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7/5/2015 | Quality offspeed offerings inspire Verlander

For four innings in Sunday afternoon's 10-5 loss to the Blue Jays, the Tigers caught a glimpse of what Justin Verlander can be. His fastball comfortably reached the mid-90s, and his offspeed pitches -- the slider and curveball -- kept the Blue Jays off balance.


7/5/2015 | Miggy voted All-Star starter at first base

Miguel Cabrera won't be able to take the field with the American League All-Stars next Tuesday night in Cincinnati. Still, he'll be credited with his third consecutive starting nod and the fourth of his career, along with his 10th All-Star selection in 12 years.


7/5/2015 | Ausmus refraining from assigning bullpen roles

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has spent the better part of his season-and-a-half tenure preferring set bullpen roles, but for now, only closer Joakim Soria has an ongoing role for Detroit.


7/5/2015 | Marte ready, willing for transition to first base

Though Alex Avila was in the lineup at first base again for the Tigers on Sunday, manager Brad Ausmus maintained that the team's usual starting catcher won't assume the corner-infield role on a daily basis. Callup Jefry Marte said he is ready to switch from third to first.


7/5/2015 | Iwakuma to return from DL to face struggling Simon

Right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma will make his return from the disabled list on Monday night as the Mariners host the Tigers in the first meeting of a three-game series at Safeco Field.


7/5/2015 | Big inning spurs Blue Jays over Tigers in finale

Home runs by Jose Bautista and Justin Smoak capped Toronto's scorching six-run fifth, as the Blue Jays tagged Detroit starter Justin Verlander in a 10-5 victory on Sunday at Comerica Park.


7/4/2015 | Tigers pick up slack with Miggy out of lineup

In the Tigers' first game without Miguel Cabrera in the regular lineup, vets such as J.D. Martinez, Ian Kinsler and Yoenis Cespedes came through for a flurry of runs in an 8-3 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.


7/4/2015 | Avila makes terrific grab in 1st start at first

Alex Avila didn't expect much from himself at first base in the Tigers' 8-3 win over the Blue Jays. It only took until the fourth inning on Saturday to prove himself wrong, as he made a spectacular catch on Russell Martin's popup.


7/4/2015 | Tigers examine choices at first with Miggy out

Miguel Cabrera's Grade 3 calf strain, which will sideline him for the next six weeks, leaves the Tigers with major holes to fill, both at the plate and at first base.


7/4/2015 | Verlander faces Estrada, Blue Jays to close set

Life without Miguel Cabrera continues as Justin Verlander and Tigers face the Blue Jays for Sunday afternoon's series finale.


7/4/2015 | Tigers start early, ride big inning past Blue Jays

Hours after the Tigers put Miguel Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list, their offense put up a four-run first inning off knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, putting Detroit in command from the outset for an 8-3 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park. David Price struck out seven over seven innings.


7/3/2015 | Sanchez at best with batterymate Avila back

Tigers catcher Alex Avila realized around the fifth inning of Friday's 8-6 win over the Blue Jays that Anibal Sanchez was having a special night, and Sanchez was just five outs away from his second career no-hitter.


7/3/2015 | Miggy suffers left calf strain vs. Blue Jays

The Tigers stopped their midseason stumble for at least a night with Friday's 8-6 win over the Blue Jays. But they now might have to limp to the All-Star break without Miguel Cabrera. They expect to know more on Saturday, when they get the MRI results back on the left calf strain Cabrera suffered trying to get a running start off first base.


7/3/2015 | Tigers turn to ace Price vs. Dickey, Blue Jays

Tigers ace David Price faces R.A. Dickey and the Blue Jays in an Independence Day matinee on Saturday in the second contest of a three-game series at Comerica Park.


7/3/2015 | Sanchez flirts with no-no, Tigers hold on vs. Jays

Anibal Sanchez carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning, and a five-run fourth gave the Tigers a necessary cushion as they held on for an 8-6 win over the Blue Jays on Friday night at Comerica Park.


7/3/2015 | Avila returns to Tigers from disabled list

The Tigers activated catcher Alex Avila from the 15-day disabled list before Friday's 8-6 win over Toronto.


7/3/2015 | Tigers DFA Joba, Gorzelanny in 'pen makeover

The Tigers had a bullpen shakeup on Friday, designating veteran setup men Joba Chamberlain and Tom Gorzelanny while promoting converted starters Jeff Ferrell and Drew VerHagen.


7/3/2015 | Tigers draft picks have big night for Connecticut

It takes years to decide whether a draft class panned out or not, but Tigers general manager David Dombrowski has to be feeling good about his 2015 haul.


7/2/2015 | Fan favorite Gibson rejoins Tigers booth

On Thursday morning, before the Tigers' series-closing 8-4 loss to the Pirates, Kirk Gibson had a friendly disagreement with Brad Ausmus during the manager's media availability.


7/2/2015 | Tigers know spark can restore winning ways

At the time, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus hoped Sunday's walk-off win over the White Sox was a turning point toward more positive results. Following Thursday's 8-4 loss to the Pirates, which completed a three-game sweep at Comerica Park, Ausmus admitted Detroit is still searching for that inspiration.


7/2/2015 | Liriano's gem sets tone in Bucs' Detroit sweep

Francisco Liriano tossed seven scoreless innings, and a four-run ninth weathered a late comeback attempt as the Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Tigers with an 8-4 win on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park.


7/2/2015 | Blue Jays meet winter trade partner in Detroit

The Tigers and Blue Jays will meet on Friday night for the first time since the offseason trade that saw Anthony Gose and Devon Travis switch sides. This could be a series in which both players have an opportunity to make their former organizations pay just a little bit more for the deal. The Tigers will be looking to jump back over the .500 mark after being swept by Pittsburgh at Comerica Park.


7/2/2015 | J.D.'s quietly strong year not lost on Ausmus

While answering a question on Wednesday about Yoenis Cespedes' All-Star candidacy, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus paused to support another one of his players. "Really, we probably have a right fielder that's an All-Star, as well," Ausmus said.


7/2/2015 | Improving Avila on verge of rejoining Tigers

Catcher Alex Avila will serve as the designated hitter on Thursday night for Triple-A Toledo, likely setting up a return to the Tigers for this weekend's series against the Blue Jays at Comerica Park.


7/1/2015 | Tigers lament pitching woes against Pirates

Earlier this season, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus called Alfredo Simon the most consistent pitcher in his rotation. Not anymore. The Pirates tallied 21 total on the night -- a season-high -- in a 9-3 loss at Comerica Park.




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