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5/5/2015 | Sale aims to bounce back against Tigers

Not many pitchers would look forward to getting away from the Twins and facing the Tigers. After Minnesota scored nine runs off Chris Sale last week, however, the left-hander has to hope a rematch with Detroit can get him back in form Wednesday night when the Tigers and White Sox play the middle game of their three-game set at U.S. Cellular Field.


5/5/2015 | Shark buckles down, tames first-place Tigers

The White Sox five-game losing streak came to an end Tuesday night at U.S. Cellular Field by virtue of a 5-2 victory over the Tigers. The South Siders improved to 7-3 at home, to go with their 2-11 road record.


5/5/2015 | Familiarity lands J.D. in right spot in Detroit

Alex Avila has known J.D. Martinez since he was in elementary school north of Miami. His father, Al, the Tigers' assistant general manager, got to know Martinez well when Alex's brother, Alan, was one of Martinez's teammates at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. Unfortunately for the White Sox, they stay in touch.


5/5/2015 | Trio of doctors looking over Verlander's MRI

Justin Verlander underwent a third MRI exam on his strained right triceps here Tuesday morning, hoping to be cleared to begin his throwing program again.


5/5/2015 | Rondon to continue rehab process in Detroit

Bruce Rondon will rejoin the Tigers in Detroit when the team returns to Comerica Park on Friday, but he will not be returning to pitch yet. If anything, his return is an effort to get him headed down that path again under the watch of the big league staff.


5/4/2015 | Petrick has been in Gibson's shoes

Ben Petrick has Parkinson's disease. He knew it for most of his big league career, though his teammates didn't. He dealt with the symptoms during his final Major League stop in 2003, playing for the Tigers, where Kirk Gibson was his outfield coach.


5/4/2015 | MLB reveals 30 Honorary Bat Girl winners

Thirty winners were announced on Monday by Major League Baseball in the 2015 Honorary Bat Girl contest.


5/3/2015 | Tigers are in good place after KC showdown

Four weeks into the season it is a little early to get too excited. But the four-time defending AL Central champion Tigers, however, have to be feeling pretty good about the way things are coming together after a series split with the Royals.


5/3/2015 | Pitching, timely hits key for salvaging series

In the AL Central standings, however, the Tigers left town looking pretty much the same as they came in, a half-game up on the Royals after Sunday's 6-4 win. Considering where they stood two games into their four-game series, it was a good look.


5/3/2015 | Anibal displays front-line stuff in key series

Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez fired 7 1/3 strong innings in Sunday's 6-4 win to improve to 6-2 vs. Kansas City since joining Detroit in 2012.


5/3/2015 | Iglesias aims to play despite groin tightness

Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias exited Sunday's 6-4 win over the Royals with tightness in his left groin. He is listed as day to day, but Iglesias is optimistic he can return on Tuesday against the White Sox.


5/3/2015 | Anibal masters Royals to help Tigers earn split

Right-hander Anibal Sanchez logged five perfect frames before a leadoff single in the sixth and Alex Avila had three RBIs in leading the Tigers to a 6-4 win over the Royals on Sunday. Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie was tagged for six runs.


5/3/2015 | Price takes fielding practice to tighten defense

Tigers starter David Price on Sunday was trying to shore up the one area of his game that nearly drove him crazy in his five-hitter on Saturday -- his fielding error on a potential double-play grounder from Alex Gordon nearly fueled a Royals rally.


5/3/2015 | Samardzija aims to rebound in opener vs. Tigers

Right-hander Jeff Samardzija will look to get back on track against right-hander Shane Greene and the Tigers in the opener of a three-game set on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Field.


5/3/2015 | Gose's speed torments Royals

The Tigers didn't produce much offense in their 2-1 win over the Royals, but they did their damage when Anthony Gose sped things up.


5/3/2015 | Economical Price a model of efficiency

Neither the peskiness of a confident Royals lineup, nor the roar of a sellout crowd unhinged David Price from the rhythm he had found in Saturday's 2-1 Tigers win at Kauffman Stadium.


5/2/2015 | Price's latest start makes big statement

After struggling in his previous two starts, David Price found redemption against the Royals, tossing a complete-game gem in Saturday's 2-1 victory.


5/2/2015 | Tigers keep rotation order, stick with Lobstein

Kyle Lobstein will make his next start on turn Thursday against the White Sox in Chicago. Manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday he decided to keep his rotation in order coming out of Monday's off-day, giving all of his starters an extra day of rest.


5/2/2015 | Tigers tweak shift after bunt singles

The Tigers aren't going to abandon their infield shift on Royals left-handed hitters after bunt singles from Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer down the third-base line on consecutive nights. They are, however, going to tweak it.


5/2/2015 | Sanchez, Tigers vying for split vs. Guthrie, Royals

Anibal Sanchez gets the start for the Tigers on Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium as Detroit tries to split the four-game series against Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals.


5/2/2015 | Price too much for Royals

Detroit left-hander David Price threw a complete-game five-hitter and won his third game of the year as the Tigers beat the Royals, 2-1, on Saturday night in front of 38,692 fans at Kauffman Stadium.


5/2/2015 | Tigers hitters still baffled against KC's Young

In the end, the only opponent Royals starter Chris Young couldn't beat was his pitch count. The Tigers managed just three walks against Young, whose slider kept right-handed hitters lunging all night in a 4-1 win at Kauffman Stadium.


5/1/2015 | Miggy loses fierce battle with Royals' Herrera

Miguel Cabrera-Kelvin Herrera won't show up on the undercard for Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao. Yet on a night when Chris Young and Ryan Madson no-hit the Tigers for seven innings, it set up as the main event in the Royals' 4-1 win on Friday night.


5/1/2015 | Royals lose no-hit bid in 8th, but tame Tigers

Spot starter Chris Young fanned nine in five hitless innings, while reliever Kelvin Herrera escaped a big bases-loaded jam in the eighth as the Royals held on for a 4-1 win over the Tigers on Friday night. Nick Castellanos' single broke up the no-no in the eighth.


5/1/2015 | Nesbitt may get bigger role in Tigers' bullpen

Though only one of Tigers rookie Angel Nesbitt's eight Major League appearances have come in games that were closer than four runs, the goal is to get him to the point where he's an option for higher-leverage situations.




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