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    • 5:01 PM, Jul. 28, 2014

    Tigers should not pay any price in mission to win now

    Four years that any Tigers fan should know the significance of without hesitation are 1935, 1945, 1968 and 1984. Those were the years Detroit celebrated a World Series title.

    • 8:47 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
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    Miguel Cabrera still showing strain from surgery as woeful-hitting Tigers drop third straight

    He typically has much bigger numbers. And he generally displays much better at-bats than he has been putting together heading into July's final days.

    • 7:05 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
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    Underrated Steven Moya showing he's destined for stardom

    Moya has become the Tigers' bust-out player of 2014, thanks to 26 home runs at Double A Erie. He has 82 RBIs and a muscular .551 slugging percentage, partly explained by 27 doubles and three triples.

    • 7:02 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
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    Tigers minor league report: Robbie Ray sees turnaround after switch in repertoire

    Ray, 22, who was the main chip in the Tigers' trade that sent Doug Fister to the Nationals, has ditched the curveball for a slider.

    • 9:44 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
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    Tigers' miscue plays right into Angels' hands

    The Tigers set the table and served up a juicy run in Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim, which saw the Tigers lose the last three of a four-game series, mostly because they scored all of two total runs in those three defeats.

    • 11:06 AM, Jul. 27, 2014
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    Unpredictable Tigers looking like a postseason crapshoot

    All it took were games Friday and Saturday to prove the Tigers need more than relievers to win a championship general manager Dave Dombrowski is aching to bring his boss, Tigers owner Mike Ilitch.

    • 7:53 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
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    Frank Thomas, Joe Torre join Baseball Hall of Fame, but Braves rule

    Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to their families before an adoring crowd of nearly 50,000.

    • 4:27 PM, Jul. 27, 2014
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    Tigers-Angels live tweets: Detroit offense wilts again in 2-1 loss

    After managing just one run in two straight games against the Angels, the Tigers try to conclude their series in Anaheim on a good note Sunday at 3:35 p.m. Rick Porcello starts for the Tigers against Hector Santiago.

    • 2:34 AM, Jul. 27, 2014
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    Brad Ausmus, Jim Joyce continue disagreement following Tigers loss

    Ausmus missed most of Saturday night's game against the Angels. And so, it seemed, did his team. The rookie manager was tossed in the third inning on a night his team's offense put up little fight.

    • 7:24 PM, Jul. 26, 2014
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    Hall of Fame grapevine: Mr. Tiger Al Kaline goes to bat for Alan Trammell

    Kaline is one of several Tigers dignitaries in Cooperstown, N.Y., for Sunday's induction ceremonies. He's being joined by general manager Dave Dombrowski and former manager Jim Leyland.

    • 4:18 PM, Jul. 26, 2014
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    Hall of Fame limits eligibility to 10 years; Tigers great Alan Trammell to stay on ballot

    Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire will have less time to remain eligible for the Hall of Fame ballot under changes made Saturday.

    • 8:54 PM, Jul. 26, 2014
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    Saturday's baseball roundup: Giants acquire Jake Peavy; A.J. Pierzysnki shines in Cardinals debut

    Peavy, the 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner, will start Sunday night's series finale against the Dodgers after being traded by the Red Sox. The Giants held a half-game division lead in the NL West entering Saturday night.

    • 9:14 PM, Jul. 26, 2014
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    Rockies hand out 15,000 jerseys with Troy Tulowitzki's name misspelled

    The team said it was aware of the misspelling, but decided to hand out the jerseys because fans had come to the game against Pittsburgh specifically for the promotion.

    • 3:25 PM, Jul. 26, 2014
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    Tigers can't profit on Drew Smyly's career-high 11K start in 1-run loss to Angels

    Smyly, who is not to be confused with Max Scherzer on the strikeout scale, whiffed a career-high stream of batters Friday and never allowed a hit until the fourth.

