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52-48, 2nd in AL Cent

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Significant development for Tigers RF J.D. Martinez, who heads to Toledo to begin his rehab assignment tomorrow. Martinez, who has missed five weeks with a fractured elbow, will begin by DH'ing and then eventually resume outfield duties. His bat and timing are top priority right now. Martinez wants to get back as soon as possible: "I'm excited because we're still in the race."

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

There were a number of reasons that manager Brad Ausmus said factored into him going to K-Rod in a four-out save situation, but chief among them was that he felt this game was a must-win. Coming off a pair of walkoff losses yesterday, thought the club needed to stop the bleeding: "I just felt we needed to nail this one down."

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Tigers double up Red Sox (0:51)
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Iglesias happy to get a win over Red Sox on MNB (2:19)

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus has been emphatic about his reluctance to go to closer Francisco Rodriguez in a 4-out save situation. Made it clear he didn't want to do it again after June 1 game in Anaheim. He did on Monday night, bringing in K-Rod with the bases loaded and two outs in the eighth. That decision paid off. 4-2 final as Tigers take first game vs. Red Sox at Fenway

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers catcher James McCann entered tonight's game batting .194. He delivered with a critical at-bat in the seventh inning. Hit an RBI single to score Justin Upton that extended Tigers lead 3-1. Shane Greene in to replace starter Justin Verlander, who held the Red Sox to 1 run over the first six innings.

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Iglesias smashes two-run homer (0:20)
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Castellanos is all about defense early

Tigers 3B Nick Castellanos makes a difficult grab and throw from foul ground to get the out on ESPN and WatchESPN.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez is expected to receive another start with both Jordan Zimmermann (neck) and Daniel Norris (oblique) slated to each make an additional rehab appearance. Rotation won't follow in order after the Red Sox series, either. Tigers looking to get rookie Michael Fulmer an extra few days of rest.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Former Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski, who reflected back on last year's deadline, when he unloaded Yoenis Cespedes, David Price and Joakim Soria: "In my heart, we weren't good enough to win it at that time. And that's what I ended up expressing." Dombrowski acquired key assets for Detroit-- namely, Michael Fulmer, Daniel Norris, Matt about and JaCoby Jones -- even though he knew his days with the organization were numbered. Asked if he knew he wasn't going to return as GM, Dombrowski said: "Pretty much."

Lineup: Tigers (51-48) at Red Sox (55-41)

  • 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B (R)
  • 2. Jose Iglesias, SS (R)
  • 3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B (R)
  • 4. Victor Martinez, DH (S)
  • 5. Nick Castellanos, 3B (R)
  • 6. Justin Upton, LF (R)
  • 7. Mike Aviles, RF (R)
  • 8. James McCann, C (R)
  • 9. Andrew Romine, CF (S)
  • SP: Justin Verlander, RHP
  • Daily Notes

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Here is what Red Sox GM Dave Dombrowski had to say when asked if there were bad feelings over how things ended in DET: "Well... I had a good run there. We had a great 14 years together. And I think that should probably be the best way to look at it. "

Tigers hold steady in ESPN rankings

More middling in the middle as the Tigers split a series with the White Sox, took two of three from the Royals but lost two of three to the Twins. Why be buyers at the deadline if you're not even the favorite to win your division? Week 16 Power Rankings

Stats & Info

Who's next to join Hall of Fame?

Now that Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza have been officially inducted, it's time to turn our attention to the 2017 candidates. Will any of these sluggers make it to Cooperstown in their first year on the ballot?

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Can Pomeranz bounce back in second Red Sox start? (1:37)

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Chicago White Sox OF Adam Eaton on the team's roller-coaster ride the past 24 hours, which culminated with their second walkoff win of the day: "Baseball is funny that way. It'll beat you down and build you back up. It's a love-hate relationship for sure ... [today] was big for our club on and off the field."

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White Sox walk off again against Tigers (0:41)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs46210th
Batting Average.2658th
On Base Percentage.32512th
Slugging Percentage.4348th
Earned Run Average4.4221st
Quality Starts40Tied-23rd
WHIP1.3719th
BAA.26926th

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