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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 30:  Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bats during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers won the game 6-1. (Photo by Paul Spinelli/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Morosi: Tigers A Long-Shot Candidate For Outfielder Matt Kemp

In 2011, Kemp hit .324 with 39 home runs and 126 RBIs.

CBS Detroit–12/11/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16:  Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers hits an RBI single scoring Omar Infante #4 in the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox during Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Leyland’s Lineup Shake-Up Works Well For Jackson, Offense In General

Instead of being the first hitter of the game to try and pick apart the opposing pitcher, Jackson got to watch seven other guys do it first, and he said it helped.

CBS Detroit–10/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 16: Torii Hunter #48 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates with teammates after they defeated the Boston Red Sox in Game Four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 16, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jackson Leads Revamped Detroit Lineup To 7-3 Win

Austin Jackson was dropped from first to eighth in the batting order, and suddenly the Boston Red Sox couldn’t get him out.

97.1 The Ticket–10/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 08: Manager Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers watches batting practice prior to Game Four of the American League Division Series against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on October 8, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Leyland Is A Genius – For At Least One Night

All the buzz heading into Game 4 was about Jim Leyland’s lineup.

97.1 The Ticket–10/17/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers bats against the Boston Red Sox during Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jim Leyland Explains Lineup Changes, Batting Cabrera Second, Fielder Third

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland made a decidedly uncharacteristic move Wednesday.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15:  John Lackey #41 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Detroit Tigers in the first inning of Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Avila On Offense: ‘At This Time Of Year, Pitching Always Dominates’ [VIDEO]

Rather than worry about the lack of offense, though, the Tigers simply credited John Lackey.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 15: Torii Hunter #48 celebrates with third base coach Tom Brookens #61 after reaching third on a single by Prince Fielder #28 in the first inning of Game Three of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Hunter On Close Losses: ‘You Don’t Say It Hurts’

Some losses sting more than others, and the last two losses by the Detroit Tigers fit in categories that rank among the worst.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2013

Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Two

Valenti and Foster: Should Austin Jackson Be Dropped In The Lineup?

“I wouldn’t hate it, the only problem is that his numbers are good against Boston,” Valenti said on his radio show Friday.

CBS Detroit–10/11/2013

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 07: Torii Hunter #48 celebrates a run in the dugout with Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers against the Oakland Athletics during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Struggling In The Series, Austin Jackson Redeems Himself With Clutch Hit

After the game, Jackson could not stop smiling.

CBS Detroit–10/09/2013

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers flies out in the fourth inning against the Oakland Athletics during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 7, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Leyland Surprised By Lack Of ALDS HRs So Far, Says Tigers Have Not Hit The Ball Hard

Little surprises Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland. After all, he has been in and around the game for nearly half a century. What throws him off a little, though, is the Tigers’ current lack of power.

CBS Detroit–10/08/2013

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