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8/18/2014 | A's, Tigers seeing what major moves cost

The A's and Tigers, it seemed, were destined to win their divisions and destined to ride their elite rotations to the best records in the league and another October showdown after the clubs made major trades before the non-waiver Trade Deadline.

8/17/2014 | Hardly Maxed out: Scherzer better than ever

The question has come up a couple times to Max Scherzer, whose American League Cy Young Award-winning season last year was downright dominant. And when he threw eight shutout innings and had a season-high 14 strikeouts on Thursday, the question came up again. After going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and 240 strikeouts last year, is Scherzer actually better this year?

8/17/2014 | Davis steals three bases before early exit

Rajai Davis tried to create a spark for the struggling Tigers' offense Sunday, and he injured himself as a result. He created a couple pieces of statistical history, but no offense. Davis left Sunday's 8-1 loss to the Mariners after six innings with a bruised left thumb suffered on his third stolen base of the game and his 30th of the year.

8/17/2014 | Nathan moves past controversy with 25th save

Joe Nathan was going to have to get back on the mound and face the boos at Comerica Park eventually. David Price's home debut as a Tiger Saturday night, with a three-run lead, seemed like as good a time as any.

8/17/2014 | Johnson ready for fresh start in Detroit 'pen

Jim Johnson said he isn't sure why things went awry during his four months in Oakland, but he's clearly ready for a fresh start. He's hoping the work he put in at Triple-A Toledo gives him a good shot at it in Detroit.

8/17/2014 | Dirks hits RBI single in rehab reboot

Outfielder Andy Dirks restarted his rehab assignment Saturday at Triple-A Toledo, going 1-for-3 with an RBI single and two strikeouts while playing five innings in left field.

8/17/2014 | Archer, Scherzer set to clash amid playoff race

Chris Archer and the Rays will host Max Scherzer and the Tigers as the two clubs continue to fight for a spot in the postseason on Tuesday night.

8/17/2014 | Tigers fumble away Wild Card lead to M's

Seattle chased left-hander Robbie Ray after five innings with four runs allowed and three Tigers errors led to four unearned runs in an 8-1 loss to the Mariners Sunday.

8/16/2014 | Tigers call up veteran Johnson to aid 'pen

Two weeks after being released by Oakland, Jim Johnson is headed back to the big leagues. The Tigers announced they will call up the former O's and A's closer from Triple-A Toledo and put him in their bullpen Sunday, trying to add a veteran arm to a late-inning staff that has had its struggles.

8/16/2014 | After impressive debut, Mercedes optioned

Once upon a time this season, Melvin Mercedes looked like he was being put on a fast track to the big leagues. Then his struggles at Triple-A Toledo seemingly had him destined to spend the year at the back of the Mud Hens' bullpen. Now, he has two scoreless Major League innings on his record.

8/16/2014 | Ausmus not pointing fingers for weak bats

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus appears to have drawn a line against critiquing individual hitters when talking about his lineup's offensive struggles. They'll hit as a team, or they'll struggle as a team.

8/16/2014 | Resurgent Young to face rookie Ray in finale

With the series and playoff positioning on the line, Seattle will turn to right-hander Chris Young, who is building an impressive comeback from several years of shoulder problems. Detroit will call on left-hander Robbie Ray, its No.2 prospect as ranked by

8/16/2014 | Price puts Tigers back into playoff spot

While David Price cooled off the red-hot Mariners with eight innings of three-hit ball for his first win as a Tiger, Felix Hernandez lasted just five innings with two runs allowed before the Tigers added on against Seattle's bullpen for a 4-2 victory Saturday night.

8/15/2014 | Apology issued for Miggy bobblehead error

A Miguel Cabrera bobblehead giveaway Friday honoring his back-to-back Most Valuable Player awards took on an unintended collectible status when the bobblehead depicted Cabrera holding two National League MVP awards.

8/15/2014 | Mariners win challenge in fourth inning

Torii Hunter was ruled out after a review on a groundout in the fourth inning of Friday night's game against Seattle at Comerica Park.

8/15/2014 | Tigers serious players in hunt for Rusney

Highly-prized Cuban center fielder Rusney Castillo is expected to sort through offers from interested teams this weekend and narrow the field to a group of finalists next week. He's expected to have an offer from the Tigers -- and likely a serious one -- to consider.

8/15/2014 | Verlander's status won't be clear until next week

Justin Verlander got the reinforcement he wanted from other doctors that his shoulder soreness appears limited to inflammation. Whether he can avoid a stint on the disabled list is the next question, and that might not be clear until the middle of next week.

8/15/2014 | Dirks set to restart rehab assignment at Triple-A

The on-again, off-again rehab assignment for Tigers outfielder Andy Dirks is about to be back on. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced that Dirks will restart his rehab assignment on Saturday at Triple-A Toledo.

8/15/2014 | Martinez adjusts stance to get rolling in second half

J.D. Martinez was batting just .181 (13-for-72) since the All-Star break until this week. He entered Friday's series opener against Seattle with a 5-for-14 stretch over his last four games, including a go-ahead solo homer Thursday for just his third home run of the season's second half.

8/15/2014 | A-Jax faces Tigers for first time as a Mariner

For the first time, Austin Jackson veered right toward the visitors' clubhouse, instead of left toward the Tigers' headquarters, when he reached the bowels of Comerica Park on Friday.

8/15/2014 | Felix, Price match up with playoff position on the line

It'll be a premier pitching matchup with playoff implications on Saturday night at Comerica Park as Felix Hernandez will pitch for the Mariners against David Price, who is making his first home start with the Tigers.

8/15/2014 | Porcello, Tigers fall out of playoff spot with loss

If the playoffs began now, the Tigers wouldn't be in them. Friday's 7-2 loss to the Mariners knocked the Tigers 1 1/2 games behind the Royals in the AL Central and one-half game behind Seattle for the second Wild Card spot.

8/15/2014 | MLB Notebook: Max piling up mad strikeout totals

With 14 strikeouts in eight innings against the Pirates on Thursday, Max Scherzer is on pace to have the top three highest season strikeout percentages in Tigers history.

8/14/2014 | Baseball remembers 'The Bird' on 60th birthday

Mark Fidrych would have been 60 today. "The Bird" created a national sensation in his 1976 rookie year for the Tigers, and his playful, unique personality have left a lasting legacy.

8/14/2014 | Manfred to succeed Selig as next Commissioner

Rob Manfred was elected in a 30-0 vote Thursday to succeed Commissioner Bud Selig in January, becoming the 10th person to hold the industry's highest office.

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