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4/22/2014 | Verlander's anticipated duel takes on different look

Justin Verlander and the Tigers thought they were going to be matched up against Chicago ace Chris Sale on Tuesday night, but with Sale headed to the disabled list, the hyped pitching duel has been postponed. Charlie Leesman will start for the White Sox, who took the opener of a four-game set.


4/21/2014 | Anibal's luck turns south in seventh

Anibal Sanchez tossed one-hit ball for six shutout innings Monday night against the White Sox before the tides turned in the seventh inning of Chicago's 3-1 victory at Comerica Park.


4/21/2014 | Two replay reviews go in White Sox favor in seventh

After White Sox manager Robin Ventura lost a fourth-inning challenge, Chicago benefited from two reviews during a seventh-inning rally at Comerica Park.


4/21/2014 | Putkonen seeks answers to elbow inflammation

Luke Putkonen spent Monday having an MRI exam on his injured right elbow as the Tigers medical staff tries to figure out the reason for inflammation that has bothered him off and on for a while and became unmanageable after Friday's two-inning long relief outing.


4/21/2014 | Ausmus leaning on Avila's presence behind the plate

Alex Avila has struggled with the bat so far this season, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, himself a former big league catcher, understands Avila's value calling games.


4/21/2014 | Miggy continues work with early batting practice

Miguel Cabrera was among the Tigers hitters taking early batting practice Monday afternoon, trying to get his swing down with more repetitions.


4/21/2014 | Tigers call up power-hitting J.D. Martinez

The Tigers have called up hot-hitting Minor Leaguer J.D. Martinez from Triple-A Toledo, placed right-handed reliever Luke Putkonen on the 15-day disabled list and transferred outfielder Andy Dirks from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.


4/20/2014 | AL Central rivals set to begin four-game set in Detroit

John Danks takes the mound Monday for the White Sox, squaring off against the Tigers' Anibal Sanchez as the two AL Central rivals begin a four-game set at Comerica Park.


4/20/2014 | Kinsler scores on unusual three-error play

Ian Kinsler came around to score on a rare, error-riddled play, scoring from first base after the Angels had three different miscues after Miguel Cabrera's walk.


4/20/2014 | Romine to have opportunity to contribute at short

Andrew Romine has a chance to be a key contributor at shortstop, where he will split time with newly called up Danny Worth now that the Tigers have released Alex Gonzalez.


4/20/2014 | Tigers expected to swap reliever for bench bat soon

While the Tigers shuffled their shortstops, that was the only move they made Sunday. Their expected move to bring back a fourth bench player and pare back their bullpen to seven relievers didn't happen Sunday.


4/20/2014 | Scioscia loses replay challenge on pickoff play

Angels manager Mike Scioscia lost his second challenge in three tries, when umpires ruled Sunday that an initial call on a pickoff play stands, and Torii Hunter was safe in the eighth inning.


4/20/2014 | Porcello's redemption leads Tigers to series win

Rick Porcello gave up three first-inning singles, but just two hits for the next six innings, pitching his way through a duel with Hector Santiago for a 2-1 Tigers win Sunday afternoon in the rubber match of the three-game series at Comerica Park.


4/20/2014 | Tigers release Gonzalez, call up Worth

Alex Gonzalez's tenure as Tigers shortstop is over after three weeks. The Tigers released the 37-year-old on Sunday morning and called up infielder Danny Worth from Triple-A Toledo.


4/19/2014 | Tigers' Porcello, Angels' Santiago square off in finale

The Tigers turn to Rick Porcello to counter the Angels' Hector Santiago as the two teams wrap up their three-game series with the rubber match on Sunday in Detroit.


4/19/2014 | Scherzer notches first win with seven-inning gem

After allowing a leadoff home run, Max Scherzer settled in, gave the bullpen some much-needed rest and earned his first win of the season as the Tigers topped the Angels, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon.


4/19/2014 | Tigers, Angels each benefit from overturned calls

Replay overturned the original call that third baseman Ian Stewart had tagged Miguel Cabrera out, and another review led to another out call overturned the next inning. Stewart was originally ruled out trying to steal second base with two outs on Max Scherzer, but replay showed Stewart sliding in ahead of the tag.


4/19/2014 | Davis back at leadoff with slew of lefties on deck

Rajai Davis' tenure hitting leadoff in Detroit appeared to be on hiatus when the Tigers returned home and regained the designated hitter spot. A few days later, it's back on.


4/19/2014 | Ausmus waits for more clarity on transfer rule

On the whole, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said, baseball's replay system has worked out well. That said, he has some issues he'd like to see worked out. The transfer rule regarding fielders switching the ball from their glove to their throwing hand would be foremost among them.


4/19/2014 | Former Tiger Boesch making most of new start

Brennan Boesch is a visiting player now, but his return to the big leagues with the Angels landed him back in a familiar spot to start out. He made his Angels debut as a late-inning substitute in Friday's series opener before getting the start in right field on Saturday.


4/18/2014 | Tigers' Scherzer strategizing to neutralize Angels

Against the Angels' righty-centric lineup Saturday, one can expect a healthy dose of sliders and changeups from Tigers starter Max Scherzer. C.J. Wilson will be on the hill opposite Scherzer as the Angels try to follow up Friday's win at Comerica Park.


4/18/2014 | Smyly struggles, knocked out early by Angels

Left-hander Drew Smyly, making his first start as the No. 5 starter for the Tigers, struggled from the get-go on Friday night in an 11-6 loss to the Angels at Comerica Park. Smyly allowed four runs on six hits over three innings.


4/18/2014 | Ausmus recalls Pujols' 2005 NLCS home run

Only one hitter has caused Tigers manager Brad Ausmus to lose sleep the night of a game during his playing career -- Albert Pujols.


4/18/2014 | Chamberlain regaining form on mound

Two weeks ago, Joba Chamberlain looked like a pitcher struggling to find his old form, booed off the mound after a rough ninth inning against the Orioles. But, as one American League scout who watched his four outs Thursday said, Chamberlain looks like he could be the Tigers' next setup man.


4/18/2014 | Miggy's numbers at 31 mirror Aaron's

Miguel Cabrera celebrated his 31st birthday on Friday, giving rise to comparisons with Hall of Famer Hank Aaron.




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