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Detroit Tigers RHP Francisco Rodriguez does not appear to be in immediate jeopardy of losing ...
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Tigers | Francisco Rodriguez to remain closer

Detroit Tigers RHP Francisco Rodriguez does not appear to be in immediate jeopardy of losing ...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 27, 2017
Brad Ausmus: K-Rod critics have 'very short memories'

Brad Ausmus: K-Rod critics have 'very short memories'

In nine appearances this season, Francisco Rodriguez has pitched a 1-2-3 inning only once. Hes allowed at least one run six times. DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus tried to stem the questions before they began. "The story is not K-Rod," the Detroit Tigers manager said to reporters, shortly after his team lost to the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park. In some ways, he's right. After scoring 19 runs in the series opener on Tuesday, the Tigers' bats were once again silent on Thursday, managing only four hits, of which Tyler Collins was responsible...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 27, 2017
K-Rod gives up run in 9th as Tigers fall to Mariners, 2-1

K-Rod gives up run in 9th as Tigers fall to Mariners, 2-1

Justin Verlander allowed only one unearned run in seven innings, striking out eight and throwing 119 pitches. DETROIT -- Justin Verlander was back to his normal dominance on Thursday, but he was betrayed by this offense, defense and bullpen. The Seattle Mariners scored a run in the ninth inning to beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 at Comerica Park. Verlander allowed only one unearned run in seven innings, striking out eight and throwing 119 pitches. But Kyle Seager doubled off of Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez in the ninth and then scored on Ben Gamel's RBI...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 21, 2017
Joe Jimenez is back -- and this time he might pitch when it matters

Joe Jimenez is back -- and this time he might pitch when it matters

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he wouldnt hesitate to use Jimenez in the sixth or seventh inning of close games. MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Jimenez made his Major League debut in the ninth inning of a blowout game. Moments later, he was returned to Triple-A Toledo. In his second stint with the Detroit Tigers, expect to see Jimenez in more important roles. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he wouldn't hesitate to use Jimenez in the sixth or seventh inning of close games as he seeks a bridge to Justin Wilson and Francisco Rodriguez in the eighth and ninth. "We've got to...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 19, 2017
Nicholas Castellanos triples twice, but Rays score in 9th to beat Tigers

Nicholas Castellanos triples twice, but Rays score in 9th to beat Tigers

With one out and the bases loaded, Rodriguez got a double-play ground ball to second from Logan Morrison. But Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias stumbled as he was making the turn, and the errant throw allowed two runners to score. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays scored twice in the ninth inning off of closer Francisco Rodriguez to beat the Detroit Tigers 8-7 Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. With one out and the bases loaded, Rodriguez got a double-play ground ball to second from Logan Morrison. But Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias stumbled as he was...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 11, 2017
Tigers notebook: Brad Ausmus thinks K-Rod is back in 2016 form

Tigers notebook: Brad Ausmus thinks K-Rod is back in 2016 form

He looked yesterday like he did last year, said manager Brad Ausmus. The guy knows what hes doing. Hes got a track record. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez was going to pitch the ninth inning on Monday even if the score was tied. As it turns out, the Tigers took the lead in the bottom of the eight inning and K-Rod pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his second save of the season and 432nd of his career. Manager Brad Ausmus' willingness to use his closer in a tie game at home is a departure from past years.  Ausmus said he still prefers to use...

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