5:16 AM EDT, Sat September 23, 2017
Grand Rapids Press 9 hours ago
Tigers promise 'extensive' search for new manager to replace Brad Ausmus

Tigers promise 'extensive' search for new manager to replace Brad Ausmus

Well have a good list of names that well whittle down little by little. So it will be a extensive search and it will take some time, said general manager Al Avila. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers' search for a new manager to replace Brad Aumsus won't be a quick one, general manager Al Avila said Friday. Avila promised a broad search that would include deep vetting of a long list of candidates. "We're going to do a lot of thorough background work and we'll have a good list of names that we'll whittle down little by little. So it will be a extensive search and it...
Grand Rapids Press 6 hours ago
Tigers drop to 30 games under .500 after losing another to surging Twins

Tigers drop to 30 games under .500 after losing another to surging Twins

Nicholas Castellanos and Ian Kinsler homered for Detroit, but the Tigers dropped to 4-18 in September. DETROIT (AP) -- Max Kepler and Brian Dozier homered, Byron Buxton had three hits and the playoff-chasing Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Friday night. Buxton's two-run double in the fourth put the Twins ahead to stay against a Detroit team that announced before the game that manager Brad Ausmus will not be back in 2018. Minnesota came into the night leading the race for the American League's second wild card by 2 1/2 games over Texas and the Los...
Seattle Times 4 hours ago
Against all odds, Cruz homers in ninth to lift Mariners past red-hot Cleveland, 3-1

Against all odds, Cruz homers in ninth to lift Mariners past red-hot Cleveland, 3-1

Nelson Cruz crushed a two-run walkoff homer in the bottom of the ninth off Indians closer Cody Allen to give the Mariners a 3-1 victory and a little reason to celebrate in a week that hasn’t been much fun.
South Side Sox 2 hours ago
White Sox 7, Royals 6: A game-ending 9-2-4-6 double play

White Sox 7, Royals 6: A game-ending 9-2-4-6 double play

Young team shows immaturity early, then resiliency with thrilling finish Once in a while across the sporting world, somebody will say about a young team that “they didn’t know they weren’t supposed to win.” Nobody’s going to say that about the 2017 White Sox as a whole, but for at least one evening, this game had a lot of things that weren’t supposed to happen. The White Sox weren’t supposed to be able to pick themselves up from an embarrassing six-run Kansas City third. Reynaldo Lopez wasn’t supposed to pitch in the seventh after giving up those six runs in that third. He...

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Washington Times 7 hours ago

Twins stay on track in postseason race, beat Tigers 7-3

DETROIT (AP) - Max Kepler and Brian Dozier homered, Byron Buxton had three hits and the playoff-chasing Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 on Friday night. Buxton's two-run double in the fourth put the Twins ahead to stay against a Detroit team that announced before the game that manager ...
Grand Rapids Press 8 hours ago
Brad Ausmus proud to have been a Tiger: 'I walk away with that pride intact'

Brad Ausmus proud to have been a Tiger: 'I walk away with that pride intact'

Its the end of me being in the dugout here, but it also could be a new beginning for me, Ausmus said Friday after the team announced that it would not renew his contract for 2018. DETROIT -- Next spring when the Detroit Tigers are preparing the 2018 season, Brad Ausmus might be at his home in San Diego, Calif. After surfing in the morning, he could head over to watch his daughter's game in the afternoon. "It's the end of me being in the dugout here, but it also could be a new beginning for me," Ausmus said Friday after the team announced that it would not renew...
Grand Rapids Press 9 hours ago

Highs and lows of Brad Ausmus in four years as Detroit Tigers manager

His four seasons at the helm have made for a bumpy ride.
Grand Rapids Press 11 hours ago
Brad Ausmus says time is right for change: 'This team needs a new voice'

Brad Ausmus says time is right for change: 'This team needs a new voice'

