10:42 PM EDT, Sat June 25, 2016
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MLB changes final score to Friday's Tigers-Indians game

MLB changes final score to Friday's Tigers-Indians game

Ian Kinsler scored a fifth run for the Tigers in the ninth inning before a double play ended the game, 7-5. DETROIT -- It doesn't have a direct effect on the result, but Major League Baseball announced Saturday a change to the final score of the Detroit Tigers' loss to the Cleveland Indians on Friday. The Indians won the game 7-5, not 7-4 as originally tabulated, after the umpiring crew caught a statistical error made late in the game that was later confirmed by Elias Sports Bureau. The added run for the Tigers came in the ninth inning when Ian Kinsler scored...

At 34, Ian Kinsler is powering up instead of slowing down

At 34, Ian Kinsler is powering up instead of slowing down
Bless You Boys Jun 22, 2016

Happy Birthday, Ian Kinsler!

Kinsler turns 34 today. Ian Kinsler came to Detroit at the end of 2013 in a trade with the Texas Rangers for Prince Fielder. Since that point he has been a beloved figure in Detroit for his brash demeanor, high socks, and sparkling defensive play. The exact moment of endearment for me came when he trolled Chris Sale into oblivion by mocking Sale's suggestion that the Tigers were somehow stealing signs from the outfield. Long live the binocular celebration. In fact, the Tigers are still taking part in this celebration. Sure, they are indicating it's has to do with the champagne goggles...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 19, 2016
Tigers lineup: Mike Aviles playing 2B, Ian Kinsler out vs. Royals

Tigers lineup: Mike Aviles playing 2B, Ian Kinsler out vs. Royals

The Tigers are coming off a 16-5 loss to the Royals on Saturday. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Ian Kinsler has Father's Day off. Mike Aviles will start and hit second Sunday as the Detroit Tigers conclude their series against the Kansas City Royals (2:15 p.m., FSD). Kinsler has started in 15 straight games for the Tigers, who are coming off an ugly 16-5 loss to the Royals on Saturday. As a result, the top of the order has shifted some, with Cameron Maybin back in centerfield and hitting leadoff. James McCann is back at catcher and hitting eighth, with Justin Upton and...
Fenway Nation Jun 17, 2016

ESPN's Schoenfield: Muddy Chicken Could Be HOF Candidate

Muddy Chicken In Action Last NightESPN.com's David Schoenfield thinks Dustin Pedroia could be a Hall Of Fame candidate—if he stays health and performs in his mid-to late thirties. Schoenfield makes this assessment in an article that chronicles the amazing number of elite second basemen in the game today. In addition to The Laser Show, he lists the following second-sackers: Jose Altuve, Ian Kinsler, Robinson Cano, Ben Zobrist, and Daniel Murphy. Said Schoenfield of Pedey: "He still has that great hand-eye coordination and remains as quick as anybody turning the double play." Indeed.
Bless You Boys Jun 17, 2016

Tigers' Ian Kinsler is having an MVP caliber season

Unfortunately, so are several other players. For two seasons now, Ian Kinsler has been every bit as valuable to the Detroit Tigers as Miguel Cabrera. I don't think anyone saw that coming. In the process, Kinsler has become a huge fan favorite for the intensity and intelligence he brings to the field. He feels like a Tiger. For many fans, he is their Tiger. It seems crazy to ask for more, but Kinsler is bringing it anyway. We’re over 60 games into the 2016 season and Kinsler hasn’t just been the Tigers MVP; he could be thought of as a candidate for the American League MVP Award. Kinsler...

Game 2016.65: Tigers at Royals

What do you guys think about the Ichiro hits record? Doesn’t move the needle for me. He’s a HoFer for sure, but I feel that MLB records trump all. Tigers in KC for four, our re-remerging ace Justin Verlander is on the hill tonight. Baseball-Reference game preview here. 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B 2. Jose Iglesias, […]
Grand Rapids Press Jun 15, 2016
Former Tigers second baseman Lou Whitaker raves about Ian Kinsler

Former Tigers second baseman Lou Whitaker raves about Ian Kinsler

Former Tigers second baseman thinks the current one should be on the all-star team and thats a fact. ADA - Seeing what Ian Kinsler has done so far this season is making another Detroit Tigers second baseman proud. In fact, Lou Whitaker thinks Kinsler is not only an all-star, but a no-brainer at that. "I'm sure he's going to be on the all-star team and that's a fact," said the five time all-star for the Tigers from 1977-95. Kinsler is tearing it up so far. He's hit safely in eight of nine games, is second in the American League in runs (56 in 61 games) and his...

