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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.


4/18/2014 | Tigers promote righty Miller to bolster bullpen

The Tigers on Friday recalled right-hander Justin Miller from Triple-A Toledo to supplement a taxed bullpen and optioned rookie outfielder Tyler Collins to Triple-A.


4/18/2014 | Miggy to receive GIBBY awards after 31st birthday

Taking Detroit third baseman Nick Castellanos under his wing, Miguel Cabrera -- who is set to receive a pair of GIBBY Awards -- has shown the young Tiger the ropes at his former position.


4/17/2014 | Nathan records save; dead arm feels 'livelier'

When Joe Nathan talked about dead arm last week, he also talked about how quickly it can come back to life. That resuscitation seems to have started with his second save of the season on Thursday.


4/17/2014 | Ausmus stands by decision for Torii's sacrifice bunt

Brad Ausmus follows former manager Jim Leyland's adage that certain decisions may not be bad regardless of whether they work out, but he did take a second look at his choice to have Torii Hunter attempt to lay down a sac bunt in the eighth on Wednesday.


4/17/2014 | Slider-inclined Alburquerque improves on fastball

All the emphasis the Tigers placed on Al Alburquerque in Spring Training about throwing his fastball and locating it might have paid off. Detroit's slider-throwing reliever, known for swing-and-miss stuff but also missing the strike zone for stretches, threw a scoreless inning Wednesday night without a walk or a strikeout.


4/17/2014 | Veteran Gonzalez inconsistent at shortstop

Manager Brad Ausmus said Alex Gonzalez "has scuffled" occasionally on defense, and he expressed his desire to get backup Andrew Romine more playing time.


4/17/2014 | Kinsler's huge day leads Tigers over Tribe

Ian Kinsler continued his hot start with a three-run homer in a four-run fifth inning to propel Detroit to a 7-5 win on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park. Kinsler later added an RBI single.


4/16/2014 | Tigers face tough task in Indians' Salazar

On Thursday, the Tigers will face likely the hardest-throwing starter they have seen so far this season in the Indians' Danny Salazar.


4/16/2014 | Anibal recovers, but Tigers' bats remain cold

With Indians starter Zach McAllister allowing just three singles and a double over six quality innings, the Tigers were frozen out from the early innings, dropping a 3-2 decision to Cleveland on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.


4/16/2014 | Safe call at first stands after Indians challenge

With the Tigers trailing the Indians 3-1 in the bottom of the eighth on Wednesday night at Comerica Park, Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler laid down a bunt and was called safe on a bang-bang play at first. After Indians manager Terry Francona's challenge and a video review, the umpires ruled that the play stands.


4/16/2014 | Weaver looks to right ship when Halos hit Motown

Detroit left-hander Drew Smyly is set to make his first start of the season in the series opener against the Angels on Friday. He'll be opposed by Angels righty Jered Weaver, who is looking for his first win of 2014.


4/16/2014 | Smyly set to face Angels in his first start of '14

Tigers lefty Drew Smyly's first start of the season is now set for Friday's series opener against the Angels.


4/16/2014 | Getting Avila hot is crucial for Tigers' lineup

Alex Avila remained in the seventh spot of the Tigers' lineup on Wednesday as he tries to work his way out of his rough start.


4/16/2014 | Hunter among Tigers proud to honor Jackie

After a one-day delay due to what right fielder Torii Hunter called a "snow day," Hunter and the Tigers prepared to honor the legacy of Jackie Robinson on Wednesday night against the Indians.




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