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Verlander, Tigers eye sweep, but Sale on tap

Justin Verlander and Chris Sale square off at Comerica Park on Wednesday for a premier pitching matchup in an important series finale between two American League Central rivals.
Via Tigers.com
9 hours ago

Kinsler, Jones lead Tigers to 8-4 comeback victory

DETROIT (AP) Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 8-4 on Tuesday night. Kinsler came into the game hitting .085 (4 for 47) in his last 13 games, but he hit a two-run homer in the fifth and added a two-run single in Detroit's four-run sixth inning. JaCoby Jones had two hits and two RBIs for the Tigers in his major...
Via Associated Press
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jones' 1st hit lifts Tigers in Kinsler-led rally vs. Sox

JaCoby Jones' first Major League hit brought a Comerica Park crowd to its feet and his mom to tears. Jones' go-ahead RBI double in the sixth inning completed a comeback from a three-run deficit, sending the Tigers on their way to an 8-4 victory over the White Sox on Tuesday.
Via Tigers.com
10 hours ago

Brad Ausmus: JaCoby Jones’ call-up an attempt to jump-start quiet offense

Meanwhile, the Tigers are shuffling their roster by sending Matt Boyd to Toledo until the Mud Hens' season ends. DETROIT — There were a flurry of rotation moves on Tuesday, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said JaCoby Jones’ call-up was not connected to Cameron Maybin’s MRI results from his Monday night thumb injury. And with the bullpen in need of a fresh arm, additional changes...
Via Bless You Boys
15 hours ago

No. 9 Tigers prospect Jones promoted to bigs

JaCoby Jones climbed the prospect rankings in the Tigers system as a combination center fielder and third baseman. With Cameron Maybin sidelined and Nick Castellanos on the disabled list, it appears the Tigers are going to give him a chance to be a little bit of both.
Via Tigers.com
17 hours ago

Tigers call up JaCoby Jones in surprise roster move

Blaine Hardy was also recalled to help the bullpen. DETROIT — The MLB rosters expand on Sept. 1, but the Tigers jumped ahead of that and called up outfielder/third baseman JaCoby Jones from Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday afternoon. Jones will start at third base and bat eighth on Tuesday. The Tigers also brought back Blaine Hardy to help in relief. To make room on the rosters, the...
Via Bless You Boys
17 hours ago

Tigers prospect ends game with awesome bare-handed catch

Detroit Tigers prospect Dixon Machado ended a game Monday with one of the most awesome -- yet somehow casual -- catches that you'll see this season.With two outs in the bottom of the ninth of Monday's game against the Indianapolis Indians, the Toledo Mud Hens shortstop chased down a bloop into shallow left field and went into a slide before snagging the baseball with his bare-hand...
Via FOX Sports
22 hours ago

Jarrod Saltalamacchia home run good, Cameron Maybin injury… not so good

Jarrod Saltalamacchia came up clutch once again for the Tigers smacking a two-run home run in the bottom of the 8th giving Detroit a 4-3 win over the White Sox. And instead of squandering opportunities against bad teams the Tigers took advantage and kept pace within the AL postseason race. Man Crushes Monday pic.twitter.com/pgSxaLI39Q — Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 30, 2016...
Via The Majors Detroit
1 day ago

Tigers' Maybin aggravates thumb injury

DETROIT (AP) -- Tigers outfielder Cameron Maybin has left Monday night's game against the Chicago White Sox in the fifth inning after bruising his left thumb on what turned out to be a needless headfirst slide into second base. The team announced X-rays were negative. Maybin was trying to steal second when Ian Kinsler took ball four, meaning there was no play. The throw went to second...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Three potential call ups for September

The Detroit Tigers are getting healthier by the day as Cameron Maybin has returned, Jose Igesias is returning Saturday, and Jordan Zimmermann has started his rehab assignment. It also helps that the Tigers can expand their roster on September 1st. This will allow the team to get some added depth as they try and make their run toward a division title and a playoff spot. The Tigers...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton thought he’d hit a game-tying home run… but nope

The Detroit Tigers’ Justin Upton learned a hard lesson about premature celebrations on flyballs Saturday. Facing off against the Boston Red Sox, Upton’s Tigers were in the ninth inning with two outs when the slugging leftfielder stepped up to the plate. He came up with a solid hit that ended up being the game-tying home run Detroit was looking for… or so it appeared...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why the Detroit Tigers won’t make the playoffs

The Detroit Tigers won on Sunday 10-5 against the Boston Red Sox to spilt the series. The Cleveland Indians won today to put the Tigers seven games back from them for the AL Central Title. Seven games back could be too many games for the Tigers to overcome to win the division. The Tigers are also two and a half games back from the second wild card spot, which is currently held by...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Three reasons why they won’t make the playoffs

The Detroit Tigers won on Sunday 10-5 against the Boston Red Sox to spilt the series. The Cleveland Indians lost today to put the Tigers seven games back from them for the AL Central Title. Seven games back could be too many games for the Tigers to overcome to win the division. The Tigers are also two and a half games back from the second wild card spot, which is currently held by...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander Is Back In Elite Company

From 2008-11, Tim Lincecum and Justin Verlander were two of the five best pitchers in the world. The only three pitchers with a higher WAR than those two over that time period were into their 30’s. Verlander was coming off a Cy Young Award victory in 2011; Lincecum already had a pair under his belt from 2008-09. They were both under the age of 28, and were seen as perhaps the two...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander discusses awkward past with new teammate Aybar

Justin Verlander and new teammate Erick Aybar have a shared history, an awkward one that created the potential for serious awkwardness in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse. But the Tigers ace, in the interest of team harmony, insists that it’s time to move on from the arguable ugliness that transpired five years ago and welcome Aybar, acquired in a trade with the Atlanta Braves,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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