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5/22/2015 | J.D. Martinez filling Tigers' cleanup void

J.D. Martinez hit a go-ahead three-run homer Friday in Detroit's 6-2 win over the Astros. He's been protecting Miguel Cabrera in the lineup and is batting .375 in the last 13 games.


5/22/2015 | Simon keeps aggressive Astros guessing in win

Alfredo Simon kept Houston guessing, and the right-hander settled down after allowing two unearned runs in the third inning to toss seven frames in the Tigers' 6-2 win.


5/22/2015 | Trying next step, Verlander to throw sim game

Six weeks after Justin Verlander threw a simulated game and fell short of his goal, he's scheduled to throw another one. He'll face a group of Tigers hitters Tuesday afternoon in Oakland, where Detroit faces the A's next week, as he tries the next step in his rehab process.


5/22/2015 | Versatile Wilson relishing time in Tigers' bullpen

Alex Wilson was recalled from Triple-A Toledo by the Tigers on April 22, and, since surrendering runs in two of his first three appearances, has been a reliable addition to the bullpen.


5/22/2015 | McCullers looks to follow up strong debut vs. Tigers

Lance McCullers, one of the Astros' top pitching prospects, will get his second taste of big league action on Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park against left-hander Kyle Lobstein and the Tigers.


5/22/2015 | Martinez, Simon keep Tigers rolling vs. Astros

J.D. Martinez's three-run home run helped power Alfredo Simon through seven strong innings, sending the Tigers to their second straight win over the American League West-leading Astros with a 6-2 victory Friday night at Comerica Park.


5/20/2015 | Castellanos gives Tigers much-needed boost

The Tigers' triples leaderboard includes speedsters Rajai Davis and Anthony Gose. It now includes Nick Castellanos.


5/20/2015 | McCann adds to repertoire with nifty grab

Catcher James McCann may have had some Tigers fans double-checking their scorecards during Wednesday's series finale against the Brewers at Comerica Park.


5/20/2015 | Anibal, wife launch charity for well-being of kids

As Anibal Sanchez and his wife, Ana, introduced Sanchez's Little Smiles, a new charity program they founded with the Tigers, the right-hander grew emotional while recounting a personal story.


5/20/2015 | Rondon to begin likely lengthy rehab stint

The road back to the Tigers' bullpen for Bruce Rondon goes through Triple-A Toledo starting on Thursday. It is not expected to be a quick stop.


5/20/2015 | Feldman, road warriors square off with Price, Tigers

The Astros, one of baseball's best road teams thus far, will face their toughest test yet when they open a four-game series against the Tigers on Thursday at Comerica Park in Detroit. Scott Feldman will face David Price in the afternoon contest.


5/19/2015 | Home run trend continues to sting Sanchez

The home runs came so quickly Tuesday, three of them in a nine-pitch span, that Anibal Sanchez was still struggling to digest it after the Tigers' 8-1 loss to the Brewers. He was ready to go to work on it, but he wasn't completely sure how.


5/19/2015 | Offense sputters against Brewers' Nelson

Tuesday's 8-1 loss to the Brewers at Comerica Park marked the 19th time this season -- and seventh time in the last 10 games -- Detroit has scored two runs or fewer in a contest. The Tigers managed just three hits, allowing Milwaukee starter Jimmy Nelson to cruise to his second win of the season.


5/19/2015 | V-Mart to DL could be a blessing in disguise

There are not many teams that can get along without a player who went .335/.409/.565 the previous season, while leading the league in on-base percentage and OPS. The Tigers should be one of the happy exceptions while Victor Martinez is on the disabled list.


5/19/2015 | Lohse rolling into Brewers' sweep bid in Detroit

Right-hander Shane Greene and the Tigers host veteran Kyle Lohse and the Brewers on Wednesday night at Comerica Park in the finale of an Interleague series, with Milwaukee seeking its first three-game sweep of the season.


5/19/2015 | Brewers stun Tigers with 3-homer 3rd inning

What began as a pitching duel between Anibal Sanchez and Jimmy Nelson became a Brewers runaway with three home runs in a nine-pitch span off Sanchez, sending Milwaukee to a second straight win over the Tigers with an 8-1 victory Tuesday night at Comerica Park.


5/19/2015 | Ausmus tossed in 5th after Kinsler's strikeout

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was ejected from Tuesday's game against the Brewers after trying to keep second baseman Ian Kinsler from getting tossed.


5/19/2015 | Collins adds lefty bat with experience in bigs

Tyler Collins went third-person upon his return to the Tigers on Tuesday afternoon. But that person wasn't Victor Martinez. He knows better than to try to fill that role.


5/19/2015 | V-Mart lands on DL; Tigers recall Collins

The Tigers placed All-Star designated hitter Victor Martinez on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation Tuesday afternoon and recalled outfielder Tyler Collins from Triple-A Toledo.


5/19/2015 | Lobstein pitches well in defeat

Kyle Lobstein induced 14 of his 20 outs on ground balls. He needed one more groundout, or one more run of support. He got neither in the Tigers' 3-2 loss to the Brewers.


5/18/2015 | Tigers call on Anibal against Brewers

Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez will look to build off one of his best performances of the season on Tuesday night, while the Brewers will start Jimmy Nelson for the second game of a three-game Interleague series at Comerica Park.


5/18/2015 | Go-Town? Gomez lifts Crew in Detroit

The Brewers rolled into Comerica Park and cooled off a Tigers offense that had seemingly heated up in St. Louis. Mike Fiers and the Milwaukee bullpen held down Detroit long enough for Carlos Gomez to strike with a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh for a 3-2 win at Comerica Park.


5/18/2015 | Sore and slumping V-Mart has Tigers concerned

Victor Martinez returned to the Tigers' starting lineup on Monday after three days off that were supposed to help his ailing left knee and his scuffling left-handed swing, but he tweaked the knee running out a double-play grounder and went 0-for-4, prompting Brad Ausmus to indicate the club may have to "at least talk about other options."


5/18/2015 | Tigers' Rondon draws raves after facing hitters

Manager Brad Ausmus and the Tigers raved about the life on Bruce Rondon's fastball on Monday after the reliever who has been on the disabled list since March 2014 completed a 25-pitch session against live hitters.


5/17/2015 | Hardy giving Tigers reliable lefty relief

A permanent role in the Tigers' bullpen was far from a guarantee for Blaine Hardy when he was called up from Triple-A Toledo on April 9, but the lefty has made a compelling case to stay long term.




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