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Jun 25, 2017
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Justin Upton answers a cycle of questions from Michelle Margaux.
Grand Rapids Press 6 hours ago
Tigers, Royals lineups: Mikie Mahtook hitting 2nd, Miggy 4th in new-look order

Tigers, Royals lineups: Mikie Mahtook hitting 2nd, Miggy 4th in new-look order

Mikie Mahtook is hitting second, followed by Justin Upton, Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez. DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers are shaking up their lineup for the second straight game. Outfielder Mikie Mahtook will bat second Tuesday against Kansas City Royals left-hander Matt Strahm. Justin Upton will hit in the No. 3 spot for the second straight game, while Miguel Cabrera will hit clean-up.  "Mikie has definitely given us better at-bats," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He has played well in center. He may get a few more looks against right-handed...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 25, 2017
Tigers, Padres lineups: Miguel Cabrera batting 2nd after shake-up

Tigers, Padres lineups: Miguel Cabrera batting 2nd after shake-up

Outfielders Justin Upton, J.D. Martinez and Mikie Mahtook will bat in the 3-4-5 spots. SAN DIEGO -- The Detroit Tigers are shaking up their lineup in the midst of an eight-game losing streak.  Miguel Cabrera will bat second on Sunday against San Diego Padres left-hander Clayton Richard. Outfielders Justin Upton, J.D. Martinez and Mikie Mahtook will bat in the 3-4-5 spots. "We'll see if it helps," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "I don't know that there's any real logic behind it, but you just hope it changes your luck." Miguel Cabrera has started two regular...
Michelle Mar-GOES 4 THE CYCLE with Justin Upton

Michelle Mar-GOES 4 THE CYCLE with Justin Upton

Justin Upton answers a cycle of questions from Michelle Margaux.
Grand Rapids Press Jun 24, 2017
Tigers, Padres lineup: Nicholas Castellanos starting at 3rd

Tigers, Padres lineup: Nicholas Castellanos starting at 3rd

Castellanos experienced lower back or hip tightness but entered the game late as a pinch-hitter on Friday. SAN DIEGO -- Detroit Tigers third baseman Nicholas Castellanos is back in the lineup after being scratched just before game time on Friday night. Castellanos experienced lower back or hip tightness but entered the game late as a pinch-hitter. The Tigers will use their regular lineup Saturday night against San Diego Padres right-hander Dinelson Lamet. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Alex Avila, C3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. J.D. Martinez, RF5. Justin Upton,...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 21, 2017
Tigers, Mariners lineups: All right-handed lineup vs. lefty James Paxton

Tigers, Mariners lineups: All right-handed lineup vs. lefty James Paxton

The Tigers will counter with ace Justin Verlander. SEATTLE -- The Detroit Tigers will use the same lineup for a second night in a row against a Seattle Mariners left-handed pitcher. James Paxton, who has struggled since coming off the disabled list, is on the mound for the M's Wednesday night at Safeco Field. The Tigers will counter with ace Justin Verlander. Platoon players John Hicks, Mikie Mahtook and James McCann are starting for the Tigers. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. J.D. Martinez, RF5. Justin Upton,...
Bless You Boys Jun 21, 2017
Mariners 5 Tigers, 4: Sleepless in Seattle

Mariners 5 Tigers, 4: Sleepless in Seattle

Tigers fall to Mariners in the wee hours, hope you didn’t stay up for this. A long night ended in the Detroit Tiger’s fourth straight loss as the Seattle Mariners beat the Tigers on a walkoff hit in extra innings. Always extra innings in Seattle, and it never seems to end well. Seattle Mariners starter Ariel Miranda did his best to remind the Tigers bats of their right to remain silent. They resisted at first, with Ian Kinsler hitting a lead off home run, and Justin Upton cracking a solo shot in the second inning to briefly tie the game back up. But they were eventually handcuffed for...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 20, 2017
Tigers, Mariners lineups: John Hicks getting 1st start since being recalled

Tigers, Mariners lineups: John Hicks getting 1st start since being recalled

Hicks is the designated hitter for the Detroit Tigers Tuesday night at Safeco Field against the Seattle Mariners. SEATTLE -- John Hicks will make his first start since being recalled to replace Victor Martinez. Hicks is the designated hitter for the Detroit Tigers Tuesday night at Safeco Field against the Seattle Mariners. Mikie Mahook will also start with left-hander Ariel Miranda on the mound for the Mariners. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. J.D. Martinez, RF5. Justin Upton, LF6. John Hicks, DH7. Mikie...
Bless You Boys Jun 20, 2017
Justin Upton has completely shaken off his rough start with the Tigers

