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9/24/2016 | K-Rod takes blame for not closing out KC

Francisco Rodriguez was still in full uniform as reporters waited to talk with him Saturday. He sat at his locker, trying to collect his thoughts, to process what had happened.

9/24/2016 | Tigers' Norris delivers another solid start

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus often says that about all that a manager can ask of his starter is to give his team a chance to win. Daniel Norris did just that Saturday at Comerica Park, allowing two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings in the Tigers' 7-4 loss against the Royals.

9/24/2016 | Castellanos could return by end of next week

While the Tigers regained their double-play combination in Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Royals with Jose Iglesias' return to the starting lineup from a bruised right thumb, the final injured Tigers regular -- Nick Castellanos -- is creeping closer to a return to game action.

9/24/2016 | Tigers keeping Fulmer on regular rest

Coming off his first win in more than a month, Tigers rookie right-hander Michael Fulmer is scheduled to make his next start on regular rest, manager Brad Ausmus announced Saturday.

9/24/2016 | Tigers' Boyd, KC's Volquez meet in crucial finale

Left-hander Matt Boyd takes center stage in Sunday's series finale between the Tigers and Royals at Comerica Park as Detroit tries to inch closer to a postseason berth. While Boyd faces the Royals for the second time this season, right-hander Edinson Volquez heads to the mound to take on the Tigers for the fourth time.

9/24/2016 | KC's 5-run 9th drops Tigers from WC position

What looked like another step in the Tigers' charge toward the American League playoffs became a potentially costly stumble in the ninth, courtesy of a Royals rally reminiscent of last year. Eric Hosmer's go-ahead three-run homer punctuated a five-run ninth off Francisco Rodriguez, propelling Kansas City to a 7-4 win Saturday in front of a stunned Comerica Park crowd.

9/23/2016 | Fulmer changes things up, flusters Royals

If he hadn't already, Michael Fulmer solidified his American League Rookie of the Year Award candidacy on Friday night with seven innings of one-run baseball in the Tigers' 8-3 win over the Royals.

9/23/2016 | Ordonez returns to Detroit for '06 anniversary

Far removed from his days of patrolling right field at Comerica Park and winning batting titles, Magglio Ordonez now has a little more responsibility. He is the mayor of the Juan Antonio Sotillo Municipality in eastern Venezuela. He also owns the baseball team Caribes de Anzoategui of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League. Ordonez took time to step away from his busy life to visit Comerica Park as a part of the Tigers' 10-year anniversary celebration of the 2006 American League Championship team.

9/23/2016 | Iglesias is day to day with bruised right hand

Just when the Tigers crept a step closer to full health with the return of second baseman Ian Kinsler, they lost the other end of their double-play duo when shortstop Jose Iglesias bruised his right hand on a bizarre play in Friday night's 8-3 win.

9/23/2016 | Tigers working Rondon into late-inning spots

The last time Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon pitched in a big game at Target Field with a postseason race in the balance, he helped clinch an American League Central title, striking out the middle of the Twins' lineup in order in the eighth inning on Sept. 24, 2013.

9/23/2016 | Tigers continue playoff chase against Ventura, Royals

The heat is on as the Tigers continue their American League Wild Card chase against the Royals on Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park. Detroit maintained its half-game lead over Baltimore for the second Wild Card spot with an 8-3 win in the series opener.

9/23/2016 | Tigers maintain 2nd WC with 5th straight win

The Tigers' transition from pursuer to pursued in the American League Wild Card race went swimmingly on Friday night. Victor Martinez, Justin Upton and Cameron Maybin all homered off Danny Duffy to provide an early lead for Michael Fulmer, who struck out nine Royals over seven innings for his first win in five weeks with an 8-3 victory at Comerica Park.

9/23/2016 | Tigers' game vs. Royals today now 1:05 ET

The Tigers' game on Saturday vs. the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park has been selected for a national television broadcast by FOX. Due to the national telecast, first pitch for the game has been changed to 1:05 p.m. ET.

9/23/2016 | Vote: Young talent up for Best Rookie Award

Voting is underway through Nov. 11 at to help decide who wins Best Rookie regardless of league affiliation, and all five of your candidates are currently playing key roles in pennant races: Tigers right-hander Michael Fulmer, Indians center fielder Tyler Naquin, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager and Nationals center fielder Trea Turner.

9/22/2016 | Royals ready to put up a fight vs. contending Tigers

Even though the Royals' postseason hopes are fading, they won't be backing down a bit in their three-game set with the Tigers, who are right in the thick of the American League Wild Card race. Friday's opener features a potential pitching duel between Royals left-hander Danny Duffy and Tigers talented rookie Michael Fulmer.

9/22/2016 | Tigers aren't celebrating rise in WC standings

Other than a mention of the standings, there was no sign that the Tigers -- having swept a doubleheader from the Twins after a 4-2 victory in the nightcap -- had shifted into the second AL Wild Card spot and a half-game lead over the Orioles.

9/22/2016 | Tigers tack on runs off WPs, intentional BBs

While discussion continues on whether the intentional walk should be made automatic, without the need to throw the actual pitches, the Tigers are glad Twins reliever Pat Light still had to do it. They picked up an insurance run out of it.

9/22/2016 | J-Up keeps showing knack for clutch homers

Justin Upton could feel the lethargy trapping the Tigers. They had to turn around from a Wednesday night rainout to a Thursday split doubleheader.

9/22/2016 | Tigers take over 2nd Wild Card with DH sweep

The Tigers rolled into Target Field on Thursday morning for a long day of work. They left town with an American League Wild Card spot in their grasp. Justin Verlander's six innings of work and Erick Aybar's two RBIs helped Detroit to a doubleheader sweep, capped by a 4-2 win in the nightcap.

9/22/2016 | J-Up's HR spurs Tigers to G1 win over Twins

Justin Upton's seventh-inning solo homer broke a low-scoring battle Thursday afternoon at Target Field before Victor Martinez's pinch-hit three-run homer in the ninth sent the Tigers on their way to a 9-2 win over the Twins to begin a day-night doubleheader.

9/22/2016 | Zimmermann slated for next sim game Monday

The rotation of Jordan Zimmermann simulated games will continue for one more turn. And as Zimmermann prepares for another session Monday at Comerica Park, the veteran starter's hopes of returning to the Tigers' rotation are dimming.

9/22/2016 | Kinsler aiming to be cleared for return Friday

Most of the Tigers were still rolling into Target Field for Thursday's day-night doubleheader against the Twins when Ian Kinsler was working out on the rain-soaked outfield grass Thursday morning. Detroit's second baseman had to ask a ground crew worker if he could use the infield for a few minutes to take ground balls.

9/22/2016 | Anibal, Tigers face Dean, Twins in Game 1

After Wednesday's game was postponed due to rain, the Tigers have the chance to make up some serious ground in the chase for an American League Wild Card spot with a split doubleheader against the Twins on Thursday at Target Field. Detroit is tied with Houston and trails Baltimore by one game for the second Wild Card spot.

9/21/2016 | Tigers rained out, enter split DH 1 out of WC

The Tigers' charge in the American League Wild Card ran into an opponent they couldn't defeat: Mother Nature. Rain postponed Wednesday's game against the Twins at Target Field, leaving them to a play a day-night doubleheader Thursday.

9/21/2016 | Vizquel raves about Miggy's baserunning

Omar Vizquel is known for preaching baserunning awareness and taking advantage of situations. He demonstrated it during his years as a player. He reinforces it as a coach. He doesn't have to reinforce it with Miguel Cabrera.

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