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Miguel Cabrera doubled and scored a run in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Cabrera has been nursing a right ankle injury and is still noticeably gimpy. Unless it gets worse, though, he figures to play through the ailment.
Aug 27 - 4:46 AM

An ultrasound has revealed that the setback Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) suffered Monday was as a result of scar tissue breaking up.

It's good news all things considered, but Sanchez is essentially back to where he was when he first suffered the injury on August 8. "The ultrasound says I've got full motion, and I feel really good on that," Sanchez said. "Right now, I'm just like back at the first day [of the injury], heating and cooling the area." The Tigers are hopeful that the right-hander will make it back before the end of the season, but it's no guarantee. Kyle Lobstein will fill the fifth spot in the rotation for now.
Aug 26 - 11:53 PM

Rick Porcello earned his 15th win on Tuesday, limiting the Yankees to two runs over eight innings.

Both runs came on Jacoby Ellsbury solo home runs. Other than the speedy center fielder, the Yankees' lineup was able to accomplish precious little against Porcello, who yielded nine hits without walking a batter and striking out two. The 25-year-old has been masterful this season, sporting a 3.06 ERA, a 1.12 WHIP, and a 102/32 K/BB ratio. He'll attempt to earn his 16th win in Sunday's road start against the White Sox.
Aug 26 - 11:18 PM

Joe Nathan had a rare perfect ninth inning as he picked up his 28th save in Tuesday's victory against the Yankees.

Nathan had allowed runs in each of his last three appearances, continuing what has been a tumultuous season, but the Yankees did not threaten the right-hander on Tuesday. Nathan was able to retire Carlos Beltran, Martin Prado, and Stephen Drew to end the contest. He is now 28-for-34 in save chances with a 5.25 ERA, a 1.58 WHIP, and a 49/25 K/BB ratio.
Aug 26 - 11:11 PM

J.D. Martinez finished 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI single as the Tigers won on Tuesday against the Yankees.

Martinez has now had three multi-hit games in a row and has hit safely in five consecutively. An early August swoon saw his OPS dip below .900, but Tuesday's effort has picked it back up to .912. He's sitting on 17 home runs and 58 RBI in 347 plate appearances.
Aug 26 - 11:09 PM

Anibal Sanchez felt pain in his injured right pectoral muscle Monday in a throwing session.

Sanchez is going to visit a doctor Tuesday to determine the severity of the setback. He's been on the disabled list since August 10 and could very well remain sidelined through the end of the regular season. The Tigers should provide an update on his status at some point Wednesday, after they have more details.
Aug 26 - 4:12 PM

Tigers prospect OF Steven Moya went 4-for-5 with three doubles, two runs scored and an RBI on Monday for Double-A Erie.

Moya, 23, has enjoyed a breakout year in his first taste of Double-A, as he currently paces the Eastern League in home runs (34), RBI (102), extra-base hits (69) and slugging percentage (.558). Furthermore, his 277 total bases and 69 extra-base hits both are single-season franchise records for Erie, and his next RBI will give him the record in that department as well. Overall, Moya is batting .276/.302/.558 with 32 doubles and 15 stolen bases through 127 games, though he’s also fanned 152 times compared to 20 walks during that span. Moya’s left-handed power could get him a look in the major leagues in September, especially since he’s already on the Tigers’ 40-man roster.
Aug 26 - 1:02 PM

Victor Martinez went 3-for-6 with a home run and four RBI to help the Tigers pound the Twins 13-4 on Sunday.

Martinez hit his 25th home run, a two-run shot, in the sixth inning, and he added two more RBI over the course of the game. His 84 RBI are seventh-most in the American League, as are his 25 homers. His .328 average and .949 OPS are both second-best in the league as he continues his stellar season.
Aug 24 - 8:10 PM

Torii Hunter went 2-for-5 with a triple and four RBI against the Twins on Sunday.

Hunter delivered an RBI single in the third inning, but the big blow was a triple with the bases loaded that capped the Tigers' scoring. Hunter now has 69 RBI to go with a .275/.314/.448 line on the season. He'll look to extend his seven-game hitting streak against the Yankees on Tuesday.
Aug 24 - 8:06 PM

Ian Kinsler went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and three runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Kinsler also had an RBI single to drive in the first of the Tigers' 13 runs in the game. Kinsler's 81 runs scored are third-most in the American League. The second baseman is hitting .282/.315/.421 with 14 steals and 69 RBI this year.
Aug 24 - 8:01 PM

Rajai Davis went 2-for-6 with a two-run home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.

Davis hit the two-run shot in the seventh inning his seventh home run of the season. The multi-hit game was Davis' first since August 11, snapping a rough 4-for-33 stretch. The speedy outfielder is hitting .280/.318/.410 overall.
Aug 24 - 7:59 PM

Max Scherzer allowed three runs over five innings in a win over the Twins on Sunday.

Scherzer wasn't at his best, allowing seven hits and a walk, but he didn't need to be to earn his 15th win. It's the fourth straight season Scherzer has won at least 15 games. The right-hander has a 3.13 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 209/50 K/BB ratio over 181 innings this season. Scherzer will take on the White Sox on Saturday.
Aug 24 - 7:54 PM

Tigers re-signed LHP Casey Crosby to a minor league contract.

Crosby had been released earlier this month, but he'll now continue to rehab his injury with the Tigers. He'll be a minor league free agent this winter.
Aug 24 - 3:59 PM

Tigers optioned RHP Buck Farmer to Triple-A Toledo.

Farmer was rocked for seven runs in 1 1/3 innings in the first game of Saturday's double-header versus the Twins. He's really struggled in both starts for the big club and isn't a good bet to get another shot this season.
Aug 24 - 1:50 PM

Kyle Lobstein is expected to start on Thursday against the White Sox.

Robbie Ray and Buck Farmer have struggled, so Lobstein will get a shot to fill the No. 5 spot. The 25-year-old made his major league debut on Saturday, allowing three runs over 5 2/3 relief innings. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Aug 24 - 1:47 PM


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