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Tigers outfielder Anthony Gose is not start against lefty Hector Santiago and the Angels on Friday. | 05/29/2015 6:52 PM
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Tigers outfielder Anthony Gose is not start against lefty Hector Santiago and the Angels on Friday.
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Impact
Gose never plays versus lefties, so this is no surprise. Gose is hitting .329/.368/.459 with one home run and 11 RBI in 146 at-bats this season.
Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is a career 4-for-11 (.364) with two homers versus Angels left-hander Hector Santiago. | 05/29/2015 10:37 AM
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Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is a career 4-for-11 (.364) with two homers versus Angels left-hander Hector Santiago.
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Impact
Cespedes is hitting .285 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 186 at-bats this season.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias had an RBI-double in the ninth, but it wasn't nearly enough as Detroit lost to the Los Angeles Angels, 12-2. | 05/29/2015 1:21 AM
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Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias had an RBI-double in the ninth, but it wasn't nearly enough as Detroit lost to the Los Angeles Angels, 12-2.
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Impact
Iglesias was 1-for-3 in the game and had the only RBI-hit for Detroit. The other run for the Tigers crossed the plate on a hit batsmen by Miguel Cabrera. Iglesias is hitting .333 with eight extra-base hits, 11 runs and seven RBI in 126 at-bats this season.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias will return to the lineup on Thursday against the Angels. | 05/28/2015 6:37 PM
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Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias will return to the lineup on Thursday against the Angels.
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Impact
Iglesias has been out since Saturday when he banged his left knee. He received an MRI, which showed no structural damage. He was just dealing with a bad bruise, but he is giving it a go on Thursday. Iglesias is hitting .333 with seven extra-base hits, 10 runs and six RBI in 123 at-bats this season.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is questionable for Thursday's game against the LA Angels due to his bruised left knee. | 05/28/2015 11:02 AM
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Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is questionable for Thursday's game against the LA Angels due to his bruised left knee.
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Impact
Iglesias hasn't played since he left Saturday's game after banging his left knee. An MRI revealed no structural damage, but he has a bad bruise. Andrew Romine is starting at shortstop. Iglesias is batting .333 with an .811 OPS and a solid fantasy option.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is 8-for-21 (.381) with four extra base hits against Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson, but has just one hit in his last 21 at-bats and may not be able to take advantage of the favorable matchup. | 05/28/2015 10:13 AM
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Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is 8-for-21 (.381) with four extra base hits against Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson, but has just one hit in his last 21 at-bats and may not be able to take advantage of the favorable matchup.
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Impact
Kinsler is not playing like the guy we drafted. He's gone 47 games without hitting a home run after averaging 20 homers over the past four seasons. While he has a solid .280 batting average and 21 RBI, we bought into the idea that he was a power-hitting second baseman and we aren't seeing it.
Tigers reliever Joakim Soria nailed down his 15th save in the, 3-2, victory over the Athletics on Wednesday. | 05/27/2015 6:49 PM
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Tigers reliever Joakim Soria nailed down his 15th save in the, 3-2, victory over the Athletics on Wednesday.
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Impact
Soria made things a little interesting with two base runners in the ninth, but he struck out the last two batters he faced. Soria has a 1.27 ERA and has coverted 15 of his 16 save chances this season.
Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer in the, 3-2, victory over the Athletics on Wednesday. | 05/27/2015 6:46 PM
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Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer in the, 3-2, victory over the Athletics on Wednesday.
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Impact
Cespedes hit his homer in the fifth and the three runs was enough to win. Cespedes was 2-for-3 with a walk, three RBI and one run in the game. He is hitting .291 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 182 at-bats this season.
Tigers starter Justin Verlander (triceps) will begin a rehab assisgnment with Triple-A Toledo on Sunday. | 05/27/2015 1:57 PM
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Tigers starter Justin Verlander (triceps) will begin a rehab assisgnment with Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.
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Impact
This puts Verlander on track to be activated around June 5. Stay tuned.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is a rough 5-for-36 (.139 BA) lifetime against Scott Kazmir. | 05/27/2015 11:23 AM
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Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is a rough 5-for-36 (.139 BA) lifetime against Scott Kazmir.
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Impact
Kinsler will likely be back in the lineup after getting his first game off on Tuesday. However, owners need to be aware of his poor numbers against Kazmir.
Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis is 10-for-21 (.476 BA) lifetime against Scott Kazmir. | 05/27/2015 11:22 AM
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Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis is 10-for-21 (.476 BA) lifetime against Scott Kazmir.
