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Grand Rapids Press Apr 17, 2014
Al Alburquerque considered 'most consistent' in Detroit Tigers' bullpen, finding success with fastball

Al Alburquerque considered 'most consistent' in Detroit Tigers' bullpen, finding success with fastball

The biggest question Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque faced this season was whether he could command his fastball. So far, hes answered the call. Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Al Alburquerque throws to first base against the Kansas City Royals in the 10th inning in Detroit on April 2.AP Photo  DETROIT -- When highly touted reliever Bruce Rondon went down with a season-ending elbow injury this spring, the Tigers were left with a big void to fill in the late innings. Rather than look to the free-agent market for potential replacements, the Tigers seemed...
Bless You Boys Apr 2, 2014

Five keys to success for the 2014 Tigers

The strengths and weaknesses in the Tigers' roster are fairly apparent, but here are five key performances to watch this season. It's not hard to spot the strengths and weaknesses on the Tiger roster entering the 2014 season. The starting pitching rotation is as good as it gets. Miguel Cabrera is historically great. There are holes at shortstop and in the bullpen, and there's not much depth. These things are apparent. But here are five key players and their keys to success this season. 1. Al Alburquerque needs to keep the ball in the ballpark. We know about his electric stuff,...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 28, 2014
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Joba Chamberlain to start as Brad Ausmus tries to beat rain in Lakeland

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Joba Chamberlain to start as Brad Ausmus tries to beat rain in Lakeland

There is a chance of rain in the forecast later this afternoon, so Ausmus wants to do everything he can to make sure Chamberlain, Ian Krol, Phil Coke and Al Alburquerque can pitch. Who: Detroit Tigers (14-12-2) at Tampa Bay Rays (16-6-4) Where: Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla. When: 1:05 p.m. TV: Not availableRadio: 1270 WXYT-AM and the Tigers radio network Twitter: Follow Chris Iott PROBABLE PITCHERS Rays: Matt Moore, Josh Lueke, Grant Balfour, Jake McGee, Joel Peralta. Tigers: Joba Chamberlain, Ian Krol, Phil Coke, Al Alburquerque. STARTING...

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