IAN KINSLER NEWS

Richards struggles early; Angels drop the first game of the series

On the heels of a 2-1 series loss to the Baltimore Orioles, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim opened a four-game series against the Detroit Tigers at The Big A.Garrett Richards and Max Scherzer were the starters.The Tigers scored the first run of the ballgame with a ground-out RBI from Ian Kinsler in the top of the third.Two innings later, the Angels came back and took a 3-1 lead...
Via In The Neutral Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dombrowski sought out Nathan, Kinsler before getting Soria

DETROIT -- When the Detroit Tigers became serious about acquiring Joakim Soria this month, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said he had manager Brad Ausmus and pitching coach Jeff Jones discuss the possibility with closer Joe Nathan and All-Star second baseman Ian Kinsler. They had been teammates with Soria the last two seasons as Texas Rangers. "They explained (Soria...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera still not 100 percent: ‘Muscles not functioning’

Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera says he is not fully recovered from a groin injury tear that that plagued him at the end of 2013. “There are times when I feel good, but there are always muscles that are tightening, muscles that are not functioning properly,” Cabrera said to USA Today on Monday. “It’s part of the process. The same thing is happening to Justin Verlander...
Via Sports-Glory
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Porcello tries to tie for major league lead with 12th win Saturday

Continued success in Kansas City has enabled the Detroit Tigers to build a sizable lead over the second-place Royals in the AL Central. As Rick Porcello tries to tie for the major league lead with his 12th victory, the Tigers can further increase their division advantage with a sixth consecutive win at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday night. Detroit (52-37) has split its six home games...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers' Ian Kinsler replaces Victor Martinez on American League All-Star roster

Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler found out during batting practice on Friday afternoon that had replaced teammate Victor Martinez on the American League roster for the 85th All-Star Game. Martinez missed his sixth consecutive game Friday night with right side soreness. Martinez is still invited to attend the All-Star Game festivities in Minneapolis. Kinsler is now an All-Star...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals have a Tigers problem they hope Shields can solve

Continued success in Kansas City has enabled the Detroit Tigers to build a sizable lead over the second-place Royals in the AL Central. As Rick Porcello tries to tie for the major league lead with his 12th victory, the Tigers can further increase their division advantage with a sixth consecutive win at Kauffman Stadium on Saturday night. Detroit (52-37) has split its six home games...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sanchez helps Tigers squeak out 2-1 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Anibal Sanchez tossed seven stingy innings, Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera drove in runs and the Detroit Tigers squeaked out a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Sanchez (6-3) scattered eight hits without a walk to help the AL Central-leading Tigers take their second straight from Kansas City. The second-place Royals dropped 6 1/2 games back...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sanchez helps Tigers squeak out 2-1 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Anibal Sanchez tossed seven stingy innings, Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera drove in runs and the Detroit Tigers squeaked out a 2-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Friday night. Sanchez (6-3) scattered eight hits without a walk to help the AL Central-leading Tigers take their second straight from Kansas City. The second-place Royals dropped 6 1-2 games...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Second half duds

Baseball’s regular season is cut in half by the MLB All-Star break. The event, taking place during mid-July of each year can completely change a player’s fortunes. A player having a career year before the All-Star break may find himself struggling after the break; the opposite is just as likely. In case you missed it, my most recent article was about players who should be in...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Kinsler replaces Martinez on All-Star roster

The Detroit Tigers got a fourth All-Star after all. Although starter Rick Porcello lost out to Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale in the AL Final Vote, the Tigers learned Friday that Ian Kinsler was named to the team. Kinsler will replace teammate Victor Martinez on the active roster. He'll join Miguel Cabrera and Max Scherzer. Martinez, who has been bothered by a sore back...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler Compared to a Good Dustin Pedroia Season

Note: I made a huge screw-up, and for whatever reason, I didn’t catch it, but Dustin Pedroia didn’t win the MVP award in 2011. He won it in 2008. I’m an idiot. Please try to enjoy the praise of Ian Kinsler without regard for the fact that the primary point of the post is wrong. […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kinsler listens to 'Superstition' before doing damage

DETROIT -- When Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler comes to bat at Comerica Park, a Motown classic, "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder, blares over the public address system: "Very superstitious, writing's on the wall Very superstitious, ladders 'bout to fall Thirteen-month-old baby broke the lookin' glass Seven years of bad luck, the good things in...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Vendor Uses Beer Bucket To Catch Foul Ball At Tigers Game

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Via Next Impulse Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Foul ball line drive caught by beer vendor in bucket

