Tigers general manager Al Avila answers questions after the trade deadline on July 31, 2017, in New York. Video by Anthony Fenech/DFP
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We look at the centerpiece of the Detroit Tigers’ trade that sent Justin Wilson and Alex Avila to the Chicago Cubs – third baseman Jeimer Candelario, a Top-100 prospect who’s close to being MLB-ready. By Brian Manzullo, DFP.
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Watch Victor Martinez’s son, Victor Martinez, take batting practice at Comerica Park before the Tigers’ game against the Royals on July 26, 2017.
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John Hicks and Justin Upton homer to back 6 2/3 innings from Anibal Sanchez; Greene works out of jam in 9th for his first save
NEW YORK – Another chance for John Hicks, another hit.
All season long, with the Detroit Tigers or Triple-A Toledo, Hicks has shuttled along, carrying his weight, offering no complaints though he has played well enough to stay in the big leagues.
Now, he’s back – perhaps to stay.
Looking to solidify his standing as the team’s backup catcher now and into the future, Hicks delivered the biggest hit in a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.
He saw 10 pitches from left-hander CC Sabathia in the top of the second inning, fouling six pitches off, and popped the final pitch over the short rightfield wall at Yankee Stadium for a three-run home run that would hold up. Justin Upton added to the Tigers’ advantage with a solo home run to leftfield in the third inning. It was his 18th of the season.
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Anibal Sanchez did his part to make sure the lead held.
Shaking off a struggle in his last outing, Sanchez threw 6 2/3 solid innings, allowing two runs on six hits. He struck out three and walked one.
Sanchez’s only blemish came in the fourth inning, which began with a Gary Sanchez double to leftfield. Then, Didi Gregorious pulled a pitch inside the rightfield foul pole for a two-run home run. It was smooth sailing from there until the seventh inning, when Sanchez allowed a two-out single.
Bruce Rondon relieved Sanchez and threw tantalizingly good stuff, hitting 100 m.p.h. on the stadium radar gun and inducing a groundout to second from Clint Frazier to escape damage.
The Yankees came within a run when Alex Wilson and Daniel Stumpf allowed back-to-back singles in the eighth inning; Upton misplayed the first single in leftfield and was charged with an error and Gregorious smacked Stumpf’s first offering for an RBI single.
In came newly-anointed Tigers closer Shane Greene, who was tasked with a five-out save. He recorded two on an inning-ending double play and set down the Yankees in the ninth inning with runners on third and second.
James McCann extended his career-high hitting streak to 11 games. He recorded two hits.The Tigers are 48-57.
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