Detroit Tigers hold players meeting after swept by Chicago White Sox

detroit — The Tigers clubhouse remained closed for at least 30 minutes after the game Wednesday.

After being swept at home by a depleted White Sox squad, losing the finale in humiliating fashion 13-0, having to use three position players to cover the final three innings on the mound, it was time to clear the air.

“No one likes getting their a– handed to them every night,” said catcher Eric Haase, who confirmed the team held a players-only meeting. “We think we’re a better team than this but for whatever reason we’re not clicking. We’re looking to kind of get back in that groove.”

The Tigers' Kody Clemens pitches against the White Sox in the eighth inning Wednesday.  He was one of three position players the Tigers used on the mound in the loss.

Haase said players spoke on a broad range of issues with the general consensus of, “We need to play better.”

“It’s obviously frustrating,” Haase said. “The way we’ve been playing, nobody likes it. It’s very old. We want to change this. But getting into the weeds with the negative stuff isn’t going to be a good path going forward. So hopefully we aired it out and we’ll be ready to go tomorrow.”

BOX SCORE: White Sox 13, Tigers 0

Shortstop Javier Báez, who was given the day off Wednesday, didn’t want to call it a meeting and he didn’t want it to come off like there was any kind of dissension in the room. Just a group of players trying to figure out how to get back to playing winning baseball.

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