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Topeka Capital-Journal 12 hours ago

World Series TV ratings increase from Game 1 to 2

NEW YORK — Game 2 of the World Series stayed close deeper into the night, boosting television ratings. The 12.9 million viewers Wednesday on Fox for the Kansas City Royals’ 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants were an increase of 6 percent from Game 1. The 7.9 rating with a 14 share was still the second-lowest ever for a Game 2. The Giants’ 2-0 win over the Detroit Tigers in 2012 drew a 7.8/12. The Giants’ 7-1 victory Tuesday earned a 7.3, a record low for a Game 1. San Francisco led 5-0 after four innings. On Wednesday, the game stayed tied into the sixth. read more

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Brewers hire Tigers assistant coach Darnell Coles as hitting coach

Brewers hire Tigers assistant coach Darnell Coles as hitting coach

DETROIT — Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said there would be no changes on the team’s coaching staff after last season, but that didn’t preclude someone leaving for another job. Assistant hitting coach Darnell Coles returned to the Milwaukee Brewers organization after one year with the Tigers, leaving one hole for the team to fill. He replaces Johnny Narron, who was let go after the season.Coles spent two seasons as the Brewers’ minor league hitting coordinator before two more seasons as the manager at Double-A Huntsville, allowing him to get to know a lot of the...
Grand Rapids Press 15 hours ago
Detroit Tigers' Alex Avila, Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler among Gold Glove Award finalists

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The Detroit Tigers have not had a Gold Glove Award winner since second baseman Placido Polanco won one in 2009. The Detroit Tigers have not had a Gold Glove Award winner since second baseman Placido Polanco won one in 2009. They have three shots at one this year. Catcher Alex Avila, first baseman Miguel Cabrera and second baseman Ian Kinsler are among three finalists at their positions for a 2014 Gold Glove Award. None of the three has won a Gold Glove in the past. Here are the three finalists at those three positions: Catcher: Alex Avila, Tigers; Yan Gomes,...
Grand Rapids Press 23 hours ago
Detroit Tigers prospect Robbie Ray continues to post solid numbers in Arizona Fall League action

Detroit Tigers prospect Robbie Ray continues to post solid numbers in Arizona Fall League action

Ray (1-0, 1.00 ERA) has allowed one run on five hits and four walks in nine innings of work in three Arizona Fall League outings. He has struck out 12. Steven Moya is not the only Detroit Tigers prospect who is playing well in the Arizona Fall League. Robbie Ray is posting some pretty good numbers, too. Ray struck out five and allowed one run in four innings of work Wednesday to lead the Glendale Desert Dogs to a 10-1 win over the Peoria Javelinas.  Ray's final line: 4IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 5SO. He threw 56 pitches, 36 for strikes.  Ray (1-0, 1.00 ERA) has...
Several Tigers farmhands up for MiLBY awards

Several Tigers farmhands up for MiLBY awards

Although their seasons are long over, a few minor leaguers in the Detroit Tigers system still have a shot to collect some hardware. A few farmhands — guys like the franchise’s Minor League Player of the Year, Steven Moya, or fellow September call-up Tyler Collins (pictured) — are candidates for awards in the 2014 MiLBYs, yearly minor league awards, voted on by the fans. To vote, you can go here. Voting ends Thursday, and winners will be announced over the following weeks. Categories in which Tigers players/teams are candidates: • Breakout Prospect: Moya, Double-A Erie; Kevin Ziomek,...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 22, 2014
Torii Hunter likely to continue baseball career in 2015: 'I really want to play with the Tigers'

Torii Hunter likely to continue baseball career in 2015: 'I really want to play with the Tigers'

Hunter has not made a final decision regarding the 2015 season, but he said he is leaning toward playing again. Torii Hunter is spending a lot of his time right now watching his sons play college football, so he hasn't made a final decision regarding the 2015 season. But he is leaning toward another year of baseball. And if he does play, he would prefer that the 2015 season be spent with the Detroit Tigers. "I really want to play with the Tigers, but if not I understand," Hunter said Wednesday in a text exchange with MLive.com. "Baseball will keep going with or...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 22, 2014
Steven Moya, Kevin Ziomek, Detroit Tigers farm system among those up for MiLBY awards

