September 26, 2022
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Detroit Tigers’ Kody Clemens’ rough start to career ‘hasn’t fazed me’

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Detroit Tigers rookie Kody Clemens was searching for his first hit.

He brought a positive attitude each day, almost as if the hitless streak to start his MLB career didn’t bother him. The 26-year-old surely wanted to get his first hit out of the way, but he refused to press for results.

Instead, Clemens trusted the process.

“His approach the game is pretty refreshing,” Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Monday, ahead of the Tigers’ series opener against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park.

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Detroit Tigers' Kody Clemens (21) bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the second inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Clemens received a rare start at second base — his natural position — against the White Sox on Monday, giving everyday second baseman Jonathan Schoop a break amid a 3-for-26 (.115) stretch over his past seven games.

In the second inning, Clemens stepped into the batter’s box for his first plate appearance against White Sox right-hander Lance Lynn. He hit a second-pitch sinker on the ground and into right field for a single.

Finally, he notched his first MLB hit.

Clemens debuted May 31 in the second game of a doubleheader and drew a walk in his second plate appearance. Until Monday’s second inning, he hadn’t reached base safely since his first game.





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