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Detroit Tigers, 25-28, 5 games behind Chicago. Day-to-Day injuries: 3–Add Benoit, with forearm tightness. Dirks officially to the 15-day DL. Matt Young called up from Toledo.
He had only been on the team a couple of days, and had been having a nightmare of an evening, committing 2 errors and seeing 5 runners steal on him. But Omir Santos had one thing in his favor: he hadn’t been around long enough to fall into the Tiger runner-on-3rd-less-than-2-out malaise, and his sacrifice fly redeemed a great outing by Rick Porcello and a Cabrera power show (Santos also had a sac bunt).
And in case you were wondering what Leyland would have done if he needed another player to take the field (he used his entire bench), Villarreal would have put on the glove.
Today is Magglio Ordonez Day at Comerica, with official retirement ceremonies beginning at 12:30.
This afternoon Justin Verlander steps on the rubber for the series rubber game, and looks to maintain Detroit’s winning record against the AL East (9-8). Verlander, impressed by last night’s game, is working on developing a 2-HBP, 2-Walk, 3-SB inning, except that he thinks he can do it without giving up a run. At any rate both Benoit and Valverde are likely to be unavailable today, so go Justin!
Stat of the Day: Miguel Cabrera hit 910 feet of home run ball last night (they were listed at 466 and 444). “That was a lot of footage, to say the least,” Detroit manager Jim Leyland said.
Today’s Player of the Pre-game: Magglio Ordonez, who is literally the player being celebrated in the pre-game.
Today’s Hey-It-Worked-Last-Night Lineup:
- Quintin Berry CF
- Danny Worth 2B
- Miguel Cabrera 3B
- Prince Fielder 1B
- Delmon Young DH
- Brennan Boesch RF
- Jhonny Peralta SS
- Don Kelly LF
- Omir Santos C
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DETROIT -- There is an unsettling notion flying around Comerica Park and it goes a little something like this: Quintin Berry's roster spot is still up in the air.
No, it's true. Even after this scalding cup of coffee has managed to inject a little life into the Tigers over the last couple of weeks.
Quintin Berry is fast. He plays his tail off. His swing is improving. Most...
DETROIT -- Jim Leyland will have the bounty of two healthy players on his bench Sunday against the Yankees.
After playing Saturday night with just Ramon Santiago as an available reserve, the Tigers were forced to make a roster move Sunday. They put Andy Dirks (Achilles' tendinits) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 31, and finally purchased the contract of Matt...
DETROIT Justin Verlander wasn't about to blameMagglio Ordonez for his loss to the New York Yankees on Sunday.
After all, it was Ordonez's 2006 homer that took Verlander to the World Seriesand his 2007 catch that ended Verlander's first no-hitter.
The Tigers ace simply pointed out that the lengthy ceremony honoring Ordonezwas one of the things that didn't help his...
Yankee players have criticized the Detroit Tigers security personnel for letting a fan roam the field for several minutes Sunday, delaying the final out. This is ridiculous. Tigers' security is legendary for having the most stringent job requirements in the game. The criteria for applicants:1.<span style="font-family: "Times New Roman"; font-size-adjust...
DETROIT -- Timing hasn't been a staple of the 2012 Tigers. Then again, neither has consistency.
After the incredible high Magglio Ordonez's retirement ceremony provided the sellout Comerica Park crowd (42,419 in attendance), Derek Jeter did his best to take the crowd out of the game.
About 10 minutes after the field was cleared of all things Magglio, the Jeter planted a...
The Detroit Tigers are down to only one position player on their bench for Saturday night's game against the New York Yankees.
Catchers Alex Avila and Gerald Laird are both sitting out with right hamstring tightness, and outfielder Andy Dirks is nursing a problem with his right Achilles tendon. None of those three are available for Saturday's game, but the Tigers haven&...
DETROIT -- It had to be the biggest out Omir Santos has ever made. Santos lofted a sacrifice fly to right with one out and the bases loaded in the ninth inning Saturday night to give the Detroit Tigers a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees. Santos was in the lineup only because original starter Alex Avila woke up Saturday morning with hamstring tightness that didn't go...
First it was right-handed hitters not being able to solve left-handers and now the lefties' inability to do anything with right-handers is stalling out the Detroit offense. Phil Hughes stymied the Tigers on four hits and eight strikeouts over nine innings Sunday in a 5-1 victory by the New York Yankees. Detroit's only run came on a solo home run by Prince Fielder in...
DETROIT -- There are home runs and then there are Miguel Cabrera home runs.
Although neither one of Cabrera's two homers proved to be the game-winner in the Detroit Tigers' 4-3 walk-off victory over the New York Yankees Saturday night in front of 44,593 at Comerica Park, they had everyone buzzing after the game.
The first one came when Cabrera led off the fourth inning...
The Detroit Tigers paid tribute to Magglio Ordonez prior to Sunday's game with the New York Yankees. Continue reading →
It certainly was not a pretty win, but was certainly an exciting one for the Detroit Tigers, who took a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees on a game winning sacrifice fly by Omir Santos in the bottom of … Continue reading →
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Omir Santos hit it deep enough to walk-off in tonight’s 4-3 loss to the Detroit...
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Granderson hits a grand slam against his former team over the Detroit...
By Richard L. Shook DETROIT -- Justin Verlander may have the hardware, but on Sunday, Phil Hughes had the stuff. Hughes bested the Detroit Tigers' Cy Young/MVP Award winner with his first complete game this year and second of his career while New York backed him with a two-home run attack in a 5-1 victory by the Yankees. His fastball was crisp, he moved it around and by...
As the Detroit Tigers continue to sink, the power rankings look a bit different this week. The Baltimore Orioles are starting to fall fast, the boys on the South Side, the Chicago White Sox, are one of the hottest teams in baseball, and Pujols and company are really starting to hit the ball out there [...]