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JUSTIN UPTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

J-Up keeps showing knack for clutch homers

Justin Upton could feel the lethargy trapping the Tigers. They had to turn around from a Wednesday night rainout to a Thursday split doubleheader.
Via Tigers.com
3 days ago

Upton, Martinez homer as Detroit beats Twins 9-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Justin Upton and Victor Martinez homered as the Detroit Tigers picked up another win in the AL wild-card chase, beating the Minnesota Twins 9-2 Thursday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. Upton hit a tiebreaking homer off Alex Wimmers (1-3) in the seventh for a 2-1 lead. Jose Iglesias had a sacrifice fly in the eighth and Martinez, who had missed two straight...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton starred down a home run that hasn’t landed yet

Justin Upton remained red hot for the Tigers as they continue to free fall out of postseason contention hitting his 25th home run off the season. The two out knock reportedly sailed 451 feet which would tie Upton’s longest of the season. Then there’s the stare down and bat toss which probably would have more affect if the Tribe didn’t make the Tigers their ***** all weekend...
Via The Majors Detroit
7 days ago

Upton makes up for gaffe with 2 rocket HRs

Justin Upton threw his hands up early as Mike Napoli's first-inning fly ball was still high up in the early evening sky. Try as he could to find the ball again, the Tigers left fielder knew he was in trouble. Upton reacted with what he could control. His two home runs off Corey Kluber had nowhere near the altitude of Napoli's fly ball, but they were lost in a hurry to the seats in...
Via Tigers.com
9 days ago

Detroit's Upton leaves game with calf injury

DETROIT (AP) Justin Upton has left Detroit's game against Minnesota on Monday night because of a strained left calf. Upton was taken out in the fourth inning. It wasn't clear when the left fielder hurt himself, but in the third inning, he tried to make a spectacular catch at the wall on Brian Dozier's home run. Upton has 22 home runs so far in his first season with the Tigers.
Via Associated Press
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton’s resurgence helping Detroit Tigers down the stretch

Magic in Motown? The Detroit Tigers have been surging as of late and that is in large part due to Justin Upton’s bat. Upton has struggled at the plate this season, but his resurgence late in the year is making up for his poor play earlier in the season. Upton’s currently holds a .239 batting average to go along with 21 home runs, 67 runs batted in, and 24 doubles. Tigers fans...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton powers Tigers to 6-5 victory over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Justin Upton hit a two-run homer with two out in the eighth inning, sending the Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. Upton also doubled in J.D. Martinez in the second. He has seven homers and 18 RBIs in his past 14 games. Miguel Cabrera was on first after a leadoff single when Upton drove a fastball from Joakim Soria over...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

This Justin Upton Looks a Lot Like Old Justin Upton

As things stand today, September 2nd, there is a two-way tie between the Orioles and Tigers for the second Wild Card spot in the American League. The Orioles, whether due to the phenomenal exploits of their closer or their inability to convince projection systems of their success, have been the focus of much discussion. It strikes me, though, that the Tigers are flying a bit under...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Upton thought he’d hit a game-tying home run… but nope

The Detroit Tigers’ Justin Upton learned a hard lesson about premature celebrations on flyballs Saturday. Facing off against the Boston Red Sox, Upton’s Tigers were in the ninth inning with two outs when the slugging leftfielder stepped up to the plate. He came up with a solid hit that ended up being the game-tying home run Detroit was looking for… or so it appeared...
Via The Comeback
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Upton: Tigers still feel we can win division

The Detroit Tigers are one of a handful of teams who need to decide before the Aug. 1 trade deadline if they want to be buyers or sellers. If Justin Upton was in charge, the decision would be a no-brainer. The Tigers lost five of seven games heading into the All-Star break, but they have won three of four on the other side. They remain 5.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss
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