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Ian Kinsler | Second Baseman

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Ian Kinsler went 3-for-5 with a triple and an RBI, but it wasn't enough for the Tigers to overcome the Red Sox on Friday.
Kinsler's RBI single in the third inning plated Jose Iglesias to give the Tigers an early lead, but that would wind up being the extent of their offense. He also swiped his ninth base of the season in the game. Kinsler continues to thrive atop the Tigers lineup, slashing .289/.348/.412 with five homers and 44 RBI on the season. Jul 24 - 11:01 PM

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Ian Kinsler had four hits in five at-bats, scoring twice and knocking in a run as the Tigers beat the Mariners on Wednesday.

Kinsler ripped an RBI double in the third inning, capping off the Tigers' eight-run frame. The second baseman has registered multiple hits in three straight games, including Monday's effort in which he homered twice. The offensive outburst has brought his batting line up to .284/.346/.403 with five home runs, 43 RBI, and 56 runs scored.
Jul 22 - 10:25 PM

Ian Kinsler homered twice in a 2-for-4 effort on Monday as the Tigers eked out a win against the Mariners.

Kinsler gave the Tigers an early 1-0 lead with a first-inning home run off of J.A. Happ. Then, in the bottom of the eighth, he turned a 4-3 deficit into a 5-4 lead with a two-run blast off of Mark Lowe. Power hasn't been common for him this year, so Monday's effort was a shocker. He has five homers on the year with 42 RBI and a .275/.339/.389 triple-slash line.
Jul 20 - 10:20 PM

Ian Kinsler was ejected from Sunday's game versus the Orioles in the bottom of the third inning.

Kinsler didn't like home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez's strike zone, slamming his bat and then tossing it after flying out. Gonzalez responded by ejecting the second baseman.
Jul 19 - 2:09 PM

Ian Kinsler went 3-for-4 with three singles in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

Kinsler was the only Tiger to manage multiple hits and indeed, his three singles represented half of the team's total output. The veteran second baseman is no longer the 20-homer power threat that he was in his youth (he's hit just three this season), but his .274/.339/.375 batting line at least shows that he's remaining patient at the plate as he adjusts to life as a singles hitter.
Jul 12 - 5:18 PM

Ian Kinsler homered, doubled and knocked in three runs against the Twins on Thursday.

The double was inches away from being a second homer for Kinsler, and he assumed it was gone out of the box, though it didn't cost him in this case. He's hitting .281 with seven RBI in seven games since the Tigers moved him into the leadoff spot. Which is nice. Less nice is that he's scored just three runs, failed to walk and gone 0-for-2 stealing bases in those seven games.
Jul 10 - 1:16 AM

Ian Kinsler is not in the Tigers' lineup Wednesday.

It's a simple day off. Andrew Romine is at second base in Kinsler's place.
Jul 8 - 1:04 PM

Ian Kinsler went 3-for-5 with an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the Pirates.

Kinsler hit a grounds-rule double in the ninth inning to draw the Tigers to within 8-4, but despite subsequent scoring chances, his team fell by that final score. The power just hasn't been there for the former All-Star this season, as Kinsler is slashing .264/.333/.352 with just two home runs and 32 RBI over 302 at-bats. The last season in which Kinsler failed to hit double-digit homers was in 2009.
Jul 2 - 4:54 PM

Ian Kinsler finished 1-for-6 with a two-run home run as the Tigers lost in 10 innings to the White Sox on Thursday.

Kinsler answered the White Sox hitting a solo home run in the top of the first inning with a two-run blast of his own in the bottom half. It's a rare sight from Kinsler as his power has all but vanished this season. He has only two home runs with 29 RBI and a mediocre .257/.330/.345 batting line.
Jun 25 - 5:19 PM

Ian Kinsler knocked in a pair of runs in a 2-for-4 effort Tuesday as the Tigers topped the Cubs.

Kinsler made it a 4-0 game with an RBI double in the fifth inning and later scored. He made it 6-0 in the sixth with a single. The veteran second baseman hasn't hit for any power, but has otherwise been adequate at the plate, batting .276/.348/.368 with one home run, 25 RBI, and six stolen bases.
Jun 9 - 10:20 PM

Ian Kinsler will bat fifth Tuesday against the Athletics.

Kinsler has made 50 starts out of the No. 2 spot this season and one out of the leadoff spot, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has decided to shake things up against Kendall Graveman. Jose Iglesias will move into the second spot while J.D. Martinez will bat sixth.
Jun 2 - 3:46 PM

Ian Kinsler finally hit his first homer of the season Saturday against the Angels.

It was his lone hit in five at-bats, but it was his first of the year to leave the yard. It was quite a power drought in an otherwise solid start. Of course, he does have 12 doubles and two triples, so he hasn't been completely punchless.
May 31 - 2:18 AM

Ian Kinsler is not in the Tigers' lineup Tuesday.

It's his first day off this season. Hernan Perez is handling second base in Kinsler's place.
May 26 - 6:35 PM

Ian Kinsler sent the Tigers home with a win on Tuesday versus the Twins, knocking in the winning run with a single in the 10th inning.

Kinsler finished 2-for-5 with a double along with the game-winning RBI single. Twins reliever Ryan Pressly allowed a one-out double to Anthony Gose, and Kinsler promptly brought him home when he singled to center field. The veteran second baseman hasn't shown power but has otherwise done well at the dish, batting .308/.381/.385 with 16 RBI and three stolen bases.
May 12 - 10:15 PM

Ian Kinsler went 1-for-4 and plated the Tigers lone run as they fell to the Royals in extra innings on Sunday.

He also drew a walk in the ballgame. Kinsler's RBI single off Chris Young in the third inning plated Anthony Gose to tie the game at 1-1. The score would remain that way until the Royals struck in the 10th for the game-winner. While Kinsler is yet to hit his first home run of the season, he has been a fine table-setter, hitting .304/.380/.376 with 15 RBI on the season.
May 11 - 1:15 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Tyler Collins
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Anibal Sanchez
3Alfredo Simon
4Buck Farmer
5Daniel Norris
6Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Wilson
2Bruce Rondon
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Neftali Feliz
6Ian Krol
7Jose Valdez
8Shane Greene
9Joe Nathan