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8/28/2016 | Tigers not making most of stretch at home

Jose Valdez pitched in seven games for the Tigers last year, spending 38 days with the club. He dropped to Double-A Erie this season when Detroit designated him for assignment at the end of May. Yet as he finished the eighth inning for the Angels in Sunday's 5-0 Tigers loss, fielding a Miguel Cabrera grounder and firing to first, he celebrated by whirling and pumping his fist on his way off the field at Comerica Park.


8/28/2016 | Angels blank Tigers on 4 hits to win series

The Angels completed their spoiler road trip with their second consecutive series win over an American League postseason contender. Tyler Skaggs silenced the Tigers for six scoreless innings Sunday, sending the Angels to a 5-0 win in the rubber match of a three-game weekend set at Comerica Park.


8/28/2016 | Shields, Boyd to open set for AL Central rivals

Take away games played by the White Sox against the Tigers, Indians and Royals this season, totaling an 11-26 mark, and the South Siders would be in the thick of the 2016 American League postseason race. Unfortunately, those are the AL Central teams the White Sox need to beat most, meaning they are basically left on the outskirts of contention and in a spoiler role over these final five weeks. Their work begins Monday night at Comerica Park in Detroit.


8/28/2016 | Ausmus keeping an eye on playoff races

Brad Ausmus experienced the tension of a postseason race from the managerial side in his first season as a skipper two years ago. Going through the motions down the stretch without it last year gave him a taste of life on the other end of the standings.


8/28/2016 | McCann watches his words with umpires

The Tigers had a lot of issues with home-plate umpire Mike Everitt's strike zone Saturday night. The Tiger with seemingly the biggest reason to complain had some of the fewest words for the umpire.


8/28/2016 | Groome, Gonsalves among top prospect performers Saturday

It hasn't taken Jason Groome long to reward the Red Sox for rolling the dice on him with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2016 Draft.


8/27/2016 | Tigers seek series win as Anibal faces Skaggs

Anibal Sanchez (7-12, 5.83 ERA) looks to extend his recent run of success when the Tigers host Tyler Skaggs (1-3, 5.70) and the Angels on Sunday in the rubber match of a three-game series.


8/27/2016 | Angels snap frustrated Tigers' winning streak

Three months after Michael Fulmer took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning against the Angels, they exacted their revenge with a Kaleb Cowart two-run homer and the stingy pitching of Brett Oberholtzer and Jhoulys Chacin, ending the Tigers' five-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Saturday night at Comerica Park.


8/27/2016 | V-Mart, J.D., Ausmus, Joyner ejected in 4-inning span

What began with a called third strike on James McCann became a long, antagonistic night between the Tigers and home-plate umpire Mike Everitt, who ejected designated hitter Victor Martinez, hitting coach Wally Joyner, manager Brad Ausmus and right fielder J.D. Martinez in a four-inning span of the Tigers' 3-2 loss to the Angels on Saturday at Comerica Park.


8/27/2016 | K-Rod knows how to adjust for four-out saves

Francisco Rodriguez recorded his 31st career save of four or more outs when he finished off the Angels on Friday night. For Rodriguez, they're almost like 62 different outings.


8/27/2016 | PLAY campaign educates young Tigers fans

Around 100 kids took to the field at Comerica Park on Saturday morning, as the national PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) campaign made a stop in Detroit. The PLAY campaign was formed to fight childhood obesity among American kids.


8/27/2016 | Upton on one of his tears since mental break

This is the Justin Upton the Tigers had heard about. This is the guy that had Tigers fans rejoicing when they signed the slugging outfielder in January.


8/26/2016 | Verlander provides another true ace effort

The Tigers have withstood injuries and stayed in contention with three young pitchers in their rotation. Friday was a reminder why their chances still rely on the veteran ace.


8/26/2016 | Quiet early, Tigers solve Nolasco, win 5th straight

Justin Upton's go-ahead two-run homer punctuated a sixth-inning outburst in support of Justin Verlander, sending the Tigers to their fifth consecutive win with a 4-2 victory over the Angels on Friday night at Comerica Park.


8/26/2016 | Oberholtzer makes first Angels start vs. rested Fulmer

Brett Oberholtzer makes his first start of the season Saturday night when the Angels face Michael Fulmer and the Tigers at Comerica Park.


8/26/2016 | In first meeting, Aybar reflects on time with Angels

It came as a big surprise to Erick Aybar when the Angels traded him to the Braves last November after 10 seasons with the club. Atlanta traded Aybar to Detroit on Aug. 16, and the shortstop faces the Angels for the first time this weekend at Comerica Park.


8/26/2016 | Tigers eye another break between Fulmer starts

The Tigers have their next scheduled off-day next Thursday. If manager Brad Ausmus kept his rotation on turn, Michael Fulmer would pitch the day after that. However, the Tigers can push him as far back as Sept. 6, the day after Labor Day, without needing an extra starter.


8/26/2016 | Back in Detroit, Iglesias gets extra day before return

Jose Iglesias returned to the Tigers' clubhouse feeling healthy after straining his left hamstring two weeks ago. He did not return from the 15-day disabled list just yet.


8/25/2016 | After strong start, Norris still aiming higher

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that left-hander Daniel Norris had his best start of the season in Thursday's 8-5 win over the Twins at Target Field, but Norris insisted that he still didn't have his best stuff and that he can continue to work deeper into ballgames.


8/25/2016 | McCann the man as Tigers sweep Twins

After a lull in mid-August, Detroit's offense is starting to heat up. The Tigers stayed hot against the Twins, reaching eight runs for a fourth straight game in an 8-5 win to complete a three-game sweep at Target Field on Thursday.


8/25/2016 | Upton's production up after time off

It's only been five games since his return, but it sure looks like a three-day break to work on his swing and clear his head was exactly what Justin Upton needed to find his groove again.


8/25/2016 | Nolasco set to face Verlander in opener

The surging Tigers will have a chance to continue their postseason push as they enter a six-game homestand against two teams with losing records, starting with Friday's series opener against the Angels at Comerica Park.


8/25/2016 | Show of force: Miggy has 44th four-hit game

Miguel Cabrera notched the 44th four-hit game of his career in the Tigers' 9-4 win on Wednesday, with a solo homer, two doubles and a single, to lead the charge as the Tigers knocked 14 hits.


8/25/2016 | Tigers go for sweep of Twins in Thursday matinee

Daniel Norris of the Tigers and Jose Berrios of the Twins are both relatively new additions to their respective rotations but have trended in opposite directions. They will meet in Thursday afternoon's series finale at Target Field as Detroit goes for its third sweep of Minnesota this season.


8/24/2016 | Tigers take charge early against reeling Twins

Miguel Cabrera set the tone with a solo homer in the first inning, and the Tigers capitalized with a five-run third, capped by a three-run blast from Justin Upton, in a 9-4 win over the Twins on Wednesday at Target Field.




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