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Grand Rapids Press 7 hours ago
Detroit Tigers lineup: Miguel Cabrera back, Ian Kinsler gets first day off this season

Detroit Tigers lineup: Miguel Cabrera back, Ian Kinsler gets first day off this season

For the first time this season, Ian Kinsler has been held out of Detroits starting lineup. Hernan Perez will get the start at second base as the Tigers continue their three-game series tonight. OAKLAND -- Miguel Cabrera was held out of the Detroit Tigers' starting lineup Monday. Today, it's Ian Kinsler's turn to take a seat on the bench. For the first time this season, Kinsler has been held out of Detroit's starting lineup. Hernan Perez will get the start at second base as the Tigers continue their three-game series tonight against the A's in Oakland. With...
Grand Rapids Press 20 hours ago
Analysis: Detroit Tigers' struggling offense continues to be haunted by rally-killing double plays

Analysis: Detroit Tigers' struggling offense continues to be haunted by rally-killing double plays

How can a team that ranks first in the majors in on-base percentage (.345), and second in batting average (.281) and OPS (.773), have trouble scoring runs? OAKLAND -- There was talk prior to the 2015 season that the Detroit Tigers might have a shot at scoring more than 1,000 combined runs this year. Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez, Yoenis Cespedes -- it seemed no other team in baseball had a lineup as deep or talented as the Tigers. But that chatter has all but disappeared a quarter of the way through the season. Nowadays, talk has...
Grand Rapids Press May 23, 2015
Triple play a rare feat, but the turning point in loss to Houston Astros? Detroit Tigers say no

Triple play a rare feat, but the turning point in loss to Houston Astros? Detroit Tigers say no

Ian Kinsler had already been apart of one triple play at Comerica Park. DETROIT -- Ian Kinsler had already been apart of one triple play at Comerica Park. It was 2009 and the Detroit Tigers' Gerald Laird lined a ball to Kinsler, playing second base for the Texas Rangers then, who flipped it to Elvis Andrus at shortstop.  "I remember that one," Kinsler said. Roles were reversed Saturday in the Detroit Tigers' 3-2 loss to the Houston Astros, as Kinsler made the highlight reel for hitting into his own triple play in the fifth. WATCH: Ian Kinsler hit into triple...
Grand Rapids Press May 23, 2015
Astros 3, Tigers 2: Ian Kinsler hits into triple play; three-game win streak ends for Detroit

Astros 3, Tigers 2: Ian Kinsler hits into triple play; three-game win streak ends for Detroit

Anthony Gose doubled and knocked in two runs to lead the Tigers offensively. DETROIT -- Midway through the game, the Detroit Tigers made three outs with one swing of the bat. At the end of the game, their three-game winning streak had come to an end. Ian Kinsler hit into a triple play and the Tigers struggled to string hits together against rookie Lance McCullers on Saturday afternoon in a 3-2 loss to the Houston Astros. The Tigers entered the game with a three-game winning streak. They now need to beat the Astros on Sunday to avoid a split of their four-game...
Grand Rapids Press May 23, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler grounds into triple play in fifth inning against Astros

Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler grounds into triple play in fifth inning against Astros

The Tigers last hit into a triple play on May 20, 2009, against the Texas Rangers. Kinsler was playing second base for the Rangers at the time. Your browser does not support iframes.DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers had a rally going. But it was over just like that. Ian Kinsler hit into a triple play in the fifth inning Saturday against the Houston Astros. The Tigers had just scored a run to take a 2-1 lead over the Astros and had Anthony Gose at first and Hernan Perez at second when Kinsler stepped in. He hit a hard grounder right at the bag at third base. Jonathan...

VIDEO: Kinsler and Iglesias perform ballet on dirt, with pretty double play

Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias have turned the act of turning a double play into an art form, as they did with their pretty twin killing in the first inning of Saturday's game against the Astros.Watch the video here:Your browser does not support iframes.
Grand Rapids Press May 23, 2015

Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler, Jose Iglesias turn impressive double play to end first inning vs. Astros

The ball almost hit Detroit Tigers pitcher Kyle Lobstein. Then it appeared destined to go up the middle for a single. Then Kinsler started a double play. Your browser does not support iframes.DETROIT -- The ball almost hit Detroit Tigers pitcher Kyle Lobstein. Then it appeared destined to go up the middle for a single.  Then Ian Kinsler started a double play. Kinsler, Jose Iglesias and Miguel Cabrera combined to complete an impressive 4-6-3 double play Saturday afternoon on a ball hit up the middle by Houston Astros outfielder George Springer. Check out the...
Bless You Boys May 23, 2015

Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias turn fantastic double play

Two days, two great double plays turned by the organization. Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias apparently don't like to see the Mud Hens getting all the attention. A day after Dixon Machado flipped the ball to Josh Wilson to start a double play, Kinsler fielded a carom off Kyle Lobstein and started a DP of his own. Your browser does not support iframes. That play reminds you a bit of this one, actually. Your browser does not support iframes.
Bless You Boys May 23, 2015

Watch Dixon Machado's amazing behind-the-back double play

You're going to want to see this one again. Remember that awesome double play that Jose Iglesias and Ian Kinsler turned against the Minnesota Twins earlier this month? This one is better. Your browser does not support iframes. Toledo Mud Hens second baseman Josh Wilson even nails Kinsler's half of the play, barehanding the flip from Machado and throwing to first in one motion.
Grand Rapids Press May 19, 2015
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus tossed from game after arguing balls and strikes

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus tossed from game after arguing balls and strikes

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was ejected by plate umpire Tripp Gibson in the fifth inning for arguing balls and strikes after Ian Kinsler was caught looking at third strike Tuesday.   DETROIT -- For the second time this season, Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has been tossed from a game. Ausmus was ejected by plate umpire Tripp Gibson in the fifth inning for arguing balls and strikes after Ian Kinsler was caught looking at third strike from Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson on Tuesday night. Kinsler protested the call near the batter's box and...
Bless You Boys May 17, 2015

Cardinals 2, Tigers 1: Offense squanders scoring chances in pitcher's duel

The Tigers' offense went missing in a loss to the Cardinals, but they still took two of three on the road. Despite losing two consecutive games at home to open the series, the St. Louis Cardinals entered tonight's game with the best record in baseball. The Detroit Tigers missed a chance to sweep baseball's best team in their own ballpark, going 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position in a 2-1 loss. The Tigers jumped on Cardinals starter Lance Lynn early, scoring a run in the top of the first. Ian Kinsler battled Lynn for nine pitches, then singled to right-center field. Miguel Cabrera...
Grand Rapids Press May 16, 2015
Detroit Tigers lineup: Rajai Davis to lead off against left-hander; J.D. Martinez hitting fourth

Detroit Tigers lineup: Rajai Davis to lead off against left-hander; J.D. Martinez hitting fourth

Ian Kinsler is the only Tigers position player who has faced Cardinals left-hander Tyler Lyons, who will start today. Kinsler is 0 for 1 with a walk against Lyons. ST. LOUIS -- A left-hander is on the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals. So Rajai Davis is back in the leadoff spot. Davis will bat first and start in center field today in the second game of a three-gamer interleague road series against the St. Louis Cardinals. J.D. Martinez is once again hitting fourth in place of Victor Martinez, who has not appeared in either of the past two games. Ian Kinsler is...
Grand Rapids Press May 15, 2015
Seventh-inning update: Tigers 2, Cardinals 0

Seventh-inning update: Tigers 2, Cardinals 0

Yoenis Cespedes homered. Ian Kinsler knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly. And Shane Greene stranded St. Louis Cardinals runners all over the bases. ST. LOUIS -- Yoenis Cespedes homered. Ian Kinsler knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly. And Shane Greene stranded St. Louis Cardinals runners all over the bases. Cespedes, Kinsler and Greene led the Detroit Tigers to a 2-0 lead over the Cardinals through six innings Friday night in the first game of a three-game interleague series. Greene was hit hard at time but managed to work his way through five shutout...
Grand Rapids Press May 15, 2015
Detroit Tigers notebook: Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler likely to get day off sometime in near future

Detroit Tigers notebook: Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler likely to get day off sometime in near future

The inevitable has been delayed by an interleague series. But it is going to happen, probably soon. Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera will get a day off. ST. LOUIS -- The inevitable has been delayed by an interleague series. But it is going to happen, probably soon. Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera will get a day off. Not the same day, of course. And probably not until the Detroit Tigers return home from an interleague road series against the St. Louis Cardinals. But Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is going to find a day to rest Kinsler, Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes, who...

VIDEO: Watch Jose Iglesias do ridiculous Jose Iglesias things

Jose Iglesias is a human highlight reel, no one questions that — when he's in the lineup, at least.It's a good thing for Anibal Sanchez that the defensive wizard was on his game early in Thursday's contest against the Minnesota Twins, after briefly looking like he wouldn't be earlier in the day, thanks to a lineup snafu.Iglesias turned a slick double play in the first inning, using his glove to flip the ball from behind second base to Ian Kinsler at the bag, forcing out Minnesota's Brian Dozier.Watch the video here:Your browser does not support iframes.

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