, as he's established himself as the clear top reliever in Detroit.

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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Notches eighth save

    Lange struck out two in 1.1 perfect innings to record his eighth save of the season in Friday's 8-6 win over the Nationals.

    The right-hander needed only 13 pitches (nine strikes) to shut down the bottom of Washington's order. It's been over a month since Lange allowed a run, as he's reeled off 15 straight scoreless appearances, and the 27-year-old sports a 0.98 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 34.7 percent strikeout rate through 18.1 innings on the season. While little has gone right for the Tigers this season, they do seem to have found an elite high-leverage arm in Lange.

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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Nails down seventh save

    Lange worked around two walks to pitch a scoreless inning and earn the save in Sunday's win over the Mariners. He struck out two.

    Lange is now 7-for-8 in save opportunities this season and has his ERA down to a sparkling 1.06. The righty has done it by missing plenty of bats, as he now has 23 strikeouts across 17 innings. Lange had 82 strikeouts in 63.1 innings last year, so it doesn't look like a fluke. With Gregory Soto now in Philadelphia, Lange is locked in as the team's most trusted end-game option, and he has the stuff to put up good numbers the rest of the way.

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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Earns sixth save

    Lange allowed a hit and struck out three in one inning to earn the save in Friday's 5-4 win over the Cardinals.

    Lange issued a leadoff double to Paul Goldschmidt, then struck out Willson Contreras, Nolan Arenado and Dylan Carlson in order. After a shaky start to the season, Lange has strung together 12 scoreless innings. He's up to six saves and a hold while posting a 1.15 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 21:6 K:BB across 15.2 innings overall.

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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Fans two in fifth save

    Lange picked up the save in Thursday's 2-0 victory over the Mets. He allowed one hit while striking out two over one scoreless inning.

    Lange turned in another scoreless outing, marking his 11th consecutive appearance without giving up a run while nabbing his fifth save of the campaign. He has bounced back from a poor start to the season, striking out at least one batter in every appearance since April 9 after failing to record a punchout in his first 3.2 innings. Though Lange has shown the ability to be a trustworthy closing option, save opportunities will likely come at a premium considering the Tigers are 13-17 and tout one of the least talented MLB rosters.

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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Notches fourth save

    Lange walked one and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to record his fourth save of the season in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader sweep of the Mets.

    The Tigers didn't need Lange's services in the nightcap, winning 8-1, but he got the call in the matinee after Detroit rallied in the bottom of the eighth to take a 6-5 lead. Lange has converted four straight save chances after blowing his first opportunity of the year, and a 10-appearance scoreless streak has left him with a stellar 1.32 ERA and 0.95 WHIP through 13.2 innings. His 29.6 percent strikeout rate is still a touch below his 2022 mark, but the 27-year-old is locking down the closer job in Motown, though Jason Foley also remains in the mix.

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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Nails down third save

    Lange recorded his third save of the season in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles, giving up two hits and striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning.

    The right-hander made things interesting, as he needed 23 pitches (15 strikes) to protect a 7-4 lead, but Lange eventually struck out Ryan Mountcastle to end the matinee. Lange hasn't been tagged with a run in eight straight appearances, posting a 13:2 K:BB through 8.1 innings over that stretch, and while Jason Foley has also been effective in a high-leverage role for Detroit, Lange appears to be tightening his hold on the closer job.

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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Secures second save

    Lange struck out two batters in a perfect inning and earned a save over Milwaukee on Monday.

    Lange tossed nine of 14 pitches for strikes in the dominant outing, including four whiffs. He's turned in seven straight scoreless appearances, posting an 11:2 K:BB during that stretch. He lowered his season ERA to 1.64 and has converted his last two save opportunities after blowing his first chance April 3.

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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Notches win in matinee

    Lange (1-0) picked up the win in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Guardians, giving up one hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning.

    With the score tied 3-3, Lange came in to face the bottom of the Cleveland order and worked around a two-out double by Tyler Freeman. The right-hander then got rewarded for his efforts when Kerry Carpenter launched a walkoff homer in the bottom of the frame -- the third straight game the Tigers won in walkoff fashion, tying a club record. Lange hasn't had many save opportunities so far, but he's been effective if not exactly dominant when called upon, posting a 2.35 ERA and 5:4 K:BB through 7.2 innings.

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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Records first save

    Lange tossed a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Blue Jays. He struck out one.

    Lange blew his only other save opportunity so far this season back on April 3, but he had more success Thursday and lowered his ERA to 3.18. With the Tigers sitting at 3-9, it's not surprising that they haven't presented many save chances. Lange should remain the team's closer with some threats behind him, though his fantasy appeal takes a hit due to the team context.

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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Blows first save chance

    Lange allowed a run on two hits and a walk in one inning during Monday's win over Houston. He was charged with a blown save.

    Entering the game with a 5-4 lead, Lange coughed up an RBI double to Jose Abreu to force extra innings. It was Lange's first save opportunity of the year. He primarily relied on his curveball, which forced four whiffs on nine swings.

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  • Tigers' Alex Lange: Still struggling with control

    Lange, who walked a batter in a scoreless inning during Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies, now has eight free passes in six innings this spring.

    Lange has also struck out eight and has limited batters to a .190 average in Grapefruit League action, so he's been pretty good when he's throwing strikes. The righty has had a BB/9 of 4.0 or higher in each of his two MLB seasons, and if that continues this year, he'll be a volatile fantasy asset. However, Lange appears to be Detroit's most likely option to begin the season as the closer, so there should be fantasy value here as long as he's converting saves.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 202 lbs
Birthplace: Riverside, CA
Age: 27
School: LSU
Experience: 1
Bats/Throws: R, R