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Both benches and both bullpens emptied after Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter took exception to being hit by a high pitch from Blue Jays reliever Todd Redmond in the sixth inning of Wednesday night's game.
Hunter took a few steps toward the mound and gestured at Redmond after being hit on the left shoulder with none out and the Tigers leading 6-0.
Plate umpire Mike Estabrook quickly steered Hunter away and he was wrapped up by teammate Prince Fielder.
No punches were thrown, and the relievers from both teams were pointed back to their bullpens before reaching the infield.
The incident came two innings after Tigers infielder Omar Infante departed the game with an injured left leg after he was hit on the shin by Colby Rasmus on a slide into second base.
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It amounts to missing one start or having a start pushed back, but the Detroit Tigers' will be unable to use Rick Porcello for six days - five now. Porcello will of course appeal his suspension, meaning he can play until that appeal is heard. It should't be long, though, before he is serving his suspension.
According to George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press, Porcello...
Detroit Tigers right-hamder Max Scherzer pitched his way to his 13th victory of the season, improving his record to 13-0 and becoming the first pitcher in 27 years to start the season by winning 13 straight decisions. The last pitcher to do so was Roger Clemens in 1986 when the Boston starter went 14-0 to start the season.
Scherzer was strong in his 17th outing of the season, working...
According to Detroit Tigers reporter for MLive Media Group James Schmehl, Tigers part-time outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo will soon head out on a rehab assignment. He hit yesterday and was one a few players who took early BP today.
Leyland said he expects Matt Tuiasosopo will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday.
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Detroit Tigers second baseman Omar Infante left Wednesday night's game against Toronto in the fourth inning after injuring his left leg in a collision with Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus.
Infante fell to the ground in pain after Rasmus slid hard into second to break up a double play on Rajai Davis' grounder to shortstop, striking Infante's shin with his right leg...
Major League Baseball has suspended Rick Porcello of the Detroit Tigers for six games for hitting Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist with a pitch.
The right-hander said he will appeal the decision, which was announced Tuesday before the Tigers played at Toronto.
Porcello hit Zobrist with a high, inside pitch in the first inning of Sunday's game against the Rays. Both benches were...
Detroit Tigers left fielder Matt Tuiasosopo has been on the disabled list since June 20 with a left intercoastal (rib cage) strain. It took some time for him to perform any baseball activities. He worked gradually, and on July 1, he participated in full pregame warm up.
MLB.com's Jason Beck reports that Tuiasosopo took full batting practice, fly ball, and running drills...
Miguel Cabrera just keeps making life miserable for opposing pitchers. On Tuesday night in Toronto, Cabrera launched a majestic 3-run home run off Chien-Ming Wang, capping the Detroit Tigers’ 6-run second inning. That rally came after Toronto raced out to a 4-0 lead on starter Doug Fister.
The Tigers scored a run in the top of the eighth, on a Torii Hunter RBI single, to steal...
If you're an old-school baseball fan, Max Scherzer is your kind of guy. He overpowers hitters. He's second in the American League in strikeouts. Most important, he wins. Scherzer is the first pitcher to start 12-0 since Roger Clemens in 1986.
If you're a new-school baseball fan, Max Scherzer is your kind of guy, too. When reporters asked Scherzer about the historical...
45-38, 1st place again, 0.5 ahead of Cleveland.
Happy 4th of July, everyone. Let us pause to appreciate the value of civil society and all that it took to get here. Let us pause to admire America the Beautiful. Let us pause to consider the possibility of America the More Beautiful.
Max Scherzer is 13-0. Wow. Question: Would we as easily recognize how out of this world consistent...
Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus said he meant no harm with the hard slide into second base that got a piece of the Tigers' Omar Infante. Luckily Rasmus might keep that in mind as it's being reported that Infante isn't expected to play against the Blue Jays on Thursday after leaving the game with a shin contusion.
Detroit Tigers' Omar Infante expected to miss...
Tigers centerfielder Austin Jackson made a sick leaping catch to rob Toronto catcher J.P. Arencibia of a possible homerun in Wednesday night’s game from the Rogers Centre. The catch also helped preserve a 4-0 lead for Max Scherzer at the time who is going for his 13th win of the season.