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7/20/2014 | Nathan bounces back with spotless ninth

By now, in his 14th big league season, Joe Nathan has accepted the fact that the closer is an easy scapegoat on any baseball team.


7/20/2014 | Smyly quiets Indians to help Tigers end slide

Drew Smyly didn't allow a hit until the fifth and Torii Hunter went deep as the Tigers snapped a four-game skid with a 5-1 win over the Indians on Sunday at Comerica Park.


7/20/2014 | V-Mart scuffling at plate to begin second half

Victor Martinez, likely the MVP of the Tigers' first half, had just two hits in 12 at-bats over his first three games after the All-Star break.


7/20/2014 | Joba not letting ankle soreness affect results

A day after his right ankle prevented him from pitching the ninth inning, Joba Chamberlain showed no ill effects in a scoreless eighth on Sunday.


7/20/2014 | Tigers option VerHagen back to Triple-A

After making his Major League debut Saturday in Game 1 of the Tigers' doubleheader vs. the Indians, Drew VerHagen was optioned back to Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.


7/20/2014 | Tigers looking for more road success in Arizona

Despite dropping three of four to Cleveland over the weekend, the Tigers still hold a 5 1/2-game lead in the American League Central, and they'll look to add to the win column beginning Monday, when they visit Arizona for a three-game set with the D-backs.


7/20/2014 | Scherzer battles past pregame neck spasms

Max Scherzer threw a season-high 118 pitches Saturday night. For a minute, it was questionable whether he'd throw one. That's how serious of a concern the Tigers had about neck spasms that flared up as he was warming in the bullpen.


7/19/2014 | Tribe goes for series sweep of first-place Tigers

Josh Tomlin and Drew Smyly will duel in Sunday's finale at Comerica Park. The Indians have an opportunity to take four straight games from the Tigers, and trim a 7 1/2-game American League Central deficit at the start of the series to just 3 1/2 games on Sunday.


7/19/2014 | Nathan tagged in ninth as Tigers drop Game 2

Saturday, in the nightcap of a doubleheader, the Indians swept the day on the wings of Carlos Santana's ninth-inning three-run double off Joe Nathan. The clutch hit gave the Tribe a 5-2 win.


7/19/2014 | Replay confirms Brantley's double in first inning

With the bases empty, the Indians' Michael Brantley launched one off Comerica Park's right-field fence on Saturday night that appeared to hit right off the yellow line. It was ruled a live ball, and a 40-second crew chief review, initiated by Laz Diaz, confirmed that call.


7/19/2014 | Alburquerque unable to escape during Friday's jam

Al Alburquerque came within a pitch of pulling off the escape in Friday night's 9-3 loss to the Indians. He succumbed to the home run on the pitch that had kept the ball in the park for him so often to begin his career.


7/19/2014 | VerHagen's debut unravels after big inning

Drew VerHagen cruised early in his Major League debut but was undone by a three-run fifth in Game 1 of Saturday's twin bill, as the Tigers lost to the Indians, 6-2, at Comerica Park.


7/19/2014 | Tigers recall Knebel to bolster bullpen

Corey Knebel, though still very much a rookie, was more the teacher than the protégé when his second big league stint began on Saturday.


7/19/2014 | V-Mart returns with two hits, rare two K's

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus got his veteran cleanup hitter back during Friday's 9-3 loss to the Indians, with Victor Martinez's return from his back injury. He had an odd combination of stats in his first game since July 4.


7/19/2014 | Bullpen may be signifying need for reinforcements

The Tigers opened the unofficial second half of their schedule Friday with their Motown Night promotion, playing Motown classics between innings and during pitching changes. A seven-run seventh inning gave them a lot of the latter.


7/19/2014 | Tigers have Scherzer to close twin bill vs. Tribe

In the nightcap of their day-night doubleheader at Comerica Park on Saturday, the Tigers will start All-Star Max Scherzer against Zach McAllister, who is being called up from Triple-A by the Indians to step in.


7/18/2014 | VerHagen to make MLB debut in twin bill opener

The Tigers and Indians will meet twice on Saturday in a day-night doubleheader, the first contest of which is a makeup of an April 15 rainout. Detroit will send right-hander Drew VerHagen to the mound to make his Major League debut in the first game, and he'll be opposed by fellow right-hander Corey Kluber. In the nightcap, the Tigers will start Max Scherzer opposite Zach McAllister.


7/18/2014 | Tigers blindsided by late ambush in loss to Indians

Right before the All-Star break, Brad Ausmus was asked which part of his first-place team might need the most improvement. Had he been posed the same question Friday night, after Detroit's 9-3 loss to Cleveland at Comerica Park, he might have been compelled to single out the bullpen.


7/18/2014 | VerHagen joins Tigers in anticipation of debut

Tall right-hander Drew VerHagen will make his Major League debut for the Tigers on Saturday in the front end of a doubleheader against Cleveland.


7/18/2014 | Dirks expected to resume rehab within week

The muscle soreness that halted outfielder Andy Dirks' rehab assignment should not keep him out much more than a week, according to the Tigers' medical staff.


7/18/2014 | Tigers agree with 31 of 40 Draft choices

When Friday's 5 p.m. ET First-Year Player Draft signing deadline came and went, the Tigers had agreed to terms with 31 of their 40 selections.


7/18/2014 | Tigers, Lakeland extend partnership through 2036

The longest-running partnership between a Major League team and a Spring Training home will reach a 100th season. The Tigers and the City of Lakeland, Fla., announced an agreement on Friday that will keep the team in the city through 2036.


7/17/2014 | VerHagen to make spot start in Saturday's twin bill

Triple-A Toledo hurler Drew VerHagen will get the assignment for the Tigers' first game of Saturday's doubleheader against Cleveland at Comerica Park.


7/16/2014 | Moya named Eastern League ASG MVP

Outfielder Steven Moya, the Tigers' No. 20 prospect, hit a grand slam and was named MVP of the Eastern League All-Star Game on Wednesday. His blast helped the Western Division defeat the Eastern Division, 5-2.


7/16/2014 | Setback pushes Dirks' return to Tigers to unknown date

After a week of game action, Andy Dirks' comeback from back surgery has hit a snag. The Tigers announced Wednesday that they've recalled Dirks from his rehab assignment with Class A Lakeland, and will keep him on the disabled list.




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