Steven Moya, Kevin Ziomek, Detroit Tigers farm system among those up for MiLBY awards

The Tigers are among 10 teams to be nominated for the 2014 MiLBY award in the best farm system category. More specifically, the question posed at the top of the ballot reads: Which MLB clubs farm system had the best season? The farm system for the Detroit Tigers has not been ranked among the best in the majors in recent years. But the Tigers are up for a "MiLBY" award for the best farm system. The Tigers are among 10 teams to be nominated for the 2014 MiLBY award in the "best farm system" category. More specifically, the question posed at the top of the ballot...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 22, 2014
Chat: Discuss any, all Detroit Tigers topics as team waits for end of World Series to make moves

Chat: Discuss any, all Detroit Tigers topics as team waits for end of World Series to make moves

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Grand Rapids Press Oct 21, 2014
Window remains open for Detroit Tigers, but Central Division could be three-team race in 2015

Window remains open for Detroit Tigers, but Central Division could be three-team race in 2015

The offseason will be an interesting one. The 2015 regular season will be, too. Is the window closing for the Detroit Tigers? The better question might be: Is the window opening wide for two other American League Central Division teams? And how will the Tigers and those two teams stack up at the start and, more importantly, at the end of the 2015 season? The answers to those questions rest in large part in what offseason moves the Tigers, Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians make. But on the surface, it appears the Tigers have the most work to do in their...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 20, 2014
Column: Improve baseball playoffs with retro regular season and modern postseason

Column: Improve baseball playoffs with retro regular season and modern postseason

The Detroit Tigers and seven other eliminated playoff teams are still awaiting a chance to watch the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants beginning on Tuesday night in Missouri. The Detroit Tigers and seven other eliminated playoff teams are still awaiting a chance to watch the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants beginning on Tuesday night in Missouri. Baseball fans wait, too. The delay is four full days without games, the longest break of the season, as much as some teams take for the...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 20, 2014
Colby Rasmus tops list of 5 potential free agents the Detroit Tigers could target this offseason

Colby Rasmus tops list of 5 potential free agents the Detroit Tigers could target this offseason

The Tigers are expected to keep a low profile until the conclusion of the World Series, but things should get interesting when the calendar turns to November. Heres a list of five soon-to-be free agents the Tigers could target this winter. DETROIT -- Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski is notorious for holding his cards close to the chest when it comes to wheeling and dealing in the offseason. That was made abundantly clear last week when he met with reporters for his annual end-of-the-season press conference and offered very little of substance when asked to...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 19, 2014
Column: When it comes to Bruce Rondon, Detroit Tigers should plan for worst, hope for best

Column: When it comes to Bruce Rondon, Detroit Tigers should plan for worst, hope for best

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers entered spring training in 2013 with high hopes for right-hander Bruce Rondon. They had great expectations for him when they headed to Lakeland, Fla., for spring training in 2014. Both times, the Tigers basically came up empty. They need to make sure they aren't left in a lurch for a third time. Tigers general manager... DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers entered spring training in 2013 with high hopes for right-hander Bruce Rondon. They had great expectations for him when they headed to Lakeland, Fla., for spring training in 2014. Both times, the...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 18, 2014
Final spot in rotation for Detroit Tigers could come down to battle between five rookie starters

Final spot in rotation for Detroit Tigers could come down to battle between five rookie starters

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Grand Rapids Press Oct 17, 2014
Tigers prospect Steven Moya shines in Arizona Fall League, may be considered for bench spot in 2015

Tigers prospect Steven Moya shines in Arizona Fall League, may be considered for bench spot in 2015

General manager Dave Dombrowski listed the need to add a left-handed batter earlier this week as one of his top three priorities this winter. He might not have to look too far. DETROIT -- Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski listed the need to add a left-handed batter earlier this week as one of his top three priorities this winter. He might not have to look too far. Tigers rookie outfielder Steven Moya continues to establish himself as one of the top prospects in the Tigers' organization and could enter spring training as a strong candidate to win a spot on...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 17, 2014
Twitter Talk: On Andrew Miller, David Price, Daniel Fields, Yasmani Tomas and Morning Runner

Twitter Talk: On Andrew Miller, David Price, Daniel Fields, Yasmani Tomas and Morning Runner

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