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5/5/2016 | Locked-in Castellanos does his part vs. Tribe

The batting average on balls in play is unsustainable. The strikeout-to-walk ratio seems untenable. And yet, Nick Castellanos continues to hit. And more than any of the bigger-name stars in Detroit's lineup, he continues to hit the Indians.


5/5/2016 | Hamels standing in way of Zimm's historic start

Jordan Zimmermann's April stats were some of the best opening-month numbers for a pitcher in Major League history. On Friday, he'll try to carry them into May, taking the mound to open the Tigers' three-game series against Cole Hamels and the Rangers.


5/5/2016 | Indians pile on for sweep, now 6-0 vs. Tigers

The Tigers have been an annual thorn in Cleveland's side during Indians manager Terry Francona's time at the helm. With a 9-4 victory over Detroit on Thursday night, the Tribe continued to flip the script in a rivalry that had been fairly one-sided in recent years.


5/5/2016 | Tigers hope Maybin moving toward return

Two days after utility infielder Andrew Romine made his first Major League appearance in center field to open the Tigers' series against the Indians, he was in the starting lineup there to end it. Anthony Gose, who had played all but one inning of every game since Tyler Collins was optioned to Triple-A Toledo last week, was on the bench. That says a lot about the Tigers' situation in center.


5/5/2016 | Surprising 'pen strength of Tigers' pitching staff

After all these years, all the roster moves, all the names come and gone, can the bullpen really be the strength of the Tigers' pitching staff? It's early, barely a month into the season, but statistically, the answer so far is yes. In terms of depth, the answer might be more punctuated.


5/5/2016 | 5 takeaways from Zimmermann's 5-0 start

Five starts into a five-year deal with the Detroit Tigers, Jordan Zimmermann has a 5-0 record and a 0.55 ERA. Because the number five is easily associated with Zimmermann as he prepares for his outing Friday night opposite Cole Hamels and the Rangers at Comerica Park, here are five things to know about his historic start to 2016.


5/5/2016 | Baseball a shared love for Tigers' McCann, mom

Carla McCann knew her son was special even before he first donned a catcher's mask. He beat the odds long before he made it to the Major Leagues. James McCann was given a 1-in-4 chance of surviving birth due to a tear in the amniotic sac early in pregnancy.


5/4/2016 | Anibal doing the work, needs results to follow

Anibal Sanchez finally broke through the sixth inning that had been his wall Wednesday night. In fact, he went seven for the first time since last July, addressing his personal frustration of not pitching deep into games. Six of those innings were stellar. A six-batter span of the fourth inning was his downfall.


5/4/2016 | Fulmer out to thwart Tribe's sweep in encore

Michael Fulmer threw power against the Twins with 95-mph fastballs and sliders to win his Major League debut and earn another outing. He's going to need a change of pace to hold down the Indians' lineup and try to help the Tigers finally beat Cleveland this season.


5/4/2016 | Kluber blanks Tigers as 4th strong with Tribe

Indians ace Corey Kluber turned in a vintage performance on Wednesday night, creating a wave of groundball outs in a complete game and sidestepping a handful of jams en route to a 4-0 victory over the Tigers at Progressive Field.


5/4/2016 | Secondary stuff becomes primary for Pelfrey

Once again, the Tigers' Mike Pelfrey spent his between-starts bullpen session working on pitches, trying to work his way out of his winless start to the season. This time, however, his work had nothing to do with the sinker.


5/4/2016 | 9 lives? Romine 2 shy of playing all positions

Andrew Romine officially added center field to his Major League resume Tuesday night, when he took over for the eighth inning of the Tigers' 7-3 loss to the Indians. He has two more positions left to play -- right field and catcher -- to fill out the diamond for his big league career. He wants all nine.


5/4/2016 | Moncada, Benintendi among top prospect performers Tuesday

After they were rained out to begin the week, Class A Advanced Salem continued their winning ways Tuesday with a doubleheader road sweep of Carolina as Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi paced Salem's offense.


5/3/2016 | Heat exhaustion: Verlander toils in first inning

Replay allowed the Indians to take a run off the board from the Tigers in the top of the first inning Tuesday night. Justin Verlander could only wish replaying his matchups in the bottom half could be as productive.


5/3/2016 | Kluber out to maintain winning feeling vs. Tigers

Indians starter Corey Kluber entered the season with two wins in 12 career starts against the Tigers. On Wednesday, he'll try to beat Detroit for the second time in a week and a half and help the Tribe secure a series win at Progressive Field.


5/3/2016 | Indians pounce on Verlander to claim opener

Francisco Lindor led a rejuvenated Indians offense on Tuesday night, collecting three hits and launching a three-run home run off Detroit's Justin Verlander to help Cleveland claim a 7-3 victory at Progressive Field.


5/3/2016 | Fulmer to make second start in Greene's spot

While Shane Greene began a throwing program Tuesday to test out his previously blistered right middle finger, the Tigers turned back to top prospect Michael Fulmer to fill his rotation spot once more. Fulmer will start Thursday night's series finale against the Indians at Progressive Field.


5/3/2016 | Tigers activate McCann off DL, trade B. Wilson

James McCann is back behind the plate for the Tigers. Bobby Wilson, the man called up when McCann went on the 15-day disabled list last month, is back with his old club. The Tigers activated McCann from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday and traded Wilson to the Rangers for left-handed pitcher Chad Bell.


5/3/2016 | Rangers reacquire Wilson from Tigers

The Rangers added some catching depth to their roster on Tuesday, bringing back a familiar face in Bobby Wilson.