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Grand Rapids Press Apr 14, 2015
Tigers 2, Pirates 0: Shane Greene throws eight shutout innings; Rajai Davis knocks in winning run

Tigers 2, Pirates 0: Shane Greene throws eight shutout innings; Rajai Davis knocks in winning run

Greene was extremely efficient and effective. The Pirates had just three hits -- all singles -- against him. Two of those three hits were infield singles. Greene did not issue a walk. PITTSBURGH -- Hits and runs were hard to come by. But Rajai Davis and Shane Greene made sure the Detroit Tigers didn't lose two in a row. Davis knocked in a run in the seventh inning to break a scoreless tie and Greene threw eight shutout innings Tuesday night as the Tigers pulled out a 2-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jose Iglesias and Ian Kinsler made some...
Bless You Boys Apr 11, 2015

Detroit Tigers 9, Cleveland Indians 6: Game 5 Player of the Game

Who was the Tigers' player of the game in today's wild 9-6 win over the Indians? Wow. The Tigers and Indians combined for 15 runs and 22 hits in a game started by aces David Price and Corey Kluber. The four hour, 16 minute marathon saw 11 pitchers used, but the Tigers were able to come away with a 9-6 win. With so many big plays, there are several potential Player of the Game candidates. Who will take the vote? Ian Kinsler delivered in the clutch multiple times today, collecting four hits and two RBI. His opposite field single in the top of the seventh tied the game at three, and his RBI...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 3, 2015
Rays 11, Tigers 5: Miguel Cabrera hits third home run; Ian Kinsler continues hot streak at plate

Rays 11, Tigers 5: Miguel Cabrera hits third home run; Ian Kinsler continues hot streak at plate

Kinsler is hitting .415 this spring (22 for 53) with 11 extra-base hits. Cabrera is batting .333 (9 for 27) with three home runs. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Miguel Cabrera looks like he is ready for the regular season. Ian Kinsler does, too. Cabrera homered and doubled and Kinsler went 3 for 3 with two doubles Friday afternoon as the Detroit Tigers suffered an 11-5 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Cabrera hit a two-run home run in the first inning to get things started for the Tigers. Anibal Sanchez was hit hard in the first and second innings and then settled in after...
South Side Sox Apr 1, 2015

2015 league leaders: Adam Eaton, runs

He doesn't drive himself in, but he can still top the leaderboard if he can stay on the field 600 at-bats. Last season, a mere 23 major league players hit this lofty (albeit arbitrary) total. The season before, 37 players hit the mark. 27 in 2012. Generally, when you get sent up there that many times, you are having yourself a pretty fine season. Of the 23 guys who managed that total in 2014, only Elvis Andrus had what I would consider a down year. The complete list and their hit total: Jose Altuve 660/225 Michael Brantley 611/200 Miguel Cabrera 611/191 Ian Kinsler 684/188 Ben...
Bless You Boys Mar 31, 2015

Detroit Tigers player preview: How long can Ian Kinsler stave off decline?

Kinsler had a very productive season for the Tigers in 2014, but middle infielders don't age well. Trying to pick out the best trade of Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski's tenure is a bit like picking out your favorite Beatles song. There are a lot of different possible answers, and none of them are truly wrong unless you're arguing with someone on the internet. While it has taken years to appreciate some of Dombrowski's other Houdini acts -- who knew that the Carlos Guillen and Placido Polanco deals would have looked like that? -- the trade for second baseman Ian Kinsler...
Grand Rapids Press Mar 24, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Miguel Cabrera back in lineup as DH; night game to air on MLB Network

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Miguel Cabrera back in lineup as DH; night game to air on MLB Network

Miguel Cabrera is back in the lineup for the second time this spring. Cabrera, who made his spring debut Sunday, has been tabbed the designated hitter once again. Who: Detroit Tigers (7-14-2) at New York Yankees (12-9-1) Where: George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. First pitch: 7:05 p.m. Television: MLB Network Radio: WXYT 1270 Twitter: Follow James Schmehl STARTING LINEUPS Detroit Tigers 1. Anthony Gose, CF 2. Ian Kinsler, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, DH 4. J.D. Martinez, RF 5. Yoenis Cespedes, LF 6. Alex Avila, C 7. Nick Castellanos, 3B 8. Andrew Romine, 1B 9....
Grand Rapids Press Mar 20, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Joe Nathan, Bruce Rondon among those scheduled to pitch against Yankees

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Joe Nathan, Bruce Rondon among those scheduled to pitch against Yankees

Four of the five right-handers expected to make the opening day roster for the Tigers are scheduled to pitch today against the Yankeese. Who: Detroit Tigers (6-12-1) vs. New York Yankees (10-6)Where: Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Fla.First pitch: 1:05 p.m.Television: Not availableRadio: Not availableTwitter: Follow Chris Iott STARTING LINEUPSNew York Yankees* Probable pitchers: Adam Warren, Chase Whitley, Chris Martin, Jose De Paula Detroit Tigers1. Rajai Davis, LF2. Anthony Gose, CF3. Ian Kinsler, 2B4. J.D. Martinez, RF5. Yoenis Cespedes, DH6....
Grand Rapids Press Mar 18, 2015
Pirates 8, Tigers 7: Ian Kinsler stays hot at plate, Detroit's ninth-inning rally falls just short

Pirates 8, Tigers 7: Ian Kinsler stays hot at plate, Detroit's ninth-inning rally falls just short

A day after homering in his return to Detroits lineup, Kinsler stayed hot at the plate with a pair of doubles and a three-hit day in the Tigers 8-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. BRADENTON, Fla. -- If you weren't entirely convinced that Ian Kinsler's shoulder was A-OK, perhaps his performance Wednesday might've changed your mind. A day after homering in his return to Detroit's lineup, Kinsler stayed hot at the plate with a pair of doubles and a three-hit day in the Tigers' 8-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla. The Tigers...

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