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It’s win, or go home for the Tigers in the American League Division Series. Following a Game 3 loss to Oakland by a score of 6-3, the Detroit Tigers are one loss away from ending their season. The A’s will take their 2-1 series advantage into Game 4 in Detroit tonight and first pitch is scheduled for 5:07 p.m. and will be broadcast on TBS.
Pitching has been the story of the ALDS so far, and Game 4 will be no different.
Game 4 of the ALDS will feature the pitching match-up of Detroit’s Doug Fister and Oakland’s Dan Straily. Both pitchers have struggled against the opposing teams in the past. On August 27, Fister allowed a season high 13 hits and 7 runs against the A’s, a series in which Oakland dominated. Athletics hitters hit a collective .328 off the Detroit starter. Straily was the opposing pitcher against Fister on August 27, a game that Straily won. However, Tigers hitters hit .387 off of him.
Torii Hunter could play a big role in the contest tonight as his career numbers agains...
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We don’t get a lot of time with the players this time of the year. So it was very nice of Doug Fister to spend some of that precious resource talking with me about his craft late last week. His thoughts could serve well as a backdrop for the six-foot-eight bulldog’s performance in Game Three today.
Eno Sarris: This is your best year as measured by ground balls. If you look over...
DETROIT For one night, Max Scherzer, the only 20-game winner in the majors, was coming out of the bullpen to save the day.
And he did so in a very unconventional, Todd Jones-like manner.
Ernie Harwell nicknamed the Detroit Tigers closer from the 2006 World Series team Rollercoaster Jones, and Scherzer made Jones seem like an easy ride to the final out.
Scherzer got out of a...
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez and Oakland Athletics closer Grant Balfour ignited a bench clearing scene Monday at Comerica Park after Martinez took exception to the way Balfour was allegedly staring him down from the mound.
After the game, Martinez provided some insight on what transpired.
"I just fouled a pitch off," Martinez said. "...
John Bendzinski was a little nervous during Tuesday night's elimination game for his Tigers. He wasn't nervous because he was afraid his team was going to lose and get eliminated. No, the season ticket holder was nervous because he was in danger of being grouped in with one of the most notorious fans in all of baseball.
Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman.
Detroit Tigers' outfielder Torii Hunter, who suffered a bruised shoulder on an diving attempt at a catch of Coco Crisp's fly ball in the first inning of Game 3, will be in the starting lineup tonight for Game 4 of the ALDS.
As reported Jason Beck of MLB.com, the only question about Hunter's status was how healthy he'd be while playing in tonight's game. All...
The Detroit Tigers are facing elimination on Tuesday in Game 4 of the ALDS against the Oakland Athletics, but despite the importance of this matchup, manager Jim Leyland has opted not to pitch Game 1 winner Max Scherzer.
Instead, Doug Fister has taken the mound with the Tigers’ season on the line.
His last outing against the Athletics at Comerica Park was in August, when he gave...
DETROIT (AP) -- Max Scherzer escaped a major jam in relief and the Detroit Tigers -- helped by two fans who reached out to reel in Victor Martinez's disputed home run -- rallied past the Oakland Athletics 8-6 on Tuesday to force a decisive fifth game in their AL division series.
Playing catch-up most of the way, the Tigers tied it first with Jhonny Peralta's three-run homer...
Ken Davidoff of the NY Post writes that Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta will head a new wave of available players that he refers to as “Biogenesis free agents.”
With regard to Peralta, Davidoff speculates that both the Yankees and Mets will be paying attention to him and if they aren’t, they should be.
What makes Peralta and his fellow Biogenesis free agent Nelson Cruz so intriguing...
The A’s relied on the main components that have carried them all season long on Monday afternoon: pitching and power.
Jarrod Parker followed Sonny Gray’s ‘David versus Goliath’ style performance against former MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander with an outstanding game of his own, out-pitching 2013 AL ERA champion Anibal Sanchez in the A’s 6-3 victory.
DETROIT (AP) - On a night of desperation, dispute and finally, delirium, Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers kept their season alive by the slimmest of margins.
With their season on the line, the Tigers' bats finally showed some life on Tuesday. After scoring only six runs and in two of 27 innings during the first three games of the ALDS, Detroit's previously feeble offense put some runs on the board against the Oakland A's.
The Tigers fell behind 3-0 in the fifth inning on a two-run homer by Jed Lowrie. Extending the ALDS...
Settle down all you Jeffrey Maier comparison-makers.
Victor Martinez's game-tying home run in Detroit's 8-6 victory over Oakland was a homer, just as the umpires ruled after a replay review.
Watch Tuesday's controversial play from Game 4 of the ALDS:
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But you have to wonder if the fan holding his beer towel over the fence was...
These decisive Game 5s sure are becoming familiar for Justin Verlander.
Just like last October in Oakland, the Tigers have been pushed to a winner-take-all fifth game in their AL division series against the Athletics. And Detroit will have Verlander on the mound again Thursday night after he pitched a four-hit shutout in the 2012 clincher.
''Well, you don't pretend...
The A’s and Tigers are playing Game 3 right now, but they played Game 2 on Saturday night, and that game was umpired by one CB Bucknor. Bucknor is routinely considered one of baseball’s worst umpires, and Saturday he made a few questionable decisions, the most questionable of which was probably a called strike three against Seth Smith in the bottom of the second. Now, granted...