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  1. 2014 Previews: National League Central

    Mar 31, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

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    For the past few weeks we’ve been previewing the 2014 season. Here, in handy one-stop-shopping form, is our package of previews from the National League Central. The Cardinals won the pennant, but they got even better. The Reds and Pirates stood mostly pat. The Brewers have Ryan Braun back, but will that get them anything more than…

  2. Tigers move Austin Jackson in lineup, make Ian Kinsler their leadoff hitter

    Mar 30, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Kinsler

    The Tigers have made second baseman Ian Kinsler their leadoff hitter, bumping center fielder Austin Jackson down to the fifth slot in the lineup, MLB.com’s Jason Beck writes in his latest column. Since joining the Tigers in December 2009 in a three-way trade with the Diamondbacks and Yankees, Jackson has taken 2,554 of his 2,574 career…

  3. Ian Kinsler wants to steal more bases. He might.

    Jan 3, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

    Ian Kinsler

    There’s a story in the Detroit Free Press about Ian Kinsler‘s dissatisfaction with his stolen base totals from last year. He swiped only 15 bases and was caught 11 times. The former total was his lowest since his rookie season, the latter total was his highest ever. He discusses the reasons for why this was…

  4. Tigers will be hard-pressed to make big signing this winter

    Nov 3, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    ALCS - Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers - Game Five

    The Tigers have made a habit of big splashes in the offseasons. Three years ago, it was Victor Martinez. Then Prince Fielder. Last winter, the Tigers signed both Anibal Sanchez and Torii Hunter. Those deals have helped them reach the postseason each year, but the ultimate prize has remained out of reach. As the Tigers…

  5. Projecting the 2013 Gold Glove winners

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Manny Machado

    Let’s go down the list: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez Mauer is still the AL’s best defensive catcher, but he played a mere 660 innings behind the plate this year, compared to 1,200 for Wieters and 1,115 for Perez. Wieters has won the last two, so he’s the favorite here. Still, I…

  6. Tigers could address their leadoff woes with Jacoby Ellsbury or Shin-Soo Choo

    Oct 20, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

    ALCS - Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers - Game Five

    Free agent-to-be Jacoby Ellsbury was part of the Red Sox arsenal that helped knock the Tigers out of the playoffs. “If you can’t beat ‘em, sign ‘em,” the Tigers must be thinking. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe suggests that, given the Tigers’ lack of success with Austin Jackson atop the lineup, they could pursue…

  7. Leyland: Seeing Miguel Cabrera play hurt “kind of breaks your heart”

    Oct 19, 2013, 7:30 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera Getty

    Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera played with a sore groin throughout most of the second half of the season, limiting his ability to defend his Triple Crown. The soreness has continued to bother him throughout the post-season both at the plate and defensively at third base. Opposing teams have considered attacking him with bunts, but…

  8. ALCS, Game 6: Tigers-Red Sox lineups

    Oct 19, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

    John Farrell, Jim Leyland

    With the Red Sox one win away from a trip to the World Series, here are the lineups for Game 6 of the ALCS at Fenway Park … Tigers: RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B Prince Fielder DH Victor Martinez LF Jhonny Peralta 2B Omar Infante C Alex Avila CF Austin Jackson SS Jose…

  9. Tigers continue to chip away in Game 5 against Red Sox

    Oct 17, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT

    Brayan Pena AP

    The Tigers are inching closer to the Red Sox in Game 5 of the ALCS. After Jon Lester walked Victor Martinez to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning, he bounced back by striking out Jhonny Peralta swinging. However, Omar Infante followed with a bloop single which dropped in front of a diving Jacoby…

  10. Tigers on the board against Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS

    Oct 17, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera Getty

    The Tigers still have some work to do, but they are on the board against the Red Sox in Game 5 of the ALCS. The suddenly-hot Austin Jackson led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a single and was bunted over to second base by Jose Iglesias. The bunt required an excellent play…

  11. ALCS, Game 5: Red Sox-Tigers lineups

    Oct 17, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    John Farrell, Jim Leyland

    Lineups for Game 5 in Detroit … Red Sox: CF Jacoby Ellsbury RF Shane Victorino 2B Dustin Pedroia DH David Ortiz 1B Mike Napoli LF Jonny Gomes SS Stephen Drew 3B Xander Bogaerts C David Ross SP Jon Lester There was lots of post-Game 4 talk about benching someone from the left side of the…

  12. What happens to “the neighborhood play” if managers are given replay challenges?

    Oct 17, 2013, 9:12 AM EDT

    Drew Neighborhood play

    There was a classic neighborhood play in last night’s Sox-Tigers game. And it has me wondering about the future and instant replay. The scene: Austin Jackson on first base, Jose Iglesias at the plate. He grounds it to Pedroia who bobbles it, then flips it to Stephen Drew at short who tries to start a…

  13. Has John Farrell learned his lesson now?

    Oct 17, 2013, 12:17 AM EDT

    John Farrell

    Red Sox manager John Farrell allowed Clay Buchholz to give up five runs to the Tigers in Sunday’s ALCS Game 2, only to be bailed out by one swing from David Ortiz‘s bat. On Wednesday, there was no such rescue after Jake Peavy was allowed to surrender seven runs in three-plus innings in what turned…

