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    • 2:13 AM, Apr. 19, 2014

    Schedule could prevent Tigers from attracting 3 million fans

    Baseball's schedule-maker appears to have issues with the 2014 Tigers. Heading into Friday evening's tussle against the Angels, on a day when the sun mercifully shined and temperatures pushed 60, the Tigers were in the middle of a 10-game homestand that was not exactly in the box office's interests.

    • 12:26 AM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    Drew Smyly, Tigers bullpen fare poorly in ugly loss to Angels

    After trailing the Los Angeles Angels 11-1, the Tigers scored five runs in the seventh — not enough to make the final score close (it ended at 11-6), but more than enough to enliven those in the crowd who stayed beyond the sixth.

    • 12:43 AM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    Fair or Foul: Diamondbacks' lack of luster is not Kirk Gibson's fault

    Is a familiar manager going to get fired soon? Tom Gage says there is trouble in Arizona for Kirk Gibson. Lynn Henning says it's not his fault. Let's get on with it.

    • 12:38 AM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    Tigers' Tyler Collins sent down, will get steady playing time in Toledo

    It was a move that had to be made. Tyler Collins wasn't getting enough at-bats. He was a kid sitting on the bench when it would have benefited him more to be playing in Toledo. So now he'll be playing in Toledo.

    • 9:10 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Replay gives Howie Kendrick second home run of game against Tigers

    When is a double a home run instead? When it's reviewed and is judged to have struck the concrete behind the yellow line on the wall in right center at Comerica Park and is called a home run for Howie Kendrick of the Los Angeles Angels.

    • 12:53 AM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    Friday's Tigers-Angels lineups: Detroit calls up reliever Justin Miller, sends down outfielder Tyler Collins

    Tigers right-hander Justin Miller was called up from Triple A Toledo on Friday before the start of the Tigers' three-game series against the Angels.

    • 12:27 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Tony Paul's MLB Insider: Tigers, Angels boast rich tradition

    The Tigers and Angels, who play Friday through Sunday in Detroit, combined spend nearly $300 million in salaries, and thus feature some of the highest-paid players in the game.

    • 12:29 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Joe Nathan says Tigers bullpen getting stronger

    Nathan speaks of the bullpen as the cohesive unit it should be, and often is. But a closer can only save games if those who precede him keep a save situation stitched together, which the Tigers bullpen did in Thursday's 7-5 victory over the Indians at Comerica Park.

    • 1:09 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Ian Kinsler homer helps Tigers top Indians

    With four runs batted in Thursday in a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians — including a three-run home run in the fifth — Kinsler turned the game around for the Tigers. And for winning pitcher Justin Verlander (2-1) as well.

    • 10:39 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    Report: Tigers set to call up reliever Justin Miller from Toledo

    It looks like the Tigers are beefing up the bullpen for their weekend series against the Los Angeles Angels at Comerica Park. Right-hander Justin Miller, signed during the offseason, is being called up from Triple-A Toledo, John Wagner of The Toledo Blade reported Thursday night.

    • 1:16 AM, Apr. 18, 2014
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    Good outweighs the bad for Tigers, but just barely

    They hit. They don't hit. They pitch great in some games. Their bullpen comes apart in others. They supposedly are a team built on speed and defense. But they make three errors against the Indians and nearly lose before chugging to a 7-5 victory.

    • 3:28 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    Tigers' Evan Reed meets voluntarily with Detroit Police in sexual assault case

    Tigers relief pitcher Evan Reed has met with the Detroit Police Department to discuss charges that he sexually assaulted a woman in a Motor City Casino Hotel room last month, before the baseball season began.

    • 11:40 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    Thursday's Tigers-Indians lineups: Justin Verlander goes for second win of season

    Tigers starter Justin Verlander is coming off a win against the Padres on April 12, his first of the season. Verlander allowed two runs on eight hits in that game, a 6-2 Tigers victory. He also recorded the first two hits of his major-league career.

