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KANSAS CITY, MO - JULY 12:  Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates his two-run home run with Don Kelly #32 as Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals looks on in the ninth inning at Kauffman Stadium on July 12, 2014 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Avila On AL Central Race, Tigers-Royals Series: ‘The Best Team Will Come Out’

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus stated the obvious when he called the series the biggest of the season to date.

CBS Detroit–09/08/2014

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 30:  Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers runs back to the dugout after getting a run-scoring sacrifice against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 30, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Report: Tigers Will Rotate Martinez, Cabrera At DH For Remainder Of Season

With Cabrera dealing with an ankle injury, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced Thursday that the team will rotate Cabrera and usual designated hitter Victor Martinez at first base.

CBS Detroit–09/04/2014

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 28: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers hits for a lead off double to start the ninth inning of the game against the New York Yankees at Comerica Park on August 28, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 3-2.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Victor Martinez Named AL Player Of The Month For August

In 31 games last month, Martinez batted .350 with a .442 on-base percentage as he racked up 41 hits and 19 walks.

CBS Detroit–09/04/2014

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 1: Catcher Yan Gomes #10 of the Cleveland Indians watches as J.D. Martinez #28 of the Detroit Tigers celebrates after scoring on a solo home run during the third inning a Progressive Field on September 1, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Scoreboard-Watching Season In Session As Tigers Try To Catch Royals

39-year-old Detroit Tigers closer Joe Nathan has seen his share of pennant races, and for him, Sept. 1 marks the start of scoreboard watching.

CBS Detroit–09/03/2014

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 30:  Ian Kinsler #3 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after hitting a two-run single against the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 30, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Tigers Win Game Two, 8-4, To Salvage Doubleheader Split

The Tigers put it away with three runs in the ninth, as J.D. Martinez hit a sacrifice fly and Alex Avila and Don Kelly added RBI singles.

97.1 The Ticket–08/30/2014

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Tigers 1B Cabrera Leaves In 4th Inning

Cabrera, playing in the second game of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader, pulled up lame after being thrown out at first.

97.1 The Ticket–08/30/2014

DETROIT, MI - MAY 06: Justin Miller #60 of the Detroit Tigers throws a ninth inning pitch while playing the Houston Astros at Comerica Park on May 6, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Tigers Promote Kyle Ryan, Designate Justin Miller

Ryan will start the nightcap of the doubleheader and make his major league debut.

97.1 The Ticket–08/30/2014

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 30: Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after the two-run home run by Adam Dunn #44 of the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 30, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

White Sox Get To Scherzer As Tigers Fall, 6-3, In Doubleheader Game One

After the Tigers tagged Sale for three runs in the first inning, the White Sox countered with six-straight off of Max Scherzer.

97.1 The Ticket–08/30/2014

ST. PETERSBURG, FL - AUGUST 20: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers points back to the crowd as comes in after hitting a grand slam home run off of pitcher Kirby Yates #49 of the Tampa Bay Rays during the seventh inning of a game on August 20, 2014 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images)

Sources: White Sox Will Make Push For Tigers DH Victor Martinez In Offseason

Martinez has been with the Tigers since coming over from the Red Sox in 2011, but missed the entire 2012 season with a torn ACL.

08/30/2014

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 29:  Starting pitcher Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers smiles as he stands in the dugout after pitching the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 29, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

JV Returns: Verlander In Control As Tigers Down White Sox, 7-1

It was the first time this season that the former AL MVP allowed fewer than two runs in a game.

97.1 The Ticket–08/30/2014

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