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Sep 20, 2014
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Ian Kinsler homered and drove home three runs on Friday, powering the Tigers to a 10-1 victory over the Royals in Kansas City.
Rotoworld Sep 20, 2014

Kinsler homers, plates three to lead Tigers - Ian Kinsler (2B) Detroit Tigers

Ian Kinsler homered and drove home three runs on Friday, powering the Tigers to a 10-1 victory over the Royals in Kansas City.
Grand Rapids Press Sep 15, 2014
Column: As Detroit Tigers honor Hank Greenberg, Ian Kinsler stars in the here and now

Column: As Detroit Tigers honor Hank Greenberg, Ian Kinsler stars in the here and now

A weekend of Tigers baseball included veterans stepping up in a big series and a rookie dress up day. DETROIT - The word “irony” is often misused. People frequently say it when they merely mean “coincidence.” But sometimes mere coincidence can feel significant. Such was the case Sunday when Ian Kinsler’s two-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning led the Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians. It came on “Jewish Heritage” day at Comerica Park. The event specifically honored Hank Greenberg, the Tigers’ Hall-of-Famer who became...
Columbus Dispatch Sep 15, 2014

Tigers 6, Indians 4: Sweep crushes playoff hopes

DETROIT — The Cleveland Indians can start thinking about October vacation plans. Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Indians 6-4 yesterday for a three-game sweep that left Cleveland five games back for the second American League wild card with 14 games left.
Akron Beacon Journal Sep 14, 2014
Tigers 6, Indians 4: Shaw stumbles again as Tigers complete sweep of fading Indians

Tigers 6, Indians 4: Shaw stumbles again as Tigers complete sweep of fading Indians

DETROIT: A frustrated Bryan Shaw mumbled to reporters when they approached him after the Indians lost 5-4 to the Tigers Saturday night, saying they hadn’t talked to him “all season” but now they finally came seeking a comment.Shaw was at the center of attention for the second consecutive game Sunday in a 6-4 loss to the division-rival Tigers. Just like in Saturday’s loss, with the Tribe clinging to a one-run advantage, he gave up another two-run homer. This time it was to Ian Kinsler with no outs in the seventh inning.But Sunday’s setback, which finished a series sweep by the...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 14, 2014
Tigers 6, Indians 4: Ian Kinsler's two-run homer helps Detroit complete big sweep over Cleveland

Tigers 6, Indians 4: Ian Kinsler's two-run homer helps Detroit complete big sweep over Cleveland

For the second straight day, the Tigers beat up a normally stingy Cleveland bullpen and mounted another thrilling come-from-behind win Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. DETROIT -- The late-inning heroics keep coming for the Tigers. So do the wins. For the second straight day, the Tigers beat up a normally stingy Cleveland bullpen and mounted another thrilling come-from-behind win Sunday afternoon to complete a three-game sweep over the third-place Indians at Comerica Park. This time, Ian Kinsler played the role as late-inning hero with a two-run, go-ahead...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 11, 2014
Column: Bat goes cold, but Ian Kinsler's glove could be gold for Detroit Tigers

Column: Bat goes cold, but Ian Kinsler's glove could be gold for Detroit Tigers

Manager Brad Ausmus agreed with Joe Nathan and Joba Chamberlain. He said Kinsler “is a Gold Glove second baseman. DETROIT - They say turnabout is fair play and Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers illustrated the lesson in consecutive innings over two nights. On Tuesday against Kansas City, in the ninth inning at Comerica Park, Kinsler schemed with closer Joe Nathan to pick off Jarrod Dyson at second base to help insure a 4-2 Tigers’ victory. But on Wednesday night, Kinsler led off the bottom of the first inning with a base hit before getting picked off first...
Los Angeles Times Sep 9, 2014

Angels hit power switch late in 9-3 victory over Rangers

Kole Calhoun hit a leadoff homer, Collin Cowgill had a big eighth inning and the Angels stretched their winning streak to six with a 9-3 win over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.
Bless You Boys Sep 9, 2014

Joe Nathan's sweet chest-bump with Ian Kinsler

Sometimes you make a play so awesome you gotta slam your pecs into another dude Trying to close out Tuesday night's game against the Royals with a two-run lead, Joe Nathan saw the first two batters of the inning reach base on super-bad luck infield hits. Seen this one before? Yep, but this time, Nathan took matters into his own hands, and after striking out Alex Gordon, he then proceeded to team up with Ian Kinsler to execute a major pick-off that nailed Jarrod Dyson at second base. That's when this happened (thanks to @Detroit4lyfe for the original Vine): Can I get a Bud Light-fueled...

VIDEO: Kinsler's spectacular diving play helps out Porcello

Ian Kinsler made a spectacular diving grab to rob Ichiro Suzuki in Tuesday night's game. Rick Porcello talked about how Kinsler's defense has helped him in his own breakout season.Here's a look at the play that had Porcello saying 'Wow':Your browser does not support iframes.
Lineups for series opener between Tigers and Yankees

Lineups for series opener between Tigers and Yankees

NOTE: The start of the game was delayed more than an hour by rain.The big pregame news was that starter Anibal Sanchez suffered a setback in Monday's throwing session, and may not be ready to pitch anytime soon.DETROIT TIGERS (70-59):Ian Kinsler, 2BTorii Hunter, RFMiguel Cabrera, 1BVictor Martinez, DHJ.D. Martinez, LFNick Castellanos, 3BAlex Avila, CEugenio Suarez, SSRajai Davis, CFPitcher: Rick Porcello, RHP (14-8, 3.10 ERA)NEW YORK YANKEES (68-61):Jacoby Ellsbury, CFDerek Jeter, DHBrian McCann, CMark Teixeira, 1BCarlos Beltran, RFMartin Prado, 2BJ.D. Drew, SSChase Headley, 3BIchiro Suzuki,...
Bless You Boys Aug 25, 2014

Ian Kinsler's plate discipline has been a problem in the second half

Stop swinging at everything, Ian. Ian Kinsler won the love of the Tigers fanbase with a huge first half in 2014. He hit .303/.337/.470 with 11 home runs, 51 RBI, and 64 runs scored. He led all American League second basemen with 4.1 WAR, earning his fourth career All-Star appearance. His performance, coupled with Prince Fielder's struggles and subsequent season-ending surgery, made Dave Dombrowski look like a genius (again) after last offseason's trade. The second half has been a different story. Something about the All-Star break wreaked havoc on Kinsler's bat, as he has been one of the...

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