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Grand Rapids Press Jul 1, 2015
Detroit Tigers lineup: Rajai Davis to start in center, lead off against right-hander

Detroit Tigers lineup: Rajai Davis to start in center, lead off against right-hander

Davis is 6 for 13 with two doubles and a triple against right-hander A.J. Burnett, who will start tonight for the Pirates. DETROIT -- Rajai Davis doesn't start regularly when the opposing team starts a right-hander. But he is in the lineup today. Davis will lead off and play center field for the Detroit Tigers in the second game of their three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Davis is 6 for 13 with two doubles and a triple against right-hander A.J. Burnett, who will start tonight for the Pirates. James McCann is starting at catcher today after...
Bless You Boys Jun 26, 2015

Tigers 5, White Sox 4: J.D. Martinez, Rajai Davis dingers lift Detroit

Detroit outlasted Chicago in a game that saw five home runs hit. DETROIT -- Once again, Anibal Sanchez couldn't keep it in the ballpark. Neither could the White Sox, with the Tigers hitting two home runs and scraping out just enough offense in a close contest. Late-inning heroics by Rajai Davis and J.D. Martinez put Detroit ahead, and the Tigers won 5-4 over the Chicago White Sox, this time without going to extras. Sanchez was not sharp, despite giving up just six hits and striking out seven in his seven innings of work. He gave up three more home runs, one against Adam Eaton on the fourth...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 26, 2015
Detroit Tigers lineup: Rajai Davis, Bryan Holaday in lineup for second game of series

Detroit Tigers lineup: Rajai Davis, Bryan Holaday in lineup for second game of series

The Chicago White Sox are starting left-hander Jose Quintana. DETROIT -- Bryan Holaday will get the start at catcher tonight for the Detroit Tigers. Other than Holaday, there are no surprises at all in the lineup for the Tigers. Rajai Davis is leading off and in center field. The Chicago White Sox are starting left-hander Jose Quintana. Chicago White SoxPitcher: LH Jose Quintana Detroit Tigers1. Rajai Davis, CF2. Ian Kinsler, 2B3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B4. Victor Martinez, DH5. Yoenis Cespedes, LF6. J.D. Martinez, RF7. Nick Castellanos, 3B8. Bryan Holaday,...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 25, 2015
Detroit Tigers starter Alfredo Simon says Rajai Davis 'got a bad jump' on Adam LaRoche's two-run double

Detroit Tigers starter Alfredo Simon says Rajai Davis 'got a bad jump' on Adam LaRoche's two-run double

Alfredo Simon made four separate references to his teammates bad jump during a two-minute interview following Detroits 8-7 loss to the White Sox in 10 innings. DETROIT -- Did Detroit Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis get a poor jump on a catchable ball that turned into a pivotal two-run double Thursday? Alfredo Simon seems to think so. Simon made four separate references to his teammate's "bad jump" during a two-minute interview following Detroit's 8-7 loss to Chicago in 10 innings. Without prodding from members of the media, Simon first mentioned Davis'...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 15, 2015
Detroit Tigers lineup: Anthony Gose to lead off; Rajai Davis to DH, bat in ninth spot

Detroit Tigers lineup: Anthony Gose to lead off; Rajai Davis to DH, bat in ninth spot

There is a lot of rain in the forecast for Detroit tonight, so its not clear whether the game will be played. DETROIT -- Rajai Davis led off as the designated hitter two times in a weekend series against the Cleveland Indians. He will bat ninth as the designated hitter tonight. Anthony Gose will lead off and Davis will hit ninth tonight against right-hander Jon Moscot in the series opener between the Detroit Tigers and the Cincinnati Reds. The teams are scheduled to play games in Detroit tonight and Tuesday before moving to Cincinnati for two more games. There...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 13, 2015
Detroit Tigers lineup: J.D. Martinez back in lineup, Rajai Davis back at leadoff spot against Indians

Detroit Tigers lineup: J.D. Martinez back in lineup, Rajai Davis back at leadoff spot against Indians

