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7/30/2014 | Verlander hosts Agar family at Comerica Park

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander brought Johnny Agar, a 19-year-old with cerebral palsy, and his family to Comerica Park on Wednesday night to watch the game against the White Sox from his suite.


7/30/2014 | Soria handling rough outings with professionalism

Through two appearances by Joakim Soria with the Tigers, manager Brad Ausmus can't be happy with his new reliever's performance. But, he has no concerns about Soria's ability to do exactly what he was brought over from Texas to do -- provide a boost to a bullpen that desperately needs one.


7/30/2014 | Suarez sits with back tightness

Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos was back in action Wednesday night after missing Tuesday's game, but shortstop Eugenio Suarez was kept out of the lineup because of lower back tightness.


7/30/2014 | Reed charged with criminal sexual conduct

Tigers Minor League pitcher Evan Reed -- who was with Detroit earlier this season -- has been charged with two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Wednesday morning.


7/29/2014 | Scherzer aims to grip a win for Tigers, end slide

In his last start, Detriot's Max Scherzer made a change to his changeup that paid big dividends for the right-hander. He'll get to try out the revamped offspeed pitch for a second time Wednesday night against the White Sox, who will start Hector Noesi.


7/29/2014 | Castellanos, Suarez nicked up, forced out of action

Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos was a late scratch from the lineup on Tuesday night after sustaining a contusion on his right index finger, and shortstop Eugenio Suarez aggravated his lower back in the third inning while attempting to make play.


7/29/2014 | Tigers' mistakes fuel White Sox seventh-inning rally

The Tigers committed two errors in the seventh inning and the White Sox capitalized by putting up a seven-spot en route to an 11-4 victory Tuesday night at Comerica Park. New Tigers reliever Joakim Soria gave up a pair of homers in the decisive outburst.


7/29/2014 | Stolen base overturned by Tigers' challenge

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus successfully challenged a stolen base by White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie in the fourth inning of Tuesday night's game at Comerica Park.


7/29/2014 | Miggy hits fourth, plays third

For just the fifth time this season, Miguel Cabrera was not in his usual No. 3 spot in the Tigers' batting order on Tuesday night.


7/29/2014 | Dirks' rehab assignment remains on hold

The Tigers have not yet made a decision on when outfielder Andy Dirks will begin a rehab assignment, according to manager Brad Ausmus.


7/29/2014 | Soria struggles in first home appearance

Tuesday night against the White Sox, reliever Joakim Soria, who was acquired from Texas last week, did absolutely nothing to endear himself to his new hometown fans.


7/28/2014 | Prospect Ziomek sets career high with 13 K's

Left-hander Kevin Ziomek, the Tigers' No. 6 prospect, threw six scoreless innings and struck out a career-high 13 batters on Monday, as Class A West Michigan defeated Kane County, 2-1.


7/27/2014 | Bullpen remains Tigers' focus at Trade Deadline

Last week's trade for Joakim Soria could be the opener of a two-part move to upgrade the Tigers' relief corps. "Our bullpen has been a situation that has been our major focus and, I guess, would continue to be our major focus if we are going to do something," said general manager Dave Dombrowski on the heels of the Soria deal.


7/27/2014 | Defensive lapse, late homer derail Tigers

Rick Porcello pitched seven strong innings but an errant pickoff throw led to the tying run in the fifth, and David Freese's eighth-inning solo homer off Joba Chamberlain sent the Tigers to their second 2-1 loss in three days and their third consecutive loss at Angel Stadium.


7/27/2014 | Red-hot Quintana to open set vs. first-place Tigers

Jose Quintana has been one of the best pitchers in baseball of late, and he starts for the White Sox in the opener against Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers Tuesday.


7/27/2014 | Porcello, Santiago set for rematch in series finale

The last time Rick Porcello pitched at Angel Stadium, he didn't get out of the opening inning. His revenge came in Detroit this April, when his seven innings of one-run ball put the Tigers on the winning end of a duel with Hector Santiago. Three months later, they meet again.


7/26/2014 | Verlander outdueled by Michigan-born rookie

For the second consecutive night, the Tigers lost a battle with one of the Angels' young starters. On Saturday, Michigan-born Matt Shoemaker shut down the team he grew up following with seven innings of three-hit ball, sending the Tigers to a 4-0 loss at Angel Stadium.


7/26/2014 | Ausmus ejected after Angels win challenge

Angels manager Mike Scioscia's challenge of a pickoff play retired a lot more than Eugenio Suarez at first base. It ended up retiring Tigers manager Brad Ausmus from Saturday's game.


7/26/2014 | Scioscia wins challenge, Ausmus ejected

Angels manager Mike Scioscia's third-inning challenge Saturday overturned a safe call at first base and resulted in the ejection of Tigers manager Brad Ausmus.


7/26/2014 | MLBPipeline set to unveil new Top Prospects lists

The 2014 season is more than half over, and much has happened since MLBPipeline.com released its Top 100 Prospects list in January. With change being inevitable, it's time for a new set of rankings. Fans can see just how much difference a few months make when the new Top 100 is unveiled on Sunday night. MLBPipeline.com prospect expert Jim Callis breaks down the top 50 players during an hour-long special at 9 p.m. ET on MLB Network and MLB.com.


7/26/2014 | Smyly bends in sixth inning of 11-K effort

Drew Smyly took a tough-luck loss against the Angels, who broke through with a two-run rally in the sixth inning to chase the Tigers' lefty in a 2-1 victory Friday night for Los Angeles.


7/26/2014 | Verlander brings renewed poise against Angels

On Saturday night in Anaheim, Justin Verlander will take a reworked approach from his previous start for the Tigers. He will match up with Angels right-hander Matt Shoemaker, who is coming off the second 10-strikeout game of his rookie campaign.


7/25/2014 | Nathan leans on sharp slider to strike out side

Tigers closer Joe Nathan struck out the side in order for just the second time this season Thursday night, and he needed just 12 pitches to do it. After drawing just six swings and misses from May 12-28, he saw six whiffs in his latest outing. Four of those came on a slider that has become a project of his in recent weeks.


7/25/2014 | Hunter soaring this month after gloomy June

Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter felt like he had this swing in him when he was struggling through June. Entering Friday, nobody in the American League with at least 70 at-bats in July had a higher OPS for the month than Hunter's 1.058 clip.


7/25/2014 | Scherzer reworks changeup, sees more whiffs

Normally, starting pitchers spend the day before a start simply keeping their arm fresh, putting the finishing touches on their game plan rather than working on anything major. Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer, however, had a changeup to his plan Thursday -- literally.




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