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The Detroit Tigers hold the No. 23 pick in the 2014 MLB Draft, which opens on June 5 with Rounds 1 and 2. The draft will continue with Rounds 3-10 on Friday, then Rounds 11-40 on Saturday.
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DETROIT -- Torii Hunter walked from the bat rack toward the middle of the dugout after the Detroit Tigers lost for the 12th time in the last 16 games on Wednesday night. He took the game bat and batting gloves in his arms and tossed them over the dugout roof to some startled and extremely appreciative fans.
"They were bad luck," Hunter said, while dressing in the quiet...
DETROIT -- Eugenio Suarez wasn't in the starting lineup Friday night for the Detroit Tigers, but he wasn't going on the disabled list either. The rookie shortstop injured his left knee Wednesday night in his major league debut as a pinch-hitter, sliding awkwardly into second base.
Asked before the game with the Boston Red Sox if Suarez's status was day-to-day, Tigers...
Picking 23rd overall on Thursday night, the Detroit Tigers kicked off their portion of the 2014 MLB First Year Player Draft by selecting Derek Hill, an outfielder out of Elk Grove, California. Hill, whose father was a first round pick in 1982 and currently an employee of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is the first prep outfielder selected in Round 1 by the Tigers since Cameron Maybin...
This Detroit Tigers fan came to Thursday’s game with the Blue Jays prepared – he brought a love. And with that glove, he caught a foul pop in the fourth inning. What made this catch worth discussing is that he caught the ball while talking on his phone. That must have been a fun conversation to be on the other end of. I wonder if he even mentioned the catch, or just kept going...
Anibal Sanchez rolled. Joba Chamberlain cruised through an easy 1-2-3 eighth.
And then Brad Ausmus turned to his closer (for the time being): Joe Nathan. And Nathan promptly walked the leadoff hitter, No. 9 batter Anthony Gose. A steal, base hit and botched grounder by Andrew Romine later, the Blue Jays had broken the scoreless tie and Ausmus had Ian Krol and Al Alburquerque warming...
When Justin Verlander has a rough go of it on the field, he knows that when he goes home at the end of the day…he’s got Kate Upton.
Little brother Ben isn’t as lucky.
Unless, that is, you consider the ability to predict the weather on par with dating a Sports Illustrated cover model. Thursday, the West Michigan Whitecaps outfielder traded in his bat and glove for a chance to...
A couple of weeks ago, I was asked on the radio if I thought any team could challenge the Oakland Athletics for the AL pennant.
According to the AL standings at the time, I should’ve named the Tigers as a rightful challenger. Detroit had the second best record in the league at 27-15, a five-game lead in the AL Central and a +49 run differential. Though the Tigers were in the midst...
Detroit GM Dave Dombrowski confirmed today that former Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias will not play at all in the 2014 season. The 24-year old Iglesias went down in Spring Training with what was ultimately diagnosed as "shin fractures" to both legs. The Red Sox gave up Iglesias in last year's three-way trade to acquire Jake Peavy. Said Dombrowski, "We do not plan...
On Tuesday the Detroit Tigers celebrated the release of Robocop on BlueRay and DVD by having Robocop himself throw out the first pitch. I image the Tiger faithful was expecting a little bit more on his fastball when he wound up and delivered a one-hopper to home plate. I hope he fights crime better than pitches.
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The post RoboCop...
Not everyone gets to have a crossword puzzle clue about themselves in USA Today, but apparently not everyone who does agrees with the answer.
There’s no stopping the Blue Jays runaway train, so signs of it slowing down.
When the Jays chugged into Motown the consensus was now they’d find out how good they are when they run up against the Tigers great starting pitching.
Well, it’s three games later and the Jays won them all, the latest a 7-3 pounding of Detroit “ace” Justin Verlander.
When Oakland came to Rogers...
DETROIT (AP) -- Adam Lind doubled twice to drive in three runs and Melky Cabrera added a homer and three hits, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to an 8-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.
Lind's two-run double off Rick Porcello (8-3) in the sixth put Toronto ahead 3-2, and Aaron Loup got out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam in the bottom of the inning in relief...
Detroit Tigers Boston Red Sox – Photo Credit – Mark Sardella
When the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox started a weekend series at Fenway Park in mid-May, the Tigers were just cruising. They entered that series with a 24-12 record, swept the Red Sox in 3 games and exited Fenway with a 27-12 record overall, including 11 straight road wins.
The Red Sox, on the other hand, were...
DETROIT (AP) -- Juan Francisco and Brett Lawrie hit consecutive home runs in the sixth inning off Justin Verlander, and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 7-3 victory Thursday.
The AL East-leading Blue Jays have won 19 of 23, including sweeps of defending champion Boston, AL West-leading Oakland and AL Central-leading Detroit. J.A. Happ...
The Detroit Tigers decided to change things up a bit this year.
Rather than stay the course and grab another power arm Thursday, the Tigers instead selected a speedy outfielder in California high school center fielder Derek Hill with the No. 23 overall pick in this year's amateur draft.
It marks the first outfielder selected by the Tigers in the first round since they selected...