Final out: Detroit Tigers' season went as well as the rest of 2020

September 27, 2020, 5:38 PM

Let's look ahead, for multiple reasons, to April 2021. As of now, that's opening day at Comerica Park -- the start, presumably, of a full season for the team that just closed a short one to be forgotten.

A 3-1 loss Sunday afternoon to the Royals in Kansas City leaves Detroit with a 23-35 record, last in their five-team American League Central Division.

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Miguel Cabrera looks ahead to potentially better times in a taped response this weekend to beat writers' questions:

"We have to have a lot of patience because we have a lot of young talent. They are learning how to play in the big leagues.

"But I believe they can get better and hopefully next year we will be a better team and we will compete for the playoffs."

Asked about a replacement for Ron Gardenhire, who retired as manager  Sept. 19, the star first baseman replies:

"I want to see a manager who gives confidence to us to go out and play baseball. I want to see a manager who pushes us to be our best."

Back in Detroit, the social media staff tweets a 2020 sendoff: 

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