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Impact
Davis could be a nice, cheap option for daily leagues on Wednesday. He has one homer and six RBI against the A's left-hander.
Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon has been placed on the bereavement list. | 05/27/2015 10:51 AM
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Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon has been placed on the bereavement list.
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Impact
Simon is back in the Dominican Republic to tend to his ill father. There is no timetable for his return, but Simon is expected to be back for his next start.
Tigers starter David Price did not allow a run in Tuesday's 1-0 win over Oakland. | 05/27/2015 9:54 AM
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Tigers starter David Price did not allow a run in Tuesday's 1-0 win over Oakland.
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Impact
Price gave up five hits and one walk, while striking out three over seven innings of work. He is now 4-1 with a 2.97 ERA.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is not playing again on Tuesday against the Athletics. | 05/26/2015 7:25 PM
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Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is not playing again on Tuesday against the Athletics.
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Impact
Iglesias hasn't played since he left Saturday's game after banging his left knee. An MRI revealed no structural damage, but he has a bad bruise. Andrew Romine is starting at shortstop.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is getting the day off on Tuesday. | 05/26/2015 6:43 PM
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Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is getting the day off on Tuesday.
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Impact
It is Kinsler's first day off this season. Hernan Perez will fill in at second.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is getting the day off on Tuesday. | 05/26/2015 6:43 PM
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Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is getting the day off on Tuesday.
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Impact
It is Kinsler's first day off this season. Hernan Perez will fill in at second.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is not in Monday's starting lineup versus Oakland and right-hander Jesse Hahn. | 05/25/2015 12:28 PM
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Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is not in Monday's starting lineup versus Oakland and right-hander Jesse Hahn.
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Impact
Cabrera is on a 12-game hitting streak, including a doule and home run on Sunday. He is slashing .344/.446/.613 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 163 at-bats this season. Cabrera should be back in the lineup on Tuesday.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias left Saturday's game against the Astros with a bruised left knee and missed Sunday's game as well. | 05/25/2015 8:58 AM
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Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias left Saturday's game against the Astros with a bruised left knee and missed Sunday's game as well.
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Impact
Consider the shortstop day-to-day. Iglesias has put together a surprising season, batting .333 with an .811 OPS. Still, as a bottom-of-the-order guy in Detroit, his fantasy value is limited.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera hit his 11th home run of the season on Sunday against the Astros. | 05/24/2015 5:11 PM
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Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera hit his 11th home run of the season on Sunday against the Astros.
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Impact
Cabrera went 2-for-5 with the solo home run and two RBI versus Houston. He is slashing .344/.446/.613 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI in 163 at-bats this season.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a career .359 hitter against the Astros starter Roberto Hernandez. | 05/24/2015 11:41 AM
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Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a career .359 hitter against the Astros starter Roberto Hernandez.
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Impact
Cabrera is 14-for-39 with three home runs and eight RBI versus Hernandez. As always, start Cabrera.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is a career .182 hitter against Astros starter Roberto Hernandez. | 05/24/2015 11:40 AM
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Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is a career .182 hitter against Astros starter Roberto Hernandez.
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Impact
Kinsler is 4-for-22 with six strikeouts versus Hernandez. Kinsler is also 2-for-19 in his last five games, so it would be better to go with another second base option on Sunday.
Tigers outfielder Anthony Gose went 1-for-3 with two RBI in the loss to the Astros on Saturday. | 05/23/2015 7:12 PM
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Tigers outfielder Anthony Gose went 1-for-3 with two RBI in the loss to the Astros on Saturday.
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Impact
Gose had an RBI-double in the third and then drove in another run on a fielder's choice in the fifth. Gose is hitting .331 with one home run, 10 RBI and 19 runs in 127 at-bats this season. Gose, however, is spliting time in center field, so he is only fantasy relevant in deeper leagues.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias left Saturday's game against the Astros with a bruised left knee. | 05/23/2015 6:25 PM
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Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias left Saturday's game against the Astros with a bruised left knee.
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Impact
Iglesias hit his knee against Chris Carter's knee in the third. Iglesias didn't leave right away, but Hernan Perez pinch ran for him when Iglesias singled in the fifth. Consider the shortstop day-to-day.
Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon did not allow an earned run Friday versus Houston. | 05/22/2015 9:34 PM
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Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon did not allow an earned run Friday versus Houston.
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Impact
Simon went seven innings and gave up two unearned runs on four hits and one walk. He struck out five and now has a solid 2.67 ERA this season.
