Found August 20, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
DETROIT The next pitch Phil Coke throws will be for the Toledo Mud Hens, and that will have a calming effect on Detroit Tigers fans who had taken to booing him as he sprinted in from the bullpen at Comerica Park. Coke was sent to Triple-A to work onwell, everything. The 2013 post-season star gave up a line-drive double to Minnesota Twins left-handed slugger Justin Morneau that drove in two runs and changed the course of a game Detroit would lose, 6-3, on Tuesday night. That made it 5-1 for the Twins and Coke was taken out after intentionally walking the next batter. Tigers manager Jim Leyland has given Coke every chance to stay on the 25-man roster. But with him failing as a situational lefty, there really was nothing left to try. Left-handed starter Jose Alvarez was called up from Toledo, having made a good impression in his spot start on Friday against the Kansas City Royals. But if Alvarez doesnt look like someone youd want to trust coming in from the bullpen in a playoff ga...

Miguel Cabrera dealing with another injury

Detroit Tigers star Miguel Cabrera is dealing with another injury as he attempts to become the first player to win baseball’s Triple Crown in consecutive seasons. The team’s third baseman appeared to be in pain after swinging at a pitch in his ninth inning at-bat.  He struck out with 

Avila heads out on rehab assignment

Detroit -- Alex Avila is almost ready to play but he'll head to Toledo first. Avila, who has been on the 7-day concussion list since August 11, has been eligible to return for a few days but had to follow the protocol to be cleared. Avila had to resume activity and get his heart rate up to 60 percent and then 85 percent while staying symptom-free. After Wednesday night'...

Miguel Cabrera injured against Twins

The Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera suffered an injury in his final at bat of Tuesday’s 6-4 loss against the Minnesota Twins. Tiger’s manager Jim Leyland  told the Associated Press via the Miami Herald that Cabrera’s first swing in the 9th inning against Glen Perkins is the one that did him in. Please click here to read/watch this story. The post Miguel Cabrera injured against...

Hunter uses his "veteran-ness" to get the job done

Detroit -- Torii Hunter stood at second base, pumping his fists and exclaiming excitedly. It was the bottom of the seventh inning and Hunter had just hit the go-ahead two-RBI double to give the Tigers (74-52) their first lead over the Minnesota Twins, 2-1. For 6 23 innings, Kevin Correia had limited the Tigers to singles and kept them off the scoreboard. With Andy Dirks at second...

Torii Hunter Steals Home…From Second Base

Last night, Torii Hunter took advantage of a weak link.  Noticing a passed ball on the third strike of Prince Fielder’s at-bat – with two outs, mind you – Torii took off from second base to third.  And he didn’t stop.  He kept running until he scored and the Minnesota Twins – the team Torii had played for during the majority of his career – could not have been more...

Game 2013.125: Twins at Tigers

Detroit Tigers: 73-51, 1st Place (6.5 ahead of Cleveland). Best record in the AL. Taking 3-of-5 from Kansas City was nice (sorry, Cleveland, but KC seems the the bigger threat right now), but after being swept in both games of the double-header–and held to 1 run and 6 hits–it was very nice indeed. All the better that the two series ending wins were driven off the bat of Miguel...

Tigers' Alex Avila to begin rehab assignment

After working out and taking batting practice with the team for a second consecutive day Wednesday, Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila is set to begin his minor league rehab assignment with the club's Triple-A affiliate today, according to Jason Beck of At this point, it's not clear how long of a stint in the minors Avila will require. Manager Jim Leyland told...

Twins try to jump-start offense against Tigers

Miguel Cabrera got the Detroit back on track by adding to his power surge. He'll try to keep that going while helping the Tigers continue their recent success against the Minnesota Twins. Rick Porcello will also seek to lead Detroit to its eighth win in 11 games versus Minnesota on Tuesday night while extending his personal win streak to six. Detroit had suffered back-to-back...

Hunter, Tigers too much for Twins

Torii Hunter hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning and scored from second base on a passed ball to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Wednesday night. Drew Smyly (5-0) struck out two in a perfect inning in relief of Anibal Sanchez. Jose Veras entered with two outs in the eighth inning and closed the game for his first save with the Tigers. Kevin...

Who would you rather have Omar Infante or Max Scherzer?

On the whole this seems like a ridiculous question. One is a guy mowing down the competition with a great ERA and an 18-1 record. The other is a 32 year old middle infielder who has enough pop in his bat to be a good piece in the bottom half of the order. However, Infante […]

Miguel Cabrera Sustains Lower-Body Injury Tuesday Night

Detroit Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera sustained what could be another injury as he tries to become the first to win baseball’s Triple Crown in consecutive seasons. Cabrera looked to have aggravated a previous injury according to manager Jim Leyland.  Whether or not the injury is new, Leyland confirmed to the Associated Press following Tuesday night’s game that Cabrera was in pain […]

Tigers rebound big with 7-1 win over Twins

DETROIT (AP) -- Torii Hunter hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning and scored from second base on a passed ball to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Wednesday night. Drew Smyly (5-0) struck out two in a perfect inning in relief of Anibal Sanchez. Jose Veras entered with two outs in the eighth inning and closed the game for his first save with...

Twins top Tigers, 6-3

DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Morneau had a season high four hits, including a two-run homer and a two-run double, and Glen Perkins struck out Miguel Cabrera with two on for the final out to help the Minnesota Twins hold off the Detroit Tigers in a 6-3 win Tuesday night. Mike Pelfrey (5-10) gave up three runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings. Jared Burton got out of a two-on, one-out jam...

Guest Post: What if Max Scherzer Pitched for the White Sox? By Daniel Zarchy

Our series of awesome guest posts continues with Daniel Zarchy, who is one of the hosts of the Two Guys, a Glove and a Coke Bottle Giants podcast, which is available on iTunes or at; you can find him on Twitter at GiantsPod.  Max Scherzer is having a very good season. This has been the best season of his career, by quite a large margin. He’s missing bats...
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