I told (Avila) even if he had walked in and offered me a contract, I probably wasnt going to come back, Ausmus said Friday. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila walked into Brad Ausmus' office this week prepared for a difficult task. But Ausmus ensured that while the conversation may have been emotional, the parting was amicable. "I told him even if he had walked in and offered me a contract, I probably wasn't going to come back," Ausmus said Friday. "I think this team and this organization is starting over and needs a new voice. Sometimes you've...
Washington Times 12 hours ago

Ausmus out as manager of Detroit Tigers after season

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers announced Friday that they will not bring back manager Brad Ausmus next year after four seasons that included a division title amid declining fortunes as the franchise battles age, injuries and the departure of some key stars. General manager Al Avila announced the move ...
Grand Rapids Press 12 hours ago
Brad Ausmus out as Detroit Tigers manager at end of season

Brad Ausmus out as Detroit Tigers manager at end of season

The former Tigers catcher has a 312-325 record going into tonights game. DETROIT -- Brad Ausmus will not manage the Detroit Tigers next year. General Manager Al Avila announced Friday that the team told Ausmus on Thursday that his contract would not be extended. Ausmus, in his fourth year at the helm, will coach through the end of the season. The former Tigers catcher took a 250-234 overall record into 2017, but this season has been a major disappointment. The Tigers brought a 62-91 record -- second-worst in the American League -- into Friday night's game...

Royals shut out the Blue Jays: Is Jason Vargas back?

On Sept. 5 while pitching against the Detroit Tigers, Jason Vargas gave up seven runs in two innings. Vargas was pulled after 54 pitches and the Royals went on to …
Grand Rapids Press 19 hours ago
Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann aims to enter offseason healthy after shaky 2017

Tigers' Jordan Zimmermann aims to enter offseason healthy after shaky 2017

Its the best stuff Ive had in probably two years and the best Ive felt in a long time, he said. DETROIT -- Jordan Zimmermann summed up his first start in three weeks this way: "I didn't look good as I felt." That's OK, though, since the Detroit Tigers have long since moved beyond aesthetics in favor of practical concerns.  So the fact that Zimmermann lasted only four innings in the Tigers' 12-1 loss to the Twins on Thursday wasn't terribly important.  More pressing was how he felt after receiving an injection to treat a nerve block in his neck. "I was just...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 21, 2017
Daniel Norris moving back into Tigers rotation, will start Friday

Daniel Norris moving back into Tigers rotation, will start Friday

Barring any further changes, the Tigers rotation is now set for the rest of the year. DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers left-hander Daniel Norris will make his first big-league start since July 5 on Friday night against the Minnesota Twins. Manager Brad Ausmus made the announcement after Thursday's game. Norris has been in the bullpen since returning from a dismal rehab assignment at Triple-A Toledo in which he walked 12 batters in 8 1/3 innings over his last three starts.  Jordan Zimmermann returned to the rotation Thursday for the first time since getting an...
Washington Times Sep 21, 2017

Twins rout Tigers, lead AL wild-card race by 2 ½ games

DETROIT (AP) - Joe Mauer and Jorge Polanco had three hits each, and the Minnesota Twins extended their lead for the American League's second wild card by beating the Detroit Tigers 12-1 on Thursday night. The Twins are 2 ½ games ahead of the Angels in the race for the ...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 21, 2017
Playoff-hungry Twins open series with 12-1 rout of Tigers

Playoff-hungry Twins open series with 12-1 rout of Tigers

The Tigers have given up 10 or more runs an MLB-high 23 times in 2017, including seven times in September. DETROIT -- The Minnesota Twins are trying to sew up an American League wild card spot and the schedule-maker couldn't have been any kinder. The Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 12-1 on Thursday night, the first of seven games between the two teams in the final week-and-a-half of the 2017 season. The Tigers (62-91) are now only a half-game ahead of the AL-worst Chicago White Sox and are 4-17 in September. The Twins (79-74) increased their lead over the Los...

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