Justin Upton has completely shaken off his rough start with the Tigers

One year later, Upton has put his power on display. Less than 12 months ago, concern turned to anger as fans wondered how on earth Justin Upton tricked the Detroit Tigers front office so badly. One of the biggest signings off the offseason — earning over $22 million a year — was hitting just .228/.286/.369 with 73 wRC+ after three months in Detroit. Upton is a notoriously streaky player, but this was more than a minor slump. The outlook for the next six years looked bleak. Almost a full year later, these concerns seem laughable. Upton leads the team with 13 homers this season, ranking...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 18, 2017
Tigers, Rays lineup: Alex Avila to DH, Jose Iglesias gets day off

Tigers, Rays lineup: Alex Avila to DH, Jose Iglesias gets day off

This is the finale of a four-game series between Detroit and Tampa Bay. DETROIT -- Alex Avila will bat second and DH for the Detroit Tigers in today's series finale with the Tampa Bay Rays at Comerica Park. Avila leads the Tigers with a .319 batting average. Jose Iglesias is getting the day off and Dixon Machado will start at shortstop. With Avila at DH, James McCann will catch. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Alex Avila, DH3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. J.D. Martinez, RF5. Justin Upton, LF6. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B7. Alex Presley, CF8. James McCann, C9. Dixon...
Washington Times Jun 16, 2017

Castellanos leads Tigers to 13-4 rout of Rays

DETROIT (AP) - Nicholas Castellanos doubled, tripled and drove in four runs as the Detroit Tigers routed the Tampa Bay Rays 13-4 on Friday night. Justin Upton drove in three runs for the Tigers, while Ian Kinsler and Alex Avila homered. Daniel Norris (4-4) got the win, giving up three ...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 12, 2017
No apologies for Tigers' short-distance grand slam: 'You take 'em how you can get 'em'

No apologies for Tigers' short-distance grand slam: 'You take 'em how you can get 'em'

We had a good angle, Ausmus said. From the time it left the bat, I was saying, Pesky Pole, Pesky Pole, Pesky Pole... BOSTON -- As Justin Upton's fly ball started hooking down the right-field line on Sunday night, Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus was watching intently from the third base dugout. "We had a good angle," Ausmus said. "From the time it left the bat, I was saying, "Pesky Pole, Pesky Pole, Pesky Pole...'" Nicknamed in honor of former Red Sox infielder and manager Johnny Pesky, the right field foul poll at Fenway Park sits only 301 feet from home...
Upton's slam helps Tigers avert sweep; win 8-3 over BoSox (Jun 11, 2017)

Upton's slam helps Tigers avert sweep; win 8-3 over BoSox (Jun 11, 2017)

BOSTON (AP) Justin Upton hit a grand slam off the right-field foul pole, Nicholas Castellanos hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers averted a sweep with an 8-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night.
Washington Times Jun 12, 2017

Upton's slam helps Tigers avert sweep; win 8-3 over BoSox

BOSTON (AP) - Justin Upton hit a grand slam off the right-field foul pole, Nicholas Castellanos hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers averted a sweep with an 8-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday night. The Tigers halted a three-game losing streak in a contest that ...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 12, 2017
Justin Upton hits grand slam as Tigers salvage series finale in Boston

Justin Upton hits grand slam as Tigers salvage series finale in Boston

Uptons fifth career grand slam -- and first with Detroit -- led the Tigers to an 8-3 win Sunday night at Fenway Park. BOSTON -- In the fifth inning, when Miguel Cabrera tattooed a ball off the Green Monster in left field for his hardest-hit single of the season, perhaps Justin Upton was paying attention. Three batters later, Upton hit a fly ball off Pesky's Pole in right field, a mere 302 feet from home plate, to score Cabrera and two others. Upton's fifth career grand slam -- and first with Detroit -- led the Tigers to an 8-3 win Sunday night at Fenway...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 10, 2017
Tigers lineup: Same 9 against Red Sox lefty Chris Sale

Tigers lineup: Same 9 against Red Sox lefty Chris Sale

Justin Verlander will pitch for the Tigers. BOSTON -- The Detroit Tigers will use a lineup identical to Friday with another left-hander on the mound for the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. This time, however, the Tigers will be facing ace Chris Sale instead of rookie Brian Johnson. Justin Verlander will pitch for the Tigers. Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. J.D. Martinez, RF6. Justin Upton, LF7. Mikie Mahtook, CF8. James McCann, C9. Jose Iglesias, SS Bench: C Alex Avila, IF/OF Andrew Romine,...

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