Andy Dirks ran his hitting streak to eight games Sunday with a single to center in the first inning.
Don’t even worry about position on the field. It doesn’t matter. When the lineup is posted from this point forward, Dirks should be in it. Every night.
Andy Dirks was bumped to second in the batting order and responded with a single in the first plus a solo home run in the eighth.
Jim Leyland has a game plan for Cleveland’s Justin Masterson.
The Detroit Tigers brought veteran Brandon Inge back from Triple-A Toledo after Friday night’s win over Cleveland and sent rookie Andy Dirks back to the Mud Hens.
Andy Dirks in center, Don Kelly at third … just another day in the lineup life of Jim Leyland.
Who benefits from Detroit’s latest roster shakeup? It could be Andy Dirks and Don Kelly.
The time to get harsh with players, in the opinion of manager Jim Leyland, is not when they’re going bad. Leyland likes to pump up his guys when the going gets tough.
Andy Dirks has acquitted himself well in his first two major league starts. Dirks singled in his second plate appearance (following a walk) in his opening game and collected his first big-league RBI in his second start.
Four young outfielders are in the running for what is probably only one available spot on the Detroit bench.