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4/23/2014 | Avila looking for ways to beat defensive shifts

Tigers catcher Alex Avila has seen his share of infield shifts in recent years as opposing teams play him to pull. His three hits to different areas of the field Tuesday night aren't likely to change that approach.

4/23/2014 | Ausmus recalls Wrigley Field experiences

On the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he has plenty of memories of the ballpark from over the years, both fond and not so fond.

4/23/2014 | Coke's slider remains a work in progress

Tigers reliever Phil Coke flubbed up the finish on an 0-2 slider Tuesday night and turned what once had promise for a very good ninth inning into a disastrous one. He did not mess up the delivery when talking about it afterward.

4/23/2014 | Tigers look to continue breakout behind Smyly

Drew Smyly will look for better results and more offensive support from Miguel Cabrera and the rest of the Tigers lineup in his second start of the season Wednesday, when he squares off against Andre Rienzo and the White Sox at Comerica Park.

4/22/2014 | Tigers break out the bats in support of Verlander

Miguel Cabrera homered during a five-run third inning and had three RBIs, Alex Avila had a three-hit night and the Tigers collected seven doubles to back Justin Verlander's seven strong innings as the Tigers evened their series against the White Sox with an 8-6 victory at Comerica Park on Tuesday night.

4/22/2014 | Tigers continue eco-friendly initiatives

The Detroit Tigers continue their environmental efforts. One of the more common sights in the clubhouse at Spring Training was the reusable plastic coffee cup from Starbucks, something several players used for their morning beverage on their way into Joker Marchant Stadium.

4/22/2014 | Scherzer, Miggy work on defensive communication

Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer and first baseman Miguel Cabrera got in some infield work on Tuesday, developing some familiarity working together defensively.

4/22/2014 | Jackson gets first day off of regular season

After 16 games and 144 1/3 innings, Austin Jackson had a game off. It's not exactly a Prince Fielder-like streak, but it's part of Tigers manager Brad Ausmus' plan to rest his center fielder some early so that he can play him every day late.

4/22/2014 | Verlander's anticipated duel takes on different look

Justin Verlander and the Tigers thought they were going to be matched up against Chicago ace Chris Sale on Tuesday night, but with Sale headed to the disabled list, the hyped pitching duel has been postponed. Charlie Leesman will start for the White Sox, who took the opener of a four-game set.

4/21/2014 | Anibal's luck turns south in seventh

Anibal Sanchez tossed one-hit ball for six shutout innings Monday night against the White Sox before the tides turned in the seventh inning of Chicago's 3-1 victory at Comerica Park.

4/21/2014 | Two replay reviews go in White Sox favor in seventh

After White Sox manager Robin Ventura lost a fourth-inning challenge, Chicago benefited from two reviews during a seventh-inning rally at Comerica Park.

4/21/2014 | Putkonen seeks answers to elbow inflammation

Luke Putkonen spent Monday having an MRI exam on his injured right elbow as the Tigers medical staff tries to figure out the reason for inflammation that has bothered him off and on for a while and became unmanageable after Friday's two-inning long relief outing.

4/21/2014 | Ausmus leaning on Avila's presence behind the plate

Alex Avila has struggled with the bat so far this season, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, himself a former big league catcher, understands Avila's value calling games.

4/21/2014 | Miggy continues work with early batting practice

Miguel Cabrera was among the Tigers hitters taking early batting practice Monday afternoon, trying to get his swing down with more repetitions.

4/21/2014 | Tigers call up power-hitting J.D. Martinez

The Tigers have called up hot-hitting Minor Leaguer J.D. Martinez from Triple-A Toledo, placed right-handed reliever Luke Putkonen on the 15-day disabled list and transferred outfielder Andy Dirks from the 15-day to the 60-day DL.

4/20/2014 | AL Central rivals set to begin four-game set in Detroit

John Danks takes the mound Monday for the White Sox, squaring off against the Tigers' Anibal Sanchez as the two AL Central rivals begin a four-game set at Comerica Park.

4/20/2014 | Kinsler scores on unusual three-error play

Ian Kinsler came around to score on a rare, error-riddled play, scoring from first base after the Angels had three different miscues after Miguel Cabrera's walk.

4/20/2014 | Romine to have opportunity to contribute at short

Andrew Romine has a chance to be a key contributor at shortstop, where he will split time with newly called up Danny Worth now that the Tigers have released Alex Gonzalez.

4/20/2014 | Tigers expected to swap reliever for bench bat soon

While the Tigers shuffled their shortstops, that was the only move they made Sunday. Their expected move to bring back a fourth bench player and pare back their bullpen to seven relievers didn't happen Sunday.

4/20/2014 | Scioscia loses replay challenge on pickoff play

Angels manager Mike Scioscia lost his second challenge in three tries, when umpires ruled Sunday that an initial call on a pickoff play stands, and Torii Hunter was safe in the eighth inning.

4/20/2014 | Porcello's redemption leads Tigers to series win

Rick Porcello gave up three first-inning singles, but just two hits for the next six innings, pitching his way through a duel with Hector Santiago for a 2-1 Tigers win Sunday afternoon in the rubber match of the three-game series at Comerica Park.

4/20/2014 | Tigers release Gonzalez, call up Worth

Alex Gonzalez's tenure as Tigers shortstop is over after three weeks. The Tigers released the 37-year-old on Sunday morning and called up infielder Danny Worth from Triple-A Toledo.

4/19/2014 | Tigers' Porcello, Angels' Santiago square off in finale

The Tigers turn to Rick Porcello to counter the Angels' Hector Santiago as the two teams wrap up their three-game series with the rubber match on Sunday in Detroit.

4/19/2014 | Scherzer notches first win with seven-inning gem

After allowing a leadoff home run, Max Scherzer settled in, gave the bullpen some much-needed rest and earned his first win of the season as the Tigers topped the Angels, 5-2, on Saturday afternoon.

4/19/2014 | Tigers, Angels each benefit from overturned calls

Replay overturned the original call that third baseman Ian Stewart had tagged Miguel Cabrera out, and another review led to another out call overturned the next inning. Stewart was originally ruled out trying to steal second base with two outs on Max Scherzer, but replay showed Stewart sliding in ahead of the tag.

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