For the second straight day, Rajai Davis will bat leadoff against a right-handed starting pitcher as the Tigers continue their three-game weekend series against the Indians tonight. DETROIT -- For the second straight day, Rajai Davis will bat leadoff against a right-handed starting pitcher. Anthony Gose, who has generally hit first against righties, will bat ninth as the Tigers continue their three-game weekend series against the Indians tonight. Davis will serve as the Tigers' designated hitter, and Gose, who has never faced Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco,...
Bless You Boys Jun 10, 2015

Rajai Davis and Anthony Gose have gotten on base in very different ways this season

Rajai Davis is being more patient than ever, while Anthony Gose needs to work on his eye at the plate. Rajai Davis (.336) and Anthony Gose (.328) have similar on-base percentages with the Tigers but how they got there are radically different. Davis and Gose have primarily platooned in center field and the lead-off position with Davis playing against left-handed pitching (.294/.368/.559) and Gose against right-handed pitching (.307/.342/.425). Although, with the injury to Victor Martinez, both have been getting a lot of playing time together recently. So far this season, Rajai Davis has a...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 10, 2015
Watch highlights from the Detroit Tigers' 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs

Watch highlights from the Detroit Tigers' 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs

Anibal Sanchez pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and Rajai Davis impressed at the plate and in the field to help the Detroit Tigers pick up their third straight win.   DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez said Rajai Davis was the player of the game. Davis, on the other hand, named Sanchez the team's most valuable player Tuesday night. Both came up big in the Detroit Tigers' 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. Sanchez pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings and Davis impressed at the plate and in the field to help the Tigers pick up their third straight win. Davis, who doubled and tripled...

VIDEO: Rajai Davis robs David Ross of a home run, saves Anibal Sanchez's game

Anibal Sanchez has given up enough home runs this season.Rajai Davis decided he wasn't going to let him give up another, robbing the Cubs' David Ross of a two-run shot in the second inning of Tuesdays' interleague game.Here's a look at the video of the play:Your browser does not support iframes.
Bless You Boys Jun 9, 2015

Tigers 6, Cubs 0: Anibal Sanchez's lights-out performance backed by hot bats

The Tigers' stellar defense was in full force, setting the tone for the game early on in support of Sanchez's strong start. DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez gave the Detroit Tigers a stellar start, keeping a team off the board for more than seven innings for the first time this season. With a strong showing of offense thanks to 13 hits, the Tigers shut out the Chicago Cubs 6-0 to give Detroit a three-game winning streak. Sanchez nearly gave up a two-run shot in the second inning. Rajai Davis brought it back, rescuing Sanchez from what would have been his 14th home run given up of the season. And...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 9, 2015
Watch Detroit Tigers' Rajai Davis scale the wall to take home run away from Chicago Cubs' David Ross

Watch Detroit Tigers' Rajai Davis scale the wall to take home run away from Chicago Cubs' David Ross

David Ross was denied his first homer this season when Rajai Davis scaled the wall in left field and made a phenomenal catch Tuesday to keep Anibal Sanchezs shutout intact. DETROIT -- Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross still hasn't hit a home run this season -- thanks to Detroit Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis. Ross was denied his first homer this season when Davis scaled the wall in left field and made a phenomenal catch Tuesday to keep Anibal Sanchez's shutout intact. The play took place in the second inning when Ross turned on Sanchez's 85-mph slider and sent it to...
Bless You Boys Jun 9, 2015

Watch Rajai Davis rob a home run with a leaping catch

Anibal Sanchez nearly gave up another bomb tonight. Fortunately Rajai Davis had his high-jump shoes on. Rajai Davis pulled Anibal Sanchez' bacon out of the fire in the second inning with a spectacular catch, stealing a two-run shot away from the Cubs' David Ross. It would've been the 14th home-run allowed by Sanchez. Yoenis Cespedes lost the towering fly ball in the sun initially, so Rajai streaked over to the left field fence to produce this gem. h/t @sporer

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