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Robbie Ray is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Toledo to start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.

Ray has appeared in four games with the Tigers this season (three starts), posting a 4.70 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 9/6 K/BB ratio over 15 1/3 innings. He makes for an interesting streaming option against an Indians squad that has had their difficulties against left-handed pitching.
Jul 13 - 8:14 PM

J.D. Martinez racked up another multi-hit day on Sunday, going 3-for-4 with an RBI in a loss to the Royals.

Martinez, who hasn't stopped hitting since being recalled by the Tigers, now has seven multi-hit games in July alone. The outfielder owns a .346/.380/.654 line through 55 games, and he should continue to be a strong fantasy option in the second half hitting in the middle of a potent Tigers offense.
Jul 13 - 6:29 PM

Rajai Davis went 3-for-3 with a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

Davis has enjoyed the month of July thus far, going 14-for-32 (.438) with five RBI and six runs scored. The emergence of J.D. Martinez has complicated the playing time in the Tigers outfield, but Davis' .296/.338/.432 line and 24 steals should continue to get his bat in the lineup semi-regularly in the second half.
Jul 13 - 6:07 PM

Justin Verlander allowed four runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Royals on Sunday.

Verlander struck out just three on the afternoon, walking one, in his first loss since June 16. Even with an 8-8 record, it's been a first half to forget for the former American League MVP. Verlander owns a 4.88 ERA and 1.46 WHIP through 20 starts, and the second half doesn't hold much more promise for the 31-year-old.
Jul 13 - 5:59 PM

Rick Porcello fired seven innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Tigers' 5-1 defeat of the Royals.

It was a terrific bounceback performance from Porcello, who was shelled for seven runs on 11 hits last Sunday by the Rays. Porcello scattered six hits Saturday in Kansas City and struck out three. He'll wrap up the first half with a 12-5 record, 3.39 ERA, and 1.18 WHIP. The right-hander is tied for the American League lead in wins.
Jul 12 - 10:26 PM

Victor Martinez (oblique) is expected to return to the Tigers' starting lineup on Friday after the All-Star break.

Martinez has been sidelined with an oblique injury since July 4. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said the designated hitter is doing better and should be ready to go for the club's first game after the All-Star break.
Jul 12 - 4:16 PM

Austin Jackson went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored, leading the Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Royals in Kansas City on Friday.

Jackson got the Tigers offense started quickly, leading the game off with a double and quickly coming around to score on an RBI single by Ian Kinsler. He appears to be much more comfortable at the plate since moving back to his customary leadoff spot in the order. With the three-hit attack, he's now hitting .251/.314/.368 with three homers and 24 RBI on the season.
Jul 11 - 11:21 PM

Joe Nathan slammed the door on the Royals in the ninth inning on Friday, preserving a one-run advantage and earning his 19th save of the season.

The 39-year-old closer has pitched better of late, but still owns a troublesome 5.61 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 35/14 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings on the season. He isn't a good bet to magically turn his season around and improve his ratios, but should continue to be able to rack up saves at the back of the Tigers bullpen.
Jul 11 - 11:18 PM

Anibal Sanchez picked up his sixth victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Royals to just one run on eight hits over seven innings.

Sanchez punched out three on the night and didn’t walk a batter. The only damage against him on the night came in the first inning, where Salvador Perez cashed in Eric Hosmer with an RBI single. He’ll head into the All-Star break with a terrific 3.04 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 70/25 K/BB ratio over his first 94 2/3 innings.
Jul 11 - 11:15 PM

Ian Kinsler has been named to the American League All-Star team as a replacement for the injured Victor Martinez.

Martinez has been nursing side and back injuries that have kept him out of action for the last week, so he'll sit out the Mid-Summer Classic as well. He will be well represented by his Tigers' teammate who's having a terrific year, slashing .305/.339/.477 with 11 homers, 49 RBI and nine stolen bases.
Jul 11 - 8:03 PM

Victor Martinez (oblique) said that the way he felt Thursday "is by far the best in a while."

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has said that it's unlikely V-Mart returns before the All-Star break, but his improvement Thursday leaves the door open. Ultimately, the club figures to play it safe and rest their DH until next week.
Source: Detroit News
Jul 11 - 9:45 AM

Drew Smyly improved to 5-8, allowing four runs over 6 2/3 innings as the Tigers went on to defeat the Royals 16-4 on Thursday.

Smyly has been mediocre over his last three starts, but he was backed by an offensive outburst on Thursday. The lefty allowed eight hits -- including home runs to Eric Hosmer and Billy Butler -- while walking one and striking out two. Smyly goes into the All-Star break with a 4.00 ERA, a 1.37 WHIP, and a 70/28 K/BB ratio.
Jul 11 - 12:07 AM

J.D. Martinez finished 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and three runs batted in as the Tigers routed the Royals on Thursday.

Martinez has hit safely in all nine July games thus far. He drove in a run with a single in the fifth inning, another run with a double in the seventh, and hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth. The outfielder is having a break-out season, slashing .335/.373/.648 with 12 home runs and 41 RBI.
Jul 10 - 11:57 PM

Miguel Cabrera doubled twice, walked twice, and drove in three runs as the Tigers skated to a victory against the Royals on Thursday.

Cabrera knocked in a run with a first-inning ground out, then knocked in a pair with a double in the fourth inning. The first baseman continues to hit, sporting a .315/.376/.550 slash line with 14 home runs and 73 RBI on the season.
Jul 10 - 11:55 PM

Torii Hunter finished 3-for-6 with two RBI singles and a solo home run as the Tigers walked all over the Royals in a win on Thursday.

Hunter has turned his season around with a hot start to July. Thursday's three-hit performance marked his sixth multi-hit game in nine games this month. The outfielder now has 12 home runs, 52 RBI, and a .276/.298/.455 slash line.
Jul 10 - 11:52 PM


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