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Miguel Cabrera left the batter's box with a bit of a hop in his step while his drive to right field sailed over the wall.
"A long time, I had not hit a home run," the slugger said.
Cabrera's solo shot in the sixth inning was his 44th of the year, but his first since Aug. 26. It was perhaps the most encouraging highlight for Detroit in a 6-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night that kept the Tigers six games ahead of second-place Cleveland in the AL Central.
Detroit's magic number to eliminate the Indians is six.
Ahead 3-2, the Tigers escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth while playing without closer Joaquin Benoit and left-handed reliever Drew Smyly. They were both given the night off.
"We need everybody here on our ballclub," Cabrera said. "I think everybody here stepped up tonight and did their jobs. It's what we need to still win our games, what we need if we go to the playoffs."
Anibal Sanchez struck out 10 in ...
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Detroit Tigers suspended infielder Jhonny Peralta is likely to rejoin the team for its final regular-season series in Miami later this month.
The Tigers haven't made it official but manager Jim Leyland said he "assumes" Peralta will rejoin the team when he has completed serving his 50-game suspension.
Leyland was not willing to say whether Peralta 31 will be activated...
88-64, 1st place. The Indians lost. Or maybe they won. Whatever. (I’m pretty sure they lost. I’m going to go out on a limb and say the magic number is down to 5.)
Last night: Seattle 8, Detroit 0. The Tigers got in some early World Series practice. #5 starter Justin Verlander carried a no-hitter into the second inning. Was Iwakuma that good, or were the Tigers that bad? Two bases...
The Detroit Tigers shut right-handed reliever Bruce Rondon
Down at the beginning of September after the rookie experienced tenderness in
his throwing elbow. Rondon is expected to test his arm today, as manager Jim Leyland told reporters – including Jason Beck of MLB.com – that he believes the
right-hander will resume throwing.
"He's OK, no red flags, but we backed...
Jhonny Peralta has called the infield his defensive home during his 11-year career, but when he returns to the Tigers lineup before the end of the season, he could find himself moving to the outfield.
Currently serving a 50-game suspension for his connection to the Biogenesis scandal, Peralta has begun working out with the team to prepare for his return to the active roster.
DETROIT -- If the Tigers are counting on their pitchers to get them to the postseason, they should be in good shape no matter what the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals do.
Anibal Sanchez continued the string of good performances from the starters in Tuesday night's 6-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
The Tigers' magic number is now six.
Sanchez allowed just...
The Tigers have yet to determine whether or not suspended shortstop Jhonny Peralta will return to the team once his 50-game suspension is up at the end of September however the writing seems to be on the wall.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the Tigers have sent Peralta to their Florida Instructional League to begin a transition to left field a position that the 31-year old...
DETROIT -- Danny Farquhar and Alex Avila might be the only people in Comerica Park who remember Wednesday's Mariners-Tigers game for more than 24 hours.
After striking out Avila to end Seattle's 8-0 win, "Lord" Farquhar gets bragging rights over his high-school teammate. That's something that will probably get mentioned at the Archbishop McCarthy High School...
DETROIT (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera homered, Austin Jackson hit a two-run single and the Detroit Tigers held on despite a short-handed bullpen, beating the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Tuesday night.
The AL Central-leading Tigers were ahead 3-2 when they escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth while playing without closer Joaquin Benoit and left-handed reliever Drew Smyly. They were both...
There are a lot of different ways in which a dinger can be exceptional. It can be the fastest pitch hit for a dinger all season. It can be the slowest pitch hit for a dinger all season. It can be the longest or the fastest dinger all season. There exist plenty of exceptional dingers, and not too long ago, Miguel Cabrera hit one, against Phil Hughes. Hughes threw a pitch to Cabrera...
Rick Porcello struck out 10 in six innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Monday night to move a step closer to their third straight AL Central title.
Victor Martinez broke a 1-all tie in the sixth with a run-scoring single, and Omar Infante followed with his own RBI single.
Porcello (13-8) allowed a run and five hits with two walks, falling one strikeout...
87-63, x games up on whoever. (Actually 6 games up on Cleveland…. with 12 left to play.) Can the Tigers make it to the elusive 25 over mark? Might they actually be able to sneak into home field advantage for the ALCS or ALDS, by and by? Stay tuned.
Last night: Detroit 4, Seattle 2. It took 3 innings before Porcello found his A-game, and nearly 3 more before the Tigers really got...
In the best and final inning of the best back-to-back starts of his career Rick Porcello bailed out Omar Infante.
In the bottom of that inning after Victor Martinez continued his sensational second half Infante resumed his recent ability to send Prince Fielder homeward in a big spot.
Those sixth-inning events lifted the Tigers to a 4-2 victory over Seattle on Monday night at Comerica...
88-63. Tigers match their 2012 win total with 11 left to play. Oh, and 1st place. To stay. Cleveland is 6 out even after winning. 11/6 = ? Count ‘em down. It’s Magic Number time.
Last night: Tigers 6, Mariners 2. It was a nail-biter until the bottom of the 8th; I thought the Tigers were going to give this one away. Kind of a long game, wasn’t it?
Jackson: Stole a base! Late...
The Tigers continued their push towards the postseason Monday night with a 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a three game series from Comerica Park.
Rick Porcello was stellar in the outing going six innings allowing one run one and five hits while striking out an uncharacteristic 10 batters. Joaquin Benoit came in during the 9th to record his 21st save of the season...
Miguel Cabrera's chase for Triple Crown history is just about over, but he's still involved in an interesting race to win his second consecutive American League MVP.
When September started, the Detroit third baseman had a legitimate shot at becoming the first player in baseball's long history to win Triple Crowns in back-to-back seasons, but a recent slump -- helped...