Tigers catcher James McCann hit a walk-off home run on Thursday versus Houston. | 05/21/2015 6:09 PM
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Tigers catcher James McCann hit a walk-off home run on Thursday versus Houston.
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Impact
He did so in the 11th inning to lift Detroit. He finished 2-for-5 with two runs and is now hitting .289 with two homers and eight RBI.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a career 9-for-16 (.563) against Houston starter Scott Feldman. | 05/21/2015 11:02 AM
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Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a career 9-for-16 (.563) against Houston starter Scott Feldman.
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Impact
Even for Cabrera that's pretty good. Miggy is currently on an eight-game hitting streak to raise his average to .331 with 10 homers, 30 RBI and 23 runs scored. He's a good choice on most days and a great choice on Thursday afternoon.
Tigers starter Justin Verlander threw 45-pitch bullpen session on Monday without incident. | 05/21/2015 10:17 AM
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Tigers starter Justin Verlander threw 45-pitch bullpen session on Monday without incident.
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Impact
Verlander is likely to throw another session before the team sends him out on a rehab assignment. That means he's still a couple of weeks away ... at best.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is out of the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Astros. | 05/21/2015 10:06 AM
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Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is out of the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Astros.
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Impact
Just a rest day for Iglesias. He's batting .328 with an .808 OPS and six stolen bases. Solid numbers from a bottom of the order guy. Andrew Romine will get the start and he's batting .346 this season in limited action.
Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-3 on Wednesday night. | 05/20/2015 10:23 PM
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Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-3 on Wednesday night.
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Impact
Cespedes had a double and scored two runs. He is now hitting .287 in his first season with Detroit.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has two career home runs and four RBI versus Brewers starter Kyle Lohse. | 05/20/2015 1:07 PM
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Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has two career home runs and four RBI versus Brewers starter Kyle Lohse.
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Impact
Cabrera is 4-for-13 (.308) against Lohse with two of those hits being home runs. He also has two walks and two strikeouts. As always, start Miggy on Wednesday.
Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez had an RBI-single in the first as Detroit took and early lead, but Milwaukee scored the final eight runs of the game as the Brewers beat the Tigers, 8-1, on Tuesday. | 05/19/2015 9:47 PM
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Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez had an RBI-single in the first as Detroit took and early lead, but Milwaukee scored the final eight runs of the game as the Brewers beat the Tigers, 8-1, on Tuesday.
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Impact
Martinez was 1-for-3 with the RBI-single in the game. He is hitting .260 with eight home runs and 18 RBI in 146 at-bats this season.
Tigers catcher James McCann is not in the lineup on Tuesday versus the Brewers. | 05/19/2015 5:13 PM
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Tigers catcher James McCann is not in the lineup on Tuesday versus the Brewers.
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Impact
McCann is just getting a normal day off. He is hitting .293 with one home run and seven RBI in 75 at-bats since taking over for Alex Avila behind the plate. Bryan Holaday will start at catcher for Detroit on Tuesday.
Tigers DH Victor Martinez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. | 05/19/2015 2:30 PM
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Tigers DH Victor Martinez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
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Impact
Martinez injured himself again running to first base Monday night.
Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was not in the starting lineup on Monday versus the Brewers, but he did pinch hit. | 05/19/2015 9:42 AM
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Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was not in the starting lineup on Monday versus the Brewers, but he did pinch hit.
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Impact
Cespedes hurt his thumb on Saturday, but he did play on Sunday, so the injury can't be too serious. He's batting .280 this season with five homers, 23 RBI and 16 runs scored.
Tigers left-hander Kyle Lobstein pitched well again, but he received the loss to the, 3-2, defeat at the hands of the Brewers on Monday. | 05/18/2015 10:28 PM
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Tigers left-hander Kyle Lobstein pitched well again, but he received the loss to the, 3-2, defeat at the hands of the Brewers on Monday.
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Impact
Lobstein allowed three runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings this season. Two of the three runs came on solo home runs. He is 3-4 with a 4.29 ERA this season.
Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is not in the lineup on Monday versus the Brewers. | 05/18/2015 5:12 PM
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Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is not in the lineup on Monday versus the Brewers.
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Impact
Cespedes hurt his thumb on Saturday, but he did play on Sunday, so it is unclear at the moment if Cespedes is out due to injury or just normal rest. He is slashing .282/.299/.483 with five home runs and 23 RBI in 149 at-bats this season.
Tigers DH Victor Martinez will be back in the starting lineup on Monday. | 05/18/2015 4:19 PM
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Tigers DH Victor Martinez will be back in the starting lineup on Monday.