    • 1:02 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus encounters his first strategy tragedy

    Anyone who follows baseball, particularly baseball in Detroit, knew a game was approaching when Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and Motown's wide world of Ausmus-worshipers would have their first squabble.

    • 12:19 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    On cold night, Indians put Tigers bats into a deep freeze

    Whoever said Comerica Park would freeze over before the Indians won there again was almost right. It nearly froze over before anyone won again. With the ...

    • 11:56 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
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    Slumping Tigers catcher Alex Avila perks up with a couple of hits

    Not that the Tigers catcher was taking much solace in his fine night at the plate Wednesday, after a disturbingly slow start with the bat.

    • 10:16 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    Postponements make it difficult for Tigers players to get into rhythm

    Sooner or later, the season will get underway — and the rhythm of one night game after another will take over. But with wet weather before and after a West ...

    • 6:18 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
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    Tigers mourn death of scout Rolando Casanova, who helped sign Nick Castellanos

    Casanova, a scout with the organization for the last 11 years who was instrumental in the Tigers drafting and signing Nick Castellanos, died after a battle ...

    • 1:58 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
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    Study: Tigers players 13th-best paid in the world

    Tigers players are the 13th-best paid of any sports team in the world, according to a survey by Sporting Intelligence and ESPN the Magazine.

  1. Torii Hunter Jr., son of Tigers outfielder, ready to blaze his own trail at Notre Dame

    The interviews that start and end with questions about his baseball-playing father — Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter Sr. — and dismiss his own identity are less ...

    • 12:37 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
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    Tigers' Verlander, Scherzer ranked (too low?) among MLB's top big-game pitchers

    Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer have combined to win 106 games and two AL Cy Young awards the past three seasons. They've led the Tigers to three consecutive ...

    • 2:44 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
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    Video replay confirms hit by Tigers' Ian Kinsler in eighth

    Tigers' Ian Kinsler bunted down the third base line, which the Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall fielded and threw to first. First base umpire Lance Barrett ruled ...

    • 10:54 PM, Apr. 15, 2014
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    Free-agency questions loom for Tigers

    Consider the Tigers and a handful of luminaries who will reach free agency either this autumn or 18 months from now: Victor Martinez, Austin Jackson, Rick ...

    • 12:38 AM, Apr. 16, 2014
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    Former Tigers struggling in new locales

    Not all 10 went looking for greener grass — some got traded, others became free agents and weren't brought back. But none is doing anything that would have ...

    • 7:02 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
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    Wednesday's Tigers-Indians lineups: Anibal Sanchez ready to go after one-day delay

    The Tigers will get their series with the Cleveland Indians under way after Tuesday's game was postponed because of inclement weather. First pitch is schedule ...

    • 8:34 PM, Apr. 15, 2014
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    Tigers Mailbag: Were Tigers foolish not to make qualifying offers to Jhonny Peralta, Joaquin Benoit?

    The qualifying-offer system still is relatively new, and many teams still are feeling their way around it. And the Tigers absolutely got caught flat-footed in ...

    • 11:44 AM, Apr. 15, 2014
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    Trouble rearing ugly head for first-place Tigers

    Statistics tell the story of a team’s fortunes, good or bad. While delving deep into the science of the first two weeks of the Tigers regular season, one ...

    • 1:25 AM, Apr. 15, 2014
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    Tigers through 10: Aces are least of team's worries

    Seriously, if you've already thrown anything at the television because of the Tigers, you must go through several TVs a year.

    • 2:22 PM, Apr. 15, 2014
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    Tigers' Tuesday night game vs. Indians postponed

    Yes, the Tigers and Indians could've played baseball Tuesday night. But in the end, they decided there was no reason to put the fans through that misery.

    • 6:16 PM, Apr. 14, 2014
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    Tony Paul's Week 2 MLB Power Rankings: Red-hot Brewers seize top spot from Tigers

    Tony Paul of The Detroit News goes around the league, with the second of his weekly Major League Baseball power rankings.

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