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Twins relinquish late lead, drop 6-4 decision to Tigers

DETROIT -- Rajai Davis hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Detroit Tigers rallied for a 6-4 victory over the playoff-chasing Minnesota Twins on Friday night. It was the type of loss the Twins may look back on if they don't make the postseason. They entered the day trailing Houston by 1 1/2 games for the second wild card in the American League, and they led 4-1 in the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers rumors: Rusney Castillo edition

The Detroit Tigers might finally dip their hand into the waters and pull a Cuban ballplayer to the Motor City. Recent and prolific successes gained by defectors Yoenis Cespedes, Yasiel Puig, and Jose Abreu have drawn attention to one man – Rusney Castillo. Castillo last played in Cuba in 2012. He’s a 27-year old, stocky outfielder, standing just 5’9’’ but weighing a shade...
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rajai Davis Hits Walk-Off Grand Slam To Hand A’s Stunning Loss (Video)

The Oakland Athletics seemed poised to earn their major league-best 52nd victory when they took a comfortable 4-1 lead into the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers on Monday night. Rajai Davis changed all that with one swing of the bat. In one of the most dramatic plays possible on a baseball diamond, Davis came up with the bases loaded and one out and lifted a pitch from A...
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: numbers that matter

The Detroit Tigers are 41-32, and have for the time being restored order in the AL Central, leading the division by three full games over Kansas City. But those aren’t the numbers I find most intriguing. As we near the halfway point of the MLB season, here are some digits to chew on: From 2009 through Jim Leyland’s last season in ’14, the Tigers were a consistently dominant...
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

RoboCop throws weak first pitch before Tigers game (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.RoboCop threw a disappointingly weak first pitch before Tuesday night's Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park.The man dressed as RoboCop did throw his pitch on target, but the ball bounced a few feet short, leaving Tigers outfielder Rajai Davis to play the ball on a short hop. RoboCop's mechanics would appear to need some fine-tuning, but at...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rajai Davis displays exceptional baserunning skills on steal vs. A’s

Rajai Davis was acquired because he has the ability to create runs with his legs (and because they needed depth in the outfield), and he created the game-winning run against the A’s on Tuesday night. Davis witnessed A’s catcher Derek Norris lollygagging on his throws back to the pitcher, and perhaps the pitcher doing the same thing upon catching the return throw, so Davis exploited...
Via Detroit4lyfe
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Pleasant surprises early on

Despite many uncertainties heading into the season, along with a handful of disappointments thus far, the Detroit Tigers have experienced some pleasant surprises in the early stages of the season. Here are a few: Rajai Davis The Tigers brought in Rajai Davis for two reasons; he has great speed and he can hit left-handed pitching. It was assumed that Andy Dirks would occupy left...
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

With Dirks injury Rajai Davis in line for extra playing time, steals

With news that slated platoon partner Andy Dirks is going to miss the next three months, or more, Rajai Davis is due for an increase in playing time. He may not play every day, but certainly more than he would have as the platoon partner who hits well against left handed pitchers. With a handful of names that can fill in in Detroit’s outfield he may not see 25 at bats a week but...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers 2014 outfield preview

Despite the wholesale changes in the Detroit Tigers infield from 2013 to this year, the outfield returns relatively intact. The only change of note is that Matt Tuiasasopo is out and speedy Rajai Davis is in. As I did with the infield (click here) I will break down the five man outfield and outline what we should expect from this group in ’14. Austin Jackson Austin Jackson As much...
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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