9/29/2014 | Fire to win burning stronger than ever in Kinsler
Ian Kinsler wasn't around for previous Tigers' playoff runs, but the second baseman has become a key element of the current incarnation of the club thanks to his timely hitting and spectacular defense.
9/29/2014 | Constructing a winner: Tigers
Here's a look at how the Detroit Tigers used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.
9/29/2014 | Tigers find right skipper in Ausmus
A year ago, when manager Jim Leyland made it clear he really was going to retire, Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski was uncertain enough about a potential replacement that he admitted to having an initial list of 50 candidates. Now, after a successful first-year campaign in Detroit, it appears the Tigers have the right man for the job for a long time to come in Brad Ausmus.
9/28/2014 | Coming playoff run will add to Tigers' rich history
On one hand, the Tigers are tied for the longest active streak of postseason appearances in the Major Leagues, now at four consecutive years. On the other hand, they haven't won a World Series in 30 years. That's the dichotomy of history they're fighting as they head into another run of October baseball.
9/28/2014 | On big stage vs. Tigers, Tillman gets his chance
We probably ought to refrain from offering much in the way of predictions as the Tigers and Orioles meet in the American League Division Series, which begins on Thursday at Camden Yards.
9/28/2014 | Start times announced for potential tiebreaker game
Major League Baseball on Sunday announced the start time for a potential tiebreaker games to be played on Monday, Sept. 29, as well as the 2014 Wild Card Games.
9/28/2014 | V-Mart happy for fellow Venezuelan Altuve's batting title
Victor Martinez doesn't know fellow Venezuelan and new American League batting champion Jose Altuve very well. "We call him the 'Little Giant,'" Martinez said.
9/28/2014 | Tigers' Davis hopeful pelvic strain not serious
Rajai Davis was out of the Tigers' lineup before he walked into the clubhouse Sunday morning. The fact that he walked into the clubhouse Sunday, hours after straining a ligament in his pelvic area, gave some encouragement that he might not miss many games after going forward.
9/28/2014 | Tigers, O's will have to get reacquainted in ALDS
The last time the Tigers saw the Orioles, Detroit was a Zubaz-clad juggernaut in the midst of its 27-12 start to begin the season with the Majors' best record. Baltimore was atop the American League East, but just a couple games over .500.
9/28/2014 | Tigers celebrate, but with eye on bigger party
The Tigers celebrated a division title on Sunday, but the focus remains on the goal of bringing a World Series championship to Detroit for the first time since 1984.
9/28/2014 | Tigers top Twins for fourth straight division title
The Tigers are American League Central champs after defeating the Twins, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park. Detroit's win, its 90th victory of the season, made Kansas City's result in Chicago against the White Sox irrelevant, as it locked up the club's fourth consecutive AL Central title and ensured a date with the Orioles in the AL Division Series, beginning Thursday in Baltimore.
9/28/2014 | Win from Price will hand Tigers Central crown
With Detroit just one game ahead of the Royals atop the AL Central, Sunday's finale with Minnesota at Comerica Park will carry the intensity of a postseason game. Tigers co-ace David Price will take the mound hoping to seal up the division crown on the spot and avoid a potential one-game tiebreaker with the Royals on Monday in Detroit. Since the Tigers' magic number to clinch the division is one, a Detroit victory would eliminate the chance of a tiebreaker, as would a Royals loss.
9/27/2014 | Tigers on wrong end of rout; magic number 1
DETROIT -- The AL Central-leading Tigers still control their own fate and can clinch a fourth straight division title with a win on Sunday afternoon. On Saturday night, however, the Tigers' opportunity to wrap up the division race eluded their grasp in a 12-3 loss to the Twins. With the White Sox edging the Royals, 5-4, the Tigers kept their one-game lead over second-place Kansas City heading into Sunday's Game 162.
9/27/2014 | Tigers lose speedy Davis to sprain near groin
The Tigers have overcome a series of injuries as they approach a fourth consecutive American League Central title. They'll likely have to take the final step without Rajai Davis, the speedy catalyst who filled the void in center field after Austin Jackson was traded. Davis left Saturday's 12-3 loss to the Twins with a sprain of the pubic symphysis, near his midsection, after breaking awkwardly out of the batter's box on a second-inning groundout. He's scheduled to be re-evaluated on Sunday, when the Tigers will try again to clinch their division.
9/27/2014 | Miggy fourth to post 11 straight 25-100 years
Tigers star Miguel Cabrera's 25th home run of the season on Friday was a relatively meaningless run in an 11-4 loss to the Twins, but it established Cabrera as the fourth player in Major League history to post 11 consecutive seasons with at least 25 home runs and 100 RBIs.
9/27/2014 | Despite Porcello's slump, Tigers' options few
While both Tigers right-hander Rick Porcello and manager Brad Ausmus downplay workload as a contributor to Porcello's September slump, neither of them is pretending the struggles are not an issue.
9/27/2014 | Clinch tonight may tempt Tigers to skip Price
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has had David Price listed as his Game 162 starter for a while. But the skipper sounds ready and willing to make one more change if the Tigers wrap up a fourth consecutive American League Central title on Saturday night. Detroit entered Saturday night's game with a magic number of two, leading the Royals by one game. A Tigers win and a Royals loss on Saturday would seal the division crown.
9/27/2014 | Hunter, the ideal teammate, eyeing his first title
Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter is 39 and still going strong. He has an impressive resume for his 16 full big league seasons. But there's something missing: a championship ring.
9/27/2014 | Anibal sharp in first relief outing with Tigers
By the time Rick Porcello's night was over Friday, the only suspense left on the Tigers' side of an 11-4 loss to the Twins was Anibal Sanchez's Tigers relief debut. Eventually, he got it. Whether it took too long was a matter in question.
9/26/2014 | Tigers' challenge results in inning-ending double play
The Tigers got an inning-ending double play on a flyout when replay showed that right fielder Torii Hunter's throw beat the Twins' Oswaldo Arcia to first base in Friday night's game.
9/26/2014 | Scherzer feels he's a better pitcher this year than last
Tigers righty Max Scherzer said in the spring that he could pitch better than last year and not have the same results. He wasn't far off statistically. From a pure pitching standpoint, he feels like he's better.
9/26/2014 | For first time with Tigers, Soria seventh-inning bridge
The seventh inning had been tagged as an entry point for Joakim Soria when the Tigers traded for the former Royals and Rangers closer two months ago. On Thursday, he pitched the seventh with a lead to protect for the first time since his deal to Detroit, bridging a lead from starter Max Scherzer to setup man Joba Chamberlain.
9/26/2014 | Tigers take one-game lead into crucial matchup
Leading the American League Central by one game over the Royals with two games to play, the Tigers send rookie left-hander Kyle Lobstein against Twins veteran right-hander Ricky Nolasco on Saturday at Comerica Park.
9/26/2014 | Tigers fall to Twins, see AL Central lead cut to one
The Tigers came to the ballpark Friday with hopes of wrapping up the American League Central. They left with a race that could go down to the final day of the regular season. After Friday's 11-4 loss to the Twins and the Royals' 3-1 win over the White Sox, Detroit's AL Central lead is down to one with two games to play.
9/26/2014 | J.D. rewarding Tigers' faith in his ability
After being cut loose by the Astros in Spring Training, J.D. Martinez has resurrected his career with the Tigers, thanks to his faith in his ability and his new approach at the plate.
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