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Kelly grand slam leads Tigers over Blue Jays 18-4

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) Don Kelly hit a grand slam and Austin Jackson and Ian Kinsler also homered to lead a Detroit Tigers' split squad over the Toronto Blue Jays 18-4 Tuesday.
Via FOXSports.com
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelly grand slam leads Tigers over Blue Jays

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Don Kelly hit a grand slam and Austin Jackson and Ian Kinsler also homered to lead a Detroit Tigers' split squad over the Toronto Blue Jays 18-4 Tuesday. Drew Smyly allowed two hits in five scoreless innings with three strikeouts. Non-roster outfielder Ben Guez had three hits to raise his average to .714 and walked three times. Torii Hunter, Kinsler, Jackson...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ausmus pleasantly surprised with Don Kelly's play

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Don Kelly is hitting the ball with authority. Kelly, who figures to platoon in left field with Rajai Davis for the Detroit Tigers, is fifth among Grapefruit League batting leaders with a .391 average. He's tied for fourth with both a .652 slugging percentage and .464 on-base percentage after 15 games. "I just feel great at the plate," said Kelly. ...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Right Out Of Left Field

Andy Dirks, our presumptive mostly-everyday LF, is having back surgery. He’ll be out 12 weeks at the least. The alarmist in me reads this as: Dirks will be out 4 months minimum, will struggle mightily when he does get back, and in essence, he’s done as a Tiger. Even the non-alarmist has to admit that chances of Dirks staying in the long-range plans for LF, 2015 and beyond, have...
Via Tigers Weblog
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Opportunity knocks for Don Kelly

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Opportunity is knocking for Don Kelly, and the likable Detroit Tigers utility player could be ready to take advantage of it. Kelly is the most seasoned option to replace Andy Dirks if Detroit manager Brad Ausmus doesn't end up going strictly with right-handed hitter Rajai Davis and shelving the platoon system. Kelly bats left-handed just like Dirks, who is...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Player Previews: UT Don Kelly

Love him or hate him, Don Kelly is likely to be back on the 25-man roster in 2014 as the team’s utility player, backing up around the outfield and likely at third base. Is Kelly really the drain on team performance that some fans claim? Not really.
Via tigers.scout.com
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers and Don Kelly agree to terms on one-year deal

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers and utility player Don Kelly have agreed to terms on a one-year contract that avoids arbitration. The Tigers announced the agreement Monday. Kelly played six positions for the Tigers last season at all three spots in the outfield along with third, second and first base while hitting .222 with six homers and 23 RBIs. He has a career batting average...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Kelly now Philly's elder statesman

If you thought mean ol' Philadelphia had shed its reputation as a tough sports town, think again. On Monday morning, just three games into the NHL season, the Philadelphia Flyers fired head coach Peter Laviolette, making Chip Kelly -- yes, five-games-into-his-debut-season Chip Kelly -- the longest-tenured coach in town. Laviolette came to the City of Brotherly Love in 2009...
Via Fox Sports
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Outfielder Don Kelly Nearly takes One for the Team

While he was patiently waiting for his turn to bat Detroit Tigers outfielder Don Kelly was probably not thinking about anything but making contact with the ball. Little did he realize he would make contact with the ball while he was waiting for his turn to bat in the on deck circle. @SBNationGIF/Twitter Luck was on his side. The ball appeared to be headed for his little...
Via FatManWriting
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Don Kelly takes ball in stomach while standing on deck

Don Kelly was the victim of an errant foul ball on Saturday. The moment came in the second inning when Detroit Tigers teammate Omar Infante fouled a pitch off that just so happened to smack directly into Kelly standing in the on deck circle. What are the odds, you ask? Apparently, better than one might think. It could have ended much worse for him, though. Namely, the groin...
Via Bush League Chronicle
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers 5 Indians 1: Offensive slumber and Don Kelly do in Tribe

The game of baseball makes you scratch your head sometimes. When I was growing up, the Indians had a player named Pat Tabler. He was never anything sensational. A nice player who hit for average for six seasons. While Pat is one of many of the guys who played on the forgettable teams in the mid to late 80′s that never came even close to winning anything, if you say the name Pat...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Verlander returns to vintage form for 10th straight win, 5-1 over Indians

As if 10 wins in a row isn’t exciting enough... As if having Don Kelly star again in “Mastering Masterson” — this time with a three-run home run — isn’t exciting enough... As if taking a five-game lead on the Indians in the American League Central isn’t exciting enough... Justin Verlander — the real total Cy Young-worthy Justin Verlander — made his 2013 debut...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Indians bats go cold against Verlander, fall to Detroit 5-1

CLEVELAND—Fans don’t normally blurt out the name Don Kelly when thinking about the Detroit Tigers. Yet, for some reason, his name doesn’t resonate well with Tribe fans. Just like it was Monday, the Tigers did all of their damage in one inning. A five run fifth for the Tigers capped off by a three-run homer by Kelly was more than enough, as Detroit beat up Cleveland, 5-1....
Via Indians Baseball Insider
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Verlander, Tigers handle Indians

