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    • 1:08 AM, Apr. 23, 2014

    Tigers expect to overcome front-office miscues covering for Jose Iglesias

    It was necessary to ask Dave Dombrowski during a Monday phone conversation about a player who no longer works for the Tigers. Steve Lombardozzi, specifically. Why, a scribe wondered, did the Tigers general manager insist on including Lombardozzi in last November's fan-delighting deal that sent Doug Fister to the Nationals?

    • 1:07 AM, Apr. 23, 2014
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    Tigers beat White Sox as bullpen barely holds big lead

    Here's what happened at the wire: After the Sox scored a run in the eighth, Phil Coke gave up three runs with two outs in the ninth, two of them on Adam Dunn's home run on an 0-2 pitch. It took a save from Joba Chamberlain with the tying run at the plate to close it out.

    • 1:19 AM, Apr. 23, 2014
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    Al Kaline says Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera will be just fine

    Among those not worried about the way Miguel Cabrera hit the first 16 games was Al Kaline. Or you could put it this way: The resident Tigers Hall of Famer wasn't worried about their potential Hall of Famer.

    • 1:17 AM, Apr. 23, 2014
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    Tigers mailbag: Pistons radio switch could start dominoes falling

    WMGC, launched last summer, needed a professional team to gain credibility, and it just so happened that the Pistons contract was up first. And despite how bad the Pistons have been lately, anything will bring better ratings.

    • 7:23 PM, Apr. 22, 2014
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    Ben Verlander thrilled big brother -- finally! -- joined him in hit department

    On April 12, the Verlanders combined for four hits. And if you didn't know any better, you'd think that's four for Ben and zero for Justin.

    • 1:24 AM, Apr. 23, 2014
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    Tuesday's Tigers-White Sox lineups: J.D. Martinez to start in left, bat sixth

    Martinez had four home runs and seven runs batted in during the Triple A Mud Hens' doubleheader Saturday against Columbus. He spent the past three seasons with the Houston Astros.

    • 1:00 AM, Apr. 22, 2014
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    Tigers still back slumping backstop Alex Avila, but time is running short

    This was one gruesome slump Avila was trying to subdue Monday. And he might have gotten closer to crushing it when he put together four strong at-bats, which included his first RBI of the season as well as a long, ninth-inning double to right-center in the Tigers’ 3-1 loss to the White Sox.

    • 12:59 AM, Apr. 22, 2014
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    Tigers aren't up to the challenge, White Sox prevail

    It's not how you play the game, anymore. It's how you replay the game. And the replays — or reviews, or whatever you want to call them — on Monday night went the Chicago White Sox way in the first three-challenge game the Tigers have played.

    • 1:05 AM, Apr. 22, 2014
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    Danny Worth tries to stick with Tigers this time

    Take Danny Worth's word for it. The drive up is a lot better than the drive down. And it's the drive up from Toledo he most recently made. Worth has been with the Tigers for portions of the last five seasons. But he's been with Toledo for portions of the last seven.

    • 1:09 AM, Apr. 22, 2014
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    Rick Porcello's impact growing on Tigers' starry staff

    In some ways, he's as grizzled as a 25-year-old guy can be. Rick Porcello has been around for good times, bad times, big times and small times. Half of being a pitcher is finding your way to the mound, and the other half is staying there.

    • 1:06 AM, Apr. 22, 2014
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    Tigers bring up slugging J.D. Martinez from Mud Hens

    He's absolutely scorching at the plate, with 10 home runs, 22 RBIs and a .308 average in 17 games. Martinez had four homers and seven RBIs in a doubleheader Saturday against Columbus.

    • 10:36 PM, Apr. 21, 2014
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    Tigers' bullpen might be better than first believed

    Is it possible we've overstated the problem with the Tigers' bullpen a bit? For all the stink and for all the ink, the relief corps may not be quite as bad as we thought.

