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    • 5:39 PM, Sep. 16, 2014

    Tigers Mailbag: Joe Nathan shouldn't be closing on back-to-back days

    When Nathan pitches without a day off, opponents are batting .400 against him, with a .448 OBP. When Nathan gets at least one day off, he's been much better, so perhaps Joakim Soria should be getting the ball, instead, those days.

    • 9:21 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Tuesday's Tigers-Twins lineups, live tweets: Twins strike first in fourth inning

    The Tigers held onto their 1.5-game lead in the American League Central on Monday night, and look at widen it with another victory over the lowly Twins at Target Field.

    • 1:37 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Tigers interested in making Mike Hessman a coach, but minor-league slugger wants to play one more year

    Hessman, 36, this season made history, becoming the all-time International League home-run king, and surpassing the 400-homer mark. He's currently at 417, 67 behind the all-time leader in the minor leagues.

    • 3:29 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Jack Morris on Tigers TV cameo: 'I hope there's an opportunity down the road'

    Morris was brought in by FSD brass looking to add a pitcher's perspective to the broadcast, a late-season addition that caught many by surprise. FSD is considering a three-man booth for 2015.

    • 3:24 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Justin Verlander is Tigers' nominee for Roberto Clemente Award

    Verlander, the Tigers starting pitcher, was announced Tuesday as Detroit's candidate for the Roberte Clemente Award. It's given to a player who shines on and off the field just as Clemente did before he passed away.

    • 10:44 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Alex Avila's recurring injuries giving Tigers a headache

    He is fatigued as much from talking about endless blows to his head as from the bludgeoning itself, with the latest collision happening during Sunday's game against the Indians at Comerica Park.

    • 4:22 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera homer in ninth to rescue Tigers in victory

    Two of the Tigers' elders saved their playoff-hunting team's skin Monday night at Target Field when Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit ninth-inning homers to give the Tigers an 8-6 victory over the Twins.

    • 12:01 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Anibal Sanchez could be the Tigers' secret weapon -- out of the bullpen

    Sanchez almost certainly won't be in the Tigers' playoff rotation, should they make it to their fourth consecutive postseason. That doesn't mean he can't contribute. In fact, they could really use his help.

    • 2:29 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Tigers reliever Kyle Ryan, 22, shakes off jitters to secure second win

    Never mind that he is 22. Forget that he began the season pitching at Double A Erie and was about as far from Detroit as a left-handed pitcher can be.

    • 2:17 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Max Scherzer up for Marvin Miller award; playoff tickets on sale Wednesday

    Also up for the Marvin Miller award: Carlos Beltran of the Yankees, Josh Hamilton of the Angels, Adam LaRoche of the Nationals, Anhony Rizzo of the Cubs and Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers.

    • 2:39 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Royals score twice in ninth to beat White Sox, remain 1 games behind Tigers

    Pinch-runners Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore scored in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night.

    • 7:18 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Surging Tigers take command of AL Central

    The Tigers, trying to capture their fourth straight AL Central title, were two games behind the Royals on Monday. After taking two of three from K.C. and all three from the Indians, they lead by 1.5 games.

    • 7:02 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Tigers rookies travel to Minneapolis wearing only skimpy football outfits

    It's a long-standing tradition in Major League Baseball that prior to the final road trip of the regular season, the veterans get to choose the rookies' traveling wardrobe.

    • 7:00 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Tigers Insider: Indians are plenty sick of Victor, J.D. Martinez

    The Martinezes have driven in more than 40 percent of the Tigers runs against the Indians this year, and have accounted for more than half the homers against them.

    • 8:02 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Alex Avila: Tigers' hero one day, knocked out of game the next

    Such was the plight of Avila, who, after hitting the winning home run Saturday, had to be pulled out of the game Sunday after striking out in the seventh ...

    • 8:22 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Tigers prospect Daniel Fields faces make-or-break offseason

    Fields figured this was going to be the September he got his call to join the Tigers when the rosters expanded. Instead Fields, the Tigers sixth round pick in ...

    • 1:34 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Despite shortcomings, Joe Nathan gets job done for Tigers and that's enough

    When the 'Tigers' and 'bullpen' are threaded into the same sentence you can generally add a third word: anxiety. There is simply little confidence the Tigers ...

    • 12:17 AM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Manager Ned Yost not pleased after Royals lose three of four to lowly Red Sox

    The Kansas City Royals have not been to the playoffs in 29 years and are skidding toward a 30th straight season following Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Red Sox. ...

    • 5:24 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Tigers sweep away Indians behind Ian Kinsler's home run

    J.D. Martinez pulled the Tigers within 3-2 in the sixth, driving in Miguel Cabrera with a single to center. Martinez, who also homered in the fourth, ended the ...

    • 1:14 AM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Alex Avila's two-run homer in eighth inning keeps Tigers in first place

    The Tigers tried and failed through the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to get the equalizer against the Cleveland Indians Saturday night.

    • 7:20 PM, Sep. 13, 2014
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    Justin Verlander: No special database is necessary when Tigers and Indians square off

    Brooksbaseball.net is a website devoted to tracking, logging and analyzing every pitch thrown in Major League Baseball. It will tell you how often a pitcher ...

    • 5:02 PM, Sep. 13, 2014
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    Tigers' Anibal Sanchez could throw off mound on Monday as rehab continues

    Anibal Sanchez, sitting in front of his locker before the game Saturday, had a big smile on his face. He had just thrown long toss from 120 feet, as he tries ...

    • 1:20 AM, Sep. 13, 2014
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    Tigers rediscover swagger in nick of time

    It is one thing to conceive a script for winning. It is quite another, as this team has displayed through much of 2014, to play in a manner envisioned or ...

    • 1:44 AM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Revamped Royals beat Red Sox; trail Tigers by half-game

    Manager Ned Yost overhauled his batting order and got immediate results. The Royals scored seven runs for the first time since Aug. 19, a span of 22 games.

    • 12:34 AM, Sep. 13, 2014
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    Tigers' Alex Avila takes no backstep in deftly scaling net to snag pop foul

    Avila put himself in contention for an ESPN top-10 play in the fifth inning when he leaped into the netting behind home plate to snag a foul pop-up off the bat ...

    • 6:59 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    Brad Ausmus on Tigers' shortstop switch: Eugenio Suarez 'wasn't being punished'

    From the looks of it, manager Brad Ausmus is going to toggle his shortstops the rest of the way, selecting either Andrew Romine or rookie Eugenio Suarez based ...

    • 7:39 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    Fair or Foul: Schedule says Tigers should win the AL Central

    And down the stretch they come they being Tom Gage and Lynn Henning, as the finish line of the regular season draws near.

    • 11:59 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    J.D. Martinez's 4-RBI night powers Tigers past Tribe; Detroit takes over 1st place

    The two-run shot was the winning hit as the Tigers, behind a strong performance by David Price, beat the Indians 7-2 before 38,341 fans at Comerica Park.

    • 10:00 PM, Sep. 12, 2014
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    Jose Iglesias, Steven Moya and Devon Travis likely in Tigers' plans for 2015

    Players dressed in heavier blue and white togs were handling the 61-degree chill as they took batting practice ahead of what was expected to be a standing-room- ...

    • 1:39 AM, Sep. 13, 2014
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    Royals fall out of first after losing to Red Sox

    Kansas City lost for the fourth time in five games and fell out of first place in the AL Central for the first time since Aug. 10. The Royals, who are 0-5 ...

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