Justin Verlander dominated for eight innings and Don Kelly hit a three-run homer off Justin Masterson, leading the Detroit Tigers to their 10th straight win, 5-1 over the Cleveland Indians. Verlander (12-8) allowed one run and four hits as the Tigers beat the Indians for 10th time in 11 games and opened a five-game lead over Cleveland in the AL Central. Kelly connected in the fifth...
Via Fox Sports
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers 5, Indians 1

Justin Verlander dominated for eight innings and Don Kelly hit a three-run homer off Justin Masterson, leading the Detroit Tigers to their 10th straight win, 5-1 over the Cleveland Indians. Verlander (12-8) allowed one run and four hits as the Tigers beat the Indians for 10th time in 11 games and opened a five-game lead over Cleveland in the AL Central. Kelly connected in the fifth...
Via Fox Sports
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers get 10th straight win

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Justin Verlander dominated for eight innings and Don Kelly hit a three-run homer off Justin Masterson, leading the Detroit Tigers to their 10th straight win, 5-1 over the Cleveland Indians. Verlander (12-8) allowed one run and four hits as the Tigers beat the Indians for 10th time in 11 games and opened a five-game lead over Cleveland in the AL Central. Kelly...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Royals leave impression on Tigers, still have ways to go

KANSAS CITY The glass is well, it's fuller. Or less empty, if you choose to look at it that way. The Kansas City Royals got what they wanted out of the first post-All-Star-Break weekend; namely, to gain ground against the Detroit Tigers, the cream of the American League Central. They took two of three from the Kitties at Kauffman Stadium, notching two dramatic, fan-pleasing...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 2013.85: Tigers at Indians

Detroit Tigers: 46-38, 1st Place (1.5 ahead of Cleveland). Somehow the Tigers have pulled the Bengal-Bus into Cleveland in first place, and even-up on the road trip, pulling 3 of 4 from the previously-hot Blue Jays despite the lack of Cabrera and Infante in the Independence-Day-in-a-Foreign-Land-Finale. In fact, the bench–OK, let’s have some respect here–The Bench excelled...
Via Tigers Weblog
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Don Kelly caught with his pants down

Don Kelly's legend has grown. You might say that his legend as a Tiger is a grower not a show-er. Don(g) Kelly and his private parts were captured on camera in the clubby after the Detroit Tigers got swept by the Los Angeles Angels. NOT SAFE FOR WORK OR THE TWO HOLE (OR ANYWHERE IN THE LINEUP!): H/T Dongspin
Via Detroit4lyfe
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Don Kelly’s bare ass and junk caught on camera

Detroit Tigers center fielder Austin Jackson was doing an interview and being asked to preview the Tigers series against the Tampa Bay Rays and apparently no one took notice of what was going on in the background.  Don Kelly was taking off his towel and getting ready to get dressed and the camera picked up his bare ass and penis on camera.  I’m sure this won’t be on YouTube...
Via Diehardsport
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 2013.72: Red Sox at Tigers

40-31, 1st place, 4 games ahead of Cleveland, winning streak at 1. Matt Tuiasosopo was supposed to start in LF yesterday, but was held out because of “intercostal” something or other. Is that a religious injury of some kind? I’m not sure what this means for the upcoming games, but I don’t like it. Meanwhile, Avisail Garcia was “sent down” to Toledo to make room for Jose...
Via Tigers Weblog
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers Game 63 Grades: Max Scherzer, Don Kelly Deliver in 3-2 Win

lakelandlocal, Flickr Max Scherzer improved to 9-0, pulling him within seven wins of the Detroit Tigers’ all-time record for most consecutive victorious decisions. And he picked up that win because the Tigers delivered just enough hitting to take down the Royals, 3-2. Don Kelly came up with a pair of big hits, the first of which gave Detroit an early 1-0 lead. Andy Dirks then bumped...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Don Kelly can't be stopped (lately)

New rule: If Rod Allen says a team can't stop Don Kelly, drink a keg. But Don Kelly really is en fuego. He's hitting 7-for-15 with runners in scoring position (2-for-6 in those situations with two outs), according to Jason Beck. He's 5-for-7 in his last 9 plate appearances with five RBI, including that game winning three-run dinger on Sunday. That's almost quite...
Via Detroit4lyfe
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Schedule might provide Indians some relief

DETROIT -- The Cleveland Indians say their recent slide is not a collapse, but it might be a calamity. Sunday brought another loss to Detroit, giving the Tigers a three-game sweep and sending the Indians off to Texas with seven losses in a row and 15 in the last 19 games. With this one, though, there was insult involved. Don Kelly, whose batting average was .188 as he stood at the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Leyland pulls the right strings with Jose Alvarez, Tigers sweep the Tribe out of Motown

Don Kelly had a three-run home run in the 6th inning as the Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-1 today from Comerica Park completing the three game sweep of the Tribe. Kelly’s home run also broke a 1-1 tie as Prince Fielder went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and Miguel Cabrera went 0 for 3 but with a run scored as well. One of the bigger surprises though was Tigers starter...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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