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Impact
The Tigers are hosting Milwaukee so the DH is back in order.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has been on fire of late. | 05/16/2015 5:08 PM
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Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera has been on fire of late.
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Impact
He has three homers and eight RBI over the past three games, and is now has 10 homers and 29 RBI overall.
Tigers outfielder Anthony Gose is not in the starting lineup versus the Cardinals on Saturday. | 05/16/2015 11:51 AM
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Tigers outfielder Anthony Gose is not in the starting lineup versus the Cardinals on Saturday.
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Impact
This was to be expected with the lefty Tyler Lyons on the mound for St. Louis. Rajai Davis is starting in center field for Detroit.
Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was 3-for-5 with a solo home run, three RBI and two runs as Detroit beat St. Louis, 10-4. | 05/16/2015 12:14 AM
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Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was 3-for-5 with a solo home run, three RBI and two runs as Detroit beat St. Louis, 10-4.
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Impact
Cespedes opened up the scoring for Detroit with his solo bomb in the second. He then drove in two more on a double in the ninth. Cespedes is hitting .279 with five home runs and 22 RBI in his first season with the Tigers.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in the seventh as Detroit beat St. Louis, 10-4, on Friday. | 05/16/2015 12:11 AM
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Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in the seventh as Detroit beat St. Louis, 10-4, on Friday.
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Impact
Sound familar? Cabrera was also 3-for-5 on Thursday with two two-run home runs. He is 7-for-13 with three home runs and seven RBI in the last three games. Cabrera is slashing .338/.442/.592 with nine home runs and 28 RBI in 130 at-bats this season.
Tigers starter Shane Greene left Friday's start versus the Cardinals with minor ulnar neuritis according to MLive.com. | 05/15/2015 11:23 PM
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Tigers starter Shane Greene left Friday's start versus the Cardinals with minor ulnar neuritis according to MLive.com.
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Impact
That related to the nerve in Greene's elbow. Greene will undergo more tests on Saturday, so stay tuned.
Tigers DH Victor Martinez will get the weekend off, expect for a pinch hitting role. | 05/15/2015 9:52 AM
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Tigers DH Victor Martinez will get the weekend off, expect for a pinch hitting role.
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Impact
The Tigers are in St. Louis for a weekend series in an NL city, thus without the DH. He's batting just .226 after offseason knee surgery.
Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez pitched a great game, allowing one run on five hits in eight innings as he won his third game of the year. | 05/14/2015 4:39 PM
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Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez pitched a great game, allowing one run on five hits in eight innings as he won his third game of the year.
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Impact
It was Sanchez's longest outing of the season. Sanchez also struck out nine and walked one. He is 3-4 with a 4.76 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 46 strikeouts in 51 innings this season.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs and five RBI in the, 13-1, rout of the Twins on Thursday. | 05/14/2015 4:37 PM
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Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs and five RBI in the, 13-1, rout of the Twins on Thursday.
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Impact
Cabrera singled in a run in the first, hit a two-run homer in the sixth and another two-run bomb in the seventh. Cabrera is slashing .328/.437/.568 with eight home runs, 26 RBI, and 20 runs in 125 at-bats this season.
Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is back in Thursday's lineup, at DH, after leaving early Wednesday. | 05/14/2015 10:41 AM
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Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is back in Thursday's lineup, at DH, after leaving early Wednesday.
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Impact
Martinez left in the sixth inning with lower back tightness. He is hitting .236 with seven home runs and 16 RBI this season.
Tigers DH Victor Martinez will get Thursday afternoon off. | 05/14/2015 10:37 AM
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Tigers DH Victor Martinez will get Thursday afternoon off.
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Impact
It's a rest day for the struggling DH. Martinez is hitting .226 with one home run and 15 RBI this season after posting career-best numbers a season ago (.335, 32 HR, 103 RBI, .974 OPS).
Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez went 2-for-2 in the loss to the Twins on Wednesday. He did, however, leave the game with lower back tightness. | 05/13/2015 10:28 PM
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Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez went 2-for-2 in the loss to the Twins on Wednesday. He did, however, leave the game with lower back tightness.
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Impact
Martinez left in the sixth inning. Consider him day-to-day. Martinez is hitting .236 with seven home runs and 16 RBI this season.
Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez went 2-for-2 in the loss to the Twins on Wednesday. | 05/13/2015 10:25 PM
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Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez went 2-for-2 in the loss to the Twins on Wednesday.
