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Detroit Tigers lineup: Rajai Davis in left field, Ian Kinsler batting third following latest trade

Detroit Tigers lineup: Rajai Davis in left field, Ian Kinsler batting third following latest trade

Yoenis Cespedes was in the initial lineup. Then he was gone. BALTIMORE -- Yoenis Cespedes was in the initial lineup. Then he was gone. Ian Kinsler will bat third and Victor Martinez fourth tonight as the Detroit Tigers lineup gets a new look following the trade of outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the New York Mets. Rajai Davis will start in left field and bat first. Davis was inserted into the lineup after Cespedes was traded. Detroit Tigers1. Rajai Davis, LF2. Jose Iglesias, SS3. Ian Kinsler, 2B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. J.D. Martinez, RF6. Nick Castellanos,...
Bless You Boys Jul 30, 2015

Tigers 9, Orioles 8: Offense awakens, Alex Wilson shuts the door

A seemingly easy 9-2 win turned into a 9-8 nailbiter, but Alex Wilson saved the day with five key outs at the end of the game. Very little has come easy for the 2015 Detroit Tigers. The bullpen nearly blew a seven-run lead in tonight's series opener against the Baltimore Orioles, but another scoreless performance from Alex Wilson shut the door, and the new-look Tigers won their first game of the "rebooting" era, 9-8. The Tigers wasted no time getting on the board in the top of the first, scoring a pair of runs off Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez. Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias singled to...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 30, 2015
Ian Kinsler hopeful Detroit Tigers will 'shock some people' by finishing strong, making playoffs

Ian Kinsler hopeful Detroit Tigers will 'shock some people' by finishing strong, making playoffs

It would be a shock if the Tigers make the playoffs now. They traded their best starter and their best relief pitcher Thursday and they arent done dealing. BALTIMORE -- The Detroit Tigers are being "retooled" for a possible playoff run in 2016. Ian Kinsler would like to point out that 2015 is not over yet. After the Tigers traded David Price for three pitching prospects Thursday afternoon, Kinsler was asked how difficult it is for a team to deal with. He said he remains focused on the same thing he's been focused on from the start. "I've never been a part of it,...
Bless You Boys Jul 26, 2015

Tigers' Ian Kinsler is being more selective at the plate, leading to more power

Kinsler's ability to lay off junk pitches has helped him rebound offensively in July. Second baseman Ian Kinsler is having a pretty good season. He is currently batting .286/.347/.408 and his 111 wRC+ is actually better than last year’s 102 wRC+. Kinsler is also walking a lot more often; his 8.3 percent walk rate is right in line with his career rate, and much better than the 4.0 percent mark that he put up in 2014. The main anomaly about Kinsler’s 2015 season is his declining power. He currently only has five home runs and is on pace for about 10 total this year, much lower than the 17...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 25, 2015
Detroit Tigers lineup: Alex Avila to start at first base; Rajai Davis to lead off

Detroit Tigers lineup: Alex Avila to start at first base; Rajai Davis to lead off

Davis will lead off and start in center field despite the fact that the Red Sox are starting a right-hander. BOSTON -- Both Alex Avila and James McCann are in the starting lineup today. Avila will start at first base and bat seventh for the Detroit Tigers this afternoon in the second game of their series against the Boston Red Sox. McCann will catch and bat eighth. Rajai Davis will lead off and start in center field despite the fact that the Red Sox are starting right-hander Steven Wright. Detroit Tigers1. Rajai Davis, CF2. Ian Kinsler, 2B3. Yoenis Cespedes,...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 23, 2015
Detroit Tigers lineup: Ian Kinsler back at leadoff spot; Marc Krauss gets start at first base

Detroit Tigers lineup: Ian Kinsler back at leadoff spot; Marc Krauss gets start at first base

Tigers catcher James McCann will catch Tigers ace David Price, who is 2-1 with an 0.82 ERA this month. Alex Avila and Rajai Davis will be available off the bench. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers haven't won consecutive games in two weeks. Today would be a good place to start. Ian Kinsler is back in the leadoff spot and Marc Krauss will get the start at first base as the Detroit Tigers close out their four-game series against the Seattle Mariners today. First pitch is scheduled for 1:08 p.m. Kinsler is 8 for 14 in this series and has hit .450 in his last 10...
Bless You Boys Jul 23, 2015

Detroit Tigers Links: Ian Kinsler has found his power stroke

Ian Kinsler's altered approach is ramping up his power, the Royals and Twins look for their own deadline help, and Victor Martinez has returned with a vengeance. For most of the season, Ian Kinsler power numbers were pretty soft by his standards. Yet he remained a very valuable presence setting the table for Cabrera and co. He was still getting on base at a good clip, drawing his walks and occasionally breaking out for a few multi-hit games. With a slightly altered approach Kinsler was spraying the ball around the field more than he ever has, and showing a lot more patience at the plate....
Grand Rapids Press Jul 22, 2015
Seventh-inning update: Tigers 8, Mariners 4

