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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.

7/21/2014 | Top prospect Ziomek whiffs career-high 11

Left-hander Kevin Ziomek, the Tigers' No. 12 prospect, threw seven scoreless innings and struck out a career-high 11 batters Monday, as Class A West Michigan defeated Burlington, 2-0.

7/21/2014 | Miggy plays third in NL park to make room for V-Mart

Slugger Miguel Cabrera will get a small taste of the past during this week's Interleague series in Arizona. In order to get Victor Martinez, who usually is slotted in at DH, into the lineup, Brad Ausmus moved Cabrera to third base on Monday so Martinez could play first.

7/21/2014 | Former D-back Scherzer returns to Chase Field

Despite being traded in the three-team deal that sent Curtis Granderson to the Yankees, Max Scherzer doesn't hold any grudges toward the D-backs. Since he was dealt to the Tigers, he has blossomed from a prospect into a bona fide Major League ace.

7/21/2014 | Gibson maintains rooting interest in Tigers

D-backs manager Kirk Gibson still considers himself a Tigers fan. Except, of course, for this week when his team plays host to them. Gibson, a Michigan native, was drafted by the Tigers and played for them from 1979-1987 and from 1993-95.

7/21/2014 | Well-rested Anderson squares off against Tigers

Chase Anderson will take the mound for the first time in two weeks on Tuesday as the D-backs look to even the series with the Tigers in the second game of the Interleague set. Detroit will counter with Rick Porcello eyeing a series victory.

7/21/2014 | Verlander shows glimpses of old self to edge D-backs

The Tigers pulled out a 4-3 win in the series opener against the D-backs on Monday at Chase Field, winning their second straight after a four-game losing streak. Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson homered before Miguel Cabrera tallied the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh to give Justin Verlander his ninth victory.

7/20/2014 | Nathan bounces back with spotless ninth

By now, in his 14th big league season, Joe Nathan has accepted the fact that the closer is an easy scapegoat on any baseball team.

7/20/2014 | Smyly quiets Indians to help Tigers end slide

Drew Smyly didn't allow a hit until the fifth and Torii Hunter went deep as the Tigers snapped a four-game skid with a 5-1 win over the Indians on Sunday at Comerica Park.

7/20/2014 | V-Mart scuffling at plate to begin second half

Victor Martinez, likely the MVP of the Tigers' first half, had just two hits in 12 at-bats over his first three games after the All-Star break.

7/20/2014 | Joba not letting ankle soreness affect results

A day after his right ankle prevented him from pitching the ninth inning, Joba Chamberlain showed no ill effects in a scoreless eighth on Sunday.

7/20/2014 | Tigers option VerHagen back to Triple-A

After making his Major League debut Saturday in Game 1 of the Tigers' doubleheader vs. the Indians, Drew VerHagen was optioned back to Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.

7/20/2014 | Tigers looking for more road success in Arizona

Despite dropping three of four to Cleveland over the weekend, the Tigers still hold a 5 1/2-game lead in the American League Central, and they'll look to add to the win column beginning Monday, when they visit Arizona for a three-game set with the D-backs.

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