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    • 8:41 PM, Sep. 17, 2014

    Tigers must make Joakim Soria closer before title bid blows up

    Joe Nathan's blow-up in the ninth inning, following a weekend of escape acts against the Indians, and too many such incidents in 2014, have made for an uncomfortable but necessary decision by the Tigers.

    • 5:32 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
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    Tigers' Dave Dombrowski standing by Brad Ausmus' decision at closer

    On Wednesday, general manager Dave Dombrowski stood by his manager, even though it was Dombrowski who had to part with Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson so they could get Joakim Soria.

    • 1:38 AM, Sep. 18, 2014
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    Tigers bungle second straight to Twins; lead down to half-game

    Minneapolis For a Tigers team that has spent most of the season in first place, winning a division title requires a few finishing tasks.

    • 9:07 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
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    Tigers' J.D. Martinez continues to show power in clutch

    J.D. Martinez caught the pitch squarely. And away it went, on a high arc toward right field. Martinez's right arm stretched upward, triumphantly, even before the ball landed a few feet into the 20-foot-high balcony for a three-run homer that put the Tigers on top of the Twins, 3-2, on Wednesday night at Target Field.

    • 5:48 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
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    Ticket broker offers fans money back if Tigers lose while Kelly plays or Nathan blows save

    The Ticket Machine out of suburban Lansing has decided to take stand, offering a promotion that could get you into next week's Tigers-White Sox series for free.

    • 5:05 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
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    Tigers lose to Twins; drop two of three in series

    The Tigers lost 8-4 to the Twins Wednesday to close out the three-game series ahead of a crucial series against the Kansas City Royals.

    • 1:17 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
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    Tigers' Joe Nathan unravels in 9th, wastes J.D. Martinez's heroic homer

    Martinez's three-run shot into the right-field loft in the ninth had with one dramatic cut, saved the Tigers from a 2-0 rubout and put them on top, 3-2. But the closer role that has been Detroit's problem child for two years is again officially in crisis mode.

    • 1:02 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
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    Tigers Mailbag: Joe Nathan shouldn't be closing on back-to-back days

    When Nathan pitches without a day off, opponents are batting .400 against him, with a .448 on-base percentage. When Nathan gets at least one day off, his numbers are significantly better.

    • 10:00 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Tigers' Anibal Sanchez as bullpen option 'not unreasonable'

    The Tigers and Sanchez are quietly giddy about his accelerating bounceback from a strained pectoralis. The issue is whether Sanchez, a right-handed fixture in the starting rotation, can make it back as a starter, or perhaps a reliever, before the regular season ends Sept. 28 or once the playoffs begin, should Detroit qualify.

    • 12:48 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
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    Steven Moya tries to make the most of September cameo with Tigers

    He is a rookie, five weeks past his 23rd birthday, and he does indeed feel blessed simply to be wearing a Tigers uniform during this September stretch when expanded rosters have given the left-handed hitting right-fielder a chance to be with the big league team.

    • 1:37 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Tigers interested in making Mike Hessman a coach, but minor-league slugger wants to play one more year

    Hessman, 36, this season made history, becoming the all-time International League home-run king, and surpassing the 400-homer mark. He's currently at 417, 67 behind the all-time leader in the minor leagues.

    • 3:29 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Jack Morris on Tigers TV cameo: 'I hope there's an opportunity down the road'

    Morris was brought in by FSD brass looking to add a pitcher's perspective to the broadcast, a late-season addition that caught many by surprise. FSD is considering a three-man booth for 2015.

    • 10:44 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Alex Avila's recurring injuries giving Tigers a headache

    He is fatigued as much from talking about endless blows to his head as from the bludgeoning itself, with the latest collision happening during Sunday's game against the Indians at Comerica Park.

    • 3:24 PM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Justin Verlander is Tigers' nominee for Roberto Clemente Award

    Verlander, the Tigers starting pitcher, was announced Tuesday as Detroit's candidate for the Roberte Clemente Award. It's given to a player who shines on and off the field just as Clemente did before he passed away.

