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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.


7/25/2014 | Skaggs, Smyly take stage at Angel Stadium

The Angels' Tyler Skaggs and the Tigers' Drew Smyly will face off in Anaheim on Friday night in a matchup of young left-handers and a possible postseason preview.


7/25/2014 | Scherzer fans 11 Angels for 12th victory

The Tigers got behind an 11-strikeout performance from Max Scherzer in a 6-4 win on Thursday night at Angel Stadium in a potential American League postseason preview.


7/24/2014 | Soria ready to embrace seventh-inning role

Joakim Soria, who was acquired by the Tigers on Wednesday, had filled the closer's role in Texas, but he'll see the majority of his action in the seventh inning in Detroit, and that's fine with the veteran reliever.


7/24/2014 | Tigers pay the price to get Soria

Tigers president/general manager Dave Dombrowski asked former Texas teammates Ian Kinsler and Joe Nathan for their thoughts on Joakim Soria while he was weighing trade options and got rave reviews on the veteran reliever who was acquired by Detroit on Wednesday.


7/24/2014 | Tigers not counting on help from Hanrahan

Joel Hanrahan signed with the Tigers in May, less than a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and team president/GM Dave Dombrowski said Thursday the club isn't counting on the veteran right-hander to return the big leagues this year.


7/23/2014 | Tigers land All-Star reliever Soria from Rangers

Two-time All-Star closer Joakim Soria has been traded from the Rangers to the Tigers in exchange for pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel, sources confirmed to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan late Wednesday night.


7/23/2014 | Ausmus' successful challenge leads to big frame

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus won a challenge in the fourth inning of the club's game against the D-backs on Wednesday afternoon, and it helped Detroit blow the game open.


7/23/2014 | Tucson native Kinsler relishes playing at Chase Field

The southern Arizona town of Tucson doesn't have a Major League franchise, so the D-backs are as close to a "hometown" team as it gets for Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler.


7/23/2014 | Martinez hampered by upper quad discomfort

Outfielder J.D. Martinez was out of the lineup for the rubber game against the D-backs on Wednesday due to an upper quad injury, manager Brad Ausmus said. Martinez felt the injury after hitting a single in the top of the eighth inning of Tuesday's game.


7/23/2014 | Looking to stay fresh, Hunter rests in finale

Torii Hunter knocked key hits in the first two games of the Tigers' Interleague series with the D-backs, but manager Brad Ausmus gave him a day off for the finale to help keep the veteran outfielder healthy.


7/23/2014 | Scherzer battles Angels, Richards in marquee duel

American League aces will square off as two teams with pennant hopes -- the Tigers and Angels -- meet for four games in Anaheim beginning Thursday. Detroit starter Max Scherzer said he doesn't approach the outing any differently, even though he's up against Garrett Richards, who is in the midst of a breakout season.


7/23/2014 | Tigers flex muscles, erupt to pull away from D-backs

Propelled by a five-run fourth and a four-run eighth, Detroit beat down Arizona at Chase Field.


7/23/2014 | Cahill faces Tigers looking to jump-start resurgence

Trevor Cahill will make his second start since a Minor League stint on Wednesday afternoon for the D-backs in the series rubber match against the visiting Tigers, who will counter with Anibal Sanchez. The veteran tossed a no-hitter vs. Arizona in 2006.


7/22/2014 | Kelly named Tigers' Heart and Hustle Award winner

The MLB Players Alumni Association announced utility player Don Kelly as the Tigers' 2014 Heart and Hustle Award winner on Tuesday. The honor, given out to a member of each team, rewards players who show passion for baseball and who the association believes best displays the values, spirit and tradition of baseball.


7/22/2014 | Ausmus voices respect for HOF inductee La Russa

Brad Ausmus is no stranger to soon-to-be Hall of Famer Tony La Russa. The current Tigers manager and former A's and Cardinals skipper saw each other plenty of times from opposing dugouts while La Russa still ran the Cardinals and Ausmus was playing for the division-rival Astros.


7/22/2014 | VerHagen placed on Triple-A DL with ailing back

After making his Major League debut in a spot start for the Tigers on Saturday, Drew VerHagen was placed on Triple-A Toledo's disabled list on Tuesday with what is being called a lower back strain.


7/22/2014 | Ausmus credits lineup protection for Miggy's big hit

Pitching to Miguel Cabrera with the game on the line usually is not a great decision. It certainly didn't pay off for the D-backs on Monday, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus wasn't surprised by the move.


7/22/2014 | Tigers blink last in wild back-and-forth battle

The Tigers were unable to clinch their series with the D-backs in the second game of the Interleague set at Chase Field, falling 5-4 on Tuesday night. After Torii Hunter's two-run hit gave Detroit the lead in the eighth, Arizona rallied off four relievers.


7/21/2014 | D-backs, Tigers garner no help from pair of reviews

The Tigers and D-backs each came up on the wrong end of reviews in the seventh inning of Detroit's 4-3 victory at Chase Field on Monday.




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