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7/28/2014 | Prospect Ziomek sets career high with 13 K's

Left-hander Kevin Ziomek, the Tigers' No. 6 prospect, threw six scoreless innings and struck out a career-high 13 batters on Monday, as Class A West Michigan defeated Kane County, 2-1.


7/27/2014 | Bullpen remains Tigers' focus at Trade Deadline

Last week's trade for Joakim Soria could be the opener of a two-part move to upgrade the Tigers' relief corps. "Our bullpen has been a situation that has been our major focus and, I guess, would continue to be our major focus if we are going to do something," said general manager Dave Dombrowski on the heels of the Soria deal.


7/27/2014 | Defensive lapse, late homer derail Tigers

Rick Porcello pitched seven strong innings but an errant pickoff throw led to the tying run in the fifth, and David Freese's eighth-inning solo homer off Joba Chamberlain sent the Tigers to their second 2-1 loss in three days and their third consecutive loss at Angel Stadium.


7/27/2014 | Red-hot Quintana to open set vs. first-place Tigers

Jose Quintana has been one of the best pitchers in baseball of late, and he starts for the White Sox in the opener against Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers Tuesday.


7/27/2014 | Porcello, Santiago set for rematch in series finale

The last time Rick Porcello pitched at Angel Stadium, he didn't get out of the opening inning. His revenge came in Detroit this April, when his seven innings of one-run ball put the Tigers on the winning end of a duel with Hector Santiago. Three months later, they meet again.


7/26/2014 | Verlander outdueled by Michigan-born rookie

For the second consecutive night, the Tigers lost a battle with one of the Angels' young starters. On Saturday, Michigan-born Matt Shoemaker shut down the team he grew up following with seven innings of three-hit ball, sending the Tigers to a 4-0 loss at Angel Stadium.


7/26/2014 | Ausmus ejected after Angels win challenge

Angels manager Mike Scioscia's challenge of a pickoff play retired a lot more than Eugenio Suarez at first base. It ended up retiring Tigers manager Brad Ausmus from Saturday's game.


7/26/2014 | Scioscia wins challenge, Ausmus ejected

Angels manager Mike Scioscia's third-inning challenge Saturday overturned a safe call at first base and resulted in the ejection of Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.


7/26/2014 | MLBPipeline set to unveil new Top Prospects lists

The 2014 season is more than half over, and much has happened since MLBPipeline.com released its Top 100 Prospects list in January. With change being inevitable, it's time for a new set of rankings. Fans can see just how much difference a few months make when the new Top 100 is unveiled on Sunday night. MLBPipeline.com prospect expert Jim Callis breaks down the top 50 players during an hour-long special at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network and MLB.com.


7/26/2014 | Smyly bends in sixth inning of 11-K effort

Drew Smyly took a tough-luck loss against the Angels, who broke through with a two-run rally in the sixth inning to chase the Tigers' lefty in a 2-1 victory Friday night for Los Angeles.


7/26/2014 | Verlander brings renewed poise against Angels

On Saturday night in Anaheim, Justin Verlander will take a reworked approach from his previous start for the Tigers. He will match up with Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker, who is coming off the second 10-strikeout game of his rookie campaign.


7/25/2014 | Nathan leans on sharp slider to strike out side

Tigers closer Joe Nathan struck out the side in order for just the second time this season Thursday night, and he needed just 12 pitches to do it. After drawing just six swings and misses from May 12-28, he saw six whiffs in his latest outing. Four of those came on a slider that has become a project of his in recent weeks.


7/25/2014 | Hunter soaring this month after gloomy June

Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter felt like he had this swing in him when he was struggling through June. Entering Friday, nobody in the American League with at least 70 at-bats in July had a higher OPS for the month than Hunter's 1.058 clip.


7/25/2014 | Scherzer reworks changeup, sees more whiffs

Normally, starting pitchers spend the day before a start simply keeping their arm fresh, putting the finishing touches on their game plan rather than working on anything major. Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer, however, had a changeup to his plan Thursday -- literally.


7/25/2014 | Skaggs, Smyly take stage at Angel Stadium

The Angels' Tyler Skaggs and the Tigers' Drew Smyly will face off in Anaheim on Friday night in a matchup of young left-handers and a possible postseason preview.


7/25/2014 | Scherzer fans 11 Angels for 12th victory

The Tigers got behind an 11-strikeout performance from Max Scherzer in a 6-4 win on Thursday night at Angel Stadium in a potential American League postseason preview.


7/24/2014 | Soria ready to embrace seventh-inning role

Joakim Soria, who was acquired by the Tigers on Wednesday, had filled the closer's role in Texas, but he'll see the majority of his action in the seventh inning in Detroit, and that's fine with the veteran reliever.


7/24/2014 | Tigers pay the price to get Soria

Tigers president/general manager Dave Dombrowski asked former Texas teammates Ian Kinsler and Joe Nathan for their thoughts on Joakim Soria while he was weighing trade options and got rave reviews on the veteran reliever who was acquired by Detroit on Wednesday.


7/24/2014 | Tigers not counting on help from Hanrahan

Joel Hanrahan signed with the Tigers in May, less than a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and team president/GM Dave Dombrowski said Thursday the club isn't counting on the veteran right-hander to return the big leagues this year.


7/23/2014 | Tigers land All-Star reliever Soria from Rangers

Two-time All-Star closer Joakim Soria has been traded from the Rangers to the Tigers in exchange for pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel, sources confirmed to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan late Wednesday night.


7/23/2014 | Ausmus' successful challenge leads to big frame

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus won a challenge in the fourth inning of the club's game against the D-backs on Wednesday afternoon, and it helped Detroit blow the game open.


7/23/2014 | Tucson native Kinsler relishes playing at Chase Field

The southern Arizona town of Tucson doesn't have a Major League franchise, so the D-backs are as close to a "hometown" team as it gets for Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler.


7/23/2014 | Martinez hampered by upper quad discomfort

Outfielder J.D. Martinez was out of the lineup for the rubber game against the D-backs on Wednesday due to an upper quad injury, manager Brad Ausmus said. Martinez felt the injury after hitting a single in the top of the eighth inning of Tuesday's game.


7/23/2014 | Looking to stay fresh, Hunter rests in finale

Torii Hunter knocked key hits in the first two games of the Tigers' Interleague series with the D-backs, but manager Brad Ausmus gave him a day off for the finale to help keep the veteran outfielder healthy.


7/23/2014 | Scherzer battles Angels, Richards in marquee duel

American League aces will square off as two teams with pennant hopes -- the Tigers and Angels -- meet for four games in Anaheim beginning Thursday. Detroit starter Max Scherzer said he doesn't approach the outing any differently, even though he's up against Garrett Richards, who is in the midst of a breakout season.




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