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DETROIT -- If you listened to Doug Fister after Friday's game, you probably thought he had just pitched the worst game of his career.
If you then looked at his box-score line, you'd be even more convinced. Fister didn't get out of the fourth, allowing six runs on 11 hits and a walk in 3 13 innings.
"I just didn't do my job," Fister said. "I didn't execute. I felt good, and I thought I made some good pitches, but there were too many pitches that I didn't make."
That, though, is Doug Fister. If he pitched a one-hitter and lost 1-0, he'd take all of the blame, while he's more than happy to credit winning performances to his teammates. On Friday, he was being a little hard on himself. Yes, he did allow a first-inning homer to Shane Victorino, but Boston's next five runs came off a bewildering array of bloopers, infield singles and balls that found the tiniest gap in Detroit's defense.
"He certainly wasn't at his sh...
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The short lived Jose Valverde return/experiment for the Detroit Tigers appears to be over.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Tigers designated for assignment the 35-year old closer after a stretch of bad outings allowing 11 runs and 6 home runs in 7 1/3 innings. It also appeared more and more likely that Valverde would be shown the door after manager Jim Leyland commented...
Detroit -- Baseball is a game of imperfections and failure, yet somehow most of that has eluded Max Scherzer this season.
Scherzer held the Boston Red Sox to two runs on six hits in a 10-3 Tigers victory Friday night at Comerica Park to become the first Tigers pitcher to win 11 consecutive decisions to start the season.
How wowed is Scherzer by what he's done?
Austin Jackson's hamstring may not be back to full strength quite yet. The Tigers outfielder was held out of Friday's lineup with soreness in his left leg which is related to the recent hamstring injury that put him on the DL. MLB.com's Jason Beck & Bobby Nightengale reported that the problem is in the same place in Jackson's left hamstring, as confirmed by...
DETROIT - Chase Salazar got to live out a childhood dream for many people Friday when he put on a Detroit Tigers No. 24 uniform and played the body double for slugger Miguel Cabrera during a commercial shoot for FOX Sports at Comerica Park.
While other extras told him they had spent six hours trying to perfect Cabrera's swing in hopes of being selected, Salazar got the part...
DETROIT -- The move that Tigers fans were hoping for happened Friday.
Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski announced the team was designating closer Jose Valverde for assignment.
Dombrowski said they asked Valverde if he'd be willing to go to Triple-A Toledo if he cleared waivers but did not receive a definitive answer from him...
Eric D. Schabell
The new sheriff rolled into town on his horse, gently bringing her to a stop outside of the stadium. He peered up at the bright sun from under his dusty black hat, squinting slightly and surveyed the scene around him.
This town was ready for a new law man, a strong and dominating type of law man needed to put the riffraff in its place. No more...
By DAVE HOGGFOXSPORTSDETROIT.COM
The Tigers have a new closer and his name is Joaquin Benoit.
Jim Leyland made the announcement before Thursday's series opener with Boston and one day after Jose Valverde's latest pitching mound meltdown. Valverde allowed four runs in his first 10 pitches against the Orioles, including a long homer by Chris Davis.
"Right now, I'm...
DETROIT - Miguel Cabrera, baseball's incredibly underexposed superstar, got a little taste of the Hollywood life Friday morning.
Cabrera took part in a movie-like production for a 90-second commercial to promote the launch of the Fox Sports 1 television network.
He's one of the top athletes featured in the spot that will be aired for the first time July 16 during FOX'...
Shane Victorino homered and hit three singles, driving in five runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 10-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer for Detroit, which nearly rallied from a 6-1 deficit but couldn't come through against the Boston bullpen. Jon Lester (7-4) allowed five runs and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings, but he won for the...
After splitting the first two games, the Boston Red Sox (45-31) and Detroit Tigers (40-32) tangle in tonight’s Game 3 from Comerica Park. The Sox offense exploded for 10 runs, led by right fielder Shane Victorino, who went 4-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs. Boston’s batters must have thought the same as Red Sox Nation: No lead is safe.
There can be no argument that the best 1-2 hitting punch in Major League Baseball is Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers. The scary thing now about the defending American League champions is they have an argument for the best 1-2 pitching punch in the game, as well. That’s because Max Scherzer has gone to a new level and might be even filthier than Justin Verlander...