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    • 1:19 AM, Aug. 28, 2014

    John Niyo: All of a sudden, stars aren't aligning for the Tigers

    Don't count on any of this making much sense. David Price turning into Vincent Price. Drew Smyly turning into David Price. Anibal Sanchez turning into a voodoo doll. The Royals turning into the '69 Mets.

    • 12:41 AM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    In Jerry Lumpe, Tigers great Al Kaline remembers fondly a great teammate, great friend

    With all due respect to the great Derek Jeter, this is a story about a Yankees player who was dying. Not retiring. And about the Tigers great who was his friend.

    • 12:21 AM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    David Price's 'worst game I've ever had' drops Tigers 2.5 games behind Royals

    In the third inning of a game at Comerica Park that followed a tribute to the retiring Deter Jeter, Price lasted only two-plus innings. He left after allowing nine consecutive hits while not retiring a batter in the third.

    • 9:46 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
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    Tigers' Joe Nathan channels his inner Jimmy Kimmel, reads some mean tweets

    Approached by WXYT 97.1 The Ticket's Jeff Riger this week, the embattled Tigers closer ó who's taken his share of abuse from the fans this year ó agreed to read, on camera, some of the observations from disgruntled fans. It made for video gold.

    • 7:54 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
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    Tigers 'hopeful' Anibal Sanchez will return this season; surgery ruled out

    Brad Ausmus would not discuss what treatment Dr. Andrews prescribed nor would he say when Sanchez is next scheduled to throw.

    • 12:12 AM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    Tigers keep Derek Jeter ceremony short, simple -- and classy

    With the help of Tigers legends Al Kaline and Willie Horton, the Tigers presented the retiring Yankee with money for his foundation and a trio of nice paintings.

    • 12:09 AM, Aug. 28, 2014
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    Purpose pitch? Tigers' J.D. Martinez brushes off close encounter with Esmil Rogers fastball

    J.D. Martinez honestly didn't know what to think about it. He had already collected two singles and a double by the time he came to bat in the seventh inning Tuesday night.

    • 12:48 AM, Aug. 27, 2014
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    Tigers closer Joe Nathan returns to fans' good graces by slamming door on Yankees

    A few weeks ago all Joe Nathan heard from the fans at Comerica Park were boos and cat-calls. He heard something completely different Tuesday.

    • 7:33 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
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    Wednesday's Tigers-Yankees live tweets: David Price pummeled in loss

    Price made his fifth start for the Tigers on Wednesday night at Comerica Park, and it was by far his worst. He allowed nine straight hits and didn't escape the third inning.

    • 1:07 AM, Aug. 27, 2014
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    Tigers notch a big victory; Rick Porcello swears to it

    Nothing like a little Yankees series to bring out the intensity in the Tigers. Perhaps lost in all the anticipation of honoring Derek Jeter has been the fact that in the race for the second wild-card spot, the Tigers led the Yankees by only two games at the start of this game.

    • 8:51 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
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    Tigers Mailbag: Tigers feel dearth of major league-ready prospects

    When the time has come for the Tigers to rely on kids from the minor leagues, it's been problematic. Like now, for instance. They have no rotation depth, and their major-league bench is bad.

    • 10:42 AM, Aug. 26, 2014
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    Reports: Tigers claim Astros closer Chad Qualls, have 48 hours to work out trade

    Still trying to fix some season-long bullpen breakdowns, the Tigers have reportedly claimed Astros closer Chad Qualls from the waiver wire and have until Wednesday to work out a trade for the 36-year-old right-hander.

    • 11:54 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
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    Kyle Lobstein is likely next in Tigers' parade of fill-ins

    Things finally seemed to be turning around for the Tigers. The offense perked up in Minneapolis, with 60 hits during a four-game span, and Justin Verlander was healthy again. Then came the other shoe.

    • 11:48 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
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    Tigers' Anibal Sanchez ends throwing session in pain, might be out for season

    This year, every time the Tigers think an injured player is making progress, there's a setback. Jose Iglesias. Bruce Rondon. Andy Dirks. Joel Hanrahan. You name it.

