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8/30/2014 | Scherzer roughed up as Tigers drop matinee

Max Scherzer allowed six runs (five earned) over 6 2/3 innings on Saturday, as the Tigers lost Game 1 of their doubleheader with the White Sox, 6-3, at U.S. Cellular Field.

8/30/2014 | Tigers designate Miller for assignment

For the second time in 24 hours, the Tigers had to cut a reliever who seemed to be in line for a September callup. This time, it was right-hander Justin Miller, who was designated for assignment on Saturday morning to make room for Kyle Ryan on the 40-man roster.

8/30/2014 | Curveball key to Verlander's win in opener

Justin Verlander escaped a bases-loaded jam in his opening inning on Friday night with a 96-mph fastball past Tyler Flowers for a called third strike, which was a big deal for a pitcher whose velocity has been scrutinized all season.

8/30/2014 | Scherzer-Sale matchup highlights South Side twin bill

The Tigers and White Sox will send their aces to the hill Saturday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader at U.S. Cellular Field. In the nightcap, Kyle Ryan and Chris Bassitt will make their Major League debuts.

8/30/2014 | Rookies set to debut in nightcap

Rookies Kyle Ryan and Chris Bassitt will make their Major League debuts when the Tigers and White Sox meet in Game 2 of their doubleheader on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field.

8/29/2014 | Verlander pitches Tigers to within a half-game of KC

The Tigers capitalized on some sloppy play by the White Sox in a five-run fourth inning and cruised to a 7-1 victory behind Justin Verlander on Friday night in Chicago. Verlander allowed one run on nine hits, striking out eight, over seven innings as Detroit closed the gap on first-place Kansas City to a half-game.

8/29/2014 | Ortega designated for assignment after tough stretch

Jose Ortega looked like an upside reliever in the Tigers system not that long ago, a hard-throwing, high-strikeout reliever who had flashes of nasty stuff. His Major League stints, however, have been less impressive. Ortega was designated for assignment on Friday.

8/29/2014 | Ryan to start Saturday in front of family

Kyle Ryan grew up near the Tigers' Spring Training complex in Florida, and his family has ties to Michigan, so he'll make his Major League debut Saturday night in Chicago in front of a large group of family and friends.

8/29/2014 | Reed back with Tigers for stretch run

Evan Reed said Friday he was able to concentrate solely on baseball once his legal situation reached a resolution last week. Now, he's hoping to make the best of another chance to find a role in Detroit's bullpen.

8/28/2014 | Lobstein just what the doctor ordered

With uncertainty surrounding Anibal Sanchez's return from a strained right pectoral muscle, the Tigers were in serious need of another starter to give them a fighting chance at success in that rotation spot. Kyle Lobstein filled that role splendidly on Thursday.

8/28/2014 | Reed set for return from Triple-A to bolster bullpen

The Tigers' need for an extra reliever this weekend for four games in three days against the White Sox meant a return to the Major Leagues for Evan Reed.

8/28/2014 | Avila's walk-off hit gives Tigers series win over Yanks

Kyle Lobstein went six strong innings in his big league starting debut and Alex Avila crushed a walk-off hit in the ninth as the Tigers downed the Yankees, 3-2, on Thursday at Comerica Park.

8/28/2014 | Tigers to promote lefty Ryan for Saturday spot start

Tigers officials spent nearly an hour Thursday morning in discussions in the coaches' conference room at Comerica Park about a spot starter for Saturday. They ended up deciding on a guy who wasn't even in big league camp in the spring.

8/28/2014 | Soria throwing, but no timetable for return

Joakim Soria continues to stretch out his throwing program in his rehab from a left oblique strain, but the Tigers have no timetable on his return.

8/28/2014 | Putkonen begins Class A rehab assignment

The Tigers could get some long relief help for the stretch run if Luke Putkonen continues to progress.

8/28/2014 | Tigers turning to Verlander in opener vs. White Sox

The Tigers are set to embark on a stretch of eight straight games and 27 of their final 30 against American League Central opponents beginning Friday vs. the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field, where Justin Verlander and Scott Carroll will square off.

8/27/2014 | Kinsler's defense winning fans in Tigers' dugout

In the seventh inning Tuesday, second baseman Ian Kinsler made perhaps the most impressive play of the Tigers' 5-2 win. Ichiro Suzuki had what looked to be a sure base hit, but Kinsler took it away from him after a diving stop and a throw from his knees.

8/27/2014 | Deadline for Tigers to acquire Qualls passes

Any chance the Tigers had of pulling off a trade for Astros closer Chad Qualls officially expired Wednesday afternoon, when the 48-hour window for the two teams to work out a deal passed.

8/27/2014 | Tigers keep it local in honoring retiring Jeter

Derek Jeter's season of farewells received a shot of poignancy Wednesday night as he was honored in a pregame ceremony at Comerica Park in his home state of Michigan.

8/27/2014 | Lobstein's first MLB start comes in key tilt vs. Yanks

Tigers rookie Kyle Lobstein will start a series-deciding game against another American League postseason contender in late August in his first big league start. He'll be opposed by Yankees veteran Hiroki Kuroda in Thursday's series finale in Detroit.

8/27/2014 | Price roughed up as Tigers miss chance in standings

David Price had to figure his run of historic bad luck had reached its pinnacle last week, when he became the first pitcher in the last century to throw a one-hitter with neither an earned run nor a walk and still lose. Then came the third inning Wednesday night in an eventual 8-4 Tigers loss to the Yankees at Comerica Park.

8/27/2014 | Anibal's pectoral injury confirmed by Andrews

On Wednesday, Dr. James Andrews confirmed the initial diagnosis of Anibal Sanchez's right pectoral strain, according to Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.

8/26/2014 | Porcello's emergence coming at right time for Tigers

The uncertainty of Anibal Sanchez's return to the Tigers' rotation is going to place a premium on the work of Detroit's other established starters. Fortunately for the Tigers, Rick Porcello is now solidly in that category.

8/26/2014 | Jeter: 'I've always told people I'm from Michigan'

On a fall Michigan afternoon in 1991, Derek Jeter stood wide-eyed amongst a crowd of greater than 100,000. In Ann Arbor, at the Big House, Jeter realized there was somewhere else he could envision himself besides the infield dirt at the corner of East 161st and River Avenue in the Bronx. Perhaps at one of the parties he recalls visiting on that recruiting trip to the University of Michigan, he pictured himself as a Michigan Man -- and loved what he saw.

8/26/2014 | Seven Tigers prospects, plus skipper Parrish, to AFL

Eight members of the Tigers' organization, including Triple-A Toledo manager Larry Parrish, will join the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League for the upcoming season, the league announced Tuesday.

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