Found September 11, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Lack of offense continues to be a problem for a team that figured it would be able to club its shortcomings out of mind. The Detroit Tigers lost 6-1 at Chicago on Monday night to drop three games behind the first-place White Sox with three games yet to go in the series. The Tigers have dropped the first four games of a 10-game trip that even they admit is critical to their postseason chances. They have lost six of seven since sweeping the White Sox at Comerica Park more than a week ago. Overall, the Tigers have lost 15 of their last 20 road games, and they are 3-for-21 with runners in scoring position on the road trip. "I don't know if you'd say frustrated," manager Jim Leyland said. "I don't know if that's the right word. We know what's at stake here, so obviously you don't like to lose games. "It's pretty important you gotta win games at this time of year, particularly when you're playing the clubs ahead of you. We had so...

Doug Fister: The Tiger’s Forgotten Man

Story by: Beth Kostecki The high-profile starting rotation of the Detroit Tigers always gets a lot of buzz. Befitting his role as unquestioned ace of the staff, Justin Verlander draws the bulk of attention. Chatter about Rick Porcello and Anibal Sanchez is as uneven as their performances. And with a strong second half, Max Scherzer is the golden boy du jour. In the midst of this...

Verlander sporting Cabrera for MVP t-shirt

Tigers picher and reigning American League Most Valuable Player and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander is ready to relinquish his MVP award.  But he doesn’t want just anyone to have it.  Tuesday before the Tigers’ tilt with the White Sox, JV was sporting a t-shirt supporting Cabrera in the MVP race.  He posted a picture of himself on his Twitter account. Verlander spoke...

Podcast: 2012 Expectations, Leyland, Outfield

In the latest podcast, the staff discusses whether or not this team is truly meeting expectations, the future of the organization and whether or not that involves Jim Leyland, which 2012 outfielders will we see in 2013, and should the Tigers consider trading Justin Verlander or Miguel Cabrera?

Tigers-White Sox Preview

The Detroit Tigers have dominated the Chicago White Sox this year, but still find themselves trailing in the AL Central. The teams begin a critical four-game set at U.S. Cellular Field on Monday night as the White Sox try to snap a seven-game skid versus the Tigers and create some breathing room atop the division. Detroit has swept consecutive three-game home series against Chicago...

Tigers Monday Recap: Losing combo

If the Tigers don't make the playoffs, their play against the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals will be only partly to blame. The Tigers will also have to point toward their play in one-run games and road games. In their last 14 one-run games, they are 3-11, five of those by a 3-2 score. "We lost three ball games, but we centered some balls pretty good this series...

Ramirez scratched from lineup

White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez was a late scratch from Chicago's starting lineup on Sunday after he arrived late to U.S. Cellular Field. Ramirez was listed as the No. 2 hitter in the original lineup posted in the clubhouse for the game against the Kansas City Royals, but was replaced by utility player Ray Olmedo. Chicago entered the game with a two-game lead over Detroit...

Prime Nine: Chicago White Sox

If I had to pick two general managers that we pick on the most here at Hardballchat it would be Brian Sabean and Kenny Williams. Ironically, both are stewarding teams that appear bound for the playoffs. I’d rather be lucky than good any day of the week. Williams is very adept at adding talent during the season through trades. This season he added Francisco Liriano...

White Sox 6, Tigers 1

Jose Quintana pitched effectively into the eighth inning, Alex Rios and A.J. Pierzynski hit back-to-back homers in the sixth and the Chicago White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 6-1 Monday night to increase their AL Central lead to three games. The White Sox had lost seven straight to Detroit, managed just two hits against Rick Porcello (9-12) and were 0 for 10 with runners in scoring...

Let's Go Go-Go White Sox

Yes they are my favorite team, in any sport, period. Yes, I was in love with the move to get Kevin Youkilis. But changing a game for Yom Kippur is a moment in Jewish Sports History I will talk about forever. Let's Go Go-Go White Sox! Proud of you Jerry. Click HERE to read more

Austin Jackson robs Mark Trumbo of home run (VIDEO)

AP Photo An outfielder’s first step should always be back.  When a ball is hit back toward the wall, you’re taught to go find the wall first and then re-find the ball.  Fundamentals.  Tigers Gold Glove-caliber center fielder Austin Jackson did just that Sunday afternoon on a ball Angels slugger Mark Trumbo hit to the center field wall. It’s amazing what solid fundamentals...

White Sox vs Tigers game draws highest tv ratings in 3 years

For last night’s (Tue, Sept. 11) Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers telecast on Comcast SportsNet Chicago (CSN), the network posted its highest-rated White Sox telecast in OVER THREE YEARS. -        The game averaged a 4.44 household rating (over 155,000 Chicago TV homes tuning in from 7:00-10:30 PM CT)…the game posted a 6.00 “peak” rating at 9:45pm (approx. 210...

Moustakas' RBI single lifts Royals over White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) -- Mike Moustakas stroked a go-ahead single in the 10th inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. The Royals plated both their runs with two outs in the 10th off Brett Myers (2-3), the seventh of eight White Sox pitchers in the game. The rally started after Alcides Escobar was thrown out, leaving the bases empty and two...
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