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22-22, 4th in AL Cent
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Monday's longest home runs

Marcell Ozuna's 446-foot blast off Rays starter Matt Moore led the way on Monday. Albert Pujols' 569th career homer wasn't far behind at 439 feet.

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Phillies manager Pete Mackanin told reporters he benched Odubel Herrera for not running hard on grounder in 7th inning: "It's more important for me to set that tone than to take our best hitter out of the lineup."

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Here's what Victor Martinez had to say about anyone that has been doubting Tigers teammate Miguel Cabrera in recent weeks: "You know, I bet you there was a lot of people talking, 'Oh, Miggy's done,' this and that.I really want to hear what they say now. With all due respect to other players around the league, for me he's the best hitter in the game. That just shows you he's human. He's allowed to struggle once in a while!"

Tigers smash three homers in the fifth (0:47)

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Tigers closer Francisco Rodriguez impressive again in recording his 13th consecutive save. Miguel Cabrera's two-homer game fuels Detroit in 5-4 win over Philadelphia. Tigers pull back to .500 (22-22) with seventh win in last eight games.

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Either Philadelphia's Odubel Herrera is injured or Phillies manager Pete Mackanin benched him for not hustling to first on a routine grounder that was almost bungled by Tigers pitcher Justin Wilson. OF David Lough replaced him in the game, with Peter Bourjos shifting from right field to center.

Cabrera and Maybin AL Co-Players of week

Teammates Miguel Cabrera and Cameron Maybin have been named the American League Co-Players of the Week. During the period ending May 22nd, Cabrera batted .500 (11-for-22) with six runs scored, a triple, three home runs and six RBI. Maybin batted .600 (12-for-20) with five runs scored, a home run, five RBI and four stolen bases.

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Miguel Cabrera ties the game for the Tigers again with a solo blast. Tonight marks his second multi-homer performance in the last four games. He has three of these total this season, 36 in his career. And keep in mind, this is a player that looked hampered in his first at-bat by his knee, which was hit by a pitch yesterday.

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Well, I guess his knee isn't bothering him too much. Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera, who got hit by a pitch on the left knee on Sunday, smacks his tenth home run of the season to tie the game 1-1 in the third. That's four homers in the last four games for the former Triple Crown winner.

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Of note from first inning of Monday's series opener vs. Phillies: Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera still seems bothered by left knee. Was hit by pitch in the area in Sunday's game but felt healthy enough to play today. Still, he looked to be favoring it after a few swings in his first at-bat. Ultimately worked a walk, but it's worth keeping an eye on as the game continues...

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Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton has been scratched from Monday's lineup with right quad tightness. Steven Moya will replace him, batting sixth and playing LF, for series opener against Philadelphia Phillies

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Tigers' Zimmermann (groin) may avoid DL trip

Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has a Grade 1 groin strain and will miss at least one start, but could avoid a trip to the disabled list.

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Probably the best-case scenario for Tigers as far as pitcher Jordan Zimmermann's injury prognosis. According to manager Brad Ausmus, an MRI revealed a Grade 1 groin strain, which is considered the mildest grade strain. He will not make his start on Friday but could make his following start, provided he feels okay. Zimmermann came to field today and said he doesn't feel it, except for when performing one specific movement.

Lineup: Tigers (21-22) vs. Phillies (25-19)

  • 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (R)
  • 2. J.D. Martinez, RF (R)
  • 3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (R)
  • 4. Victor Martinez, DH (S)
  • 5. Nick Castellanos, 3B (R)
  • 6. Steven Moya, LF (L)
  • 7. Cameron Maybin, CF (R)
  • 8. James McCann, C (R)
  • 9. Jose Iglesias, SS (R)
  • SP: Mike Pelfrey, RHP
  • Daily Notes

Tigers are on the rise in rankings

The good news: Detroit has won six of its past seven games and is up three spots in our rankings. The bad news: Injuries to Jordan Zimmermann (groin) and Miguel Cabrera (knee) suffered Sunday could be troubling. Week 7 Power Rankings

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Business as usual for Miguel Cabrera

Before leaving Sunday's game with a knee injury, Cabrera was 3-for-3 with a home run. It was the 19th time Miggy has gone 3-for-3 with a homer or better, tying Willie Mays and Barry Bonds for fifth-most such games, Elias Sports Bureau reports.

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Sunday's longest home runs

Career-long home runs led the way on Sunday, as both Adam Duvall and Michael Conforto registered personal bests in distance with their respective homers.

Zimmermann, Cabrera hurt in Tigers' win (1:16)
Cabrera leaves after getting hit in leg (0:29)
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Tigers' Cabrera (knee) day-to-day after HBP

Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera has a left knee bruise and is day-to-day after being hit by a pitch in the seventh inning against Tampa Bay on Sunday.

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Cabrera drills a home run vs. the Rays

Miguel Cabrera blasted a 443-foot home run during the third inning of the Tigers' matchup with the Rays on Sunday. The long ball was Cabrera's third home run of 440-plus feet in the last eight days.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2677th
On Base Percentage.32510th
Slugging Percentage.4436th
Earned Run Average4.5023rd
Quality Starts17Tied-25th

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