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The Detroit Sports Site:
Avisail Garcia’s long three-run home run in the second inning Wednesday looked as if it would propel the Detroit Tigers to another easy win over the Houston Astros and a sweep of the season series between the teams. Instead, Houston immediately rallied against Max Scherzer, then held on late for a 7-5 victory.
But Garcia still enjoyed his moment in the sun, hammering a Dallas Kuechel offering over the bullpens in deep left field for his first career big-league homer.
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While his teammates headed for Texas Wednesday night, Al Alburquerque made a much shorter trip.
Although it wasn't announced until Thursday morning, the Tigers sent Alburquerque to Toledo after he struggled once again to throw strikes in Wednesday's 7-5 loss to Houston.
Jim Leyland, who prides himself on never being negative to the media about one of his players, couldn...
The Detroit Tigers have recalled right-handed pitcher Evan Reed to take the place of Al Alburquerque on the active roster as he was optioned to their Triple-A Toledo minor league affiliate today. This is not a permanent move, but rather a move where the brass would like to see the young reliever regain his command. As soon as he finds it, he should be back up. Reed will pitch middle...
DETROIT -- More than 40,000 people thought the Detroit Tigers had just beaten the Houston Astros Wednesday afternoon.
Jim Leyland wasn't one of them.
When Miguel Cabrera launched a towering drive toward the scoreboard in right-center field, the sold-out crowd came to its feet, and so did most of Cabrera's teammates.
Even if it wasn't a walk-off grand slam, all the...
A 62 MPH BENDER
Does anyone have a more wicked pitching arsenal than Yu Darvish? The Texas Rangers stud pitcher matched up with Justin Verlander on Thursday in a game that surprisingly turned into a slugfest. While Verlander was rocked and couldn’t make it through three innings, Darvish got through eight to pick up his seventh win of the season. But there was one moment in particular that must...
Austin Jackson’s hamstring injury has presented Avisail Garcia and the Detroit Tigers with a big opportunity. (Josh May, Flickr)
Before things get out of hand, let me begin this piece with a simple Detroit Tigers public service announcement. Austin Jackson’s not going anywhere in center field. He’s a solid player who’s continued development will lead to him becoming an everyday...
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. After struggling and drawing criticism from manager Jim Leyland, the Tigers optioned Al Alburquerque to Toledo and recalled right-hander Evan Reed.
Miguel Cabrera is the reigning 2012 MVP. There was much debate over whether he should be or not, and in case you missed it, the Cabrera-Trout argument eventually morphed into a misguided old school vs new school battle for legitimacy. Last year, clearly old school won the fight among the among the BBWAA, as Cabrera’s Triple Crown topped Trout’s incredible all-around season...
Miguel Cabrera homered, Doug Fister pitched seven impressive innings and Andy Dirks gave the Tigers a lift for a second straight night in Detroit's 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
Dirks hit a grand slam in Monday's 7-2 win over Houston, and a night later he capped a three-run fifth with a tiebreaking double. The Tigers added two more runs in the sixth, and...
When you can’t beat him (Cabrera was 3 for 9 lifetime off Darvish), throw it like a dad would to his ten-year old son.
22-16, 1st place, .5 games up.
The Tigers are 6-1 v. the Astros, outscoring them 55-19. (They could be 7-0 with a margin of 59-19 if Tiger stadium weren’t so big…) They are 16-15 versus everyone else. So how good are the Tigers, really? Well, the numbers, as posted by Coleman yesterday, are pretty darn good. Exceptional to be honest.
But only 1 game above .500 against everyone...
Brandon Barnes stood in center field and felt the wind blowing out a bit - an ominous sign when Miguel Cabrera is at the plate with the bases loaded and two out in the ninth inning.
Sure enough, Cabrera lifted a deep flyball to right-center, forcing Barnes to race over with the game on the line.
''I just knew if he hit it out there, I'd have to get a good bead on it...
22-17, 1st place, tied w/Cle.
Yu gotta be kidding me. That was awful. Worst inning of Verlander’s career.
Let’s move on to the next game as soon as possible.
We’ll need little Ricky P to step up tonight or else we’ll be in danger of a very nasty 4 game series. (1-3 always feels like getting swept to me, and 2-2 on the road feels like a win).
The Rangers will throw out rookie...
Justin Verlander says it's May. Yu Darvish says it's not the first great opposing pitcher he's faced, and won't be his last.
True on all counts. These showdowns don't come along every day, though. And this one - the AL's strikeout king against his potential heir - is an enticing as they come.
The hard-throwing right-handers from Detroit and Texas will meet...