  14. Tigers take down Red Sox, even ALCS at 2-2

    Oct 16, 2013, 11:35 PM EDT

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    The American League Championship Series is 2-2. Tigers starter Doug Fister delivered six innings of one-run ball and the Detroit offense broke out in a major way in Wednesday night’s 7-3 ALCS Game 4 victory over the visiting Red Sox at Comerica Park. Fister dealt with at least one Boston baserunner in each of his…

  15. Tigers increase big ALCS Game 4 lead over Red Sox

    Oct 16, 2013, 10:00 PM EDT

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    Game 4 of the ALCS has quickly become a rout. The Tigers scored five runs in a big second inning and just added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth to take a 7-0 lead over the Red Sox at Detroit’s Comerica Park. Austin Jackson, who was mired in a postseason slump and…

  16. Tigers take big early lead in Game 4 of ALCS

    Oct 16, 2013, 8:58 PM EDT

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    Jake Peavy‘s fourth career postseason outing is off to a poor start in Detroit. A really, really poor start. Peavy made it through the first inning unscathed, but he allowed a single to Victor Martinez to open the bottom of the second and then issued a pair of walks to load the bases. Omar Infante…

  17. ALCS, Game 4: Red Sox-Tigers lineups

    Oct 16, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

    John Farrell, Jim Leyland

    Lineups for Game 4 in Detroit … Red Sox: CF Jacoby Ellsbury RF Shane Victorino 2B Dustin Pedroia DH David Ortiz 1B Mike Napoli LF Daniel Nava C Jarrod Saltalamacchia SS Stephen Drew 3B Will Middlebrooks SP Jake Peavy Switch-hitter Daniel Nava and his .322 batting average versus right-handed pitching is finally back in the…

  18. ALCS, Game 3: Red Sox-Tigers lineups

    Oct 15, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    John Farrell, Jim Leyland

    Lineups for this afternoon’s Game 3 in Detroit … Tigers: CF Austin Jackson RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B Prince Fielder DH Victor Martinez SS Jhonny Peralta C Alex Avila 2B Omar Infante LF Andy Dirks SP Justin Verlander Tigers manager Jim Leyland is sticking with Jhonny Peralta at shortstop, but has made a…

  19. Tigers lose the momentum, but still have an edge

    Oct 14, 2013, 12:32 AM EDT

    ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    It’s not going to be the joyous plane ride home the Tigers were looking forward to, but achieving a split in Fenway, with Justin Verlander about to pitch in Game 3, is a great place for Jim Leyland’s team to be with up to five games remaining in the ALCS. There’s something to be said…

  20. Tigers break out the lumber in the sixth inning, take 5-0 lead in ALCS Game 2

    Oct 13, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

    ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    Through the first 14 innings, the ALCS had been a pitcher-dominated affair. Anibal Sanchez and the Tiger bullpen held the Red Sox hitless through eight and two-thirds innings in Game 1 and Scherzer has held the Sox hitless through five in Game 2. To their credit, the Sox pitching has been nearly as good —…

  21. ALCS Game 2 lineups: Tigers vs. Red Sox

    Oct 13, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

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    Below are the starting lineups for Game 2 of the ALCS between the Tigers and Red Sox at Boston’s Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for just after 8:00 p.m. ET on FOX. Detroit leads the best-of-seven Championship Series 1-0 after Saturday’s victory. Detroit Tigers CF Austin Jackson RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B…

  22. Daniel Nava breaks up Tigers’ no-hit bid, but Tigers win to take 1-0 ALCS lead

    Oct 13, 2013, 12:08 AM EDT

    Daniel Nava

    Tigers closer Joaquin Benoit took the hill at Fenway Park in the ninth inning tonight asked not only to successfully wrap up Game 1 of the ALCS by the narrowest of margins (1-0), but to wrap up what could have been baseball’s first post-season combined no-hitter. Anibal Sanchez, Al Alburquerque, Jose Veras, and Drew Smyly…

  23. Tigers’ poor base running costs them twice in the fifth inning of ALCS Game 1

    Oct 12, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

    Stephen Drew, Jhonny Peralta

    The Tigers were twice in good position to break a scoreless tie against Jon Lester and the Red Sox in the fifth inning of Game 1 of the ALCS, but poor base running decisions left them with nothing at the end of the inning. Jhonny Peralta led off with a double to left-center. Omar Infante…

  24. ALCS, Game 1: Tigers-Red Sox lineups

    Oct 12, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Lineups for Game 1 of the ALCS in Boston … Tigers: CF Austin Jackson RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B Prince Fielder DH Victor Martinez LF Jhonny Peralta 2B Omar Infante C Alex Avila SS Jose Iglesias As expected, Jose Iglesias is back at shortstop after Jhonny Peralta made the start there in Game…

  25. Austin Jackson must turn it around against Red Sox

    Oct 11, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Two

    The Tigers escaped the ALDS against the A’s despite scoring more than three runs just once in five games. They’re going to need to do better than that against the Red Sox, and it will have to start at the top with leadoff man Austin Jackson. Looking lost at the plate, Jackson went 0-for-5 with…

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