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Aug 21, 2014
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Ian Kinsler went 0-for-4 on Thursday and is still homerless in 145 at-bats since the All-Star break.
Rotoworld Aug 21, 2014

Ian Kinsler goes 0-for-4 in loss - Ian Kinsler (2B) Detroit Tigers

Ian Kinsler went 0-for-4 on Thursday and is still homerless in 145 at-bats since the All-Star break.
DRaysBay Aug 20, 2014

Rays 6, Tigers 8: Archer, Bullpen Falter In Latest Loss

It was a relatively quiet game for Chris Archer, until the fifth inning that is. He'd allowed only one hit through the first four frames while walking two. The Tigers put two on with one out in the fifth inning and caught a break when James Loney, the Rays' most sure handed infielder, made an error, throwing wide of second base, pulling Yunel Escobar off the bag to load the bases. Archer then walked Ian Kinsler to force in the Tigers' first run. Torii Hunter followed with an RBI ground out. Miguel Cabrera laced a fastball to shallow center and Desmond Jennings appeared to have made a diving...
Grand Rapids Press Aug 19, 2014
Tigers 8, Rays 6: Detroit comes up big in extra innings after bullpen blows late lead in Tampa

Tigers 8, Rays 6: Detroit comes up big in extra innings after bullpen blows late lead in Tampa

Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff triple and scored the go-ahead run when Victor Martinez drew a bases-loaded walk in the 11th inning to lead the Tigers to a 8-6 win over the Rays. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ian Kinsler hasn't done much at the plate for the Detroit Tigers since the All-Star break. He finally showed up Tuesday night. Kinsler hit a leadoff triple and scored the go-ahead run when Victor Martinez drew a bases-loaded walk in the 11th inning to lead the Tigers to a 8-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The win snapped a season-high five-game losing...
Detroit News Aug 15, 2014

Ian Kinsler's defense has been clutch for Tigers this season

Pitcher Max Scherzer, catcher Alex Avila and second baseman Ian Kinsler staged a bravura performance Thursday afternoon against the Pirates, and at the final curtain call, it was Kinsler who got the bouquets.
Detroit News Aug 13, 2014

Ian Kinsler addresses struggling Tigers following latest loss

But Kinsler, a veteran of nine seasons but in his first with the Tigers, wouldn't even give a Cliffs Notes version of what he said and when asked if he got a feel for how it was received, said, 'I have no idea.'
Detroit Free Press Aug 5, 2014

Carrera, Kinsler turn up the defense for Detroit Tigers

Ezequiel Carrera's breathtaking catch showed he is - so far - a capable defender in centerfield. What his catch also showed is that it's easy to overlook everyday excellence. In the same game, Ian Kinsler hustled deep in the second-base hole to scoop a grounder, spin toward his left and underhand a laser to begin a double play. The move saved a run.
Detroit Free Press Jul 31, 2014

Tigers' Kinsler: A's trade for Lester 'a little unusual'

That continued a trend that the A's, with the Lester acquisition, seem determined to change. They have been to the playoffs seven times since 2000, and on six of those seven occasions, they lost in the first round in five games. The only time they won in the first round, they got swept by the Tigers in the 2006 AL championship series. 'We'll see how it works out for them,' Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler said. 'They're obviously making moves to go for it, and we'll see what happens.'
Suarez returns to lineup after missing time with sore back

Suarez returns to lineup after missing time with sore back

After missing a game and a half essentially with lower back stiffness, shortstop Eugenio Suarez returned to the Tigers lineup for Thursday's series finale. Torii Hunter was also in the lineup for a day game after a night game, in part because he's got the second-most RBI in the American League in July (23), and in part because he's 15-for-49 (.306) lifetime against Chicago's John Danks, with three home runs.DETROIT TIGERS (58-46)Austin Jackson, CFIan Kinsler, 2BMiguel Cabrera, 1BVictor Martinez, DHTorii Hunter, RFJ.D. Martinez, LFNick Castellanos, 3BAlex Avila, CEugenio Suarez, SSPitcher:...
Castellanos back in the Tigers lineup, Suarez still missing

Castellanos back in the Tigers lineup, Suarez still missing

Nick Castellanos missed all of Tuesday's series opener against the White Sox after taking a grounder off his finger in batting practice. He's back in the lineup for Wednesday's second game in the series.Eugenio Suarez, who left midway through Tuesday's game with lower back stiffness, is still out of the lineup.Here are the lineups for the game:DETROIT TIGERS:Austin Jackson, CFIan Kinsler, 2BMiguel Cabrera, 1BVictor Martinez, DHTorii Hunter, RFJ.D. Martinez, LFNick Castellanos, 3BAlex Avila, CAndrew Romine, SSPitcher: Max Scherzer, RHP
Lineups for opener vs. Chicago White Sox

Lineups for opener vs. Chicago White Sox

If you look closely in the pic, you can see the damage done to the outfield by last week's Jimmy Buffet concert. You can also see former manager Jim Leyland in the foreground (shorts, checked shirt) talking with White Sox personnel.Miguel Cabrera is batting fourth for the fifth time this season (small sample size alert), a spot in the lineup where he's hitting .188. The other four instances were all in National League cities, when the Tigers were trying to get Rajai Davis higher in the lineup, to get him steal opportunities.DETROIT TIGERS (57-45):Austin Jackson, CFRajai Davis, LFIan Kinsler,...
Bless You Boys Jul 29, 2014
Rob and Jon talk about whether the Tigers should trade Ian Kinsler

Rob and Jon talk about whether the Tigers should trade Ian Kinsler

Would trading Ian Kinsler be a good long-term move for the Tigers? Rob and Jon go back and forth about the latest pet project of Lynn Henning from the Detroit News. Before we get into the brilliant insight below (and Rob's comments), a little context. Over the past couple weeks, Lynn Henning of the Detroit News has started beating an interesting drum. Tigers can (must) also trade Kinsler at some point in 2014. Devon Travis likely ready for 2B work in Detroit by some stage of 2015. — Lynn G. Henning (@Lynn_Henning) June 18, 2014 Henning has followed this initial comment with a bit...

Game 2014.102: Tigers at Angels

This series sure did turn quickly. Baseball-Reference Game Preview. Prediction: if the Tigers don’t score more than 1 run, they will not win. Avila and Hunter with the day off vs. the lefty Santiago. Go get us a win, Jud. 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Ian Kinsler, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B 4. Victor Martinez, […]
South Side Sox Jul 24, 2014

Reading Room: Tigers pony up for closer by trading for Joakim Soria

Plus: Rick Hahn on various topics, Tyler Flowers' mad dash to the hospital, and more The Detroit Tigers began the supposedly impossible -- or impossibly expensive -- task of adding a relief pitcher at the trade deadline by tapping into a familiar source on Wednesday. Like Ian Kinsler and Joe Nathan before him, Joakim Soria will make the trip from Texas to Detroit to shore up Brad Ausmus' bullpen. Soria's the real deal, with a 2.70 ERA, 17 saves, and 42 strikeouts to just four walks over 33 innings, but Dave Dombrowski paid a measurable price for the market's best reliever: Jake Thompson, a...
Detroit Free Press Jul 24, 2014

Detroit 11, Arizona 5: Why the Tigers won Wednesday

The Tigers broke the game open with a five-run fourth to take a 7-0 lead. Anibal Sanchez gave up five earned runs on 11 hits with one walk over 61/3 innings with four strikeouts for the Tigers. The Tigers added four runs in the eighth on an RBI single by Ian Kinsler and a three-run home run by Miguel Cabrera.

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