Tigers add Joakim Soria, bolstering shaky bullpen

Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
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DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski says it was a necessity to bolster the team's bullpen.

The Tigers acquired right-hander Joakim Soria, giving them an option to pitch in the seventh, eighth or ninth inning as soon as Thursday night on the road against the Los Angeles Angels.

The Tigers traded pitching prospects Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson to the Texas Rangers to acquire Soria.

Dombrowski has been working on improving the AL Central-leading Tigers for weeks. He says reliever Joe Nathan and second baseman Ian Kinsler were asked about Soria as a player and person because they were teammates in Texas. The first-year Tigers gave Soria a good review on and off the field.

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Scores & Schedules

July 06, 2015 07:09 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Pittsburgh 5 Cleveland 3

Sunday's Games

Tampa Bay 8, N.Y. Yankees 1

Toronto 10, Detroit 5

Boston 5, Houston 4

Baltimore 9, Chicago White Sox 1

Kansas City 3, Minnesota 2

Seattle 2, Oakland 1

L.A. Angels 12, Texas 6

Monday's Games

Houston (Keuchel 10-3) at Cleveland (Carrasco 10-6), 7:10 p.m.

Baltimore (W.Chen 4-4) at Minnesota (P.Hughes 7-6), 8:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Colome 3-4) at Kansas City (Volquez 8-4), 8:10 p.m.

Toronto (Buehrle 9-4) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 6-4), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Simon 7-5) at Seattle (Iwakuma 0-1), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Sunday's Games

Milwaukee 6, Cincinnati 1

Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 0, 10 innings

St. Louis 3, San Diego 1

Chicago Cubs 2, Miami 0

Colorado 6, Arizona 4

N.Y. Mets 8, L.A. Dodgers 0

Washington 3, San Francisco 1

Monday's Games

Cincinnati (DeSclafani 5-6) at Washington (Fister 3-4), 7:05 p.m.

San Diego (Shields 7-3) at Pittsburgh (Burnett 7-3), 7:05 p.m.

St. Louis (Lackey 6-5) at Chicago Cubs (Lester 4-6), 8:05 p.m.

Atlanta (Wisler 2-1) at Milwaukee (Lohse 5-9), 8:10 p.m.

Philadelphia (O'Sullivan 1-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Surkamp 0-0), 10:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (Niese 3-8) at San Francisco (Heston 8-5), 10:15 p.m.

WOMNE'S WORLD CUP

CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, July 5 At Vancouver, British Columbia

United States 5, Japan 2

WNBA

Sunday's Games

Atlanta 72, Seattle 64

Phoenix 94, Los Angeles 91, OT

Monday's Games

No games scheduled=

MLS

Sunday's Games

Portland 1, San Jose 0

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