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Boasting what could have been the most offensive offense of the season, the Detroit Tigers started off an important series in the worst possible way. The Cleveland Indians weren’t fantastic, but did enough with three triples to easily beat the … Continue reading →
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In what struck most draft-mavens as a bit of a surprise, the Cleveland Indians selected OF Tyler Naquin out of Texas A&M in the first round of Monday night’s Rule 4 Draft.
Naquin hit .380 (92-242) with 18 2B, 6 3B, 3HR & 49RBI in 61 games with Texas A & M this year. Interestingly, quite a few draft experts had Naquin’s college teammate Michael Wacha going to the...
DETROIT -- Tigers fans who weren't playing close attention to Twitter in the last 18 hours might get a bit of shock when they look at tonight's starting lineup.
Who is that catching? Bryan Holaday? Where did he come from?
The short answer is that he came from Dallas, via TCU, and was Detroit's sixth-round pick in 2010. The long answer explains a big part of the reason...
Every Wednesday, I bring you all the highlights from the week that was for the Cleveland Indians organization, along with some added insight on what it means for the major league squad.
Over the last couple weeks, we’ve seen quite the flurry of roster moves by the MLB team. Following injuries to RHP Josh Tomlin, C Carlos Santana, SS Asdrubal Cabrera, DH Travis Hafner and even...
It’s already June, and Detroit Tigers fans have been ripping manager Jim Leyland for close to two months because of his team’s lackluster performance. The ridiculing is just, the complaints are warranted. But now, Leyland deserves a little wiggle room. It’s not his fault that the Tigers are banged-up and playing poorly. The season is [...]
Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila started Tuesday night but was removed after five innings when his right hamstring tightened up. Avila has been dealing with a tight right hamstring, as has the player who replaced him, Gerald Laird. Avila went 0-for-2 during his brief stint. Avila first reported the hamstring problem June 2, and this was his first action since then. Avila said...
Catcher Carlos Santana returned to the Cleveland Indians' lineup Tuesday night after missing eight games as a result of a concussion sustained May 25. Players who sustain a concussion are now required to be placed on the seven-day disabled list, and Santana was activated on Tuesday. Santa is hitting .245 with five homers and 24 RBIs in 43 games, and the Indians went 2-6 when...
After selecting pitcher Jake Thompson in Round 2, the Tigers nabbed speedy Austin Schotts in Round 3. Continue reading →
With a sub-mendoza line batting average and a .528 OPS in 100 at bats this season, Johnny Damon has not provided much help to the Cleveland Indians. Although he has struggled producing runs at the plate, he did an excellent job saving a run with his glove by robbing Prince Fielder of a home run in the second inning of Wednesday’s game against the Tigers.
Fielder hit an opposite...
The Detroit Tigers got in on the action Tuesday, selecting right-handed pitcher Jake Thompson from Rockwall-Heath High School (Texas) at No. 91. Continue reading →
Had Appel signed, he might have turned the Tigers' 2009 draft class from a decent one into a great one. Continue reading →
Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer after a Detroit error kept a first-inning rally going, and Johnny Damon added a two-run single and an impressive catch in left field to help the Cleveland Indians to a 9-6 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday night.
Casey Kotchman hit a two-run shot for the Indians, who improved to 5-0 against Detroit this season.
Miguel Cabrera and Don Kelly...
DETROIT (AP) -- Ubaldo Jimenez pitched impressively into the seventh inning and the Cleveland Indians hit three run-scoring triples off rookie Drew Smyly in a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
Jimenez (6-4) allowed a run and five hits in 6 2-3 innings, striking out four and walking only one. The right-hander entered the game with 42 walks in 56 innings this year...
The calender flipping from May to June hardly helped the struggles for the offensively challenged Detroit Tigers, who enjoyed another rough week at the plate thanks in part to a lack of patience near the middle of the order from … Continue reading →
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The Indians traveled to Detroit to play the Tigers, a city in which they had lost 23 of their last 26 games. Starting for the Tigers was rookie left-hander Drew Smyly, a guy they had never faced. The Indians entered 4-12 and ranked dead last in the AL in batting average and on-base percentage against left-handed starters. Taking the mound for the...