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Grand Rapids Press May 20, 2017
Tigers lineup: Miguel Cabrera starting at DH vs. Rangers

Tigers lineup: Miguel Cabrera starting at DH vs. Rangers

Alex Avila will play first base and bat second. DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera is back in the Detroit Tigers lineup after missing three games with a strained oblique. He will serve as designated hitter on Saturday and bat third. Alex Avila will play first base and bat second. Newly recalled catcher/first baseman John Hicks will be available on the bench. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Alex Avila, 1B3. Miguel Cabrera, DH4. J.D. Martinez, RF5. Justin Upton, LF6. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B7. Tyler Collins, CF8. James McCann, C9. Jose Iglesias, SS Bench: C/1B John...
Grand Rapids Press May 18, 2017
Tigers lineup: With Miguel Cabrera out, Andrew Romine starts at 1st

Tigers lineup: With Miguel Cabrera out, Andrew Romine starts at 1st

Alex Avila will serve as catcher for Jordan Zimmermann. DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera will miss his second start in a row with a strained oblique muscle on Thursday afternoon. Andrew Romine will start at first base, while Alex Avila will serve as catcher for Jordan Zimmermann. The full lineup is below. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B3. J.D. Martinez, RF4. Victor Martinez, DH5. Justin Upton, LF6. Alex Avila, C7. Tyler Collins, CF8. Andrew Romine, 1B9. Jose Iglesias, SS Bench: C James McCann, OF Mikie Mahtook, IF Dixon Machado, 1B Miguel...
Grand Rapids Press May 17, 2017
Tigers lineup: Tyler Collins will try to break out of slump vs. Orioles

Tigers lineup: Tyler Collins will try to break out of slump vs. Orioles

There are no other changes from Tuesday nights 13-inning affair that the Tigers lost 13-11. DETROIT -- Tyler Collins, hitless in his last 30 at-bats, will get another chance to break out of his slump on Wednesday night against the Baltimore Orioles. He's in the lineup in center field, batting seventh. There are no other changes from Tuesday night's 13-inning affair that the Tigers lost 13-11. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. Justin Upton, LF6. J.D. Martinez, RF7. Tyler Collins, CF8. James...
Grand Rapids Press May 16, 2017
Tigers lineup: Mikie Mahtook making 1st start in center field

Tigers lineup: Mikie Mahtook making 1st start in center field

Mahtook, a right-hander, usually plays against lefties, and southpaw Wade Miley is starting for Baltimore. DETROIT -- Mikie Mahtook will make his first start in center field for the Detroit Tigers Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles. Mahtook, a right-hander, usually plays against lefties, and southpaw Wade Miley is starting for Baltimore.  The full lineup is below. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. Justin Upton, LF6. J.D. Martinez, RF7. Mikie...
Grand Rapids Press May 13, 2017
Tigers lineup: J.D. Martinez starting 2nd game in a row vs. Angels

Tigers lineup: J.D. Martinez starting 2nd game in a row vs. Angels

Martinez wont get a day off after making his 2017 debut on Friday night. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- J.D. Martinez won't get a day off after making his 2017 debut on Friday night. The Detroit Tigers right fielder is back in the lineup again on Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels. Tyler Collins is starting in center field for the Tigers. James McCann will catch for starter Daniel Norris. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. Justin Upton, LF6. J.D. Martinez, RF7. Tyler Collins, CF8. James McCann, C9....
Upton, Fulmer lead Tigers to rare win at Angels, 7-1 (May 11, 2017)

Upton, Fulmer lead Tigers to rare win at Angels, 7-1 (May 11, 2017)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Justin Upton hit a three-run homer and Michael Fulmer pitched seven innings of three-hit ball in the Detroit Tigers 7-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.
Los Angeles Times May 12, 2017

Angels blown out by Tigers

Here JC Ramirez had been something of an unexpected bright spot to the Angels’ patchwork rotation. Alas, then came Thursday, and out went his surprising dominance. Ramirez gave up a three-run homer to Justin Upton and the first and a two-run homer to ex-Angel Andrew Romine in the second and Detroit...
Grand Rapids Press May 11, 2017
Tigers lineup: Ian Kinsler, Mike Trout both back from hamstring injuries

Tigers lineup: Ian Kinsler, Mike Trout both back from hamstring injuries

Both Kinsler and Trout missed five games. ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ian Kinsler is back in the lineup for the Detroit Tigers after missing five games with a tight hamstring. Mike Trout, also out for five games with a hamstring injury, is also returning tonight for the Los Angeles Angels. The full lineups for the opener of the four-game series is below: Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. Justin Upton, LF6. Jim Adduci, RF7. Tyler Collins, CF8. James McCann, C9. Jose Iglesias, SS  Starting pitcher: RHP...
Washington Times May 10, 2017

