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Tigers’ Tarik Skubal and Riley Greene Earn First MLB All-Star Selections

Photos: Junfu Han / Katie Stratman ~ USA Today Network

DETROIT, July 9, 2024 ~ For the first time in either of their careers, Detroit Tigers ace pitcher Tarik Skubal and outfielder Riley Greene have secured their spots on the American League All-Star roster. Both players, chosen by their peers, are making their first appearance in the summer classic. The news was met with excitement and pride among their teammates and coaches, as they prepare to showcase their talents in Arlington on July 16.


July 8, 2024 ~ On the debut edition of “Spin On Sports,” host Anthony Bellino talks on Tigers players Tarik Skubal and Riley Greene being picked for the All-Star Game, the Detroit Pistons’ contract extensions with Cade Cunningham and Tobias Harris, and the Red Wings’ acquisitions of Patrick Kane and Vladimir Tarasenko. Photo: Junfu Han ~ USA Today Network

(CONTINUED) Tarik Skubal, the 27-year-old southpaw, has been nothing short of sensational this season. His breakout year includes top rankings in wins, ERA, and strikeouts, while leading the entire AL in WHIP at .900. Skubal’s career high 13-strikeout gem against the Cincinnati Reds earlier this week only solidified his status as an early AL Cy Young contender. 

Riley Greene, the 23-year-old outfielder, has been a beacon of consistency for the Tigers this season. With a batting average of .258, 17 homers, and 45 RBIs, he has ignited a Detroit offense that has faced its fair share of challenges. Greene’s defensive prowess and versatility only add to the exhibition’s dynamic lineups.

While scheduling is still up in the air, Skubal seems to have more than a decent chance to be rolled out as the starting pitcher for the AL side. Greene is expected to come off the bench as a reserve.