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Detroit News Jul 25, 2014

Tigers' Austin Jackson has stepped it up -- by leaps and bounds

Austin Jackson these days is one tough out. Neither is he a bargain if you're thinking of hitting one out. In the seventh inning of Thursday night's series inaugural, Jackson galloped deep into center field on a drive from Kole Calhoun.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 23, 2014
Tigers 11, Diamondbacks 5: Miguel Cabrera snaps homerless drought, Detroit avoids meltdown in Arizona

Tigers 11, Diamondbacks 5: Miguel Cabrera snaps homerless drought, Detroit avoids meltdown in Arizona

Miguel Cabrera, Austin Jackson and Alex Avila each drove in three runs and the Tigers bullpen combined to throw 2 2/3 shutout innings to help Detroit bounce back from a tough loss Wednesday. PHOENIX -- This time, there would be no late-inning meltdown in Arizona. Joba Chamberlain and Miguel Cabrera made sure of that. Cabrera, Austin Jackson and Alex Avila each drove in three runs and the Tigers' bullpen combined to throw 2 2/3 shutout innings to help Detroit bounce back from a tough loss with a 11-5 interleague road win over the Diamondbacks Wednesday. Anibal...
Detroit News Jul 22, 2014

Return to lead-off spot seems to agree with Tigers' Austin Jackson

He makes it sound as if hitting is a simple, though hardly casual, act. Never for a moment would he associate ease with a chore this overwhelming. He knows hitters have two-fifths of a second to decide if they will swing at a big-league pitch. He appreciates that identifying a pitch is only part of the process.
Detroit Free Press Jul 22, 2014

Tigers 4, Diamondbacks 3: Why the Tigers won on Monday night

WHAT HAPPENED: Miguel Cabrera's RBI single to center scored Austin Jackson to break a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning for the Tigers. Austin Jackson hit a two-run home run in the second inning and Jackson added a solo home run in the third.
Detroit News Jul 22, 2014

Torii Hunter, Austin Jackson homer as Tigers take opener from Diamondbacks

This time a lead the width of his thumbnail held for Joe Nathan. This time there were no flashbacks to earlier ninth innings from this season, when ballgames didn't end as smoothly as did Monday' 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.
Rotoworld Jul 19, 2014

Austin Jackson has two hits in loss to Tribe - Austin Jackson (OF) Detroit Tigers

Austin Jackson went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Tigers dropped the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.
Detroit News Jul 9, 2014

Tigers' Austin Jackson, hitting leadoff, seeks his 'spot' in order

Jackson's return to leadoff has had mixed results. He's had some multi-hit games during the experiment, which now is more than a week old. He's also had some 0-fors.
Detroit Free Press Jul 1, 2014

Tigers' Jackson hears enough, finally makes diving catch in CF

Tigers centerfielder Austin Jackson hears it. 'I hear it all the time in the outfield,' he said. Most of the time, he hears it from the fans. 'Come on!' they yell. 'Just dive for it!'
Grand Rapids Press Jul 1, 2014
Detroit Tigers' Austin Jackson will remain at leadoff spot; Victor Martinez likely to miss another game

Detroit Tigers' Austin Jackson will remain at leadoff spot; Victor Martinez likely to miss another game

Austin Jackson scuffled in his first game back at the leadoff spot Sunday. His second game wasnt much better. But Tigers manager Brad Ausmus isnt giving up on him just yet. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson scuffled in his first game back at the leadoff spot earlier this week. His second game wasn't much better. But manager Brad Ausmus isn't giving up on his struggling 27-year-old just yet. Ausmus confirmed Tuesday night that Jackson will be at the top of the lineup again on Wednesday in the Tigers' series finale against the AL-leading Oakland...
KFFL Jul 1, 2014

Tigers | Austin Jackson leading off

Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson is hitting leadoff for the second time in three games ...
Bless You Boys Jul 1, 2014

7 weird events from last night's game

It was a most unusual game. A most unusual game indeed. Baseball is a weird game, and we all know that. But Monday night's game, in which the Tigers stunned the A's with a ninth-inning walkoff grand slam, had more than its fair share of weird events. As they used to say on "The Outer Limits," there is nothing wrong with your television set — do not attempt to adjust the picture. All of the following things actually happened, all the same game. Austin Jackson made a diving catch Austin Jackson does not dive. A search of the MLB video archives returns a video from August of 2012. That was...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 1, 2014
Austin Jackson draws clutch walk in ninth inning of walk-off win for Detroit Tigers

Austin Jackson draws clutch walk in ninth inning of walk-off win for Detroit Tigers

Jackson has not had the best week, the best month or the best season. But he just might have had the best plate appearance of any player in a comeback win for the Detroit Tigers. DETROIT -- Austin Jackson has not had the best week, the best month or the best season. But he just might have had the best plate appearance of any player Monday night in a comeback win for the Detroit Tigers. Rajai Davis had the big blow, a walk-off grand slam that gave the Tigers a dramatic 5-4 win over the Oakland Athletics. But Davis represented the winning run only because...
Detroit News Jun 30, 2014

Day after leading off, Tigers' Austin Jackson bats ninth for second time ever

Leadoff one day, batting ninth the next. Such is life for Austin Jackson these days. On Monday against the A's, he was at the bottom of the order for just the second time in his major-league career. Asked for some perspective, manager Brad Ausmus said there wasn't much to give.
Detroit Free Press Jun 30, 2014

Tigers lineup: Jackson batting 9th vs. A's; 1984 team to be honored

Austin Jackson is batting ninth and J.D. Martinez has the night off as the Detroit Tigers open a 3-game series against the American League-leading Oakland Athletics tonight at Comerica Park (7 p.m., FSD). Before the game, the Tigers will honor the 1984 World Series team to commemorate their 30-year anniversary on the field.
Detroit News Jun 30, 2014

Tigers' Austin Jackson finally takes a dive, much to the delight of fans, teammates

Jackson, the Tigers center fielder who prefers to stay on his feet, left them in the fourth inning of Monday night's game — and snared a sinking fly ball off the bat of the A's Jed Lowrie. It led to a hearty cheer from the sellout crowd.

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