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  1. Joe Nathan apologizes to Tigers fans for chin-flick gesture

    Aug 14, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT

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    “I have two kids and I need to be a better example for them.”

  2. Brad Ausmus sticking with Joe Nathan as the Tigers’ closer

    Aug 9, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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    Joe Nathan blew his seventh save on Saturday afternoon, but manager Brad Ausmus gave his closer a vote of confidence.

  3. Blue Jays beat Tigers in 10 innings after Joe Nathan blows save in ninth

    Aug 9, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

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    Casey Janssen blew a save for the Blue Jays last night. Today it was Joe Nathan’s turn.

  4. David Price shines in his Tigers debut

    Aug 6, 2014, 7:59 AM EDT

    David Pice

    He was excellent on Tuesday night. And he showed why the Tigers will be better for having him every other night.

  5. Tigers, not Orioles, sign A’s castoff Jim Johnson

    Aug 5, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

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    Jim Johnson worked out for the Orioles after being released by the A’s and most people assumed he was ready for a reunion in Baltimore, but not so fast says Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.

  6. Joe Nathan makes the case to keep his job

    Jul 25, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    With Joakim Soria watching from the sidelines, the Tigers embattled closer shuts down one of the best offenses in baseball.

  7. Tigers acquire closer Joakim Soria from the Rangers

    Jul 23, 2014, 10:25 PM EDT

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    Kyle Bogenschutz of Scout.com and Detroit’s 97.1 The Ticket reports that the Tigers have acquired reliever Joakim Soria from the Rangers for pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi says the deal is only pending physical exams.

  8. The Tigers are interested in Joakim Soria

    Jul 18, 2014, 12:47 PM EDT

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    The Tigers need bullpen help. Soria is bullpen help.

  9. Report: Tigers interested in Joakim Soria, Jason Frasor, Chad Qualls

    Jul 5, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Father Time appears to be catching up with Joe Nathan, so the Tigers are looking to the trade market to fortify the late innings.

  10. The Tigers’ bullpen woes continue

    Jun 9, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

    Joba Chamberlain

    Detroit’s bullpen is the worst in the American League. And it doesn’t seem to matter who’s closing.

  11. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 9, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

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    Jordan Zimmermann was on point and the Nationals have won seven of their past nine and are now tied for first place.

  12. Joe Nathan is showing major signs of decline at age 39

    Jun 4, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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    Joe Nathan has been one of the best closers in baseball for a decade, saving 354 games with a 2.85 ERA, but at age 39 he’s finally showing signs of decline in his first season with the Tigers.

  13. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 4, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT

    Henderson Alvarez

    Henderson Alvarez has three shutouts. Three shutouts was enough to be the full-season leader in that category in five of the past 11 seasons.

  14. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 30, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT

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    A gem from Josh Collmenter, an ugly dud from the Braves and a horrible, horrible bit of stream of consciousness from me about what would happen if the season ended today.

  15. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    May 29, 2014, 7:01 AM EDT

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    Ryan Howard walked the Phillies off with a three-run homer. Josh Donaldson did the same thing for the Athletics. Really, if you weren’t hitting walkoff three-run homers last night, we don’t want to know you.

  16. Tigers sign Joel Hanrahan

    May 2, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

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    The Tigers have signed right-hander Joel Hanrahan, who recently held a workout for teams to show them how he’s progressing in a return from Tommy John elbow surgery.

  17. VIDEO: Albert Pujols slugs his 498th career home run

    Apr 20, 2014, 9:37 AM EDT

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    Watch as Angels first baseman Albert Pujols moved to within two home runs of the big 500-homer milestone on Saturday afternoon against Tigers closer Joe Nathan …

  18. Mike Trout did something for the first time on Saturday

    Apr 19, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Mike Trout attached his name to an ignominious feat on Saturday against the Tigers.

  19. Joe Nathan is feeling better after a “dead arm” period

    Apr 18, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    After a pair of ugly early season outings Tigers closer Joe Nathan talked last week about going through a “dead arm” phase, but now the 39-year-old is feeling much stronger.

  20. Denny McLain — of all people — rips Joe Nathan for having dead arm

    Apr 11, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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    I’m sorry Mr. McLain, I don’t know how to break this to you. But you’ve been diagnosed with terminal self-awareness deficit disorder.

  21. Great Moments in Pitching Statistics: Jim Johnson with the hold, Joe Nathan with the win

    Apr 10, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Friends don’t let friends cite wins, losses, holds and saves when talking about how pitchers did the night before.

  22. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 10, 2014, 7:06 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the first few innings of the Tigers-Dodgers game.

  23. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.

  24. Ian Kinsler homers, hits a walkoff single for the Tigers

    Apr 2, 2014, 5:06 PM EDT

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    But the biggest problem for the Royals wasn’t Ian Kinsler. It was Ned Yost’s bullpen management.

  25. Rangers put Tanner Scheppers in rotation, going with Joakim Soria at closer

    Mar 22, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

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    Today was decision day for the Rangers, as manager Ron Washington made some important calls about the composition of his pitching staff. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that Washington will put Tanner Scheppers in the rotation and transition Alexi Ogando into a set-up role. In turn, he has opted for Joakim Soria over…

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