    • 1:27 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
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    Tuesday's baseball roundup: White Sox rough up Royals bullpen for 7-5 victory

    Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis both gave up runs for the first time in nearly three months as the Kansas City Royals' dominant bullpen was touched up Tuesday ...

    • 4:22 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera homer in ninth to rescue Tigers in victory

    Two of the Tigers' elders saved their playoff-hunting team's skin Monday night at Target Field when Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit ninth-inning homers to ...

    • 12:01 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Anibal Sanchez could be the Tigers' secret weapon -- out of the bullpen

    Sanchez almost certainly won't be in the Tigers' playoff rotation, should they make it to their fourth consecutive postseason. That doesn't mean he can't ...

    • 2:29 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Tigers reliever Kyle Ryan, 22, shakes off jitters to secure second win

    Never mind that he is 22. Forget that he began the season pitching at Double A Erie and was about as far from Detroit as a left-handed pitcher can be.

    • 2:17 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Max Scherzer up for Marvin Miller award; playoff tickets on sale Wednesday

    Also up for the Marvin Miller award: Carlos Beltran of the Yankees, Josh Hamilton of the Angels, Adam LaRoche of the Nationals, Anhony Rizzo of the Cubs and ...

    • 2:39 AM, Sep. 16, 2014
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    Royals score twice in ninth to beat White Sox, remain 1 games behind Tigers

    Pinch-runners Jarrod Dyson and Terrance Gore scored in the ninth inning as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox on ...

    • 7:18 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Surging Tigers take command of AL Central

    The Tigers, trying to capture their fourth straight AL Central title, were two games behind the Royals on Monday. After taking two of three from K.C. and all ...

    • 7:02 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Tigers rookies travel to Minneapolis wearing only skimpy football outfits

    It's a long-standing tradition in Major League Baseball that prior to the final road trip of the regular season, the veterans get to choose the rookies' ...

    • 7:00 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Tigers Insider: Indians are plenty sick of Victor, J.D. Martinez

    The Martinezes have driven in more than 40 percent of the Tigers runs against the Indians this year, and have accounted for more than half the homers against ...

    • 8:02 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Alex Avila: Tigers' hero one day, knocked out of game the next

    Such was the plight of Avila, who, after hitting the winning home run Saturday, had to be pulled out of the game Sunday after striking out in the seventh ...

    • 8:22 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Tigers prospect Daniel Fields faces make-or-break offseason

    Fields figured this was going to be the September he got his call to join the Tigers when the rosters expanded. Instead Fields, the Tigers sixth round pick in ...

    • 1:34 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Despite shortcomings, Joe Nathan gets job done for Tigers and that's enough

    When the 'Tigers' and 'bullpen' are threaded into the same sentence you can generally add a third word: anxiety. There is simply little confidence the Tigers ...

    • 12:17 AM, Sep. 15, 2014
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    Manager Ned Yost not pleased after Royals lose three of four to lowly Red Sox

    The Kansas City Royals have not been to the playoffs in 29 years and are skidding toward a 30th straight season following Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Red Sox. ...

    • 5:24 PM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Tigers sweep away Indians behind Ian Kinsler's home run

    J.D. Martinez pulled the Tigers within 3-2 in the sixth, driving in Miguel Cabrera with a single to center. Martinez, who also homered in the fourth, ended the ...

    • 1:14 AM, Sep. 14, 2014
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    Alex Avila's two-run homer in eighth inning keeps Tigers in first place

    The Tigers tried and failed through the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to get the equalizer against the Cleveland Indians Saturday night.

    • 7:20 PM, Sep. 13, 2014
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    Justin Verlander: No special database is necessary when Tigers and Indians square off

    Brooksbaseball.net is a website devoted to tracking, logging and analyzing every pitch thrown in Major League Baseball. It will tell you how often a pitcher ...

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