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Tigers vs. Mets Preview: Spencer Turnbull looking to bounce back in series finale

The 26-year-old rookie burst out of the gates at the start of the year, locking up a job in spring training before pitching his way to a 2.53 ERA in April.

Turnbull continued that success in his first start in May, with a brilliant seven-inning performance against the Kansas City Royals that lowered his ERA to 2.31.

He has kept his team within striking distance in all but one of his starts this year, and has the raw stuff to get big league hitters out even when he isn’t at his best, as the above ERA attests.

Like a certain maligned former Tigers pitcher turned Cy Young winner, Wheeler ’s ERA is worse than it looks because of a couple of bad outings.

This isn’t for a lack of trying — the Tigers biffed a couple of attempts on Saturday that could have potentially turned the tide of an eventual 5-4 loss.

Can the Tigers avoid putting down a successful sacrifice bunt on Sunday, and tie what we think is the holiest of all team achievements?

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