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Impact
Martinez, however, didn't score or drive in a run. The Tigers offense had another subpar game, scoring just two runs. Martinez is hitting .236 with seven home runs and 16 RBI this season.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is a career .429 hitter (6-for-14) lifetime versus Ricky Nolasco. | 05/13/2015 11:15 AM
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Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is a career .429 hitter (6-for-14) lifetime versus Ricky Nolasco.
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Impact
Three of those hits are doubles, and he also has four total RBI in this matchup. Kinsler will be a solid option for Wednesday's contest.
Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon had a strong outing on Tuesday night. | 05/12/2015 10:08 PM
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Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon had a strong outing on Tuesday night.
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Impact
Simon received a no-decision, but went 7 2/3 innings allowing one run on six hits and one walk while striking out six. He has a solid 3.05 ERA overall.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler hit a walk-off single Tuesday versus Minnesota. | 05/12/2015 10:07 PM
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Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler hit a walk-off single Tuesday versus Minnesota.
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Impact
He did so int he 10th inning, and finished 2-for-5 with a double as well. Kinsler is hitting .308 with 16 RBI this season.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (groin) is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins. | 05/12/2015 4:21 PM
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Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (groin) is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins.
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Impact
He has played in just one game since May 3, but is good to go now. Iglesias will bat ninth and play shortstop.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is only a .125 hitter against the Royals starter Chris Young. | 05/10/2015 2:04 PM
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Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is only a .125 hitter against the Royals starter Chris Young.
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Impact
Cabrera is 2-for-16 with one home run in his career versus Young. The Royals right-hander didn't allow a hit in his last start against Detroit, so the numbers suggest he could be in for a nice start.
Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos had two RBI in the loss to the Royals on Saturday. | 05/09/2015 5:27 PM
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Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos had two RBI in the loss to the Royals on Saturday.
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Impact
Castellanos was 1-for-3 with an RBI-triple and sacrifice fly on Saturday. He is hitting .222/.271/.361 this season.
Detroit third baseman Nick Castellanos had two RBI in the loss to the Royals on Saturday. | 05/09/2015 5:27 PM
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Detroit third baseman Nick Castellanos had two RBI in the loss to the Royals on Saturday.
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Impact
Castellanos was 1-for-3 with an RBI-triple and sacrifice fly on Saturday. He is hitting .222/.271/.361 this season.
Tigers starter David Price has been diagnosed with a mild hamstring injury. | 05/09/2015 1:00 PM
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Tigers starter David Price has been diagnosed with a mild hamstring injury.
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Impact
Price tripped over a bat while backing up home plate Friday night. It has yet to be determined whether he'll be ready for his next start.
Tigers starter David Price gave up 13 hits Friday against the Royals. | 05/08/2015 9:55 PM
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Tigers starter David Price gave up 13 hits Friday against the Royals.
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Impact
Luckily, he allowed just four earned runs, as it could have been much worse. He went 6 1/3 innings and struck out only one. Price now owns a 3.30 ERA.
Tigers catcher Alex Avila was scratched Friday. | 05/08/2015 7:30 PM
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Tigers catcher Alex Avila was scratched Friday.
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Impact
He is dealing with a right forearm contusion. James McCann took his place. Consider Avila day-to-day.
Tigers DH Victor Martinez went 3-for-4 during Thursday's win over the White Sox. | 05/07/2015 5:06 PM
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Tigers DH Victor Martinez went 3-for-4 during Thursday's win over the White Sox.
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Impact
He had one RBI and a double. Martinez is not hitting .241 with 14 RBI overall.
Tigers left-hander Kyle Lobstein pitched a gem Thursday against the White S | 05/07/2015 4:53 PM
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Tigers left-hander Kyle Lobstein pitched a gem Thursday against the White S
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Impact
Lobstein did not allow an earned run (one unearned) on five hits and two walks. He struck out three over 7 2/3 innings of work and now has a 3.00 ERA this season.
Tigers starter Justin Verlander threw 50 pitches on Thursday. | 05/07/2015 12:53 PM
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Tigers starter Justin Verlander threw 50 pitches on Thursday.
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Impact
Verlander underwent his third MRI on Tuesday and the results were positive, but he's still not due back until June at the earliest.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is not in Thursday's starting lineup. | 05/07/2015 11:33 AM
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Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
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Impact
Iglesias just returned from a groin injury and the team is likely just being conservative by not playing him in the day game after a night game.
Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is a career 6-for-8 with four homers and nine RBI versus White Sox starter Jose Quintana. | 05/07/2015 10:12 AM
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Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is a career 6-for-8 with four homers and nine RBI versus White Sox starter Jose Quintana.
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Impact
For those keeping track, that's a stunning 3.125 OPS. Cespedes is batting .296 with four home runs and 17 RBI this season.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (groin) is back in the lineup for Wednesday's game. | 05/06/2015 6:04 PM
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Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias (groin) is back in the lineup for Wednesday's game.
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Impact
This is good news, as groins are tricky. Iglesias will bat ninth and play his usual position of shortstop.
Tigers catcher Alex Avila is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday versus the White Sox. | 05/06/2015 4:44 PM
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Tigers catcher Alex Avila is not in the starting lineup on Wednesday versus the White Sox.
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Impact
Backup catcher James McCann has played pretty well this season, so manager Brad Ausmus doesn't mind resting Avila a little bit more than usual. Avila is hitting .214/.362/.339 with two home runs and eight RBI in 56 at-bats this season.
Tigers starter Justin Verlander has been cleared to resume his throwing program according to The Detroit News. | 05/06/2015 3:46 PM
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Tigers starter Justin Verlander has been cleared to resume his throwing program according to The Detroit News.
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Impact
Verlander underwent his third MRI on Tuesday and the results were positive. The MRI showed enough healing for the club to give Verlander the go-ahead to begin throwing. The right-hander is still trying to overcome a spring training triceps strain and despite the good news, isn't expected to return until June.
Tigers DH Victor Martinez has struggled in the early part of the 2015 season, but he could get it going on Wednesday, facing White Sox ace Chris Sale. | 05/06/2015 12:27 PM
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Tigers DH Victor Martinez has struggled in the early part of the 2015 season, but he could get it going on Wednesday, facing White Sox ace Chris Sale.
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Impact
Of course, Sale is a tough pitcher, but Martinez is 15-for-23 with three home runs and three doubles in his career versus the south paw. He also has six RBI and a 1.358 OPS against Sale. Despite the slow start and knee problems, start Martinez on Wednesday.
Tigers starter Shane Greene had another rough start, allowing five runs in 2 2/3 innings versus the White Sox on Tuesday. | 05/05/2015 10:52 PM
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Tigers starter Shane Greene had another rough start, allowing five runs in 2 2/3 innings versus the White Sox on Tuesday.
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Impact
As soon as many called Shane Greene fantasy relevant, he allowed 20 runs over his next three starts. He has coughed up those 20 runs in his last 11 innings of work. In his previous 23 innings, he had yielded just one earned run. Greene is 3-2 with a 5.56 ERA and 1.35 WHIP this season.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias departed Sunday's game with groin tightness and has been downgraded to out for Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox. | 05/05/2015 4:07 PM
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Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias departed Sunday's game with groin tightness and has been downgraded to out for Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox.
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Impact
Groins are slow to heal, so he could miss a game or two. Stay tuned. Iglesias is batting .354 this season, though he's usually stuck at the bottom of the Tigers strong lineup.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias departed Sunday's game with groin tightness and is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox. | 05/05/2015 10:15 AM
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Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias departed Sunday's game with groin tightness and is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox.
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Impact
Groins are slow to heal, so he could miss a game or two. Stay tuned. Iglesias is batting .354 this season, though he's usually stuck at the bottom of the Tigers strong lineup.
Tigers starter Justin Verlander will have another MRI on Tuesday according to FOX Sports. | 05/04/2015 6:04 PM
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Tigers starter Justin Verlander will have another MRI on Tuesday according to FOX Sports.
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Impact
Verlander has already had two MRIs, but apparently the Tigers want an update. If there is improvement, Verlander could begin throwing, but owners should not expect Verlander to return in May.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera smacked a home run Sunday against the Royals. | 05/03/2015 4:42 PM
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Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera smacked a home run Sunday against the Royals.
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Impact
Cabrera continues to do his thing. He is now hitting .366 with six homers and 19 RBI this season.
Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez allowed three runs Sunday against the Royals. | 05/03/2015 4:31 PM
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Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez allowed three runs Sunday against the Royals.
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Impact
He pitched 7 1/3 innings and gave up four hits and one walk while striking out four. Sanchez now has a 5.11 ERA, which should continue to go down.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias departed Sunday's game with groin tightness. | 05/03/2015 3:57 PM
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Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias departed Sunday's game with groin tightness.
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Impact
Groins are tricky, so he could miss a game or two. Stay tuned.