Seventh-inning update: Tigers 8, Mariners 4

Nick Castellanos first career grand slam powers Tigers to lead with eight-run third inning. DETROIT -- Nick Castellanos first career grand slam put Detroit in the driver's seat Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners. Castellanos launched a shot to centerfield as part of an eight-run third inning. It was the most runs scored by the Tigers in a single inning this season. Ian Kinsler scored on a throwing error, and hit a RBI double in the inning as Detroit batted around the order. Jose Iglesias hit a RBI double, and added a second double in the fifth...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 21, 2015
Detroit Tigers lineup: Ian Kinsler back in leadoff spot

Detroit Tigers lineup: Ian Kinsler back in leadoff spot

The Mariners have six left-handed hitters in the lineup against Tigers right-hander Shane Greene. Left-handed hitters are batting .349 with a .993 OPS against Greene this season. DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler hit two home runs from the second spot in the lineup Monday night. On Tuesday, he is moving up a spot. The Seattle Mariners have a right-hander on the mound, so Kinsler is back in the leadoff spot for the Detroit Tigers. Yoenis Cespedes will bat second. The Mariners have six left-handed hitters in the lineup against Tigers right-hander Shane Greene. Left-handed...
Bless You Boys Jul 20, 2015

Tigers desperately needed to find some way to win: 'You have to start somewhere'

Winning on Monday night was a good start. Now it's time to sustain it. Somehow. DETROIT -- Before Monday night's game, Ian Kinsler pulled James McCann aside for a talk. Get positive, stay positive. The Detroit Tigers are at .500 and it's demon of their own making, as Kinsler was ready and willing to admit. The Tigers need more than looking at every game as "just another win." There has to be a point where the Tigers do more than win a game, lose a game. And there comes a time when you have to pick a game and decide to build off of it. For Kinsler, Monday night was that game. "It has to be,"...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 20, 2015
Ian Kinsler: It's players' fault if Detroit Tigers sell at deadline

Ian Kinsler: It's players' fault if Detroit Tigers sell at deadline

Kinsler hit two home runs Monday night to propel the Tigers to a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners. That brought the Tigers back to the .500 mark for the season. DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler wants the Detroit Tigers to be buyers at the trade deadline. He doesn't want to go back to the days of playing out the string with nothing at stake. He wants to win a World Series. But if the Tigers turn out to be sellers at the trade deadline, he knows who's to blame. "It's our fault," he said, referring to Tigers players. "It's our fault. We're playing the games. It's a tough...
Seattle Times Jul 20, 2015

Ian Kinsler’s two-run home run sinks Mariners in 5-4 loss to Tigers

The usually reliable Mark Lowe gives up a two-run homer to Ian Kinsler in the eighth inning — Kinsler’s second of the game — to push the Tigers past the Mariners, 5-4. Seattle lost consecutive games for the first time since June 28.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 20, 2015
Ian Kinsler bails out Detroit Tigers with pair of home runs

Ian Kinsler bails out Detroit Tigers with pair of home runs

On Sunday, the Tigers fell below .500 after the All-Star break for the first time since Oct. 2, 2010. They climbed back to the .500 mark (46-46) with the win Monday night. DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler hit three home runs in the first 91 games of the season. He hit two Monday night. Kinsler hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a 5-4 comeback victory over the Seattle Mariners. Kinsler hit a solo home run in the first inning for the first run of Monday's game. The go-ahead home run by Kinsler came off reliever Mark Lowe,...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 19, 2015
Ian Kinsler to home-plate umpire: 'I'll get in the box when I'm ready'

Ian Kinsler to home-plate umpire: 'I'll get in the box when I'm ready'

Kinslers ejection came one pitch after he showed his feelings through his actions -- but not through any words -- about a 2-0 pitch that was called a strike but was not in the strike zone. Your browser does not support iframes.DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler said he threw his bat out of frustration with himself. Home-plate umpire Manny Gonzalez clearly felt differently. Gonzalez threw Kinsler out of the game Sunday afternoon because he felt Kinsler had thrown the bat in his direction, according to crew chief Fieldin Culbreath. "The ejection was because of the bat,"...

VIDEO: Watch Ian Kinsler get ejected for the first time as a member of the Tigers

Ian Kinsler was ejected by home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez in the third inning of Sunday's game.Read more about it here.Watch video of his ejection here:Your browser does not support iframes.

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