DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 06:  James McCann #34 of the Detroit Tigers catches during the seventh inning of the game against the San Francisco Giants at Comerica Park on September 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Giants defeated the Tigers 5-4.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

McCann On The Spot For Tigers With Avila Injured

Alex Avila, Detroit’s regular catcher for the past few seasons, is dealing with a knee problem, and that means McCann will have to play a bigger role than expected at this early stage in his career.

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KISSIMMEE, FL - FEBRUARY 21:  J.D. Martinez #20 of the Houston Astros poses for a portrait during photo day on February 21, 2014 at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Florida.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

MLB Shop Briefly Posts ‘Detroit Astros’ Shirt For Sale [PHOTO]

The official MLB online shop briefly sold a plus sized woman’s Astros t-shirt — the Detroit Astros, which was very quickly taken down.

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KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 3:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his two-run home run as he rounds first in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals on May 3, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Opinion: Understandable For Ausmus To Pinch-Run For Cabrera In Ninth

The Tigers had plenty of chances to win. The fact they lost does not come down to Ausmus’s decision to pinch-run for Cabrera.

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DETROIT, MI - MAY 09: Eric Hosmer #35 of the Kansas City Royals doubles to deep center field scoring Lorenzo Cain (not in photo) during the first inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers on May 9, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers-Royals Series Quickly Becoming One Of The Most Compelling In Baseball

So far, the season series between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals has lived up to the hype.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 10:  Michael Pineda #35 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch in the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles on May 10, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.Members of the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles wear pink today in honor of Mother's Day.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Pineda Strikes Out 16, Yankees Beat Orioles 6-2 [VIDEO]

Michael Pineda knew right after he threw his first slider he was going to have a great day.

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CLEVELAND, OH -  MAY 10: Catcher Roberto Perez #55 celebrates with closing pitcher Cody Allen #37 of the Cleveland Indians after the Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on May 10, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Twins 8-2. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Twins Shut Down After Dozier’s Homer In 8-2 Loss To Indians

The Minnesota Twins rolled through the first two games of their series against the Indians.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 29: Oswaldo Arcia #31 of the Minnesota Twins hits a two run home run as James McCann #34 of the Detroit Tigers catches during the fourth inning of the game on April 29, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 10-7. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Insights From Avila Help McCann As He Takes On Role Of Starting Catcher

“He’s really good about helping with those nuances and kind of making that learning curve not as big of a learning curve,” McCann said.

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DETROIT, MI - MAY 09: Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers warms up prior to the start of the game against the Kansas City Royals on May 9, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Sanchez Struggles, Royals Beat Tigers, 6-2

Anibal Sanchez allowed six runs and nine hits in six innings, his ERA rising to 5.44 on the young season. He came into the game with a 1.40 ERA in eight career starts against the Royals.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 27: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers congratulates teammate Yoenis Cespedes #52 on a three run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on April 27, 2015 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Ausmus, J.D. Martinez Confident Martinez Headed In Right Direction

Martinez has been working with Tigers hitting coach Wally Joyner to get himself back to form, and those efforts have made a difference.

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KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 2:  David Price #14 starting pitcher of the Detroit Tigers is congratulated by teammates after throwing a complete game against the Kansas City Royals on May 2, 2015 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Tigers won 2-1. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

MRI On Price Shows Mild Strain Of Right Hamstring; Date Of Next Start To Be Determined

Price suffered the injury Friday against the Kansas City Royals, when he stepped on a bat while covering home plate.

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