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David Price surrendered five runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Twins.

It's the fifth straight start in which Price has allowed at least eight hits. Never before in his career had he gone more than two straight starts with eight hits allowed. Part of it is on Price, but a great deal of the responsibility goes to the dreadful Tigers defense. Price will miss this weekend's Royals series and get the White Sox next time out.
Sep 17 - 11:41 PM

Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-5 with two doubles Wednesday in the loss to the Twins.

He finally made an out in the ninth when he flew out to the warning track. Cabrera's doubles were the Tigers' only extra-base hits of the night. He now has 48 doubles, just two shy of his career high from way back in 2005.
Sep 17 - 11:34 PM

Ian Kinsler went 0-for-5 against the Twins in Wednesday's loss.

Kinsler has escaped the criticism given to Joe Nathan and Justin Verlander, but he's been among the Tigers' biggest liabilities lately, with a .239 average and a horrible .265 OBP in 314 at-bats since the beginning of July. He's walked a total of 27 times in 151 games this year, down from 51 in 136 games last year and a high of 89 in 155 games in 2011. As a result, he's set to finish with easily the worst OBP of his career, even though he's hitting right at his career average.
Sep 17 - 11:33 PM

Nick Castellanos (foot) is back in the Tigers' starting lineup Wednesday against the Twins.

Castellanos was a late scratch Tuesday after fouling a ball off his left foot in his final at-bat on Monday. It was never a serious concern. The 22-year-old third baseman is batting .266/.313/.405 with 10 home runs and 60 RBI in 137 games this season.
Sep 17 - 4:54 PM

Alex Avila (head) is absent from the Tigers' starting lineup again on Wednesday night.

Avila hasn't played since taking a foul tip off his mask on Sunday. He has a history of concussions, so the Tigers are treating the situation carefully. Bryan Holaday will start at catcher against the Twins.
Sep 17 - 4:49 PM

Joe Nathan gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday, suffering the blown save against the Twins.

After watching his team take a one-run lead in the top half of the inning, Nathan proceeded to walk Trevor Plouffe with one out before allowing a Kurt Suzuki RBI double. Two batters later, Aaron Hicks ended the game with a walk-off infield single. Nathan's ERA is back up to 5.10, and with the Tigers needing every win they can get at this point manager Brad Ausmus will need to think long and hard about who gets the call the next time there's a save situation. Owners need to have Joakim Soria on the back burner just in case.
Sep 16 - 11:23 PM

J.D. Martinez hit a three-run, go-ahead home run in the ninth inning against the Twins Tuesday.

With two runners on and two outs, Martinez launched the three-run shot off Twins closer Glen Perkins to give the Tigers their first lead of the game. Martinez finished 2-for-3 with a walk. He's now got 23 home runs to go with a .313/.358/.570 line in what has been a coming out party for the 27-year-old.
Sep 16 - 11:15 PM

Rick Porcello gave up two runs over eight innings in a no-decision against the Twins Tuesday.

Porcello surrendered seven hits, three of which came from Kennys Vargas, and walked two. He finished the eighth inning trailing, but the Tigers came back in the ninth to let him off the hook. As it is, Porcello remains 15-11 with a 3.19 ERA on the year. The right-hander still has two starts left this year to try to improve on his career year, with the next coming Monday against the White Sox.
Sep 16 - 10:55 PM

Nick Castellanos was a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup due to a sore left foot.

Castellanos fouled a ball off the foot in his final at-bat Monday and is still feeling the after effects. Consider him day-to-day. Don Kelly took Castellanos' spot at third base Tuesday, with Rajai Davis entering the lineup in center field.
Sep 16 - 7:09 PM

Justin Verlander (blister) threw a bullpen session Tuesday and said he'll be fine for his next start.

The Tigers have delayed an announcement of their starters for the weekend series against the Royals while they waited to see how Verlander's blister was, but it sounds like he'll be fine. He'll likely start on either Friday or Saturday.
Sep 16 - 6:07 PM

Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) threw another short bullpen session on Tuesday and felt no pain.

Sanchez will toss a longer bullpen session later this week and should then be cleared for simulated action. He's not going to return before the end of the regular season, but the right-hander could be available for the playoffs. Sanchez has been out since August 8 with a pectoral strain. He suffered a setback on August 25.
Sep 16 - 4:50 PM

Alex Avila (head) is out of the Tigers' starting lineup again on Tuesday night.

Avila took a foul tip off his mask on Sunday, so he was held out Monday and Bryan Holaday will get another start behind the plate Tuesday versus the Twins. Avila has a history of concussions, so the Tigers are going to play it safe with him down the stretch.
Sep 16 - 4:42 PM

Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera hit back-to-back homers in the top of the ninth as the Tigers beat the Twins 8-6 on Monday.

The Tigers threw away a 6-0 lead before Hunter and Cabrera powered them back on top off Casey Fein. Cabrera ended up 3-for-5 with three runs scored, collecting his 23rd homer and his 46th double. He's hitting .436 with six homers and 11 RBI in 55 at-bats this month.
Sep 15 - 11:50 PM

With Joe Nathan needing the day off, Joakim Soria got the ninth for the Twins on Monday and pitched a scoreless inning for his 18th save.

The Tigers blew Max Scherzer's lead while holding Soria back for the ninth, but the offense responded, putting the Tigers back on top in the top of the inning. Soria's save was his first in nine appearances since he was acquired from the Rangers. Nathan, who had thrown 45 pitches in two days, should be back in the closer's role on Tuesday.
Sep 15 - 11:48 PM

Andrew Romine went 3-for-4 with two RBI against the Twins in Monday's victory.

The Tigers have soured on Eugenio Suarez, making Romine the primary shortstop by default. They'll be content with the steady defense they'll get from the former Angel. Offensive outbursts like this won't be common at all.
Sep 15 - 11:46 PM


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