Tigers’ callups ring in arrival with 3-hit games

With the bases loaded, Jim Adduci sends a line drive to the opposite field, scoring Nicholas Castellanos and Victor Martinez MINNEAPOLIS — Jim Adduci thought he was getting another reminder about a uniform violation when Triple-A Toledo manager Mike Rojas signaled to him while he was stepping into the batter’s box for his third at-bat at Lehigh Valley on Saturday. "The last couple series, for some reason, my pocket has been out," Adduci said. "So when they called time, I was [tucking in the pocket]. But then Rojas was waving me over. I didn’t know what was going on." […]

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Hicks, Fulmer and Tigers rout slumping Twins 13-4

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez, right, gets a handshake from teammate John Hicks after he and Nicholas Castellanos, rear, scored on Jim Adduci’s double off Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 23, 2017, at Target Field in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/John Autey) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have devised quite a system for getting production out of their emergency call-ups: get them to the ballpark as late as possible before throwing them into the lineup. ”Sometimes that’s the best way to do it,” manager Brad Ausmus said. ”Doesn’t […]

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Twins can’t tame Tigers, V-Mart in finale rout

Victor Martinez knocks a line drive into the left-center field gap for his third hit of the game, plating Nicholas Castellanos Avila led the charge with a two-run blast in the second after Danny Santana dropped a routine fly ball in left field. Detroit broke out for five runs in the third to put the game away early. Victor Martinez knocked an RBI single before Jim Adduci doubled home two runs in his first game of the year after getting called up with JaCoby Jones going on the disabled list. John Hicks capped the inning’s scoring with a two-out, […]

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