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4/16/2014 | Smyly set to face Angels in his first start of '14

Tigers lefty Drew Smyly's first start of the season is now set for Friday's series opener against the Angels.

4/16/2014 | Getting Avila hot is crucial for Tigers' lineup

Alex Avila remained in the seventh spot of the Tigers' lineup on Wednesday as he tries to work his way out of his rough start.

4/16/2014 | Hunter among Tigers proud to honor Jackie

After a one-day delay due to what right fielder Torii Hunter called a "snow day," Hunter and the Tigers prepared to honor the legacy of Jackie Robinson on Wednesday night against the Indians.

4/16/2014 | Miggy aims to get back to all-fields approach

Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera said Wednesday he's feeling more comfortable with the adjustments he has been making to get back to his all-fields approach at the plate.

4/16/2014 | Ausmus, Francona have history with Tigers

The Tigers-Indians rivalry last year featured two close friends as managers in Jim Leyland and Terry Francona. The Tigers' new skipper, Brad Ausmus, also has a history with Francona.

4/16/2014 | Collins getting chance to shine with Tigers

Andy Dirks' back injury this spring opened the door for Tyler Collins, who is ranked as the Tigers' 17th-best prospect, to share playing time in left field on the big league club.

4/15/2014 | Across nation, baseball celebrates Jackie's legacy

The 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson played his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers was greeted with tributes, ceremonies, remembrances and hundreds of uniform No. 42s across baseball on Tuesday.

4/15/2014 | Weather causes Indians-Tigers game to be postponed

Tuesday's scheduled game between the Indians and Tigers at Comerica Park has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be rescheduled at a later date, but not during the current series, which is now scheduled to begin on Wednesday.

4/15/2014 | Indians, Tigers ready to renew AL Central rivalry

Following Tuesday's rainout, right-hander Zach McAllister will get the ball for the Indians as they square off against Anibal Sanchez and the Tigers on Wednesday to open the series at Comerica Park.

4/14/2014 | Tigers forging ahead with setup crew by committee

While Joe Nathan answered more questions than he ever expected to encounter last Wednesday about dead arm, Al Alburquerque sat quietly with his live one in the relatively quiet visiting clubhouse of Dodger Stadium.

4/13/2014 | Tribe starts consistent McAllister vs. Tigers

Zach McAllister heads to the mound as the Indians open a series against the AL Central-rival Tigers on Tuesday at Comerica Park. Anibal Sanchez gets the start for Detroit.

4/13/2014 | Scherzer remains winless after loss to Padres

Max Scherzer struck out 10, but he remains winless in 2014 after the Tigers' 5-1 loss to the Padres on Sunday at Petco Park.

4/13/2014 | Tigers to honor contest winners on Robinson Day

The Tigers will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday by wearing No. 42 on the field, but their activities will begin well before first pitch, including a ceremony to honor the winners of their 18th annual Jackie Robinson Art, Essay and Poetry contest.

4/13/2014 | Jackson handling lower spot in lineup

The first intentional walk to Miguel Cabrera this year preceded the latest clutch hit from Austin Jackson. But Tigers manager Brad Ausmus doesn't want to put any added pressure on his former leadoff hitter turned run producer.

4/13/2014 | Focusing on opposite field pays off for Miggy

Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has always taken batting practice with an all-fields approach, trying to slash line drives to the opposite field before pulling the ball with authority. On Saturday, however, he took it to the extreme, powering one pitch after another to right.

4/13/2014 | Tigers move Verlander up to Thursday vs. Tribe

With Drew Smyly rejoining the rotation Wednesday against Cleveland, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus shuffled the rest of his pitching order, moving Justin Verlander up a day to pitch Thursday and pushing Rick Porcello back to Friday.

4/13/2014 | V-Mart an option to catch during AL play

The Tigers bid farewell to their early bout of Interleague Play by putting Victor Martinez behind the plate for the second time this week on Sunday. However, the return of the designated-hitter slot might not mean the end of Martinez's catching days.

4/12/2014 | Black's first challenge overturns call at second

Padres manager Bud Black lodged the first official replay request in club history in the eighth inning against the Tigers on Saturday -- sort of -- and happily stepped into the record books with a successful appeal that most likely saved a run.

4/12/2014 | Padres to meet Scherzer in Interleague finale

With the Padres' offense just beginning to come out of its early-season struggles, Max Scherzer will aim to keep on his current roll in the teams' series finale on Sunday. Tyson Ross will start for San Diego.

4/12/2014 | Verlander ends hitless streak in first '14 win

While Justin Verlander broke out of a career-long slump with his first two Major League hits, his seven quality innings protected the lead he helped build, sending the Tigers to a 6-2 win over the Padres on Saturday night at Petco Park.

4/12/2014 | When hits dry up, Tigers turn to baserunning

Rajai Davis' going first to third on Friday night was the third time in two games that a Tigers hitter had done so with less than two outs without a ball put in play.

4/12/2014 | Tigers' Kelly OK after crash into outfield wall

Don Kelly was still available off the bench for Saturday night's game against the Padres after his crash into the wall Friday, but Torii Hunter's return to right field rendered moot any question of his being able to start.

4/12/2014 | Hunter returns to Tigers' lineup vs. Padres

Torii Hunter returned to the Tigers' lineup Saturday after missing the previous two games with a bruised left knee. Hunter's return brought a cascade effect down the rest of the lineup.

4/12/2014 | Castellanos back as Tigers rest Martinez

While Victor Martinez got a night off on Saturday, Nick Castellanos returned to his normal post at third base, with Miguel Cabrera back at first.

4/11/2014 | Staying cautious, Tigers give Hunter day off

Torii Hunter was among the Tigers at Petco Park to take early batting practice Friday afternoon, but there was enough lingering soreness in his left knee that manager Brad Ausmus opted for precaution and rested him for one day.

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