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8/20/2014 | Verlander expects to start Saturday vs. Twins

Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander expects to avoid going on the disabled list and start on Saturday against the Twins after his right shoulder responded well in a successful long-toss session on Wednesday afternoon.


8/20/2014 | Farmer will get call to start in Minny twin bill

The Tigers will recall right-handed pitcher Buck Farmer from Triple-A Toledo to start one half of their doubleheader on Saturday against the Twins, manager Brad Ausmus said on Wednesday.


8/20/2014 | Soreness part of process for Soria's recovery

Reliever Joakim Soria, who experienced soreness in the strained left oblique that landed him on the 15-day disabled list after a throwing session on Tuesday, said on Wednesday that the soreness was not a setback to his recovery.


8/20/2014 | Porcello blanks Rays as Tigers climb in Wild Card

Rick Porcello was brilliant in a three-hit shutout, while Victor Martinez paced the offense with a grand slam and five RBIs for the Tigers in a 6-0 win over the Rays on Wednesday night.


8/20/2014 | Tigers seeking sweep in Price's return to The Trop

David Price returns to Tropicana Field for the first time since being dealt to the Tigers, as Alex Cobb and the Rays look to halt their series skid in Thursday's finale.


8/19/2014 | Tigers gain, save run following replay reviews

Instant replay smiled on the Tigers in their series opener against the Rays on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field. First, a crew chief review overturned a Tampa Bay home run, and later, manager Brad Ausmus' successful challenge overturned a catch that gave Miguel Cabrera an RBI single.


8/19/2014 | Price gets warm welcome back to Tropicana

The Rays honored former ace David Price with a video presentation and a standing ovation during the second inning of Tuesday's game against the Tigers. The left-hander admitted he's not excited about facing the players he shared a clubhouse with three weeks ago.


8/19/2014 | Verlander positive about his throwing session

Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander said he felt good after spending 10-15 minutes throwing from about 60 feet in the Tropicana Field outfield before Tuesday's series opener against the Rays.


8/19/2014 | Dirks' rehab derailed again by hamstring issue

Tigers left fielder Andy Dirks, who had just restarted his rehab from back surgery after a left hamstring strain, re-injured the hamstring and was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday, manager Brad Ausmus said before the series opener against the Rays.


8/19/2014 | Rays turn to Odorizzi in rematch against Tigers

Jake Odorizzi and the Rays will look to bounce back and even the series against Rick Porcello and the Tigers on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.


8/19/2014 | Tigers hold second Wild Card with extras win

Max Scherzer settled in after yielding four early runs, but it was a bases-loaded walk by Victor Martinez in the 11th inning that helped the Tigers earn an 8-6 win over the Rays on Tuesday night.


8/18/2014 | A's, Tigers seeing what major moves cost

The A's and Tigers, it seemed, were destined to win their divisions and destined to ride their elite rotations to the best records in the league and another October showdown after the clubs made major trades before the non-waiver Trade Deadline.


8/17/2014 | Hardly Maxed out: Scherzer better than ever

The question has come up a couple times to Max Scherzer, whose American League Cy Young Award-winning season last year was downright dominant. And when he threw eight shutout innings and had a season-high 14 strikeouts on Thursday, the question came up again. After going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and 240 strikeouts last year, is Scherzer actually better this year?


8/17/2014 | Davis steals three bases before early exit

Rajai Davis tried to create a spark for the struggling Tigers' offense Sunday, and he injured himself as a result. He created a couple pieces of statistical history, but no offense. Davis left Sunday's 8-1 loss to the Mariners after six innings with a bruised left thumb suffered on his third stolen base of the game and his 30th of the year.


8/17/2014 | Nathan moves past controversy with 25th save

Joe Nathan was going to have to get back on the mound and face the boos at Comerica Park eventually. David Price's home debut as a Tiger Saturday night, with a three-run lead, seemed like as good a time as any.


8/17/2014 | Johnson ready for fresh start in Detroit 'pen

Jim Johnson said he isn't sure why things went awry during his four months in Oakland, but he's clearly ready for a fresh start. He's hoping the work he put in at Triple-A Toledo gives him a good shot at it in Detroit.


8/17/2014 | Dirks hits RBI single in rehab reboot

Outfielder Andy Dirks restarted his rehab assignment Saturday at Triple-A Toledo, going 1-for-3 with an RBI single and two strikeouts while playing five innings in left field.


8/17/2014 | Archer, Scherzer set to clash amid playoff race

Chris Archer and the Rays will host Max Scherzer and the Tigers as the two clubs continue to fight for a spot in the postseason on Tuesday night.


8/17/2014 | Tigers fumble away Wild Card lead to M's

Seattle chased left-hander Robbie Ray after five innings with four runs allowed and three Tigers errors led to four unearned runs in an 8-1 loss to the Mariners Sunday.


8/16/2014 | Tigers call up veteran Johnson to aid 'pen

Two weeks after being released by Oakland, Jim Johnson is headed back to the big leagues. The Tigers announced they will call up the former O's and A's closer from Triple-A Toledo and put him in their bullpen Sunday, trying to add a veteran arm to a late-inning staff that has had its struggles.


8/16/2014 | After impressive debut, Mercedes optioned

Once upon a time this season, Melvin Mercedes looked like he was being put on a fast track to the big leagues. Then his struggles at Triple-A Toledo seemingly had him destined to spend the year at the back of the Mud Hens' bullpen. Now, he has two scoreless Major League innings on his record.


8/16/2014 | Ausmus not pointing fingers for weak bats

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus appears to have drawn a line against critiquing individual hitters when talking about his lineup's offensive struggles. They'll hit as a team, or they'll struggle as a team.


8/16/2014 | Resurgent Young to face rookie Ray in finale

With the series and playoff positioning on the line, Seattle will turn to right-hander Chris Young, who is building an impressive comeback from several years of shoulder problems. Detroit will call on left-hander Robbie Ray, its No.2 prospect as ranked by MLB.com


8/16/2014 | Price puts Tigers back into playoff spot

While David Price cooled off the red-hot Mariners with eight innings of three-hit ball for his first win as a Tiger, Felix Hernandez lasted just five innings with two runs allowed before the Tigers added on against Seattle's bullpen for a 4-2 victory Saturday night.


8/15/2014 | Apology issued for Miggy bobblehead error

A Miguel Cabrera bobblehead giveaway Friday honoring his back-to-back Most Valuable Player awards took on an unintended collectible status when the bobblehead depicted Cabrera holding two National League MVP awards.




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