ARLINGTON -- As if the pressure to get rolling again wasn't enough heat on the Tigers, they arrived in Texas to the midsummer heat wave. It was enough to make the steamy days in Detroit earlier this summer seem mild by comparison.
Monday's first-pitch temperature was 100 degrees. Tuesday's high temperature is forecast to reach somewhere between 105 and 108. Temperatures should stay in the triple digits for Wednesday's series finale.
Add it up, and the salvation for the Tigers is that it's only a three-game series.
The Tigers took batting practice Monday but told their hitters to only be outside when their group was hitting and head back into the clubhouse otherwise. They did not take any infield ground balls or shag flies.