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Halos Heaven 2 hours ago

Series Preview: Tigers @ Angels (Taming the Tigers)

Angels look to dominate the Tigers again in 2016 The Angels are 16-4 vs. the Tigers over the past 3 years and 10-1 against them in that time at home in Anaheim. Just like the last series, this one will feature two teams who sit below the .500 mark.  In the Tigers case, they are just 1 game under .500, where as the Angels are 6 under.  Despite their record, the Tigers have scored the 5th mosts runs in the AL, are 6th in HRs, and 2nd in OPS.  Victor Martinez, Nick Castellanos, Ian Kinsler and Melky Cabrerra all help lead the offensive onslaught and are all hitting over .300 this season....
Grand Rapids Press 19 hours ago
Bad timing strikes Ian Kinsler, Tigers as they depart Oakland with a loss

Bad timing strikes Ian Kinsler, Tigers as they depart Oakland with a loss

Kinslers booted ball in the sixth inning proved costly in the Tigers 4-2 loss to the As OAKLAND, Calif. -- Ian Kinsler's third error of the season proved costly, for the Detroit Tigers and win-starved Mike Pelfrey. Kinsler booted a routine ground ball off the bat of Yonder Alonso with the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth inning of Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics. The A's first run scored as Alonso reached the bag at first, and Pelfrey was met with a swift exit after a walk to the next batter. Then he could only watch as things unraveled from...
Grand Rapids Press 21 hours ago
Booted ball ruins Mike Pelfrey's outing, Tigers drop series to A's

Booted ball ruins Mike Pelfrey's outing, Tigers drop series to A's

Oakland scored three runs in the sixth inning Sunday, enough to come from behind and win 4-2. OAKLAND, Calif. -- Mike Pelfrey's stretch without winning a baseball game will continue. This time, a fielding error was a big reason why. Ian Kinsler booted what would have been an inning-ending ground ball in the sixth Sunday and the Detroit Tigers dropped the rubber match of their series against the Oakland Athletics, 4-2, before 20,522 at O.co Coliseum. The error prolonged the inning, with Oakland's Danny Valencia scoring on the bobble. Pinch-hitter Billy Butler then...
Grand Rapids Press May 27, 2016
Watch a diving Billy Burns rob Tigers' Ian Kinsler of a hit in centerfield

Watch a diving Billy Burns rob Tigers' Ian Kinsler of a hit in centerfield

Burns made the catch in the first inning of Fridays Tigers-As game in Oakland. OAKLAND, Calif. -- It didn't take long for highlight-reel plays in this one. During the first at-bat of the Detroit Tigers' series opener Friday against the Oakland Athletics, Ian Kinsler was robbed of an extra-base by a diving Billy Burns in centerfield. (scroll down to watch the play) Burns made the catch going to his left on a live drive in right-centerfield, earning loud applause from the crowd in attendance at O.co Coliseum. Kinsler (.304) is in the Tigers' lineup for the...
Grand Rapids Press May 27, 2016
Tigers lineup: Ian Kinsler, Justin Upton back for series opener at Oakland

Tigers lineup: Ian Kinsler, Justin Upton back for series opener at Oakland

The Tigers kick off a six-game West Coast trip Friday against the Athletics. OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Detroit Tigers will have their everyday second baseman and left fielder back on Friday. Ian Kinsler and Justin Upton are back in the lineup for the series opener against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum (10:05 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit). Kinsler (.306, 10 home runs, 24 RBIs) returns to his leadoff spot in the lineup after sitting out Detroit's games Tuesday and Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies with the flu. He had a hit in 10 of his previous 11...
Grand Rapids Press May 25, 2016
Tigers lineup: Ian Kinsler out with illness; Gene Lamont to manage in place of Brad Ausmus

Tigers lineup: Ian Kinsler out with illness; Gene Lamont to manage in place of Brad Ausmus

Kinsler was in the clubhouse with the team Wednesday morning, but he remains under the weather. DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler is out of the Tigers starting lineup for the second consecutive day. Bench coach Gene Lamont will manage the team. Lamont will manage the Tigers today against the Phillies and Friday in Oakland against the Athletics. Brad Ausmus is away from the team today due to the death of his mother. He had been scheduled to be away from the team Friday for his daughter's graduation. "I wish I didn't have to manage today," Lamont said. "But I do." Kinsler...
Bless You Boys May 22, 2016

The strikezone will rise next season

MLB takes another step toward major rule changes, Ian Kinsler and Nick Castellanos are on fire, and even the fans are getting it done defensively. Major league baseball is heading for major changes in 2017. With the collective bargaining agreement between the players' union and team owners set to expire, there are already a lot of off-field issues at play. Now two big changes appear likely that will have an effect in how the game itself is played. Jayson Stark of ESPN reports that major league baseball's competition committee has approved raising the strikezone to the top of the hitter's...

