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How about that comeback? Tigers' 8-run ninth stuns Rays in rally for the ages

How about that comeback? Tigers' 8-run ninth stuns Rays in rally for the ages

Detroit trailed 7-2 entering the ninth inning. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Cameron Maybin capped a dramatic eight-run ninth inning with a tiebreaking three-run double, and the Detroit Tigers overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-7 on Thursday night. Detroit trailed 7-2 entering the ninth and opened the inning with four consecutive hits off Ryan Garton, including Victor Martinez's RBI single. Erasmo Ramirez (7-7) replaced Garton and allowed Justin Upton's run-scoring single, Steven Moya's sacrifice fly and an RBI single to Jarrod Saltalamacchia...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 30, 2016
Tigers lineup: Jarrod Saltalamacchia starts tonight at Tampa Bay

Tigers lineup: Jarrod Saltalamacchia starts tonight at Tampa Bay

Its the first game in a four-game series. Who gets the start at catcher for the Detroit Tigers at the beginning of an 11-game road trip? That would be Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who is listed as hitting eighth tonight for the Tigers in Tampa Bay. Otherwise, it's mostly business as usual for the Tigers. Here's the lineup, as posted on club's Twitter account: #Tigers lineup at TB pic.twitter.com/sLE0vct2nt— #VoteTigers (@tigers) June 30, 2016 Neither Tiger catcher is hitting for a good average this season. Saltalamacchia is batting .206 while usual starter James...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 26, 2016
Tigers lineup: Mike Aviles in RF again, Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching

Tigers lineup: Mike Aviles in RF again, Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching

The Tigers look to avoid a third sweep against the Indians this season. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers will be without Steven Moya for a second straight day. Mike Aviles is hitting eighth and playing right field in the series finale Sunday against the Cleveland Indians (1:10 p.m., FSD). Moya missed Saturday's 6-0 loss to the Indians with a sore right knee. He says he's feeling better - he didn't have an X-ray or CT scan - but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has chosen to give the left-handed power bat an extra day. Aviles is hitting .218 with two extra-base hits and...
Bless You Boys Jun 23, 2016

Tigers 5, Mariners 4 (10): Seattle swept

DETROIT — For the second time in their four-game series, the Tigers and Mariners needed extra innings to decide the winner. It didn’t take long, though, for Detroit to come out on top again, with Cameron Maybin scoring on a wild-pitch for the 5-4 victory and sweep Thursday at Comerica Park. When a one-out walk by Steven Moya (for whom Maybin pinch ran) and a single by Victor Martinez put runners on second and third following a throwing error, the Tigers were in prime position to come away with the victory. Seattle elected to intentionally walk Jarrod Saltalamacchia and managed to strike...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 23, 2016
Tigers lineup: Jarrod Saltalamacchia playing 1B, Miguel Cabrera the DH

Tigers lineup: Jarrod Saltalamacchia playing 1B, Miguel Cabrera the DH

The Tigers seek a four-game sweep of the Mariners in a Thursday afternoon matinee. DETROIT -- Here's a twist. Looking to give Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez some rest, Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has Jarrod Saltalamacchia playing first base in the series finale Thursday agains the Seattle Mariners (1:10 p.m., FSD). It's the second time this season Saltalamacchia, the Tigers' primary backup catcher, will play first. He played two innings at first base on April 23, and four games there last season with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The start marks...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 22, 2016
Tigers lineup: Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching, Steve Moya back in right field

Tigers lineup: Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching, Steve Moya back in right field

DETROIT –  Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and outfielder Steven Moya will be in the Detroit Tigers lineup tonight against the Seattle Mariners. Saltalamacchia replaces James McCann behind the plate after McCann caught 21 innings during the first two games of the series. Monday's opener went 12 innings. Moya is back in right field after sitting out Tuesday's 4-2 victory. Rookie Michael... DETROIT -  Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and outfielder Steven Moya will be in the Detroit Tigers lineup tonight against the Seattle Mariners. Saltalamacchia replaces James McCann behind...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 18, 2016
Tigers lineup: Cameron Maybin good to go, Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching vs. KC

Tigers lineup: Cameron Maybin good to go, Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching vs. KC

Maybin sat the last two games with a tight right quadriceps muscle. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two days rest was apparently enough for Cameron Maybin. The Detroit Tigers centerfielder is back in the lineup Saturday against the Kansas City Royals (8:15 p.m., FSD) after complaining of a tight right quadriceps muscle earlier this week. Maybin will hit second and play centerfield, joining Justin Upton in left and Steven Moya in right. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (.191, seven home runs, 20 RBIs) will hit eighth and catch in place of James McCann, who is likely getting a day off...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 12, 2016
Tigers lineup: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Mike Aviles start against Yankees

Tigers lineup: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Mike Aviles start against Yankees

The Tigers and Yankees are expected to start shortly after 2 p.m. today. It's the day game after a night game lineup for the Detroit Tigers. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (.186 batting average, 7 HR, 20 RBI) will catch and bat eighth for the Tigers today in the series finale against the New York Yankees. He's spelling James McCann. Mike Aviles (.204 batting average, 0 HR, 3 RBI) will bat ninth and play shortstop, spelling Jose Iglesias. Michael Fulmer is the starting pitcher today for the Tigers. The game starts shortly after 2 p.m. and is televised on Fox Sports...

VIDEO: Tigers score their run in the ninth

Already down 2-0 heading into the ninth, the Angels dug themselves further into a hole in the top of the ninth, giving up another run to fall behind 3-0. Back-to-back one out walks by Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jose Iglesias jump started the Tigers...

VIDEO: Tigers add a run in the sixth

The Tigers added their second run in the sixth inning off of Matt Shoemaker on a bases-loaded single by Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Victor Martinez led off the inning with a ground-rule double to right, and Nick Castellanos joined him on base with a...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 1, 2016
Tigers lineup: Victor Martinez at 1B, Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching vs. Angels

Tigers lineup: Victor Martinez at 1B, Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching vs. Angels

The Tigers have lost four in a row and five of their last six games. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- You'll see a different look at first base today. Miguel Cabrera is getting a rare day off his feet Wednesday when he exclusively hits and Victor Martinez plays first base for the Detroit Tigers in their series finale against the Los Angeles Angels (4:05 p.m., FSD). It's the fifth time this season Martinez has replaced Cabrera at first base, and third time it's happened against an American League opponent. The Tigers (24-27) travel back to Detroit after the game today and host...

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