Detroit Tigers

Farmer gets the start as Tigers host D-backs
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The D-backs get their first taste of the designated hitter this season when they visit the Tigers on Tuesday night.

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Upton's grand slam just what Detroit needed
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As Justin Upton’s ball hit the Pesky Pole for a grand slam on Sunday night, it took out some of the Tigers’ frustration with it.

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Tigers slam their way to win over Red Sox
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Justin Upton’s modest fly ball to right clanged off Pesky’s Pole for a grand slam, fueling an 8-3 victory over the Red Sox to salvage the finale of a three-game series after losing the first two.

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Tigers need more reliability from relief corps
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Justin Wilson, Alex Wilson and Shane Greene have been reliable out of the bullpen, but beyond those three, the Tigers have questions.

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Tigers using Greene's versatility to the fullest
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Sometime earlier this season, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had a talk with Shane Greene. He was already a reliever, and had shown the potential to be a pretty good one. But despite that, and despite the struggles up and down the rest of the Tigers’ bullpen, Ausmus didn’t have a role to offer him. That’s […]

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Norris aims to end skid, win finale in Boston
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Lefties Drew Pomeranz and Daniel Norris will face off in the conclusion of the Red Sox-Tigers weekend series on Sunday night at Fenway Park. Both pitchers are coming off performances that included their highest pitch totals of the season.

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Tigers pick up Verlander, but 'pen falters late
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It took six tries, but Red Sox ace Chris Sale was finally able to emerge victorious in one of his duels with Justin Verlander. A late-game surge by the Boston bats helped propel Sale to an 11-3 win over Verlander and the Tigers on Saturday night at Fenway Park.

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Verlander can't finish off hitters, lasts 5 frames
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Justin Verlander escaped with a no-decision in Saturday’s 11-3 loss to the Red Sox; that fell to reliever Warwick Saupold. But by working four walks and fouling off 26 pitches, the Red Sox essentially won by attrition, chasing Verlander and putting the game on Detroit’s bullpen.

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Look for Castellanos to rebound at plate
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Nicholas Castellanos hasn’t produced like Detroit would have hoped so far, but his elite hard-hit skills should prove to help him rebound — and we may have already seen the start of it this week.

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Verlander seeks another win over Sale, Sox
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All eyes will be on the mound Saturday when the Tigers and Red Sox meet at Fenway Park, as 2011 American League Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander will face off against Chris Sale, who has finished in the top six of AL Cy Young Award voting the past five seasons.

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Zim denied win as 'pen lets Red Sox rally
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Jackie Bradley Jr. picked a fine time to drill one of the most powerful home runs of his career. His two-run smash to right-center with two outs in the bottom of the eighth snapped a tie, leading the Red Sox to a 5-3 victory in Friday night’s opener of a three-game series against the Tigers […]

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Tigers' relief woes at Fenway all too familiar
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The 2013 American League Championship Series remains a timeless tragedy for Tigers fans. The cast has changed — just five Tigers are left from that team, and the coaching staff is largely different — but every big Red Sox comeback off Detroit’s bullpen feels like a sequel. Friday’s 5-3 Tigers loss, a game they led […]

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