Tigers DH Victor Martinez has a .353 career BA against Jeremy Guthrie. | 05/03/2015 10:40 AM
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Tigers DH Victor Martinez has a .353 career BA against Jeremy Guthrie.
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Impact
It seems all of Detroit's big guns hit Guthrie well. J.D. Martinez hits .333, Miguel Cabrera hits .320, and Ian Kinsler is a .333 lifetime hitter against Kansas City's starting pitcher. It could be a big day for Tigers' hitters.
Tigers starter David Price threw a complete game Saturday versus Kansas City. | 05/02/2015 10:05 PM
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Tigers starter David Price threw a complete game Saturday versus Kansas City.
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Impact
Price allowed one run on four hits and did not walk a batter. He struck out two and is now 3-1 with a 2.93 ERA this season.
Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is getting the day off on Saturday. | 05/02/2015 3:43 PM
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Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is getting the day off on Saturday.
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Impact
Martinez is just 8-for-39 over his past 10 games, so some rest could do him good. Anthony Gose will start in center with Rajai Davis getting the call in right.
It's a rarity when Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera doesn't hit a pitcher well, but Friday's matchup is one of them. | 05/01/2015 9:55 AM
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It's a rarity when Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera doesn't hit a pitcher well, but Friday's matchup is one of them.
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Impact
Cabrera is just 2-for-15 with five strikeouts versus the Royals Chris Young. He is hitting .373/.465/.627 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 83 at-bats this season.
Tigers DH Victor Martinez had two hits in the, 8-1, loss to the Royals on Thursday. | 04/30/2015 11:21 PM
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Tigers DH Victor Martinez had two hits in the, 8-1, loss to the Royals on Thursday.
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Impact
Martinez and Miguel Cabrera, who went 1-for-2 with two walks, that had solid at-bats versus Danny Duffy. Martinez was 0-for-9 in the previous two games, so it was nice to see Martinez get two hits Thursday, but he still doesn't seem like himself due to his knee issue. It shouldn't be a surprise if Martinez hit the disabled list at some point.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs versus the Twins as Detroit won, 10-7. | 04/29/2015 4:46 PM
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Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera was 3-for-5 with four RBI and two runs versus the Twins as Detroit won, 10-7.
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Impact
Cabrera nearly had three different home runs in three different directions, but his opposite field drive hit off the way in right field. Cabrera hit two other bombs, one to left and another to deep center. He is hitting .370/.453/.630 with five home runs and 17 RBI in 81 at-bats this season.
Tigers starter Shane Greene had his worst start of the season Wednesday versus Minnesota. | 04/29/2015 3:23 PM
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Tigers starter Shane Greene had his worst start of the season Wednesday versus Minnesota.
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Impact
He allowed seven runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings. Greene did strike out eight but now has a 4.60 ERA.
Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis (groin) will return to the lineup on Wednesday. | 04/29/2015 10:54 AM
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Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis (groin) will return to the lineup on Wednesday.
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Impact
Davis missed a few days after leaving Sunday's game, but is ready to roll on Wednesday. He is batting leadoff and playing center field.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a career .471 hitter against Phil Hughes. | 04/29/2015 10:40 AM
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Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is a career .471 hitter against Phil Hughes.
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Impact
Surprise, surprise, Cabrera hits an opposing pitcher well. He is 16-for-34 with five homers and 12 RBI against Hughes and should be able to continue his hot hitting against him on Wednesday afternoon.
Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez pitched well, but took the loss Tuesday against the Twins. | 04/28/2015 10:58 PM
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Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez pitched well, but took the loss Tuesday against the Twins.
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Impact
He went seven innings and allowed three runs on nine hits while striking out six. Sanchez is now 1-3 with a 5.46 ERA this season.
Tigers starter David Price allowed three runs Monday versus Minnesota. | 04/27/2015 10:44 PM
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Tigers starter David Price allowed three runs Monday versus Minnesota.
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Impact
He went 6 1/3 innings snd gave up six hits and two walks while striking out seven. Price should be one of the top pitchers in the AL for the remainder of the season.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is batting leadoff instead of his normal No. 2 spot. | 04/27/2015 3:57 PM
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Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is batting leadoff instead of his normal No. 2 spot.
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Impact
He's batting .313 off of Tommy Milone and Rajai Davis injured his groin over the weekend.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is not in Monday's starting lineup. | 04/27/2015 3:56 PM
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Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler is not in Monday's starting lineup.