Upton, McCann hit HRs; Tigers beat D-backs 7-3

PHOENIX (AP) - Justin Upton and James McCann homered, Mikie Mahtook singled in two runs and the Detroit Tigers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 on Tuesday night to open a two-game series. Justin Verlander (3-2) went six innings plus two batters to get his second straight win. He gave up ...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 28, 2017
Tigers lineup: John Hicks, Alex Avila starting vs. Mike Pelfrey

Tigers lineup: John Hicks, Alex Avila starting vs. Mike Pelfrey

The Tigers face the Chicago White Sox in the series opener Friday at 7:10 p.m. DETROIT -- Jim Adduci is back in the lineup after leaving Thursday's game with calf tightness. Alex Avila will start at catcher for the Detroit Tigers, with John Hicks playing first. The Tigers face the Chicago White Sox in the series opener Friday at 7:10 p.m. The full lineups are below. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Tyler Collins, CF3. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. Justin Upton, LF6. Alex Avila, C7. Jim Adduci, RF8. John Hicks, 1B9. Jose Iglesias, SS Bench: C...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 27, 2017
Tigers lineup: Jose Iglesias returns, Jim Adduci in right field

Tigers lineup: Jose Iglesias returns, Jim Adduci in right field

The Tigers are 2-0 when newcomer Jim Adduci is the lineup DETROIT -- Jose Iglesias is starting at shortstop for the Detroit Tigers on Thursday after seven days spent on the disabled list. The Tigers are 2-0 when newcomer Jim Adduci is the lineup. He's back in right field with a right-hander on the hill today for the Seattle Mariners. The full lineups are below. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Tyler Collins, CF3. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. Justin Upton, LF6. Alex Avila, 1B7. Jim Adduci, RF8. James McCann, C9. Jose Iglesias, SS Bench: IF/OF...
Grand Rapids Press Apr 26, 2017
Tigers lineup: Mikie Mahtook starting against Mariners' lefty

Tigers lineup: Mikie Mahtook starting against Mariners' lefty

Recent call-up John Hicks will start at first base. DETROIT -- With a southpaw on the mound for the Seattle Mariners, the Jim Adduci story will have to be put on hold for a day. Right-hander Mikie Mahtook will start in right field in place of Adduci, a left-hander, for the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. Mahtook homered in Tuesday night's 19-9 slug-fest. Recent call-up John Hicks will start at first base. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Mikie Mahtook, RF3. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. Justin Upton, LF6. John Hicks, 1B7. James McCann, C8....
Washington Times Apr 25, 2017

Tigers score 9 in 5th, rout Mariners 19-9

DETROIT (AP) - James McCann, Justin Upton and Alex Avila homered for Detroit - and that was before the Tigers added nine runs in the fifth inning en route to a 19-9 rout of the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Felix Hernandez (2-2) allowed four runs in two innings in ...
Bless You Boys Apr 25, 2017
Tigers 19, Mariners 9: Detroit offense plows through Seattle pitching in blowout win

Tigers 19, Mariners 9: Detroit offense plows through Seattle pitching in blowout win

Zimmermann wasn’t so great, though. Neither was the bullpen. DETROIT — After a day of rest following a week on the road, the Tigers came home and tore into their first opponents on Tuesday night. With three home runs, 24 hits, and a nine-run fifth inning, Detroit knocked the Mariners and Felix Hernandez out in convincing fashion, with an 19-9 win to start their 10-game homestand. Jordan Zimmermann continued to struggle but the Tigers’ offense was firing on all cylinders. Three home runs by James McCann, Justin Upton, and Alex Avila combined for five of the seven 16 18 19 (!) runs in...
Bless You Boys Apr 24, 2017
The Tigers’ approach of hard opposite field hitting is not paying off yet

The Tigers’ approach of hard opposite field hitting is not paying off yet

One might say the results are hit and miss, but they show promise. The Tigers have gotten off to something of a mediocre start as far as their offense is concerned. They have scored 84 runs (14th in the MLB), have a batting average of .236 (18nd), and a wRC+ of 109 (8th). They have been without J.D. Martinez for the entire season and Justin Upton and Jose Iglesias have each missed some time due to injury. JaCoby Jones (.150/.244/.300, 54 wRC+) and Victor Martinez (.222/.286/.238, 51 wRC+) have gotten off to slow starts, so it is easy to recognize why the Tigers have not done a great job at...

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