8/29/2016 | Salty HR saves Tigers, spoils Shields' start for Sox
Jarrod Saltalamacchia's go-ahead two-run homer pulled the Tigers out of their offensive doldrums and back on top in the eighth, sending Detroit to a desperately needed 4-3 win over the White Sox on Monday night at Comerica Park.
8/29/2016 | Maybin aggravates thumb, scheduled for MRI
Just when the Tigers seemed to have whittled down their lengthy injured list, Cameron Maybin re-injured his sprained left thumb. The speedy center fielder left Monday's 4-3 win over the White Sox with a thumb contusion after sliding into second base on a stolen-base attempt.
8/29/2016 | White Sox try to solve Norris, make up ground
The Tigers are looking to keep pace in a tight American League Wild Card race, while the White Sox continue to try to make up significant ground. The Sox could be in for a tough test Tuesday night against Tigers starter Daniel Norris, who threw 10 scoreless innings in two outings against them last season.
8/29/2016 | Kinsler down from top spot for first time in 2016
The view from the top of the Tigers' batting order has been a scenic one this season for Ian Kinsler, who entered Monday ranked fifth in the American League in runs scored. The last few weeks, however, the numbers haven't been all that pretty.
8/29/2016 | Castellanos able to put on glove, play catch
When most injured players begin playing catch, the emphasis is on stretching out the distance on throws to strengthen the arm. For Nick Castellanos and his fractured left hand, simply catching a ball is a step in the right direction.
8/28/2016 | Tigers not making most of stretch at home
Jose Valdez pitched in seven games for the Tigers last year, spending 38 days with the club. He dropped to Double-A Erie this season when Detroit designated him for assignment at the end of May. Yet as he finished the eighth inning for the Angels in Sunday's 5-0 Tigers loss, fielding a Miguel Cabrera grounder and firing to first, he celebrated by whirling and pumping his fist on his way off the field at Comerica Park.
8/28/2016 | Angels blank Tigers on 4 hits to win series
The Angels completed their spoiler road trip with their second consecutive series win over an American League postseason contender. Tyler Skaggs silenced the Tigers for six scoreless innings Sunday, sending the Angels to a 5-0 win in the rubber match of a three-game weekend set at Comerica Park.
8/28/2016 | Shields, Boyd to open set for AL Central rivals
Take away games played by the White Sox against the Tigers, Indians and Royals this season, totaling an 11-26 mark, and the South Siders would be in the thick of the 2016 American League postseason race. Unfortunately, those are the AL Central teams the White Sox need to beat most, meaning they are basically left on the outskirts of contention and in a spoiler role over these final five weeks. Their work begins Monday night at Comerica Park in Detroit.
8/28/2016 | Ausmus keeping an eye on playoff races
Brad Ausmus experienced the tension of a postseason race from the managerial side in his first season as a skipper two years ago. Going through the motions down the stretch without it last year gave him a taste of life on the other end of the standings.
8/28/2016 | McCann watches his words with umpires
The Tigers had a lot of issues with home-plate umpire Mike Everitt's strike zone Saturday night. The Tiger with seemingly the biggest reason to complain had some of the fewest words for the umpire.
8/28/2016 | Groome, Gonsalves among top prospect performers Saturday
It hasn't taken Jason Groome long to reward the Red Sox for rolling the dice on him with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2016 Draft.
8/27/2016 | Tigers seek series win as Anibal faces Skaggs
Anibal Sanchez (7-12, 5.83 ERA) looks to extend his recent run of success when the Tigers host Tyler Skaggs (1-3, 5.70) and the Angels on Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game series.
8/27/2016 | Angels snap frustrated Tigers' winning streak
Three months after Michael Fulmer took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning against the Angels, they exacted their revenge with a Kaleb Cowart two-run homer and the stingy pitching of Brett Oberholtzer and Jhoulys Chacin, ending the Tigers' five-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Saturday night at Comerica Park.
8/27/2016 | V-Mart, J.D., Ausmus, Joyner ejected in 4-inning span
What began with a called third strike on James McCann became a long, antagonistic night between the Tigers and home-plate umpire Mike Everitt, who ejected designated hitter Victor Martinez, hitting coach Wally Joyner, manager Brad Ausmus and right fielder J.D. Martinez in a four-inning span of the Tigers' 3-2 loss to the Angels on Saturday at Comerica Park.
8/27/2016 | K-Rod knows how to adjust for four-out saves
Francisco Rodriguez recorded his 31st career save of four or more outs when he finished off the Angels on Friday night. For Rodriguez, they're almost like 62 different outings.
8/27/2016 | PLAY campaign educates young Tigers fans
Around 100 kids took to the field at Comerica Park on Saturday morning, as the national PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) campaign made a stop in Detroit. The PLAY campaign was formed to fight childhood obesity among American kids.
8/27/2016 | Upton on one of his tears since mental break
This is the Justin Upton the Tigers had heard about. This is the guy that had Tigers fans rejoicing when they signed the slugging outfielder in January.
8/26/2016 | Verlander provides another true ace effort
The Tigers have withstood injuries and stayed in contention with three young pitchers in their rotation. Friday was a reminder why their chances still rely on the veteran ace.
8/26/2016 | Quiet early, Tigers solve Nolasco, win 5th straight
Justin Upton's go-ahead two-run homer punctuated a sixth-inning outburst in support of Justin Verlander, sending the Tigers to their fifth consecutive win with a 4-2 victory over the Angels on Friday night at Comerica Park.
8/26/2016 | Oberholtzer makes first Angels start vs. rested Fulmer
Brett Oberholtzer makes his first start of the season Saturday night when the Angels face Michael Fulmer and the Tigers at Comerica Park.
8/26/2016 | In first meeting, Aybar reflects on time with Angels
It came as a big surprise to Erick Aybar when the Angels traded him to the Braves last November after 10 seasons with the club. Atlanta traded Aybar to Detroit on Aug. 16, and the shortstop faces the Angels for the first time this weekend at Comerica Park.
8/26/2016 | Tigers eye another break between Fulmer starts
The Tigers have their next scheduled off-day next Thursday. If manager Brad Ausmus kept his rotation on turn, Michael Fulmer would pitch the day after that. However, the Tigers can push him as far back as Sept. 6, the day after Labor Day, without needing an extra starter.
8/26/2016 | Back in Detroit, Iglesias gets extra day before return
Jose Iglesias returned to the Tigers' clubhouse feeling healthy after straining his left hamstring two weeks ago. He did not return from the 15-day disabled list just yet.
8/25/2016 | After strong start, Norris still aiming higher
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that left-hander Daniel Norris had his best start of the season in Thursday's 8-5 win over the Twins at Target Field, but Norris insisted that he still didn't have his best stuff and that he can continue to work deeper into ballgames.
8/25/2016 | McCann the man as Tigers sweep Twins
After a lull in mid-August, Detroit's offense is starting to heat up. The Tigers stayed hot against the Twins, reaching eight runs for a fourth straight game in an 8-5 win to complete a three-game sweep at Target Field on Thursday.
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