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Impact
It's not the matchup, he's batting .313 off of Tommy Milone and we aren't aware of an injury so we assume it's a routine day off.
Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis left Sunday's game against Cleveland due to tightness in the right groin. | 04/27/2015 10:28 AM
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Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis left Sunday's game against Cleveland due to tightness in the right groin.
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Impact
Davis is batting .341 this season with a stunning .937 OPS, but his game is based on speed and if this slows him down it could hurt his fantasy value.
Tigers left-hander Kyle Lobstein picked up his second win of the season. | 04/26/2015 4:31 PM
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Tigers left-hander Kyle Lobstein picked up his second win of the season.
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Impact
Lobstein allowed three runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four. He is now 2-1 with a 3.50 ERA.
Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 during Sunday's win against the Indians. | 04/26/2015 4:30 PM
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Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 during Sunday's win against the Indians.
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Impact
One of those hits was a two-run homer. Cabrera is now hitting .377 with three home runs and 13 RBI overall.
Tigers catcher Alex Avila is not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Indians. | 04/26/2015 12:13 PM
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Tigers catcher Alex Avila is not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Indians.
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Impact
The Tigers have used backup catcher James McCann quite a bit this month as a way to keep Avila fresh. Overall, Avila owners should like that, but it means he is going to miss more games than usual.
Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has a great chance to keep his recent hot streak going on Sunday against Indians starter Carlos Carrasco. | 04/26/2015 11:11 AM
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Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler has a great chance to keep his recent hot streak going on Sunday against Indians starter Carlos Carrasco.
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Impact
Kinsler is 4-for-8 in his last two games and is 5-for-16 (.313) in his career versus Carrasco. Three of those five hits are doubles. Kinsler is hitting .296 with nine RBI this season, but he is still waiting for his first home run.
Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon pitched 6 2/3 strong innings to win his fourth game of the season on Saturday against Cleveland. | 04/25/2015 4:36 PM
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Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon pitched 6 2/3 strong innings to win his fourth game of the season on Saturday against Cleveland.
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Impact
Simon is now 4-0 with a 1.65 ERA and 0.95 WHIP. Tell me if you have seen this before. Simon got off to an All-Star start in 2014 (12-3, 2.70 ERA, 1.045 WHIP) before falling apart in the second half. Ride him until the streak ends and "sell high."
Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is 5-for-11 with a home run against Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer. | 04/25/2015 10:48 AM
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Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is 5-for-11 with a home run against Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer.
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Impact
Martinez is hitting just .279, but has already blasted five homers this season with an .869 OPS. Make sure he's in your lineup for this favorable matchup.
Tigers starter Shane Greene came down to Earth Friday versus Cleveland. | 04/24/2015 8:56 PM
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Tigers starter Shane Greene came down to Earth Friday versus Cleveland.
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Impact
Greene allowed just one run through his first three starts, but gave up eight runs on nine hits and two walks over four innings on Friday night. He now has a 3.00 ERA overall.
Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez allowed only one run and one hit during Wednesday's no-decision against the Yankees. | 04/23/2015 4:22 PM
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Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez allowed only one run and one hit during Wednesday's no-decision against the Yankees.
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Impact
Detroit lost the game 2-1, but that was no fault of Sanchez's. He went 6 1/3 innings and struck out eight. He now has a 5,96 ERA. Tom Gorzelanny took the loss.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias will get Thursday afternoon off. | 04/23/2015 10:58 AM
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Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias will get Thursday afternoon off.
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Impact
No injury that we know of, just a day of rest. He's batting a hot .396 this season and also added four steals. Hernan Perez will start at shortstop.
Tigers reliever Joakim Soria should be locked in as the Tigers closer for the remainder of the season after Joe Nathan's diagnosis of a torn UCL. | 04/23/2015 10:56 AM
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Tigers reliever Joakim Soria should be locked in as the Tigers closer for the remainder of the season after Joe Nathan's diagnosis of a torn UCL.
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Impact
Soria has been great, converting 5-out-of-5 save chances since Nathan hit the disabled list with his strained elbow.
Tigers closer Joe Nathan left his minor-league rehab appearance at Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday in pain after throwing just 10 pitches and has been diagnosed with a torn UCL and tendon. | 04/23/2015 10:54 AM
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Tigers closer Joe Nathan left his minor-league rehab appearance at Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday in pain after throwing just 10 pitches and has been diagnosed with a torn UCL and tendon.
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Impact
He'll need Tommy John surgery. Joakim Soria's value as the Togers' closer is locked in for the remainder of the season.

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