    • 10:32 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
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    Derek Jeter holds fond memories of Tiger Stadium, Detroit sports

    Jeter has had a lot of great moments and memories playing and watching baseball in Detroit, especially at old Tiger Stadium where he watched games with his ...

    • 10:31 AM, Aug. 26, 2014
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    Michigan baseball fans set to say goodbye to native son Derek Jeter

    In the summer of 1992, the Tigers, like every other organization, were intrigued by a skinny, 17-year-old shortstop from Kalamazoo. His name was Derek Jeter. ...

    • 11:45 AM, Aug. 26, 2014
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    From the archives: Local scout still cherishes Derek Jeter pick

    The Yankees selected Jeter with the sixth overall pick in the draft. And it was Groch, then a Michigan-based regional scout for the team, who lobbied hard for ...

    • 10:10 PM, Aug. 25, 2014
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    Derek Jeter: Kalamazoo to Cooperstown

    Here is a summary of Derek Jeter's illustrious baseball career.

    • 1:17 AM, Aug. 27, 2014
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    Alex Gordon's blast in 9th lifts Royals over Twins

    Alcides Escobar led off with a blooper to shallow right for a single, and Alex Gordon swatted the second pitch he saw over the right-field wall to give the AL ...

    • 10:16 PM, Aug. 25, 2014
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    Tigers hoping offense remains awakened against the Yankees

    One thing's for sure: Winning the American League Central would be a lot easier if the Tigers hit like that compared to how they've hit during other, sometimes ...

    • 1:21 AM, Aug. 27, 2014
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    Tuesday's Tigers-Yankees tweets: Porcello pitches Tigers to victory

    The Tigers open a three-game series against the Yankees in Kalamazoo native Derek Jeter's final regular-season appearance at Comerica Park.

    • 10:43 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
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    Tigers bats wake up for a couple of days, but nothing is coming easy

    Can the Tigers do it? Of course they can. But thatís ignoring the point, really, with this team. They have to do it. Missing the playoffs isnít an acceptable ...

    • 12:25 PM, Aug. 25, 2014
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    Tigers have the stars, but might not have depth to make a World Series run

    We saw over the weekend the disadvantage of a team without much depth. Friday the Tigers were shellacked, 20-6. On Saturday afternoon, with a starting pitcher ...

    • 12:16 AM, Aug. 26, 2014
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    Royals bats go quietly in loss to Yankees; lead over Tigers shrinks to 1 1/2 games

    The only damage the Royals could muster against Michael Pineda came on a solo homer by Mike Moustakas. Otherwise, Kansas City went quietly in the makeup of a ...

    • 12:52 AM, Aug. 25, 2014
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    Tigers don't believe Miguel Cabrera's sore ankle will become lingering issue

    Cabrera didn't start Sunday's game because of a sore right ankle ó after coming out of Saturday night's 8-6 second-game victory because of it.

    • 8:30 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
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    Tigers lay on enough lumber to pound out split

    What a difficult course it was, though, one which ended with Sunday's 13-4 victory that proved you can win without Miguel Cabrera, as long as you still have ...

    • 1:19 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
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    Derek Jeter, soon to be baseball history, harkens back to Honus

    The trips were 142 miles, due east. From Kalamazoo to Tiger Stadium. The kid on board with his dad. But for this kid it became different. He carried his own ...

    • 8:30 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
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    Zac Reininger showing promise in relief at West Michigan

    Reininger has had a pleasing 2014, with a 2.12 ERA in 40 games, which includes a particularly neat stretch during his last 10 appearances: 1.13 ERA, with 18 ...

    • 9:07 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
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    Tigers minor league report: Hernan Perez is appealing September call-up prospect

    Just in time for his all-but-certain call to Detroit when rosters expand next week. Perez is batting .421 in his last 10 games, .287 on the season. Age is an ...

    • 9:22 PM, Aug. 24, 2014
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    Sunday's baseball roundup: Royals lose to Rangers, hold two-game lead over Tigers

    The Royals are headed home with a two-game lead over Detroit in the AL Central, even after a 3-1 loss Sunday to the Texas Rangers.

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