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Tigers get a win -- and more injuries

Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:14 pm
DETROIT -- The Tigers are back in this series.

Now, can they stay healthy enough to have a chance to win it?

It was another wild night in the American League Championship Series on Tuesday, and at the end of it the Tigers had their first win. They trail the Rangers two games to one, with a chance to tie the series in Game 4 Wednesday, and with ace Justin Verlander returning for Game 5 Thursday.

Not only that, but Miguel Cabrera's bat looks healthier than it has in days, after a tie-breaking double in the fifth and a towering home run in the seventh.

Speaking of health . . .

Victor Martinez strained an oblique muscle while hitting a home run -- and stayed in the game. Delmon Young, who was off the roster and then back on with an oblique strain, was scratched from the original lineup when he was too sore to play.

Oh, and Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre could barely walk after fouling multiple pitches off his knee and lower leg -- and stayed in the game.

The Rangers depend on Beltre, but at least they have other healthier middle-of-the-order hitters.

With Brennan Boesch and Magglio Ordonez out for the year, with Young more questionable than ever and with Martinez suddenly questionable as well, the Tigers may not.

But they're back in this series, because of Cabrera, because Martinez and Jhonny Peralta also homered (the franchise's first three-homer postseason game since the 1984 World Series), and in large part because of starter Doug Fister, who allowed just two runs in 7 1/3 innings.

Fister is healthy. Cabrera is, too.

Are there enough healthy Tigers around them?

Since: Apr 6, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 4:00 pm

Tigers get a win -- and more injuries

Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez are both fat douchebags


GO RANGERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!

But I mean this all sincerely.....

Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:57 am

Tigers get a win -- and more injuries

As a Cleveland Indians fan, I really feel for the Tigers and their fans having to battle their way through all these injuries.  The Tribe lost their entire starting outfield this year in the middle of their race with the Tigers for the Central Crown, but were totally unable to overcome the lost production.  Lets hope that V. Martinez can somehow stay in the lineup and be a contributer during the rest of the post season. Just goes to show that you can never have enough depth on a team come playoff time. 

Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 6:28 am

Tigers get a win -- and more injuries

What is the point of your story? One long, drawn-out question? Nonsense.

Since: Jul 21, 2007
Posted on: October 11, 2011 11:41 pm

Tigers get a win -- and more injuries

Seems injuries always end up biting a team. Look at Boston's collapse at the end of the year after looking so invincible through most of the season. Detroit stayed for the most part healthy until Brennan Boesch went down, but even that was minor to what is popping up now. Losing Martinez would surely hurt a lot more than the loss of Delmon Young. Tigers need someone else to step up. C'mon Mr. Second Half, how about another three run homer in Game 4.

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