'Bigger than baseball': Jackie Robinson Day has never felt more poignant

Seventy-four years later, the Tigers players, coaches and staff members wore black t-shirts under their game jerseys in Oakland with the words Breaking Barriers emblazoned on the chest.

In one of his speeches, he talked of his bewilderment over seeing a White police officer subdue a Black woman by kneeling on her throat.

The Tigers met before the game in Houston on Wednesday and talked about the significance of Jackie Robinson Day.

The Tigers on Thursday placed outfielder Nomar Mazara on the 10-day injured list with a left abdominal strain.

RHP Frankie Montas, Athletics (1-1, 8.31): The Tigers have fared well against him over the years (2-2, 6.86 ERA in five games, four starts), but he can be nasty.

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