9/15/2014 | Tigers exercising caution with Avila
As expected, Alex Avila was not behind the plate on Monday night after leaving Sunday's game with a headache and lightheadedness. He's still considered day to day.
9/15/2014 | Relief work may be in Anibal's future
Anibal Sanchez took a big step toward a return on Monday, when he threw a bullpen session. Whether he ends up in the bullpen of a potential postseason roster is an entirely different question, but Brad Ausmus is acknowledging the possibility.
9/14/2014 | Avila day to day, exits with lightheadedness
While the Tigers have momentum in the American League Central once again, they face lingering questions about whether they have their catcher. A week after Alex Avila returned from concussion symptoms, he left Sunday's 6-4 win over the Indians with what the team classified as lightheadedness.
9/14/2014 | Tigers win challenge on Kinsler's hit-by-pitch
The Tigers gained a two-out baserunner in the third inning of Sunday's series finale against the Indians on replay review, when Ian Kinsler was ruled to have been hit by a Trevor Bauer pitch.
9/14/2014 | As swing-and-miss stuff improves, so do Nathan's results
Tigers closer Joe Nathan's stats won't be pretty at the end of the year, but his improvement over the past month has given some stability to a situation that seemed untenable going into the stretch run.
9/14/2014 | Ausmus would rather avoid early small ball
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he actually isn't a fan of manufacturing offense early in a game, though it didn't look that way in Saturday night's 5-4 victory.
9/14/2014 | Lobstein's spot in rotation uncertain for final stretch
The Tigers may skip left-hander Kyle Lobstein in the rotation next week against the Royals, and the rookie may not get another chance to start in the regular season.
9/14/2014 | Surging Tigers face next important series vs. Twins
While not quite as big as the Tigers' next series, the importance of the three games in Minnesota that begin Monday is not lost in the Detroit clubhouse. The Tigers have the good fortune of turning to ace Max Scherzer against Twins spot starter Anthony Swarzak.
9/14/2014 | Two for three: another late homer gives Tigers sweep
For the second day in a row, a two-run go-ahead home run gave Detroit a clutch victory. On Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park, it was Ian Kinsler who played the hero, lifting the Tigers to a 6-4 win over the Indians to extend their division lead to 1 1/2 games.
9/14/2014 | Torii saves game with outstanding diving catch
Torii Hunter showed why he is still one of the best in the business, laying out in right field to prevent two potential runs from scoring in the top of the eighth inning before Alex Avila's homer gave the Tigers a 5-4 victory over the Indians on Saturday night.
9/13/2014 | Romine's great play called an out after replay
The Tigers gained an eighth-inning out in a one-run game when a replay overturned what was initially ruled an infield single on shortstop Andrew Romine's terrific play.
9/13/2014 | Martinez on a tear after adding depth to offensive game
J.D. Martinez is getting fastballs to hit, and he's hitting them out, but the key that has turned Martinez's season from a brief flash of stardom to a career breakout has been his adjustments on everything else.
9/13/2014 | Humble Avila downplays terrific jumping catch
Not surprisingly, Tigers catcher Alex Avila didn't want to make a big deal out of his jumping catch at the screen on Friday night to get an out. He was, however, willing to have a little fun with it.
9/13/2014 | Sanchez encouraged, scheduled for mound work
Time is running out on Anibal Sanchez to rejoin the Tigers' pitching staff in time for the postseason, but he is feeling good about his recovery from a strained right pectoral muscle. Sanchez is on track to throw off of a mound on Monday.
9/13/2014 | Avila's clutch blast helps Tigers hold division lead
With Detroit down a run in the eighth, Alex Avila launched a two-run shot to take down Cleveland, 5-4, on Saturday night at Comerica Park. The Royals won as well, so the Tigers still hold a half-game lead in the AL Central.
9/13/2014 | AL Central rivals battle for playoff position in finale
The Indians and Tigers will meet for the last time this season on Sunday at Comerica Park in another game with crucial American League postseason implications. Trevor Bauer and Justin Verlander square off in the finale.
9/12/2014 | Salazar takes on Lobstein, AL Central-leading Tigers
The Indians missed a chance to climb back into the American League Wild Card picture on Friday, and Danny Salazar aims to make up for that when he squares off with rookie Kyle Lobstein and the Tigers at Comerica Park on Saturday night.
9/12/2014 | Sore lower back still an issue for Coke
Though Phil Coke said Friday afternoon he felt improvement in his sore lower back, the slow, cautious steps he took on his way from the Tigers' clubhouse to the training room demonstrated he wasn't nearly back to normal.
9/12/2014 | Tickets for potential postseason games to go on sale
Tigers tickets for the potential American League Wild Card Game and AL Division Series games at Comerica Park will go on sale on Wednesday at 12 p.m. ET.
9/12/2014 | Moya, Kubitza take home Minor League Awards
Outfielder Steven Moya and pitcher Austin Kubitza were announced as the Tigers' Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year, respectively.
9/12/2014 | Tigers take division lead behind J.D.'s huge night
With Friday's 7-2 win over the Indians, led by J.D. Martinez's four RBIs and David Price's brilliant start, the Tigers took a half-game lead in the American League Central.
9/11/2014 | Gritty Cabrera finding way to save best for last
The key to success at the plate, if you ask Wally Joyner, is the ability to transfer weight from back foot to front foot. Miguel Cabrera, battling bone spurs in his right ankle, has, for now, lost the luxury of deciding just how much weight to put on his back foot when he steps into the batter's box.
9/10/2014 | Coke exits Tigers' loss with lower-back injury
Tigers reliever Phil Coke left Wednesday night's 3-0 loss to the Royals in the eighth inning with what manager Brad Ausmus called a lower-back injury.
9/10/2014 | Royals win challenge on overturned pickoff play
James Shields recorded his 31st career pickoff as Royals manager Ned Yost challenged a safe call in the first inning on Wednesday night and won. The New York review concluded that Tigers runner Ian Kinsler was out and overturned the call.
9/10/2014 | Anibal cautious after positive light-toss session
Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez had another light-tossing session on Wednesday in his effort to work his way back from a right pectoral muscle strain. His return, however, remains a ways away.
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