    • 12:42 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
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    New Tigers farmhand J.D. Martinez shows off his power at Toledo

    No one had to introduce J.D. Martinez to the Tigers. They had known about him for years, long before he signed a big league contract with the Astros in 2009.

    • 1:10 AM, Apr. 22, 2014
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    Tigers minor league report: Justin not only Verlander making name for himself in system

    The Detroit News' Lynn Henning takes a look at who's hot and who's not in the Tigers' minor-league system.

    • 3:36 PM, Apr. 21, 2014
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    Monday's Tigers-White Sox lineups: Victor Martinez closing in on 1,500 hits

    Detroit – The Tigers (9-6) and White Sox play the first game of their four-game series on Monday at 7:08 p.m. at Comerica Park (FSD, 97.1-FM and 1270-AM). ...

    • 2:19 PM, Apr. 20, 2014
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    Tigers release shortstop Alex Gonzalez, promote Danny Worth from Toledo

    The injury to Jose Iglesias continues to take its toll on the Tigers. Following the season-ending injury to the starting shortstop in the offseason, the Tigers ...

    • 12:48 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
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    Rick Porcello, scrappy Tigers top sloppy Angels

    The Tigers took advantage of four errors by the Angels — including three on one first-inning play — and the bullpen closed out another strong performance.

    • 7:06 PM, Apr. 20, 2014
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    Rookie Nick Castellanos comes through at plate again for Tigers

    Castellanos had his second big hit in as many games to help the Tigers defeat the Los Angeles Angels, delivering a run-producing single to center to score ...

    • 7:21 PM, Apr. 20, 2014
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    Albert Pujols swinging hot bat but fails to reach 500 vs. Tigers

    Angels first baseman Albert Pujols looked like he might hit his 500th career home run against the Tigers at Comerica Park this weekend before failing to reach ...

    • 8:59 PM, Apr. 20, 2014
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    Tigers week in review: Tigers tearing it up on basepaths

    A look at how the Tigers fared last week, and what they can expect this week.

    • 7:06 PM, Apr. 20, 2014
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    Sunday's Tigers-Angels lineups: Victor Martinez at 1B, Miguel Cabrera is DH

    The Tigers (8-6) and Angels play the third and deciding game of their series on Sunday at 1:08 p.m. at Comerica Park (FSD, 1270-AM). Here's what you need to ...

    • 1:13 AM, Apr. 20, 2014
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    Max Scherzer keeps cool as Tigers snap skid in Angels series

    Saturday afternoon, Scherzer gave the bullpen the relief it needed, going seven innings and stifling the Angels en route to a 5-2 win at Comerica Park.

    • 6:49 PM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    Tigers unlock their own power against homer-happy Angels

    The Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels at their own game Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park, slugging a pair of home runs in a 5-2 win to keep them over the . ...

    • 7:30 AM, Apr. 20, 2014
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    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus still has replay system under his review

    Detroit — Though he's only lost one challenge — the infamous 'involuntary release' play on Andrew Romine's release of the ball on an attenpted double play — some of the ...

    • 7:50 PM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    Long wait, quick end to Hank Aaron's chase of Babe Ruth

    The gray finger twisted and spun downward outside the airplane window. This was the start of the second part of a two-season segment of baseball history.

    • 2:49 PM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    Overturned challenge helps give Tigers lead over Angels

    In the first two weeks of the season, the Tigers have had their share of ups and downs with the new replay rule, getting the benefit of some calls and losing ...

    • 2:13 AM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    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 ...

    • 8:40 PM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    Nationals star Bryce Harper benched for poor hustle in loss to Cardinals

    Bryce Harper hit the ball to the mound, jogged to first base and took a right turn to the dugout before getting halfway down the basepath. That would be his ...

    • 12:38 PM, Apr. 19, 2014
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    Saturday's lineup: Tigers look to end slide, get Cabrera going vs. Angels

    The Tigers are trying to break out of a couple of slumps in Saturday's game against the Angels. They've lost three of their last four overall, but also 10 ...

    • 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 ...

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