Found September 03, 2012 on The Detroit Sports Site:
The Detroit Tigers continue to struggle against the American League's lesser teams -- a problem that may wind up costing them the Central Division. Continue reading →

Garcia impresses in Tigers debut

DETROIT -- All in all, Avisail Garcia's first game in the major leagues was as good as he could have imagined. In his first at-bat, against Chicago White Sox starter Francisco Liriano Saturday night, Garcia fought off pitch after pitch before earning a 10-pitch walk. "I saw the ball good," Garcia said. "He's a good pitcher, but I saw the ball good every pitch...

Will Tigers turn sweep into momentum?

DETROIT Justin Verlander and the Tigers swept the Chicago White Sox out of Comerica Park with an emphatic 4-2 victory Sunday night on national TV, giving them a tie for the Central Division lead. But how much does it really mean at this point? "We feel like we made this statement last time, and obviously we didnt continue to play great," Verlander said. "I think...

Tigers Proving That Winning Divisions Only Easy on Paper

It wasn’t supposed to go down like this. As August turns to September in this sometimes God forsaken 2012 baseball season, this isn’t whatTigers fans had in mind for Labor Day weekend. The worries were supposed to be the usual for this time of the year: getting the kids back to school; figuring out what to throw on the grill as the outdoor cooking season winds down; wondering...

Altered game plan works for Verlander

It isn't unusual to see a game plan go out the window, but three batters in? Justin Verlander and his catcher, Gerald Laird, wasted no time switching things up Sunday after Chicago White Sox leadoff man Alejandro De Aza stunned the Detroit Tigers ace with a second-pitch homer and one out later Dewayne Wise draped a double near the line in short left field. "My fastball...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Max Scherzer Making His Case for A.L. Cy Young Inclusion

Each Monday, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers. In yet another up and down week for the Tigers full of two sweeps, there was one usual constant. … Continue reading →

Tigers lose second straight to Indians

DETROIT (AP) -- Jim Leyland loaded the lineup with lefties against Justin Masterson, then watched his Detroit Tigers struggle to another loss. Afterward, there wasn't a hint of panic in his voice. "I'm not frustrated," Leyland said. "I'm not going to change. We've been the same all year. We come here ready to do our job and do our best." Don...

Leyland: There's been no letdown after White Sox series

Manager Jim Leyland disagrees with the notion that his Detroit Tigers are having a letdown after sweeping the Chicago White Sox. After gaining a tie for first in the AL Central during the weekend, Detroit fell back when it lost Monday while Chicago was beating the Minnesota Twins. The Tigers lost a second consecutive one-run game to the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night, falling...

Verlander outduels Sale, Tigers complete sweep of White Sox

The Detroit Tigers (72-61) completed the sweep of the Chicago White Sox (72-61), 4-1. Detroit’s Justin Verlander (8 IP, 11 SO, 1ER) pitched eight innings of 1-run ball, proving why he is the reigning American League MVP and Cy Young award winner and why his name should be in the discussions again. The Tigers have now moved into a tie with the White Sox for the lead in the Central...

Tigers make Masterson look masterful in 3-2 loss

The Detroit Tigers continue to be one of the most difficult teams to get a gage on and one of the most frustrating teams to watch. Tuesday night the Tigers, who are in the midst of an American League Central pennant race with the Chicago White Sox made another mediocre to bad pitcher look like a consistent All-Star. This time Indians starter Justin Masterson feasted on Tigers hitters...

Indians outlast Tigers once again

DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Masterson pitched six solid innings, and the Cleveland Indians beat Detroit 3-2 on Tuesday night for their second straight victory over the playoff-chasing Tigers. Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer for Detroit, but the Tigers missed another opportunity against a struggling team. Masterson (11-12) allowed two runs and four hits. He walked one and struck out...

Meet September 2012 Girl Next Door Contestant #4 – Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth 360 Page: Photo Gallery 360 Role: Girl Next Door Contestant Hometown: Troy, MI Birthday: November 5, 1991 HT: 5’7     Eye Color: Blue     Favorite Athlete: Justin Verlander Favorite Team: Detroit Tigers If you could win a date with any famous athlete, who would it be and why? Hmmm… that’s a hard [...]

Indians-Tigers Preview

A huge sweep over the team they were chasing in the AL Central has pulled the Detroit Tigers into a tie for first place. Staying atop the division for another few days, at the very least, certainly seems likely. Following an emotional weekend, the Tigers look to avoid a letdown at Comerica Park in Monday's opener with the sputtering Indians, losers of 18 of 19 away from Cleveland...
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