DETROIT No one knows if Jacob Turner will make another start for the Detroit Tigers this season, but one question has been answered.
Turner is much more ready to start at this level than he was a year ago.
The Tigers had Turner make three spot starts last season and he went 0-1 with an 8.53 ERA against the Los Angeles Angels, the Kansas City Royals and the Baltimore Orioles.
Although he didn't get the win Thursday against his hometown St. Louis Cardinals, Turner acquitted himself nicely. In five innings, he allowed one run on four hits while walking five (one intentionally) and striking out three. Of his 94 pitches, 53 were for strikes.
"Hes much improved from the last time I saw him, particularly at the big-league level," manager Jim Leyland said. "Hes worked on getting the ball, delivering the ball quicker to the plate, and hes a bright kid.
"He knows where hes going to be at some point in his career. He worked on those things. I thought he was much improved. Much better th...