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Everyone has been waiting for Brennan Boesch to hit a clutch home run for months. Monday night, he delivered, as his stunning bomb helped drive the Detroit Tigers to an 8-6 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Facing the hot … Continue reading →
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Detroit's viability as a threat in the American League Central Division might be revealed over the next few weeks. With Sunday's 4-0 shutout victory, the Tigers took two of three at Baltimore to start the traditional second half of the season. "It doesn't get any easier," manager Jim Leyland said. "We go home to face the Angels, and the White Sox follow...
Twenty-five years later people in Detroit are still talking about John Smoltz for Doyle Alexander.
It’s the Motor City’s version of the Alamo.
It was around this time in 1987 when the Tigers traded blue chip pitching prospect Smoltz (Lansing Waverly), 20, to the then-awful Atlanta Braves for wily, irascible veteran Alexander, who was 36 at the time of the...
DETROIT -- Brayan Villarreal could be back as soon as Tuesday and Andy Dirks is getting closer.
Villarreal, who did not pitch in the three-game series in Baltimore because of a neck injury, was to see a neck specialist sometime before Monday's game.
"I feel much better than yesterday," Villarreal said. "I think I'll be ready tomorrow, that's what I think...
Detroit Tigers, 46-43, 3 1/2 games behind Chicago.
The Tigers try to continue their 2nd-half surge with a 4-game series against the redundantly named Los Angeles Angels. The series will feature neither Justin Verlander nor Jered Weaver, much less a rematch between the two, since they both pitched yesterday. Perhaps that will have to wait until the 1-game wild card playoff.
Detroit Tigers, 47-44, 3 1/2 games behind Chicago.
Alice Cooper threw out the ceremonial first pitch before last night’s game, and from that point on it was Welcome To My Nightmare for young Jacob Turner, who bombed.
An outburst of offense was predicted, but I didn’t quite have that in mind (the Tiger offense politely refrained from getting involved).
But the good news is that...
Things can certainly change a lot in a 24 hour period and the Tigers proved just that as they were able to put last night’s 13-0 disaster behind them and beat the Angels 7-2 Wednesday from Comerica.
Start Doug Fister continues to look like the 2011 Fister that the Tigers acquired at the trade deadline.
After a shaky start to the season and two trips to the DL, Fister was strong...
Everyone done panicking over Justin Verlander yet?
Between his terrible performance in the All-Star Game and the rumors flying around about Kate Upton, last week was one of the first times that Tigers fans actually seemed worried about their ace. Where was his head? Was Upton going to be the next Yoko Ono? Had his All-Star performance uncovered some previously hidden flaw.
DETROIT (AP) -- Doug Fister gave up just two hits over eight innings and Prince Fielder capped a four-run second inning with a two-run single to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 Wednesday night.
Fister (4-6) allowed one run on Albert Pujols' homer, struck out a season-high 10 and walked two for his third straight win. Joaquin Benoit replaced him in the...
The Detroit Tigers' search for a reliable every-day second baseman could result in them welcoming back a familiar face. Continue reading →
Bomb threat called into Comerica Park(Photo courtesy of ESPN)
According to the Detroit Free Press, there was a bomb threat Tuesday night that caused the police and authorities to search Comerica Park while the game played on and thousands of fans remained at the event. An anonymous call came into 911 at about 8 p.m., and authorities quickly went into action with an immediate...
DETROIT (AP) -- Earlier this week, Mike Trout had a chance to meet Al Kaline, the Hall of Famer who played for the Detroit Tigers and won a batting title in 1955 when he was 20 years old.
After another four-hit night, Trout looks like he's on his way to a similar feat.
Trout raised his American League-leading average to .355 on Tuesday night with the fourth four-hit game of...
Don’t look now, but Doug Fister is quietly rounding back into form. The pitcher turned in his second straight solid performance, and was boosted by some timely hitting as the Detroit Tigers romped over the Los Angeles Angels by a … Continue reading →
After a Tuesday night loss in which Tigers pitching gave up a total of 13 runs to the Angels (7 of which were charged to rookie Jacob Turner), MLB executives from around the league have told ESPN’s Buster Olney that Detroit is actively seeking starting pitching.
Among the names that the Tigers have shown some level of...