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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

Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) threw 25 pitches off the mound Monday and felt good.

Sanchez landed on the disabled list a month ago with a strained pectoral muscle and had a setback in late August, but he's beginning to make some progress. He's slated to throw again tomorrow before the next step is decided. It might be late for him to start again for the Tigers during the regular season, but he could have a role come postseason time.
Sep 15 - 5:01 PM

Alex Avila (head) is not in Monday's lineup against the Twins.

Avila left Sunday's game with lightheadedness after taking a foul tip off the mark. The Tigers aren't going to take any chances, given his history. Bryan Holaday will start behind the plate.
Sep 15 - 4:28 PM

Justin Verlander acknowledged after his start Sunday that a blister "flared up" on his right hand.

Verlander allowed three earned runs on six hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings, but the Tigers were able to pull out a 6-4 victory against the Indians. Verlander said he doesn't expect the blister to be a major issue going forward. He's 13-12 this season with a 4.81 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 190 2/3 innings.
Sep 15 - 8:54 AM

Alex Avila left Sunday's game against the Indians with lightheadedness.

Avila took yet another foul tip off his mask in Sunday's contest. While he didn't display concussion-like symptoms, the Tigers opted to play things cautiously given his history. He is likely to receive an off-day on Monday as well.
Sep 14 - 7:39 PM

J.D. Martinez slugged his 22nd home run of the season in Sunday's 6-4 victory over the Indians.

Martinez opened the game's scoring with a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth and then tallied his second RBI of the day on a single in the bottom of the sixth. Martinez continues to enjoy a breakout 2014, now with a .305/.350/.557 batting line and 71 RBI in 110 games. Detroit remains atop the American League Central.
Sep 14 - 5:17 PM

Joe Nathan earned his 32nd save of the season Sunday in the Tigers' defeat of the Indians.

Nathan gave up a single to Michael Brantley, an RBI double to Carlos Santana, and then walked Jason Kipnis, but manager Brad Ausmus stuck with him and he was able to finish off the frame. Nathan has been flirting with danger all season and currently owns a 4.83 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 54 innings. He's blown six saves.
Sep 14 - 5:12 PM

Alex Avila slugged a go-ahead two-run homer in the Tigers' 5-4 defeat of the Indians on Saturday.

Detroit was trailing 4-3 when Avila took Bryan Shaw deep in the bottom of the eighth inning. It was his only hit of the night, but it helped keep the Tigers at the top of the American League Central standings (by a half-game over the Royals). Avila is batting .222/.329/.371 with 11 home runs and 47 RBI in 117 games this season.
Sep 13 - 10:44 PM

Kyle Lobstein allowed four earned runs over five innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Indians.

Lobstein gave up a two-run homer to Michael Brantley in the top of the first inning and a two-run double to Mike Aviles in the top of the fifth. But the Tigers' offense rallied late to pull off the win and stay atop the American League Central standings. Lobstein will get the Royals on the road next. It will obviously be a big outing for the 25-year-old lefty.
Sep 13 - 10:33 PM

Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) is expected to begin throwing off a mound on Monday.

Sanchez has been playing long-toss for about a week with no complications and is ready to take the next step in his rehab from a pectoral strain. The right-hander probably won't make it back before the end of the regular season, but he could be an option for the Tigers' postseason roster if everything goes smoothly from here. Sanchez has been out since August 8. He suffered a setback August 25.
Sep 13 - 4:15 PM

J.D. Martinez clobbered his 21st home run of the season and drove home four runs on Friday to lead the Tigers to a 7-2 win over the Indians.

Martinez broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run blast off Carlos Carrasco in the fourth inning, then added on with a two-run triple in the seventh to put the game away. The clubhouse favorite to take home American League Comeback Player of the Year honors, it's hard to envision where the Tigers would be without his .305/.347/.553 line, 21 bombs and 69 RBI this season.
Sep 12 - 11:26 PM

Ian Kinsler had a nice night at the dish in Friday's victory over the Indians, going 2-for-5 with a double, run scored and RBI.

Kinsler got the Tigers on the board with an RBI double in the third inning that plated Nick Castellanos. He would later single and race home on an RBI single off the bat of Victor Martinez. He has done a very nice job as a table-setter for the Tigers this season, slashing .278/.309/.415 with 13 homers, 92 runs scored, 79 RBI and 15 stolen bases.
Sep 12 - 11:22 PM

David Price picked up his 14th victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Indians to one run on eight hits over 7 2/3 strong innings.

Price racked up seven strikeouts on the night without walking a batter, pitching like the front-line starter that the Tigers acquired him to be. The only damage against him came on a solo home from Ryan Raburn in the second inning. The All-Star southpaw will carry a 3.26 ERA and 1.07 WHIP into Wednesday's matchup against the Twins in Minnesota.
Sep 12 - 11:19 PM


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