We’ve seen fans catch balls with popcorn buckets and batting practice hits go back into machines, here we have another “million-to-one” shot.  Check out this line drive by Detroit Tigers 2B Ian Kinsler that disappears into the beer man’s receptacle (via MLB.com) Your browser does not support iframes.The replay shows he seemed to know what he was doing!  You wonder what...
Via Reading Between The Seams
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Wrap Up: June 30th

Welcome to the Weekly Wrap Up, a column dedicated to the latest transactions, rumors, and performances from around the league.  Centrally focused on providing insight and analysis on the latest happenings, this weekly article is geared towards delivering a concise report on the news from the past seven days. Without further ado, here’s your Monday morning breakfast reading material...
Via Batting Leadoff
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.78: Tigers at Astros

The Tigers, thanks to 9th inning heroics by Ian Kinsler, now have a chance to take the Astros series today, despite the Cabrera-Martinez heart of the order still being 0-for-Houston (0-for-18). The game did not start promisingly, with Max being dinged for 2 runs in the first, but Max, along with Jeff Jones and Bryan Holaday, figured out they were sitting on his off-speed stuff and...
Via Tigers Weblog
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler saves Tigers with one mighty swing against Astros

Ian Kinsler, what are you doing two weeks from Tuesday? Better not make any plans to spend all four days of the All-Star break at home in the Dallas area, because it’s looking more and more like you’ll be heading to Minneapolis as an American League All-Star. At least, you should be. And Max Scherzer, who had 13 strikeouts Saturday, probably will be there, too. With the kind...
Via Pro Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Kinsler’s three run 9th inning bomb sends Tigers to 4-3 win over Astros

Ian Kinsler continues to make Tigers fans forget about Prince Fielder. With two outs in the top of the 9th and down 2-1, Kinsler sent a shot out to left field on a 2-0 count to give the Tigers a 4-1 lead. Houston would get within one in the 9th but Nathan was able to shut it down for his 17th save of the season. By the way, how’s that Prince Fielder deal working out for you Jon...
Via The Majors Detroit
27 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Ian Kinsler Ruins the Day for Houston Astros Fans at the Last Possible Moment

Ian Kinsler got the chance to say his to his former teammates in Arlington recently (no, he didn't make any new friends). Saturday he made sure folks in Houston are going to be glad to see him go after he hit a three-run homer in the top of the ninth to give the Tigers the lead and eventually the win.via Cut4While the loss stings what is really going to do it for fans is the...
Via FatManWriting
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler Homers In Return To Texas, Trolls Former Teammates With Wave (Video)

Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler might not be over it. After being traded from the Texas Rangers to the Tigers for Prince Fielder during the offseason, Kinsler ruffled some feathers when he directed some harsh comments toward his former team in an ESPN the Magazine profile. In the piece, Kinsler said he hoped the Rangers would go 0-162 this season, and although he later...
Via NESN.com
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler Homers in Texas Return, Proceeds to Wave to Rangers Dugout

The Tigers Ian Kinsler didn’t hide his feelings after being dealt to Detroit last offseason for now-injured Prince Fielder. The veteran infielder ripped a 1st inning homer in his return to Texas and gave a little wave to his former, sub-.500, teammates. [MLB.com] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kinsler, Tigers go for sixth straight victory Wednesday night

Ian Kinsler didn't get his wish of the Texas Rangers going 0-162, but he's so far done his part in games he has some control over. The second baseman homered Tuesday as his Detroit Tigers won in his return to Texas, and he'll try to keep at it Wednesday night and help the AL Central leaders to a sixth straight victory. Kinsler, who wished a winless season upon the team...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Colby Lewis, Rangers disappointed in Ian Kinsler

“It’s unfortunate, I feel like it’s unfortunate but that’s just me. I’m not going to sit here and bad-mouth Kins, I really enjoyed Kins and I enjoyed my time playing with him and I enjoyed him as a teammate; disappointed, that’s the word. That’s all. I love Kins, that’s all. I was just disappointed a little bit, that’s all.” “I know where his aspect of things...
Via Bloguin Best
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Colby Lewis, Rangers disappointed in Ian Kinsler

“It’s unfortunate, I feel like it’s unfortunate but that’s just me. I’m not going to sit here and bad-mouth Kins, I really enjoyed Kins and I enjoyed my time playing with him and I enjoyed him as a teammate; disappointed, that’s the word. That’s all. I love Kins, that’s all. I was just disappointed a little bit, that’s all.” “I know where his aspect of things...
Via The Outside Corner
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ian Kinsler returns to Texas, hits HR, waves to Rangers bench

Ian Kinsler returned to Texas. He hit a 1st inning HR. And he waved to Rangers bench.Your browser does not support iframes.The Tigers went on to the 8-2 win.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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