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Grand Rapids Press Apr 21, 2015
Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus' decision to go with Joba Chamberlain in key spot pays off

Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus' decision to go with Joba Chamberlain in key spot pays off

Brad Ausmus couldve brought in left-handed specialist Ian Krol, who was warming up at the start of the inning. Or Tigers closer Joakim Soria, for a potential five-out save. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was never overly concerned with Joba Chamberlain's unimpressive numbers in spring training. There's no need to be worried, Ausmus repeated time and time again last month. Chamberlain thrives in pressure-packed situations, not spring games, he said. That proved true Monday night when Chamberlain was called upon in the eighth inning against the New...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 20, 2015
Tigers 2, Yankees 1: Alfredo Simon fans seven; Joba Chamberlain induces double play in key spot

Tigers 2, Yankees 1: Alfredo Simon fans seven; Joba Chamberlain induces double play in key spot

J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes had back-to-back two-out RBI singles in the seventh to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead for the Tigers. DETROIT -- CC Sabathia was good. Alfredo Simon was a little bit better. Simon struck out seven in 7 1/3 strong innings and the Detroit Tigers rallied to take the lead in the seventh inning Monday night in a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees. The bullpen for the Tigers hasn't been tested in very many tight situations, but Joba Chamberlain got an out in a huge spot to help preserve the win. Chamberlain replaced Simon...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 13, 2015
Detroit Tigers' Joba Chamberlain likely to be closer today if Joakim Soria is not available

Detroit Tigers' Joba Chamberlain likely to be closer today if Joakim Soria is not available

Soria has pitched in three consecutive games and four out of the past five, so his status for today is up in the air. PITTSBURGH -- As a rule, Brad Ausmus does not tell media members which of his relief pitchers are and are not available on a daily basis. He doesn't want the opposing manager to know. But Ausmus did say which way he is leaning when it comes to picking a closer if Joakim Soria is not available for the game today. That pitcher is Joba Chamberlain. "We'll have to check with Soria," Ausmus said. "But I think if I have to go with someone else I'd...

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