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'We're pressing a lot': Tigers' MLB-worst chase rate testing Gardenhire's patience

Bob Wojnowski, Tony Paul and Chris McCosky discuss the Tigers at the quarter pole of the season. The Detroit News

Detroit — It’s to the point now where it’s costing manager Ron Gardenhire and his coaching staff sleep. Not that they ever get much anyway during a long baseball season, but losing five straight games by a combined score of 48-11 will make narcoleptics out of anybody.

So, there was Gardenhire and quality control coach Joe Vavra at 5 a.m. Saturday morning pouring over video of the previous night’s 7-2 loss to the Athletics.