Game 2016.63: Tigers at White Sox

The Tigers took the first series on their road trip behind yet another scoreless outing by Michael Fulmer, and behind yet another Ian Kinsler Day. Kinsler has now not only established himself as the most valuable Tiger so far this season, but should be in the picture for early season league MVP predictions (whether he […]
Grand Rapids Press Jun 11, 2016
Ian Kinsler, Justin Verlander power Tigers past Yankees

Ian Kinsler, Justin Verlander power Tigers past Yankees

Each team has won a game in the series, with the finale set for Sunday. NEW YORK (AP) -- Ian Kinsler homered and drove in a career-high five runs, and Justin Verlander finally won in the new Yankee Stadium in the Tigers' 6-1 victory over New York on Saturday night. Verlander (6-5) allowed one run on five hits in 6 2/3 innings and struck out five to snap the Yankees' five-game winning streak. Verlander had been 0-4 with a 4.84 ERA in seven starts at this park, which opened in 2009. Kinsler hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth and a two-run double in...
Bless You Boys Jun 7, 2016

Tigers 3, Blue Jays 2 (10): Ian Kinsler leads offense to extra innings walkoff win

Sanchez was dealing for the Blue Jays but the Tigers' offense just wouldn't die. DETROIT -- Aaron Sanchez overpowered the Detroit Tigers' offense for eight innings, but a ninth-inning rally sent the game to extra innings. The offense wasted no time in the 10th, loading the bases for Ian Kinsler, who hit a walkoff single to give the Tigers the 3-2 win, and a five-game winning streak. It didn't matter who the Tigers sent to the plate against Aaron Sanchez on Tuesday night. At least, not for eight innings. He made the Tigers offense look silly throughout the game, to include two strikeouts of...
Bless You Boys Jun 7, 2016

Tigers' Ian Kinsler has brought back the power

An increase in fly balls and velocity has resulted in more homers. Since being acquired by the Detroit Tigers, Ian Kinsler has been arguably the best all-around player on the roster; in fact, no Tigers position player has accumulated more fWAR since 2014. His first two seasons in Detroit were fairly successful, hitting .285 overall with 28 home runs. However, his career before joining the Tigers had a much different feel. For eight seasons with the Rangers, Kinsler featured a decent amount of pop in his bat. Twice he hit over 30 home runs, and he averaged just under 20 dingers a season. But...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 5, 2016
Tigers lineup: Cameron Maybin, with 12-game home hitting streak, batting No. 2 again

Tigers lineup: Cameron Maybin, with 12-game home hitting streak, batting No. 2 again

This is the finale of a three-game series between the AL Central Division rivals. DETROIT - Cameron Maybin will be batting near the top of the Detroit Tigers' lineup for the fourth straight day as he puts a 12-game home hitting streak on the line against the Chicago White Sox. Maybin was elevated to the leadoff spot Thursday against the Yankees with Ian Kinsler not in the starting lineup and he's batted second in the first two games of the series against the White Sox. He has yet to go hitless at home since coming off the disabled list and is batting .511 at...

Game 2016.55: White Sox at Tigers

Cabrera is in the lineup. Phew. Today’s lineup (numbers off of Chris Sale). I’d swap Kinsler and Maybin, and put Upton 7th when he’s back. Ian Kinsler, 2B (6-for-27, 2 HR, 5 walks, 5 K’s) Cameron Maybin, CF Miguel Cabrera, 1B (8-for-33, 2 HR, 9 walks, 12 K’s) Victor Martinez, DH (16-for-34, 3 doubles, 4 […]

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