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There can be no argument that the best 1-2 hitting punch in Major League Baseball is Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers. The scary thing now about the defending American League champions is they have an argument for the best 1-2 pitching punch in the game, as well. That’s because Max Scherzer has gone to a new level and might be even filthier than Justin Verlander, the 2011 AL Cy Young and MVP.
Those terrific twosomes are what the Sox have to deal with in a four-game series at Comerica Park in Motown this weekend. Detroit will open around a -140 series favorite.
Cabrera is looking to become the first player to win back-to-back Triple Crowns, and he might do it. Entering Wednesday, he leads the AL comfortably in average and RBIs but trails Baltimore’s Chris Davis by five home runs. Fielder, who hits behind Cabrera at cleanup, is no slouch, hitting .289 with 12 homers and 54 RBIs. Thanks in large part to those two, the Tigers lead the AL in on-base percentage and ...
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The short lived Jose Valverde return/experiment for the Detroit Tigers appears to be over.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Tigers designated for assignment the 35-year old closer after a stretch of bad outings allowing 11 runs and 6 home runs in 7 1/3 innings. It also appeared more and more likely that Valverde would be shown the door after manager Jim Leyland commented...
DETROIT - Chase Salazar got to live out a childhood dream for many people Friday when he put on a Detroit Tigers No. 24 uniform and played the body double for slugger Miguel Cabrera during a commercial shoot for FOX Sports at Comerica Park.
While other extras told him they had spent six hours trying to perfect Cabrera's swing in hopes of being selected, Salazar got the part...
DETROIT -- If you listened to Doug Fister after Friday's game, you probably thought he had just pitched the worst game of his career.
If you then looked at his box-score line, you'd be even more convinced. Fister didn't get out of the fourth, allowing six runs on 11 hits and a walk in 3 13 innings.
"I just didn't do my job," Fister said. "I didn&...
40-31, 1st place, 4 games ahead of Cleveland, winning streak at 1.
Matt Tuiasosopo was supposed to start in LF yesterday, but was held out because of “intercostal” something or other. Is that a religious injury of some kind? I’m not sure what this means for the upcoming games, but I don’t like it. Meanwhile, Avisail Garcia was “sent down” to Toledo to make room for Jose...
DETROIT - Miguel Cabrera, baseball's incredibly underexposed superstar, got a little taste of the Hollywood life Friday morning.
Cabrera took part in a movie-like production for a 90-second commercial to promote the launch of the Fox Sports 1 television network.
He's one of the top athletes featured in the spot that will be aired for the first time July 16 during FOX'...
If we needed any confirmation that Kate Upton doesn’t like Justin Verlander as much as she allegedly used to, a happy birthday tweet she sent to Frank Viola III on Wednesday confirmed it. What does Frank Viola III, a son of the famed left-handed pitcher with a similar name, have to do with ex-SuperCouple Kate ‘n’ Justin? He’s one of Verlander‘s best friends and, apparently...
DETROIT -- The move that Tigers fans were hoping for happened Friday.
Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski announced the team was designating closer Jose Valverde for assignment.
Dombrowski said they asked Valverde if he'd be willing to go to Triple-A Toledo if he cleared waivers but did not receive a definitive answer from him...
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The new sheriff rolled into town on his horse, gently bringing her to a stop outside of the stadium. He peered up at the bright sun from under his dusty black hat, squinting slightly and surveyed the scene around him.
This town was ready for a new law man, a strong and dominating type of law man needed to put the riffraff in its place. No more...
As in it takes an entire lifetime to build the ratios; an entire fantasy season. It takes only an inning to destroy them. My WHIP, my ERA, and the rest of my ratios will never be the same.
I feel like my virginity was taken from me today, and now I’m about to have twins.
By DAVE HOGGFOXSPORTSDETROIT.COM
The Tigers have a new closer and his name is Joaquin Benoit.
Jim Leyland made the announcement before Thursday's series opener with Boston and one day after Jose Valverde's latest pitching mound meltdown. Valverde allowed four runs in his first 10 pitches against the Orioles, including a long homer by Chris Davis.
"Right now, I'm...
Shane Victorino homered and hit three singles, driving in five runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 10-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer for Detroit, which nearly rallied from a 6-1 deficit but couldn't come through against the Boston bullpen. Jon Lester (7-4) allowed five runs and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings, but he won for the...
Today is the 10th anniversary of Miguel Cabrera's Major League debut. What did he do that day? Not much, just hit a walkoff home run (it was his first big league hit). The trot? ~20.64 seconds. In the three-plus years of the Tater Trot Tracker, Cabrera's fastest timed trot was 20.93 seconds (hit this year).
Now on to the trots!
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