Tigers get Miggy back in lineup for finale

Miguel Cabrera drives an opposite-field home run to right in the top of the 9th inning, extending the Tigers’ lead to 7-0 DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera returned to the Tigers’ lineup Wednesday, two days after having to leave a game with a left biceps strain. Cabrera is batting third and playing first base for Wednesday’s series finale against the Royals and starter Yordano Ventura . Tigers manager Brad Ausmus held the lineup until he could check with Cabrera and make sure he was good to play. Cabrera initially tweaked the biceps a few weeks ago, Ausmus said Tuesday, then […]

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Verlander, Tigers overpowered in loss to Royals

What had been billed as a pitching duel between Verlander and Danny Duffy was a low-hit affair as expected, but four of those hits cleared the outfield fences. Three of the Royals’ homers were the first three hits off Verlander (12-7), who paid for hanging sliders to Mondesi in the third and Alex Gordon in the fifth before Eric Hosmer connected on an 0-2 fastball in the seventh. Two unearned runs in the eighth put Kansas City in command before Kendrys Morales greeted Mark Lowe with a home run leading off the ninth. Eric Hosmer slugs a solo home […]

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Tigers seeking lift with Aybar’s dynamic game

Tigers broadcasters discuss the club trading for Erick Aybar in exchange for Mike Aviles and Kade Scivicque DETROIT — The last time Justin Verlander talked with Erick Aybar , his message was caught on camera. It was Verlander gesturing to his back to Aybar from the other dugout to let him know where he was going to get hit with a pitch after bunting on him with a no-hitter ongoing. That was five years ago, when Aybar was a shortstop for the Angels. He’s with the Tigers now, having been acquired from the Braves on Tuesday for some infield […]

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Fantasy Baseball Instant Reaction: Dansby Swanson arrives sooner than expected

X WATCH & READ Loading Note: Don’t whiff on this special FanDuel offer. Win your first contest or get your money back (up to $10) to keep playing Try FanDuel now! Well, this is a surprise. The Atlanta Braves traded Erick Aybar to the Detroit Tigers Wednesday for a lesser player and a younger player, neither of whom is worth mentioning because that’s not the surprise. Trading a marginal veteran for anything it can get is basically standard operating procedure for a rebuilding club. No, the surprise is the corresponding move. The Braves plan to replace Aybar with none […]

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Tigers cautious with Miggy’s left biceps strain

Miguel Cabrera leaves the game with a left biceps strain in the top of the 5th inning, replaced by Jarrod Saltalamacchia DETROIT — Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was out of the starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Royals, but while manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera sustained a similar injury a few weeks ago, the skipper reiterated that he doesn’t expect Cabrera’s strained left biceps to be a long-term injury. "I don’t expect Miggy to be more than, on the long side, 2-3 days," Ausmus said on Tuesday afternoon. Cabrera left Monday night’s 3-1 loss to the Royals […]

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Zimmermann progressing to simulated game

Jordan Zimmermann leaves his start in the top of the 2nd inning with an injury to his right lat DETROIT — Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann wants to take his injury rehab slow and cautious after rushing back from a neck strain too soon last week. Still, the right-hander has made enough progress that he could throw a simulated game on Sunday. Zimmermann, who is on the 15-day disabled list, threw off a mound for the first time on Tuesday afternoon during a bullpen session of 20 fastballs at Comerica Park. He said afterwards that he felt good and hopes […]

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Tigers get Aybar from Braves for Aviles

Erick Aybar puts the Braves on the board with an RBI single to left field in the 3rd inning that plates Ender Inciarte The Braves and Tigers exchanged veteran infielders on Tuesday, with Detroit acquiring Erick Aybar from Atlanta for Mike Aviles , plus Minor League catcher Kade Scivicque. In a separate move, the Tigers recalled outfielder Steven Moya from Triple-A Toledo. Moya will be available for the Tigers’ game against the Royals on Tuesday night at Comerica Park. Aybar batted .242/.293/.313 over 97 games for the Braves this season while serving as the club’s regular shortstop. The 32-year-old […]

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He is risen? New Royals rally mantis appears after apparent death

The tragic story of the Kansas City Royals and the rally mantis has now ventured into the supernatural. Just days after the original rally mantis’ apparent death, a new rally mantis appeared on the Royals’ dugout during Monday’s game against the Detroit Tigers. Not caught up on the whole rally mantis story? That’s cool, we’ve got you covered at The Stew. A few days ago, a praying mantis appeared on the Royals’ dugout. The mantis eventually settled on Billy Burns’ cap, and the Royals started playing well. After the team’s win, they took in the insect and used it […]

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Fulmer, Tigers shut out Rangers for 2nd straight day, 7-0

View photosMore Detroit Tigers right fielder J.D. Martinez makes the catch for the out on a line drive by Texas Rangers’ Jurickson Profar during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone) ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Michael Fulmer pitched a four-hitter in Detroit’s second straight shutout of Texas, and Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez homered among three hits apiece in the Tigers’ 7-0 victory Sunday. Fulmer (10-3) became the first Detroit rookie to throw a complete-game shutout since Justin Verlander 10 years ago. The 23-year-old right-hander retired 16 of the […]

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Watch live as Royals take on Tigers in Free Game of the Day

When you think of rally animals, what do you think of? A squirrel? A monkey? You probably don’t think of a creepy looking triangle-faced bulging-eyed insect. Well, the Kansas City Royals are out to change how people think of rally animals, because last week they found a praying mantis and adopted it as their team’s Rally Mantis. You can watch the Royals, sadly without their departed insect friend (RIP Rally Mantis), play the Detroit Tigers, and you can watch for free. Why? Because it’s Yahoo Sports’ MLB Free Game of the Day! First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. ET, […]

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