    • 10:04 PM, Jul. 26, 2014
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    Saturday's Tigers-Angels live tweets: Detroit drops another one

    Brad Ausmus was ejected, and the Tigers offense took the night off, too, falling 4-0 in the third game of a four-game meeting of American League powerhouses. ...

    • 9:43 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
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    Eugenio Suarez plays like a veteran, gives Tigers one less thing to worry about

    He turned 23 eight days ago. It is easy to forget that only a few months ago, Eugenio Suarez was never in the Tigers' 2014 plans. Nor, for that matter, was he ...

    • 2:20 AM, Jul. 26, 2014
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    Fair or Foul: Trade should help Tigers now, Rangers down the road

    The Tigers have made a big trade since Tom Gage and Lynn Henning last spoke to each other.

    • 3:38 AM, Jul. 26, 2014
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    A shift in hands has Tigers' Drew Smyly getting the drop on hitters

    Drew Smyly did nothing but drop his hands. And only a few inches at the start of his delivery, from a starting spot near his neck to more of a mid-section ...

    • 11:55 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
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    It's still up to Brad Ausmus to figure out Tigers' new bullpen mix

    It's about the present, obviously. But also about the presence. And by trading for Rangers closer Joakim Soria, Tigers president and general manager Dave ...

    • 3:35 AM, Jul. 25, 2014
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    Tigers' Austin Jackson has stepped it up -- by leaps and bounds

    Austin Jackson these days is one tough out. Neither is he a bargain if you're thinking of hitting one out. In the seventh inning of Thursday night's series ...

    • 9:36 AM, Jul. 25, 2014
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    Tigers take Game 1 in battle of AL heavyweights

    In what was scripted to be a sword fight between two splendid pitchers Thursday night, of course the bats decided things in a Tigers victory in the opener of a ...

    • 10:28 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
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    Frank Thomas, White Sox mend fences as 'Big Hurt' enters Hall of Fame

    Shortly after celebrating with the team during the 2005 victory parade, the organization told Thomas 'goodbye and good riddance' after he had helped pull the ...

    • 8:01 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
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    Friday's Tigers-Angels live tweets: Detroit falls 2-1 as Los Angeles evens series

    The Angels won 2-1 Friday in Game 2 of the four-game series between the AL titans. Miguel Cabrera staked the Tigers to a 1-0 lead with a solo home run in the ...

    • 10:11 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
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    Newest Tiger Joakim Soria insists he isn't picky about his role

    Soria almost certainly will help, if he does not in fact prove to be something of a messiah for the Tigers relief corps, thanks to these numbers from Soria's ...

    • 8:39 PM, Jul. 25, 2014
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    Joakim Soria came to Tigers with strong character references

    Joe Nathan, who had worked with Soria during their days with the Rangers, testified to the general citizenship Soria is reputed to bring to a big league team, ...

    • 2:45 AM, Jul. 25, 2014
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    Thursday's baseball roundup: Royals beat Indians in 14; ex-Tiger Ryan Rabun upset with himself

    After four hours, 23 minutes and a dozen pitchers combining to throw 397 pitches, Nori Aoki gave the Kansas City Royals a win. It came with a little help ...

    • 10:07 AM, Jul. 24, 2014
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    Tigers did deal for Joakim Soria that needed to get done

    Frankly, the Tigers could've traded all their prospects plus the Ty Cobb statue in Comerica Park to land Joakim Soria and you wouldn't complain.

    • 7:59 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
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    'Highly unlikely' Joel Hanrahan will pitch for Tigers this season

    He had Tommy John surgery last year, and seemed well on his way to a comeback when the Tigers signed him in May beating out several other interested clubs in ...

    • 7:35 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
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    Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski after trade: Improving bullpen still 'a major focus'

    Are the Tigers done trading? They don't want to be. They know what their weakness is. Even with the newly acquired Joakim Soria, it's the bullpen.

    • 7:37 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
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    Joakim Soria is great start, but Tigers need more before trade deadline

    Dave Dombrowski knew he had to get a guy who could close, should Joe Nathan fail to bounce back to his All-Star form. And that's what the Tigers have found in ...

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