Player News - Tigers

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Cameron Maybin went 3-for-4 with four RBI, including a three-run double in the ninth inning that capped an eight-run inning for the visitors, as the Tigers beat the Rays 10-7 on Thursday.

Maybin led off the ninth inning with a single, and five runs later, he finished off the Rays with a bases-loaded double that put the Tigers ahead for good. During a modest six-game hitting streak, Maybin is 11-for-24 with three doubles, seven RBI and five runs scored. He's got 20 RBI and 25 runs scored in 39 games total, and the 29-year-old is hitting .359/.413/.428 on the season.
Jul 1 - 12:51 AM

Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Rays on Thursday to earn his 22nd save.

K-Rod almost certainly didn't expect to be pitching the ninth inning when the Tigers entered the inning down 7-2, but eight runs later he was called on to protect a three-run lead. He did so by allowing a solitary hit but no further damage. He's now got 22 saves in 24 chances to go with a 3.14 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 29/10 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings of work this year.
Jul 1 - 12:43 AM

Jordan Zimmermann allowed nine hits and five runs -- four earned -- over six innings Thursday against the Rays.

Zimmermann certainly wasn't sharp and left on the hook for his fifth loss before the Tigers' epic comeback in the ninth inning. As it is, the right-hander remains 9-4 with a 3.95 ERA and 1.24 WHIP through 15 starts. He's gotten progressively worse as the year has gone on, posting a 6.43 ERA in six June starts after allowing just two runs in the month of April. Zimmermann will hope July offers some solace when he faces the Indians on Tuesday.
Jul 1 - 12:37 AM

Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and three total RBI in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

Cabrera picked up RBI singles in the second and eighth innings, sandwiching a third-inning solo homer in-between for good measure. The veteran slugger is posting typically lovely production in 2016 and boasts a .301/.375/.542 triple-slash with 18 homers and 51 RBI across 299 at-bats. He has homered in back-to-back games, driving in three runs in each of those contests.
Jun 29 - 5:02 PM

Daniel Norris pitched relatively well in Wednesday's win over the Marlins, striking out eight and allowing two runs over five innings.

Norris did allow eight hits, but mostly managed to keep the scoreboard clean. Both runs on his line came home in the second inning, when Adeiny Hechavarria notched an RBI triple and Ichiro came through with an RBI single. This was Norris' second consecutive start and in that space, he has allowed five runs on 14 hits over 10 innings. It remains to be seen whether the Tigers toss him another start, but the 23-year-old southpaw did nothing to diminish his chances on Wednesday.
Jun 29 - 4:31 PM

Michael Fulmer will start Friday against the Rays.

Fulmer hasn't pitched since last Wednesday when he gave up one run in 4 1/3 innings against the Mariners, so he'll be going a full eight days between starts. The Tigers are trying to keep his workload in check and will continue to look for ways to give him breaks. Fulmer has thrown 79 innings this season between the majors and the minors. He threw 124 2/3 innings (his highest workload as a professional) last year in the minors.
Source: Detroit News
Jun 29 - 11:33 AM

Steven Moya (knee) is back in Wednesday's lineup against the Marlins.

Moya missed three straight games with right knee soreness. He's batting seventh in his return against right-hander Tom Koehler.
Jun 29 - 11:18 AM

Warwick Saupold (groin) has been cleared to resume workouts.

Saupold exited Monday's rehab apperance with Triple-A Toledo after aggravating his groin injury. He'll pitch with High-A Lakeland once he's ready to return to action.
Jun 29 - 11:09 AM

Mike Pelfrey struggled again but managed to pick up a win Tuesday, allowing four runs over 5 1/3 innings in a 7-4 victory over the Marlins.

Pelfrey gave up a whopping 12 hits and walked a batter, striking out only one. But, the Tigers came through with a seven-run fifth inning to put the righty on the positive side of the decision. Pelfrey will carry a predictably awful 5.02 ERA and 1.74 WHIP into Tampa this weekend.
Jun 28 - 11:16 PM

Francisco Rodriguez nailed down his 21st save of the season with a scoreless frame in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

K-Rod yielded a two-out walk to Derek Dietrich but got a flyout to end it and preserve the three-run lead. The veteran closer has converted 19-of-21 save chances this season and has been excellent since the beginning of May.
Jun 28 - 11:13 PM

Nick Castellanos hit one of three home runs for the Tigers in a seven-run inning in Tuesday's comeback win over the Marlins.

The Tigers entered the bottom of the fifth down 3-0 and were getting dominated by Adam Conley, but Conley suddenly then fell apart. Castellanos followed dingers by Jose Iglesias and Miguel Cabrera with a homer of his own, completing the seven-run frame. The third baseman struggled in the first half of June but is batting .333 over his last 11 games.
Jun 28 - 11:03 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced Tuesday that Anibal Sanchez will continue to work out of the bullpen.

Sanchez made a spot start in place of Michael Fulmer over the weekend where he was blasted by the Cleveland Indians. He'll continue to work out of his funk in a middle or long relief role for the Tigers.
Jun 28 - 5:03 PM

Warwick Saupold (groin) has been pulled from his minor league rehab assignment.

Saupold exited Monday's rehab start with Triple-A Toledo after apparently aggravating the injury. It's unclear when he'll be ready to return to action. He has been sidelined since the end of May.
Jun 28 - 3:26 PM

Victor Martinez went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Sunday's 9-3 loss to the Indians.

Martinez went yard off Indians starter Josh Tomlin in the fourth and sixth innings. Alas, both were solo homers and could do little in the face of the eight runs allowed by Justin Verlander on the afternoon. The 36-year-old Martinez remains a legitimate force with the bat and is slashing .319/.365/.531 with 14 homers and 40 RBI over 260 at-bats. He played in just 120 games last season, but health has not been in an issue in 2016.
Jun 26 - 4:28 PM

Justin Verlander had nothing in Sunday's 9-3 loss to the Indians, surrendering eight runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Verlander had been turning in a respectable season, but Sunday's start was a disaster. At least after the third inning. Verlander kept the scoreboard clean through the first three frames before collapsing to surrender a pair of runs in the fourth and six more in the fifth. The performance bumped his 3.78 ERA up to 4.30. In addition to that mark, he also holds a 1.13 WHIP and 107/28 K/BB ratio covering 104 2/3 innings. He will look to return to his previously dependable ways in a road showdown with the Rays next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 26 - 4:16 PM


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