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9/23/2016 | Fulmer changes things up, flusters Royals

If he hadn't already, Michael Fulmer solidified his American League Rookie of the Year Award candidacy on Friday night with seven innings of one-run baseball in the Tigers' 8-3 win over the Royals.


9/23/2016 | Ordonez returns to Detroit for '06 anniversary

Far removed from his days of patrolling right field at Comerica Park and winning batting titles, Magglio Ordonez now has a little more responsibility. He is the mayor of the Juan Antonio Sotillo Municipality in eastern Venezuela. He also owns the baseball team Caribes de Anzoategui of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. Ordonez took time to step away from his busy life to visit Comerica Park as a part of the Tigers' 10-year anniversary celebration of the 2006 American League Championship team.


9/23/2016 | Iglesias is day to day with bruised right hand

Just when the Tigers crept a step closer to full health with the return of second baseman Ian Kinsler, they lost the other end of their double-play duo when shortstop Jose Iglesias bruised his right hand on a bizarre play in Friday night's 8-3 win.


9/23/2016 | Tigers working Rondon into late-inning spots

The last time Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon pitched in a big game at Target Field with a postseason race in the balance, he helped clinch an American League Central title, striking out the middle of the Twins' lineup in order in the eighth inning on Sept. 24, 2013.


9/23/2016 | Tigers continue playoff chase against Ventura, Royals

The heat is on as the Tigers continue their American League Wild Card chase against the Royals on Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park. Detroit maintained its half-game lead over Baltimore for the second Wild Card spot with an 8-3 win in the series opener.


9/23/2016 | Tigers maintain 2nd WC with 5th straight win

The Tigers' transition from pursuer to pursued in the American League Wild Card race went swimmingly on Friday night. Victor Martinez, Justin Upton and Cameron Maybin all homered off Danny Duffy to provide an early lead for Michael Fulmer, who struck out nine Royals over seven innings for his first win in five weeks with an 8-3 victory at Comerica Park.


9/23/2016 | Tigers' game vs. Royals today now 1:05 ET

The Tigers' game on Saturday vs. the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park has been selected for a national television broadcast by FOX. Due to the national telecast, first pitch for the game has been changed to 1:05 p.m. ET.


9/23/2016 | Vote: Young talent up for Best Rookie Award

Voting is underway through Nov. 11 at MLB.com/awards to help decide who wins Best Rookie regardless of league affiliation, and all five of your candidates are currently playing key roles in pennant races: Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer, Indians center fielder Tyler Naquin, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and Nationals center fielder Trea Turner.


9/22/2016 | Royals ready to put up a fight vs. contending Tigers

Even though the Royals' postseason hopes are fading, they won't be backing down a bit in their three-game set with the Tigers, who are right in the thick of the American League Wild Card race. Friday's opener features a potential pitching duel between Royals left-hander Danny Duffy and Tigers talented rookie Michael Fulmer.


9/22/2016 | Tigers aren't celebrating rise in WC standings

Other than a mention of the standings, there was no sign that the Tigers -- having swept a doubleheader from the Twins after a 4-2 victory in the nightcap -- had shifted into the second AL Wild Card spot and a half-game lead over the Orioles.


9/22/2016 | Tigers tack on runs off WPs, intentional BBs

While discussion continues on whether the intentional walk should be made automatic, without the need to throw the actual pitches, the Tigers are glad Twins reliever Pat Light still had to do it. They picked up an insurance run out of it.


9/22/2016 | J-Up keeps showing knack for clutch homers

Justin Upton could feel the lethargy trapping the Tigers. They had to turn around from a Wednesday night rainout to a Thursday split doubleheader.


9/22/2016 | Tigers take over 2nd Wild Card with DH sweep

The Tigers rolled into Target Field on Thursday morning for a long day of work. They left town with an American League Wild Card spot in their grasp. Justin Verlander's six innings of work and Erick Aybar's two RBIs helped Detroit to a doubleheader sweep, capped by a 4-2 win in the nightcap.


9/22/2016 | J-Up's HR spurs Tigers to G1 win over Twins

Justin Upton's seventh-inning solo homer broke a low-scoring battle Thursday afternoon at Target Field before Victor Martinez's pinch-hit three-run homer in the ninth sent the Tigers on their way to a 9-2 win over the Twins to begin a day-night doubleheader.


9/22/2016 | Zimmermann slated for next sim game Monday

The rotation of Jordan Zimmermann simulated games will continue for one more turn. And as Zimmermann prepares for another session Monday at Comerica Park, the veteran starter's hopes of returning to the Tigers' rotation are dimming.


9/22/2016 | Kinsler aiming to be cleared for return Friday

Most of the Tigers were still rolling into Target Field for Thursday's day-night doubleheader against the Twins when Ian Kinsler was working out on the rain-soaked outfield grass Thursday morning. Detroit's second baseman had to ask a ground crew worker if he could use the infield for a few minutes to take ground balls.


9/22/2016 | Anibal, Tigers face Dean, Twins in Game 1

After Wednesday's game was postponed due to rain, the Tigers have the chance to make up some serious ground in the chase for an American League Wild Card spot with a split doubleheader against the Twins on Thursday at Target Field. Detroit is tied with Houston and trails Baltimore by one game for the second Wild Card spot.


9/21/2016 | Tigers rained out, enter split DH 1 out of WC

The Tigers' charge in the American League Wild Card ran into an opponent they couldn't defeat: Mother Nature. Rain postponed Wednesday's game against the Twins at Target Field, leaving them to a play a day-night doubleheader Thursday.


9/21/2016 | Vizquel raves about Miggy's baserunning

Omar Vizquel is known for preaching baserunning awareness and taking advantage of situations. He demonstrated it during his years as a player. He reinforces it as a coach. He doesn't have to reinforce it with Miguel Cabrera.


9/21/2016 | Changing speeds changes results for Boyd

After Matt Boyd struggled against the Twins last week at Comerica Park, he didn't make major adjustments, more like minor tweaks that improved his fastball command. It didn't make a difference in his velocity during his rematch against the Twins on Tuesday night at Target Field, but it made a huge difference in the results.


9/21/2016 | Miggy's legs lead way for Tigers' offense vs. Twins

Miguel Cabrera broke in some new cleats on the road trip. On Tuesday, he decided to take them for a spin.


9/20/2016 | Zimm's sim game doesn't clarify situation

Daniel Norris' leaping catch at the center-field fence during Jordan Zimmermann's simulated game Tuesday afternoon at Target Field was a good sign of Norris' athleticism and the camaraderie Tigers pitchers feel to play defense for their teammate. It was not as good of a sign for Zimmermann.


9/20/2016 | Kinsler in concussion protocol; V-Mart rests knee

Ian Kinsler was diagnosed with a mild concussion and placed in the concussion protocol after the Tigers' second baseman took a Trevor Bauer pitch off his helmet on Sunday in Cleveland.


9/20/2016 | Tigers turn to Farmer in midst of postseason chase

The Tigers saw their American League Central hopes take a hit last week, as they split a four-game series with the Twins before losing two out of three to the first-place Indians. But they're still very much alive in the AL Wild Card chase and will turn to right-hander Buck Farmer for his first start of the season in the second game of a three-game set against Minnesota on Tuesday.


9/19/2016 | Winning is Tigers' only focus down stretch

The quiet that had enveloped the visitors' clubhouse at Progressive Field after the Tigers' walk-off loss Saturday night gave way to a buzz Sunday afternoon. It wasn't exactly a victory celebration -- not after losing two out of three to the first-place Indians -- but it was at least a victory.




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