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DETROIT -- The clubhouse of a team that just lost the World Series is a bittersweet place.
There was despair in the eyes of the Tigers, still reeling from the four-game sweep by the Giants that concluded with a 10th-inning defeat late Sunday night. But there also was an underlying sense of pride for what had been accomplished in bringing the American League pennant home.
Losing with hope makes a big difference in how a team says goodbye.
Pitching ace Justin Verlander shared a final postgame meal with several teammates and Magglio Ordonez, who threw out the Game 4 first pitch and led them to a World Series six years prior.
Hey, Verlander said, next year weve got Victor coming back! And Magglios coming back.
Everybody laughed at the thought of the former batting champion coming out of retirement, and nodded about designated hitter Victor Martinez, a perrenial 100-RBI guy, returning from knee surgery.
Verladner and infielders Ramon Santiago and Omar Infante were the only Tigers t...
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DETROIT -- Jim Leyland didn't make any promises Sunday night, but he sounds like a man who is planning to keep his job.
Speaking to local writers after his Tigers were swept in the World Series, Leyland acknowledged that he still wants to manage.
"I like to manage, and contrary to what some people think, I think I'm pretty good at it," he said. "A lot of...
DETROIT By the end of the night Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila who was originally in the Game 4 lineup but was scratched due to an lingering forearm injury had company in the trainer's room.
In the ninth inning, second baseman Omar Infante was hit on his left hand by Giants reliever Santiago Casilla.
Infante immediately headed toward the dugout, clutching his hand in...
The Detroit Tigers are bringing back manager Jim Leyland.
The team announced Tuesday that Leyland has a contract for next season, and his coaching staff also has been invited to return.
This will be Leyland's 22nd season as a major league manager and his eighth in Detroit. He led the Tigers to the World Series for the second time during his time with the club. Detroit was swept...
Delmon Young was asked what the Tigers are going to do to change their luck: “Like sacrifice a chicken or something? We’re not going to do that.” (@beckjason).
Well that seems reasonable. Not that anyone has suggested any better ideas.
Delmon also states the painful truth when he says that “we haven’t hit all playoffs,” not just against the Giants.
And yet in some...
The Detroit Tigers may have come up short again in the 2012 World Series against the San Francisco Giants, but they are not looking for a scapegoat to assume the blame for the disappointing four game sweep. If they are, it is not manager Jim Leyland, who it was just announced would return to the Tigers for the 2013 MLB season.
Next year will be Leyland’s eighth season managing...
DETROIT Bringing Jim Leyland back for another season was the right thing to do.
Not every Detroit Tigers fan will agree with that, but it's hard to argue with the results.
Consider this: In 2005, the season before Leyland arrived, the Tigers were 71-91 and finished fourth in the Central Division. And nobody needs to be reminded of the 119-loss season in 2003.
The Detroit Tigers picked up 2013 contract options on reliever Octavio Dotel and shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Continue reading →
The decision that seemed likely after the Tigers won the pennant was made official on Tuesday, as the organization announced that manager Jim Leyland has received a new one-year deal, and the entire coaching staff will be asked to return. In addition, Toby Harrah has officially been added to the staff as assistant hitting coach.
Miguel Cabrera hit a wild-blown, two-run homer off Matt Cain in the third inning, and the Detroit Tigers took their first lead of the World Series when they moved ahead of the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Sunday in Game 4 as they tried to avoid elimination.
Cabrera's drive, on an 86 mph breaking ball, sailed over right fielder Hunter Pence who thought he would catch it but ran...
Video: World Series on FOX: Tough loss for Leyland
Tigers manager Jim Leyland was as classy and respectful in defeat as one can be. Though he was extraordinarily disappointed that his team was swept in the World Series by the San Francisco Giants — and nearly in tears during his postgame interview — he praised the Giants.
“I want to first start by congratulating the Giants...
San Francisco closer Sergio Romo strikes out Detroit's Miguel Cabrera, looking, to finish off a Game 4 victory and the 2012 World Series title for the Giants via the sweep.
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Dear Madams and Sirs,Didja feel a little queasy last night when Miguel Cabrera strode to the plate with the bases full?Did you vomit when that Giants leftfielder nobody ever heard of dove into the corner and speared that line drive?Did you start wonder if you caught something from the Yankees when your hitters kept popping up?Well, amigos, you did. You caught A-Roditis. It's...
DETROIT -- The San Francisco Giants made it a clean sweep. Second baseman Marco Scutaro hit the game-winning single with two outs in the top of the 10th inning to score Ryan Theriot, and the Giants completed a four-game sweep of the Detroit Tigers with a 4-3 victory on Sunday night to win the World Series. Giants closer Sergio Romo pitched a scoreless bottom of the 10th inning...
Although the 2012 World Series didn’t last all that long, it did have some memorable moments. I’ve narrowed down the 5 most memorable moments that jumped out to me, and this is what I came up with:
5. In game 2 of the series Gregor Blanco placed a perfect bunt down the third baseline that narrowly stayed fair and loaded the bases for the Giants with no outs. The next batter...