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8/28/2014 | Lobstein just what the doctor ordered

With uncertainty surrounding Anibal Sanchez's return from a strained right pectoral muscle, the Tigers were in serious need of another starter to give them a fighting chance at success in that rotation spot. Kyle Lobstein filled that role splendidly on Thursday.


8/28/2014 | Reed set for return from Triple-A to bolster bullpen

The Tigers' need for an extra reliever this weekend for four games in three days against the White Sox meant a return to the Major Leagues for Evan Reed.


8/28/2014 | Avila's walk-off hit gives Tigers series win over Yanks

Kyle Lobstein went six strong innings in his big league starting debut and Alex Avila crushed a walk-off hit in the ninth as the Tigers downed the Yankees, 3-2, on Thursday at Comerica Park.


8/28/2014 | Tigers to promote lefty Ryan for Saturday spot start

Tigers officials spent nearly an hour Thursday morning in discussions in the coaches' conference room at Comerica Park about a spot starter for Saturday. They ended up deciding on a guy who wasn't even in big league camp in the spring.


8/28/2014 | Soria throwing, but no timetable for return

Joakim Soria continues to stretch out his throwing program in his rehab from a left oblique strain, but the Tigers have no timetable on his return.


8/28/2014 | Putkonen begins Class A rehab assignment

The Tigers could get some long relief help for the stretch run if Luke Putkonen continues to progress.


8/28/2014 | Tigers turning to Verlander in opener vs. White Sox

The Tigers are set to embark on a stretch of eight straight games and 27 of their final 30 against American League Central opponents beginning Friday vs. the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, where Justin Verlander and Scott Carroll will square off.


8/27/2014 | Kinsler's defense winning fans in Tigers' dugout

In the seventh inning Tuesday, second baseman Ian Kinsler made perhaps the most impressive play of the Tigers' 5-2 win. Ichiro Suzuki had what looked to be a sure base hit, but Kinsler took it away from him after a diving stop and a throw from his knees.


8/27/2014 | Deadline for Tigers to acquire Qualls passes

Any chance the Tigers had of pulling off a trade for Astros closer Chad Qualls officially expired Wednesday afternoon, when the 48-hour window for the two teams to work out a deal passed.


8/27/2014 | Tigers keep it local in honoring retiring Jeter

Derek Jeter's season of farewells received a shot of poignancy Wednesday night as he was honored in a pregame ceremony at Comerica Park in his home state of Michigan.


8/27/2014 | Lobstein's first MLB start comes in key tilt vs. Yanks

Tigers rookie Kyle Lobstein will start a series-deciding game against another American League postseason contender in late August in his first big league start. He'll be opposed by Yankees veteran Hiroki Kuroda in Thursday's series finale in Detroit.


8/27/2014 | Price roughed up as Tigers miss chance in standings

David Price had to figure his run of historic bad luck had reached its pinnacle last week, when he became the first pitcher in the last century to throw a one-hitter with neither an earned run nor a walk and still lose. Then came the third inning Wednesday night in an eventual 8-4 Tigers loss to the Yankees at Comerica Park.


8/27/2014 | Anibal's pectoral injury confirmed by Andrews

On Wednesday, Dr. James Andrews confirmed the initial diagnosis of Anibal Sanchez's right pectoral strain, according to Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.


8/26/2014 | Porcello's emergence coming at right time for Tigers

The uncertainty of Anibal Sanchez's return to the Tigers' rotation is going to place a premium on the work of Detroit's other established starters. Fortunately for the Tigers, Rick Porcello is now solidly in that category.


8/26/2014 | Jeter: 'I've always told people I'm from Michigan'

On a fall Michigan afternoon in 1991, Derek Jeter stood wide-eyed amongst a crowd of greater than 100,000. In Ann Arbor, at the Big House, Jeter realized there was somewhere else he could envision himself besides the infield dirt at the corner of East 161st and River Avenue in the Bronx. Perhaps at one of the parties he recalls visiting on that recruiting trip to the University of Michigan, he pictured himself as a Michigan Man -- and loved what he saw.


8/26/2014 | Seven Tigers prospects, plus skipper Parrish, to AFL

Eight members of the Tigers' organization, including Triple-A Toledo manager Larry Parrish, will join the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League for the upcoming season, the league announced Tuesday.


8/26/2014 | Price to face Yanks as Detroit seeks fourth straight 'W'

David Price will lead the Tigers against the Yankees on Wednesday night at Comerica Park in this crucial series for playoff positioning. Rookie right-hander Shane Greene will be opposite Price for New York.


8/26/2014 | Anibal scratched after setback; no timetable

After a setback on Monday, Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez expressed concern on Tuesday that his regular season might be over.


8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season

The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.


8/26/2014 | Tigers unlikely to land Astros closer Qualls

The Tigers have long been interested in Astros closer Chad Qualls, even before he signed with Houston last winter. Their latest efforts to acquire him appear likely to meet the same fate as their previous ones.


8/26/2014 | Surprise hits make for inspiring stories

As baseball sprints toward the September stretch run, there are surprising -- some inspiring -- stories here, there and everywhere. Here's my surprise players of 2014.


8/25/2014 | Tigers' outfield adjusting with Jackson gone

When Detroit pulled off the David Price trade minutes before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, the bizarre sight of Austin Jackson being pulled off the field mid-inning and replaced by Rajai Davis became the highlight. Three weeks later, it's a symbol of the price the Tigers paid.


8/25/2014 | Tigers prospect Moya impresses with power

Left-handed-hitting outfielder Steven Moya, the No. 7 player on the Tigers' Top 20 Prospects list, is the type of player that can bring much needed power to any lineup.


8/24/2014 | V-Mart matches career high with 25th homer

Victor Martinez doesn't focus his efforts on hitting the ball over the fence. In fact, his go-ahead RBI single, not his two-run homer, might not have been his hardest hit of a four-RBI afternoon Sunday against the Twins.


8/24/2014 | Offense erupts as Scherzer collects 15th win

Max Scherzer became the AL's first 15-game winner with five innings of damage control as the Tigers pounded out 18 hits Sunday to earn a series split with Minnesota.




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