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Detroit News 12 hours ago

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus slots Miguel Cabrera fourth, Rajai Davis second

If you check the splits of Miguel Cabrera's career, he has batted cleanup almost as much as he's batted third. But whenever he bats cleanup for the Tigers instead of third, the question 'why?' must be asked.
Grand Rapids Press 15 hours ago
Brad Ausmus: Miguel Cabrera hitting fourth due to success Rajai Davis has against Sox starter

Brad Ausmus: Miguel Cabrera hitting fourth due to success Rajai Davis has against Sox starter

Someone suggested to Cabrera that there might be more runners on base this way. Yes, please, Cabrera said. DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera has batted in the cleanup spot a handful of times this season. But tonight will be the first time he does it in a home game. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has Cabrera batting cleanup Tuesday night in the series opener against the Chicago White Sox. But that change has more to do with Rajai Davis than it does Cabrera, according to Ausmus. "That has more to do with Raj has kind of done against Quintana," Ausmus said. "It's more...
Rotoworld Jul 13, 2014

Davis has three-hit game in loss to Royals - Rajai Davis (OF) Detroit Tigers

Rajai Davis went 3-for-3 with a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Royals.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 10, 2014
Column: Rajai Davis is playing so well the Detroit Tigers might have to trade him

Column: Rajai Davis is playing so well the Detroit Tigers might have to trade him

What makes Davis valuable to the Tigers also could make him attractive to other teams, and Detroit could have a surplus of outfielders soon and other needs to fill. DETROIT -- If left fielder Rajai Davis isn’t careful, he might play himself right off the team. With Davis performing so well in his first season with the Detroit Tigers, that probably sounds counter-intuitive. But what makes him valuable to the Tigers – first in the American League Central -- also could make him attractive to other teams at the July 31 trade deadline if the Detroit seeks to...
Detroit News Jul 5, 2014

Tigers cope without Victor Martinez; Torii Hunter at DH

Martinez, who left Friday night's game after re-aggravating his sore right side, is day to day and is not in Saturday's lineup against the Rays. Martinez said he sustained the injury on a single in the sixth inning; Rajai Davis replaced him in the lineup in the eighth.
Bless You Boys Jul 2, 2014

Rajai Davis' grand slam is a reminder of what makes baseball great

Rajai Davis' game-winning grand slam Monday night wasn't just an exceptional ending to a regular season baseball game — it was a reminder of why baseball is considered America's Pastime. DETROIT — The Tigers have a knack for stunning wins when all is seemingly lost. And on Monday night, Rajai Davis was at the center of that kind of win. A win that, when it happens for the Tigers, always seems to be unexpected and yet unforgettable. Davis' blast made it a win for the history books and one of baseball's rare treats in the last decade. Except, that's not the whole story. In 1988, Alan...
Detroit News Jul 1, 2014

Tigers Mailbag: Alan Trammell, Rajai Davis now tied in Tigers lore — by 'super' slam

When Rajai Davis connected on that hanging slider late Monday night, and the ball sailed high and into the left-field bullpen at Comerica Park, history was made.
Detroit Free Press Jul 1, 2014

Close-up photos: Rajai Davis' walk-off grand slam for Detroit Tigers

Monday night was an instant classic against the Oakland Athletics. Rajai Davis did the unthinkable in lifting the Tigers to a 5-4 win against the American League's best team. Here are some close-up looks at Davis' big hit, courtesy of Free Press photographer Julian H. Gonzalez.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 1, 2014
Rajai Davis comes through with walk-off slam that he, Detroit Tigers fans won't soon forget (video)

Rajai Davis comes through with walk-off slam that he, Detroit Tigers fans won't soon forget (video)

How long had it been since the last time a Tigers player hit a walk-off grand slam? Ten years. Almost exactly 10 years, in fact. Your browser does not support iframes. DETROIT -- Rajai Davis couldn't remember the last time he had a walk-off hit. He won't soon forget this one. Davis hit a walk-off grand slam Monday night to give the Detroit Tigers the most dramatic of dramatic wins against the best team in the American League. His home run capped off an improbable rally against Oakland Athletics closer Sean Doolittle that ended in a 5-4 win for the Tigers. Rajai...
Bless You Boys Jul 1, 2014
Tigers 5, A's 4: Rajai Davis provides Tigers with walk-off grand slam heroics

Tigers 5, A's 4: Rajai Davis provides Tigers with walk-off grand slam heroics

Anibal Sanchez pitched seven-plus innings, allowing three runs. Into the bottom of the ninth, the Tigers were held to just five hits until A's closer, Sean Doolittle loaded the bases and Rajai Davis walked off with a grand slam victory. DETROIT — Lou Whitaker hit a walk-off grand slam on June 21, 1994. Carlos Pena did it on June 27, 2004 in a tie situation on the same day the Tigers celebrated their 20-year anniversary of the 1984 World Series Championship team. Rajai Davis did it on June 30, 2014. On the day when the Tigers celebrated the 30-year anniversary of the 1984 team, Miguel...
KFFL Jun 30, 2014

Tigers | Rajai Davis hits walkoff grand slam

Detroit Tigers OF Rajai Davis hit his third career grand slam in walkoff fashion to ...
Bless You Boys Jun 30, 2014

Rajai Davis' post grand slam selfie

Rajai Davis and J.D. Martinez memorialized the Tigers' walk-off win in the most 2014 way possible - a selfie posted on Instagram. In giving the Tigers a remarkable 5-4 win over the Athletics, Rajai Davis accomplished one of the rarest feats in baseball. That being the bottom of the ninth, game-winning, walk-off grand slam when down three runs. Baseball Almanac calls them "Super Slams." The only other Tiger to pull off the same feat is Alan Trammell in 1988. It was fitting Trammell was in attendance at tonight's game as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the 1984 World Champs. To...
Detroit News Jun 30, 2014

Rajai Davis, Tigers slam A's with walk-off victory

Detroit — Down three runs entering the ninth inning Monday night, the Tigers bats woke up — and Rajai Davis won it on a walk-off grand slam to left field for a 5-4 victory before a delirious sellout crowd at Comerica Park on Monday night.
San Jose Mercury News Jun 30, 2014

Tigers stun A's on Davis' walk-off grand slam

Former Oakland A's outfielder Rajai Davis hit a ninth-inning grand slam off Sean Doolittle to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 5-4 win over Davis' old team.

Rajai Davis beats A’s again, this time with a grand slam

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Comerica Park Playoff preview? Playoff rerun? Whatever the case, the top two teams in the American League took center stage again on Monday and the result was another terrific game down to the wire,  just as you’d expect. For the second time this season, former A’s outfielder Rajai Davis beat the A’s. The first time, it was with his legs, his delayed steal of third base setting up the winning run in a game in May. On Monday, Davis belted a grand slam off A’s closer Sean Doolittle with one out in the ninth to give the Tigers a 5-4 comeback...

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