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The impressive part for Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland wasn't Miguel Cabrera's 40th home run, nor the two-run shot Prince Fielder hit to reach 100 RBI. It was the performance of his bullpen Tuesday after starter Max Scherzer had to leave after two innings due to shoulder fatigue. "When Max had to go out, we were scrambling," Leyland said after Detroit's bullpen combined for seven innings of one-run relief in a 12-2 win over the Oakland A's. "The bullpen was the key to the game. "We were fortunate to have an explosion and get some runs." Oakland is laden with left-handed bats and switch hitters, so Leyland immediately turned to lefty Darin Downs to begin the third. Downs lasted 2 2/3 innings and didn't allow a run, with the help of a double play that got him out of a first-and-third, one-out situation in the fourth. Leyland got two outs from right-hander Brayan Villarreal and then went back to another lefty, Phil Coke, who was ...
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DETROIT -- The Tigers got just what they didn't need Tuesday night -- a shortened start from Max Scherzer.
Scherzer (16-6) left the game against the Oakland A's after the second inning and headed to the locker room with trainers.
The team announced that Scherzer has right (throwing) shoulder fatigue and would undergo an MRI.
Scherzer had allowed one run on two hits, walked...
Max Scherzer, who had emerged as a Cy Young Award candidate for the Detroit Tigers in recent weeks, left Tuesday's crucial game against Oakland after just two innings.
Scherzer's last fastball in the second inning registered 90 miles per hour -- well below his usual velocity. He allowed two hits and one earned run before departing.
The Tigers later announced that Scherzer...
Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer has been lifted from Tuesday night's start against Oakland after only two innings because of a fatigued throwing shoulder.
He's scheduled to have an MRI.
Scherzer, who has been brilliant of late, allowed a run and two hits, striking out four. He'd thrown only 44 pitches when left-hander Darin Downs came on from the bullpen to...
Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer left last night’s 12-2
victory over the Oakland Athletics after two innings with what was later
diagnosed as right shoulder fatigue, reports Anthony Odoardi of MLB.com:
"I noticed in the first, but I didn't have any pain in
my shoulder. My arm was dead," said Scherzer, who was diagnosed with right
DETROIT -- What could have been a disastrous night for the Tigers on the injury front turned out to be just a scare.
Starter Max Scherzer left Tuesday night's game after just two innings because weakness in his right shoulder. An MRI revealed no structural damage.
"I wasn't nervous," Scherzer said before Wednesday's game. "I could tell it was outside...
Max Scherzer left Tuesday's start against the Oakland A's after two innings with what the team announced was right shoulder fatigue. Continue reading →
The Tigers playoffs hopes just took a shot in the lower extremities. Now if they get to the playoffs, they’ll have to pitch Verlander 4 times in a 5 game series with Miggy pitching the other game. That’s not our concern though, is it? Of course, it isn’t. Our concern is on the fantasy diamond, which is also what you proposed to your baby’s mama with. ”Shizz is...
DETROIT -- It's not the situation the Tigers hoped to be in at this point, but there's no denying it.
With 16 games to go heading into Tuesday night's game against the Oakland A's, the Tigers are three games behind the Chicago White Sox in the American Leagues Central Division.
Manager Jim Leyland points out that at this time last year, the St. Louis Cardinals were...
The Detroit Tigers were the popular pick to reach the World Series before this season began. They already had the MVP-caliber Miguel Cabrera, they had the reigning AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander, and they went out and got Prince Fielder. With their run to the play-offs last season and the additions in the offseason, the Tigers appeared to be poised for a season...
The Detroit Tigers have been all in from the start of the regular season. They knew that losing Victor Martinez was going to be too big of a loss to overcome, so general manager Dave Dombrowski decided to go out and bring in Prince Fielder for the next nine years. This was a Tigers team that was not going to settle for just reaching the American League Championship Series...
Miguel Cabrera homered twice, including an eighth-inning grand slam, and the Detroit Tigers had no trouble overcoming an early injury to right-hander Max Scherzer in a 12-2 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
Cabrera matched a career high with six RBIs and now has 40 homers on the season - also a career best. Prince Fielder and Jhonny Peralta added home runs for the...
The general consensus among the fans and media is if the Tigers do not make a nice run in the playoffs, manager Jim Leyland will not be given a new contract during the offseason. According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, general manager Dave Dombrowski appears to be safe however Mike Ilitch is apparently unhappy with where the team is at which could mean the end of the Leyland era...
DETROIT The old saying is defense wins championships. If that's the case, the Tigers are probably not going to need any champagne.
The box score from Thursday afternoon's 12-4 loss to the Oakland A's shows that the Tigers made one error, Omar Infante's throwing error in the third inning that allowed a run to score.
"I think Omar's play, he just didn'...
Have the Detroit Tigers literally thrown their playoff chances away? For the second consecutive day, Detroit's inability to complete a seeming routine double play played a key role in a loss. Two "not quite" midgame turns Sunday contributed to Detroit eventually losing 7-6 to the Indians in Cleveland. On Monday, an excellent takeout slide at second by the Chicago...