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  1. Ausmus' impact on Tigers' basepaths

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- From the first day of spring training, the Detroit Tigers players say, Brad Ausmus talked about the running game. But not only the running game of the Detroit baserunners, who were told to look for opportunities to take a bas...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  2. Joe Torre says action possible against plate collisions

    Lou Brock's shoulder-to-shoulder collision with Bill Freehan during the 1968 World Series and Pete Rose's bruising hit on Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game could become relics of baseball history, like the dead-ball era.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  3. 2013 ALCS -- Alex Avila of Detroit Tigers to start despite injuri...

    Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila started and batted sixth despite Saturday night in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox despite suffering a strained patellar tendon in his left knee in Game 5.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2013
  4. Home-plate collision that injured Alex Avila shows why change is ...

    Jim Caple

    The home-plate collision that knocked Alex Avila out of Game 5 of the ALCS is further evidence that the rules need to change.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2013
  5. Alex Avila of Detroit Tigers leaves game with sprained knee

    The Detroit Tigers removed banged-up catcher Alex Avila from Game 5 of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox because of a sprained left knee.

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2013
  6. Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland overhauls lineup for Game 4

    Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland overhauled his starting lineup for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2013
  7. MLB - Anibal Sanchez is no Tigers sidekick

    Jerry Crasnick

    Anibal Sanchez might be the Tigers' No. 3 starter, but he no-hit the Red Sox through six innings as Detroit won Game 1.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2013
  8. Series preview: Mets vs. Tigers

    Adam Rubin

    USA TODAY SportsThe Mets face Doug Fister, Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello this weekend at Citi Field.METS (58-67, third place/NL East) vs. DETROIT TIGERS (74-52*, first place/AL Central) Friday: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (5-8, 3.92 at Triple-A Columbu...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  9. Detroit Tigers place Anibal Sanchez, Alex Avila on disabled list

    The Detroit Tigers are hopeful right-hander Anibal Sanchez can get healthy after missing a couple starts and are thankful catcher Alex Avila wasn't hurt even worse after getting hit by a pitch.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2013
  10. Trouble in Motown: Tigers no sure thing

    David Schoenfield

    Sometimes the analysis is pretty easy. The Detroit Tigers' lineup on Sunday featured 31-year-old minor league veteran Brad Eldred, who last played regularly in the majors in 2005, hitting fifth. He was followed by Ryan Raburn, Ramon Santiago, Gera...

    Blog | April 29, 2012
  11. Top Things to Know for Monday

    Stats & Info insights into this morning's top sports stories Watson 1. BUBBA WATSON IS MASTERFUL: Bubba Watson defeats Louis Oosthuizen in the second playoff hole to win the Masters Tournament and his first major championship. It was the firs...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  12. Avila shows he's third weapon for Tigers

    David Schoenfield

    It would be easy to pile on the Boston Red Sox right now. Rip apart the bullpen. Mock all those who said Jonathan Papelbon wasn't worth $50 million. Make fun of Bobby Valentine or Red Sox Nation already being thrown into a fit of worry. Or just sugge...

    Blog | April 08, 2012
  13. Red Sox 'pen blows it as Tigers cap sweep with walk-off win in 11...

    Alex Avila's two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning gave the Tigers a stunning 13-12 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 08, 2012
  14. 2012 predictions you couldn't predict?

    You Can't Predict Baseball

    Last year, You Can't Predict Baseball came up with bold predictions for the year. We had a lot of fun coming up with them, and then laughing at how hilariously wrong they were at the end of the year. This year, we're bringing these predictions to Swe...

    Blog | February 18, 2012
  15. Matt Kemp, Jose Bautista and Alex Avila figure to have good seaso...

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski of Baseball Think Factory looks at players who outperformed their 2011 projections and are thus set up to regress in 2012. But it's all relative, as a Matt Kemp "regression" from last season would still be very good.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  16. Trio from Boston Red Sox earn Silver Slugger Awards

    Three Boston Red Sox players headline the Silver Slugger Awards which were distributed Thursday by the American League and National League to the best offensive players at each position.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2011