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Bless You Boys Jul 17, 2017
Tigers 10, Royals 2: Bats come alive as Detroit wins 3rd straight

Tigers 10, Royals 2: Bats come alive as Detroit wins 3rd straight

Jordan Zimmermann looked like the All-Star as the Tigers battered Royals starter Jason Vargas. If you had told someone two years ago that a Jordan Zimmermann-Jason Vargas matchup would feature an All-Star who leads the American League in wins, most would assume that the Detroit Tigers had struck gold on yet another big money free agent signing. While Vargas is the actual All-Star — yes, he was 12-3 with a 2.62 ERA at the break — Zimmermann looked the part on Monday evening. He struck out seven in 6 2⁄3 innings to earn his sixth win of the season as the Tigers trounced the Kansas City...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 17, 2017
Home runs of 432, 445 feet punctuate Tigers' rout in Kansas City

Home runs of 432, 445 feet punctuate Tigers' rout in Kansas City

Ian Kinsler contributed to the offensive output against Royals starter Jason Vargas with a double in the first and triples in the second and third. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Detroit Tigers hit two mammoth home runs and got a strong performance from Jordan Zimmermann as they beat the Kansas City Royals 10-2 in the series opener Monday night at Kauffman Stadium. Even as the Tigers cruised to their third consecutive victory, thoughts of the trade deadline weren't far away. When right fielder J.D. Martinez was abruptly removed from the game in the sixth inning,...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 17, 2017
J.D. Martinez leaves game in 6th inning with back tightness

J.D. Martinez leaves game in 6th inning with back tightness

The move immediately prompted speculation that he had been traded. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez left Monday's game against the Kansas City Royals in the sixth inning, immediately prompting speculation that he had been traded. In fact, the team said, Martinez was lifted for precautionary reasons due to lower back tightness. He was replaced between innings by Alex Presley, who ran on at the last moment and didn't even get to warm-up. Martinez will be a free agent after this season and is considered almost certain to be traded...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 17, 2017
Tigers vs. Royals: Live stats, scoring, chat

Tigers vs. Royals: Live stats, scoring, chat

Follow the live stats on this page and chat with other fans and readers about tonights game in the comments section. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Detroit Tigers will try to extend a two-game winning streak Monday at the start of a seven-game road trip. The Tigers are opening a four-game series with the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium after taking two of three from the Toronto Blue Jays in Detroit.  Follow the live stats on this page and chat with other fans and readers about tonight's game in the comments section below. Who: Detroit Tigers (41-49) vs....
Washington Times Jul 17, 2017

Royals reinstate Neftali Feliz during series of roster moves

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals have reinstated reliever Neftali Feliz from the paternity list and optioned right-hander Miguel Almonte to Triple-A Omaha during a series of roster moves before Monday night's game against the Tigers. Feliz has a 2.57 ERA in seven appearances. Almonte did not pitch during ...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 17, 2017
Tigers, Royals lineups: Alex Avila starting vs. left-hander Jason Vargas

Tigers, Royals lineups: Alex Avila starting vs. left-hander Jason Vargas

Avila has homered twice against Vargas. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Alex Avila, who has homered twice in his career against Kansas City Royals starter Jason Vargas, will start at catcher Monday night for the Detroit Tigers. Avila normally sits against left-handed pitchers. Mikie Mahtook will play center field against Vargas.  Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B3. Justin Upton, LF4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B5. J.D. Martinez, RF6. Victor Martinez, DH7. Mikie Mahtook, CF8. Alex Avila, C9. Jose Iglesias, SS Bench: C James McCann, OF Alex Presley, IF/OF...
Bless You Boys Jul 17, 2017
Behind Enemy Lines: Q&A with Royals Review

Behind Enemy Lines: Q&A with Royals Review

Max Rieper returns to talk about a Royals team that doesn’t suck as much as they did in May. The last time we heard from Max Rieper, Editor-in-chief of Royals Review, was for our Q&A back in May when the Royals were playing some pretty terrible baseball. Now that they’ve become “contenders” for the top spot in the AL Central, we’ve asked him to come back and answer some questions about this transformed team leading up to the four-game series with the Tigers. BYB: The last time I talked with you the Royals were not so great. This time around they're at 45-45 and are two games out...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 17, 2017

Tigers, Royals preview: Jordan Zimmermann opens 4-game series in Kansas City

The Tigers begin a 7-game road trip Monday night in Kansas City.
Bless You Boys Jul 17, 2017
Detroit Tigers News: The Tigers took the series

Detroit Tigers News: The Tigers took the series

A big look at rumors and some midseason grades. Welcome to Monday. Unless anything major has happened since my writing this on Sunday night, the core of this Detroit Tigers team is unchanged, although the rumors are hinting at a few possible upcoming moves. The hometown team faced the Toronto Blue Jays over the weekend, and on Sunday Anibal Sanchez did his best to remind us that he’s still not good. Despite that, the Tigers managed to win their first series in what feels like a decade. While you wait for the four-game series against the Royals to get underway, here are some links to keep...

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