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Dixon Machado was called up and will get some time at shortstop while Jose Iglesias is out with an injured finger.
More news ahead for Jose Iglesias
The Tigers' shortstop is scheduled for a second evaluation on Friday. The initial diagnosis is that his right middle finger is contused, and his X-rays came back negative.
The Indians have scratched ace Corey Kluber from his scheduled start against the Tigers because of a strained right hamstring.
Grantland: Verlander's Revival: Why Detroit's Ace Started Reading Scouting Reports and Throwing More Fastballs
All in all, its almost a completely lost season in Detroit, but there is one tiny beacon of hope emanating from beneath all the disappointment: Justin Verlander is suddenly pitching like Justin Verlander again.
It was a short outing for starter Matt Boyd, but a very long game for the Tigers. The Royals put a 15-7 drubbing on Detroit on Thursday.
Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Paulo Orlando added a two-run shot and Kendrys Morales drove in four runs as the Kansas City Royals routed the Detroit Tigers 15-7 on Thursday night to wrap up
Royals score 15 runs en route to win
Royals DH Kendrys Morales went 4-for-5 with four RBIs, and the Royals put together a 20-hit showing in the 15-7 win over the Tigers, taking the series 2 games to 1. Box score
Royal score 6 to build huge lead
Already winning 9-7, the Royals made it 15-7 over the Tigers in the bottom of the seventh thanks to five hits. Kansas City has 19 hits on the night, and Detroit has added 13 of its own. Follow live
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias will miss multiple games after leaving Thursday's 15-7 loss to the Royals with what was diagnosed as a right middle finger contusion. X-rays were negative.
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The Tigers activated left-hander Kyle Lobstein from the 60-day disabled list and will insert him into the rotation, replacing Buck Farmer.
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Tigers' ransom on Martinez HR revealed
When J.D. Martinez hit his 30th HR of the year in early August, it ended up in the Detroit bullpen -- where the pitchers had some demands for its return. Before tonight's Tigers game, Martinez revealed them: Sideboards, scooters and $1,000 -- in unmarked singles. (via Matthew B. Mowery, Oakland Press)
Cabrera deserves MVP but won't get it
Miguel Cabrera is likely to lose out to either Josh Donaldson or Mike Trout, but Keith Law says the Tigers' first baseman could end up the candidate most deserving of the AL MVP. Award picks (Insider)
#TBT to the time Jim Harbaugh threw out the first pitch at Comerica Park! Join us for #WolverinesInTheD on 9/25: tigers.com/UM
Detroit got absolutely shellacked Wednesday night, falling 12-1 to Kansas City in one of those games that sure seemed like a microcosm of the season.
Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers was drilled by a high fastball right between the shoulder blades by pitcher Yordano Ventura in the first inning.
On Base Percentage.3282nd
Earned Run Average4.7428th
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