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DETROIT -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland is a little concerned and the fans are downright antsy, but reliever Phil Coke believes everything is going to be just fine.
Coke worked with pitching coach Jeff Jones earlier in the week on some mechanical fixes in his delivery.
Leyland called on Coke in the eighth inning Wednesday night after the Tigers had clawed back from a 7-0 deficit to an 8-7 deficit.
Coke retired Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter on a ground ball. Then Nick Swisher got a base hit to center, Robinson Cano followed with a single, Mark Teixeira added an RBI single and Eric Chavez fouled off seven pitches in an 11-pitch at-bat before getting an RBI groundout.
Just like that, the Yankees' lead was back to three runs, 10-7.
"He's just not getting the ball where he's trying to get it," Leyland said. "He got the first out with Jeter, you're feeling pretty good. Then the blooper. In defense of him, the next one was a little bloop. But he couldn'...
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Miguel Cabrera is having an outstanding season for the Tigers. It’s the type of season we have come to expect from the 29-year-old over his 13-year career. Cabrera has 29 homers to go along with 95 RBI. His batting average is an impressive .322 and his on-base percentage is a solid .384. There is still a lot of baseball left to be played, but Cabrera is a definite American League...
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has a good problem: too many good choices to play the outfield and be the designated hitter. The acquisition of Jeff Baker from the Cubs and return of Andy Dirks from the disabled list gives Detroit six players from whom to choose daily for those four spots. "I told them, 'I can play four of the six every day, but I can't play all...
Model Kate Upton — whose career skyrocketed ever since she was named the cover girl for 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition — has become America’s sex symbol. She’s the girl we all want to live next door to.
The model and budding actress, who is reportedly dating Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, has been channeling another blond bombshell in recent photo shoots...
Why, if Justin Verlander can do it, can't every pitcher throw as many as 130 pitches in a start? And why, if so many pitchers get hurt, doesn't Justin Verlander come up lame? "For me," Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Tuesday when the subject of pitch counts came up, "120 pitches for any pitcher is a piece of cake. But pitch counts are a big thing...
Detroit Tigers, 60-51, 2nd place, .5 back.
Too many runs. Too many runs finally ended the Tiger win streak last night, although the bats kept going and kept them in the game.
There were some things to like about last night: the offense plated 8 runs, Jeff Baker’s Detroit debut was a success (“looks like he knows what the bat is for,” said Leyland), Dirks and Boesch continue...
We all know Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera is one of the best hitters in baseball, but during Thursday's game against the New York Yankees he proved he has the "ups" to make it in the NBA.
Cabrera, batting in the bottom of the 1st inning, took a 0-2 pitch high from Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda. The ball deflected off the top of catcher Chris Stewart's glove...
When Doug Fister broke into the big leagues, he was a soft-tossing, pitch-to-contact change-up artist, who threw strikes with mediocre stuff and projected as a back-of-the-rotation innings eater or a bullpen guy. He wasn’t bad, but the lack of a quality breaking ball and his reliance on his change as an out-pitch meant that he didn’t have anything to strike out right-handed...
DETROIT -- Detroit Tigers fans were stunned on December 9, 2009, when fan favorite Curtis Granderson was traded to the New York Yankees.
Nearly three years later, with the Tigers wrapping up their regular-season series with the Yankees, it's a chance to look back and see how the three teams involved in the deal did.
The Yankees sent Austin Jackson, Phil Coke and Ian Kennedy...
Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit Tigers dug themselves an early hole that they simply couldn’t dig themselves out of as they dropped a 12-8 decision to the New York Yankees Wednesday night ending their winning streak at six games.
Sanchez, who was making his third start for Detroit since coming over from the Marlins simply wasn’t sharp, in fact he was downright awful allowing seven...
Miguel Cabrera had two hits and three RBIs including a solo home run in the 4th to help power the Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 win over the Yankees Tuesday night.
Andy Dirks also added 2 hits and 3 RBIs as the Tigers have won six straight games including two over the Yankees in the stretch.
Tigers starter Rick Porcello earned his 9th win of the season retiring eight straight batters from...
Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers fields the ball and gets ready to throw out Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees during the first inning of the game at Comerica Park on August 7, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.
(August 6, 2012 – Source: Leon Halip/Getty Images North America)
DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera homered and drove in three runs, and the Detroit Tigers held off the...