Game 2016.41: Rays at Tigers

TB in for a three game set. Sanchez starts tonight. Assuming the kids cooperate, I’m going to take a look at the 2nd inning tomorrow. Baseball-Reference game preview here. 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B 2. J.D. Martinez, RF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B 4. Victor Martinez, DH 5. Nick Castellanos, 3B 6. Justin Upton, LF 7. Cameron Maybin, […]
Grand Rapids Press May 19, 2016
Ian Kinsler has 4 home runs in 4 games, one shy of Detroit Tigers record

Ian Kinsler has 4 home runs in 4 games, one shy of Detroit Tigers record

Kinsler leads the Tigers, winners of four straight games, in hits (53) and home runs (10). DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler joked that he won't be appearing in a Home Run Derby anytime soon, but the Detroit Tigers sure appreciate his power surge of late. Kinsler has four home runs in his last four games after his latest blast in the Tigers' 6-3 win Wednesday over the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. The latest Tigers leadoff hitter to do that? Dick McAuliffe, who passed away on Friday, in 1969. The latest Tigers hitter to do that? Miguel Cabrera, in 2013. "I've always...
Twinkie Town May 18, 2016

Tigers 6, Twins 3: Twins Fumble Chances Away

Once again, a loss that wasn't pretty. Welp. Yet another loss that was actually more of a blowout than the score suggests. The Tigers chipped away at the Twins constantly throughout the first half of the game, building a 5-0 lead as they knocked Ricky Nolasco out after just five innings. However, it wasn't entirely Nolasco's fault as the Twins defense behind him absolutely suffered. In the first inning, leadoff hitter Ian Kinsler reached second base thanks to a throwing error from shortstop Eduardo Nunez. Kinsler was followed by an RBI single by J.D. Martinez as the Tigers quickly took the...
Grand Rapids Press May 18, 2016
Another Justin Verlander gem, Ian Kinsler HR as Tigers complete sweep of Twins

Another Justin Verlander gem, Ian Kinsler HR as Tigers complete sweep of Twins

Detroit won its fourth straight game on Wednesday, completing a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins, 6-3 at Comerica Park. DETROIT -- Justin Verlander continues to throw well. Ian Kinsler continues to hit home runs. Most importantly, the Detroit Tigers continue to win. The Tigers claimed their fourth straight victory and second sweep of the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday with a 6-3 win before 29,035 at Comerica Park. Verlander pitched seven strong innings, surrendering two of his three runs late and eclipsed the 2,000-strikeout mark in his career. Kinsler hit...
Twinkie Town May 17, 2016

Twins 2, Tigers 7: Seventh Inning of Sadness

At least Pelfrey didn't no hit us. Things started off solid, as Phil Hughes shut out Detroit for the first six innings, and Joe Mauer and Miguel Sano both hit some sweet sweet solo home runs off of old friend Mike Pelfrey, to put the Twins up 2-0. And then the whole world started to burn. Rome wasn't built in an inning, but the Twins certainly lost in one. After the arguably strange move of removing Hughes after he gave up a lone run in the 7th, Michael Tonkin and Trevor May both forgot what pitching was and gave up 3 runs each, including homers from Ian Kinsler and J.D Martinez. Brandon...

Game 2016.39: Twins at Tigers

Well, that was certainly more exciting than I thought it was going to be last night. It looked like the Twins were cooked when Kinsler took the first pitch of the game deep and led off an 8-run first inning, especially with Zimmerman on the mound. But…Tigers. Brad got a little excited also, and went […]
Bless You Boys May 16, 2016

Tigers 10, Twins 8: The most ridiculous baseball game that ever was

What in the world was that? If a more ridiculous game of baseball is played in 2016, I'm not sure I want to see it. The Detroit Tigers won a preposterous 10-8 game over the Minnesota Twins on Monday evening at Comerica Park. Jordan Zimmermann got the win for Detroit (I think), his team's second in a row. The Tigers jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first inning when Ian Kinsler launched Twins starter Jose Berrios' first pitch into left field for a solo home run. Nice start, right? The Tigers didn't think that was enough, and proceeded to score eight first inning runs, their...
Bless You Boys May 16, 2016

Ian Kinsler opened the game with this dinger

That's not where you wanted to throw that, Jose Berrios. Your browser does not support iframes. If you've never heard Jose Berrios' name before, you should get used to it. As the Twins' top prospect and a consensus ace-to-be, the 21-year-old righty will get plenty of face time against the Tigers in the coming years. The Twins called him up a couple weeks ago, and while his ERA isn't sparkling yet, his talent is clear. But it wasn't quite so clear on the first pitch of the game Monday night, as Berrios missed over the plate with a 93 mph fastball that Ian Kinsler generously gifted to the...

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