His nine strikeouts in a row set a record for relief pitchers and tied the Tigers and American League records, and his mark was enough for manager Ron Gardenhire to give him a starting nod. He will do so at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday in Comerica Park against the Chicago White Sox.
MLB opted to postpone Thursday's doubleheader to continue additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play. More details about the Cardinals' resumption of play will be announced later this week.
The Tigers' bullpen has been somewhat of a strength, so you can throw that in your ever-expanding "2020, man" file. But on Monday, the bullpen took a hit, when Detroit placed veteran right-hander Buck Farmer on the 10-day injured list with a left groin strain. Tigers head athletic trainer Doug Teter said the injury was suffered on the last pitch of Sunday's outing.