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Over the weekend the Detroit Tigers welcomed in the Tampa Bay Rays, who were coming off a sweep of the New York Yankees, to Comerica Park. With plenty of strong pitching, this series was bound to be good.
In game one of the series, Rick Porcello took the mound against highly touted prospect Matt Moore. Porcello and Matt Moore would go pitch for pitch with each other. Going into the seventh inning, Matt Moore looked to have another easy inning. Until the hot Austin Jackson got up to the plate. Moore left a fastball up and Jackson took it in to the hometown bullpen for his first home run of the year.
“I tried to get a little big on it,” Moore said of the pitch, “threw it and wound up pulling it right in the middle of the zone for him.” The Tigers would go on to score three runs in the eighth to take the first game 5-2.
Game two featured a great pitching match-up: Justin Verlander vs. James Shields. The Tigers would strike first with a Miguel Cabrera RBI single in the first. The Tige...
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Detroit Tigers starter Adam Wilk left Saturday's game against the White Sox after being hit in his pitching shoulder by a foul ball off the bat of teammate Prince Fielder while sitting in the dugout during the sixth inning.
The Tigers said Wilk had a bruised left shoulder but is expected to make his next start.
Wilk was making his first major league start. He left with the...
5-2, 1st place, .5 games on on CWS. Here’s a random Fox News article about how great the Tigers are.
Also – this just broke, Clete Thomas has been claimed by the Twinkies.
Adam Wilk makes his big league debut this afternoon a little ahead of schedule as he fills in for Doug Fister. Wilk was an 11th rounder (out of the 100 or so that make up the MLB draft, so that’s pretty...
DETROIT -- If the Tigers win the World Series, it will go down as one of the most significant text messages in baseball history.
Prince Fielder was sitting on the dais at Comerica Park, talking about his new 214 million contract at a press conference, when his cell phone went bloop.
The sender: Miguel Cabrera.
The message: Welcome.
It might sound corny, but it means a lot, Fielder...
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Twins added outfield depth Saturday, claiming outfielder Clete Thomas off waivers from Detroit.
Thomas, 28, has spent parts of three seasons with the Tigers. He appeared in three games this season but did not have an at-bat before he was designated for assignment on Thursday. Thomas played a career-high 102 games in 2009 and batted .240 with 39 RBIs and...
Tune into Sun Sports at 12:30 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Detroit Tigers.
The Tampa Bay Rays are off to the best start in franchise history, thanks in part to a late rally that ended the Detroit Tigers' bid to remain the AL's last unbeaten team.
The Rays will try to add another victory Thursday at Comerica Park while spoiling Tigers left-hander Drew Smyly...
When Drew Smyly imagined what his major league debut would be like, he never pictured anything as strange as the real thing.
Just a few days after struggling in his only Triple-A start, the 22-year-old looked far from ready for the big leagues when Tampa Bay immediately loaded the bases on two walks and a single.
''It's been an exciting week, but I was struggling,&...
The Detroit-Chicago White Sox game was delayed for several minutes in the first inning Friday after Tigers' star Miguel Cabrera complained that the batter's box wasn't the right shape or size.
Before he faced a pitch with two outs in the first inning, Cabrera's back leg was out of the box, and he said something to home plate umpire Adrian Johnson. After a conference...
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. Brandon Inge was activated from the DL and Adam Wilk was called up to make his first Major League start.
The Minnesota Twins claimed outfielder Clete Thomas off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
To make room on the 40-man roster, the Twins placed starting pitcher Scott Baker on the 60-day disabled list. Baker needs surgery on his right elbow and is out for the season.
Thomas had no plate appearances with the Tigers this season, but appeared in three games before being designated...
The Tigers ended their homestand with a 5-1 record behind Brennan Boesch's 2 hits and 4 RBI in a 7-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays today. In ESPN's alternate universe, some guy named "Brandon" Boesch also had a pretty good game.
Regardless of his first name, today was also Boesch's 27th birthday. The Tigers head to Chicago tomorrow for a...
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(DETROIT, MI) Former Duluth Huskies left-handed pitcher Drew Smyly broke into the big leagues Wednesday by tossing four good innings as the starting pitcher in the Detroit Tigers 7-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Early trouble elevated Smyly’s pitch count, which forced him from the game after just four innings. However, how the 22-year old handled that...
Some woeful Boston pitching helped the Tampa Bay Rays stage a dramatic September comeback last year to reach the playoffs at the expense of the Red Sox.
This weekend at Fenway Park, it's been Tampa Bay's vaunted staff that looks like the problem.
The Red Sox didn't miss a beat offensively in their first game without Jacoby Ellsbury, and they'll look to spoil Rays...
The left hand side of the starting pitching prospect list is not quite as strong as the right hand side. After all, roughly 20 percent of starters in the league are left handed. So, it makes sense that most of the best pitching prospects would be right-handed. That being said, the left-handed ranks are not without their own diamonds in the rough.
1. Matt Moore– Tampa...