Found May 09, 2013 on
Detroit Tigers, 19-12, 1st Place (1.5 ahead of KC).
This afterevening the Tigers make up their rained out game from Tuesday, as they play the plasticine game in the two-game season series against the Washington Nationals.
I predict that the Nationals will strike early, and score maybe three runs in the first.
Many have touted this series as a World Series preview. I hope not; I’ve already seen that one, it’s called last year’s World Series.
Today’s Player of the Pre-game: Doug Fister. With the Tiger bats in slumber mode, Fister has a small margin of error. Perhaps he can even help with the bat. And if he is going to continue with his strange HBP proclivity, he might as well use one against Denard Span.
Today’s Makeup Game Lineup:
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Miguel Cabrera is a few homers off the league-leading pace in the American League, but there is not a hitter in baseball damaging opposing pitchers like the Detroit Tigers’ third baseman has so far this season.
Cabrera bombed a three-run homer in the fourth inning Friday against the Cleveland Indians, his seventh long ball of the year to...
DETROIT Home runs can be magic, and this one certainly was.
Prince Fielder hit a majestic, 460-foot solo shot off the brick wall well beyond the scoreboard in right-center field Friday night. The third-inning blast was foreshadowed by Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona while speaking to reporters before the game.
And the ball from the prodigious swat -- the sixth-longest...
DETROIT (AP) -- Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera each hit a long home run, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 10-4 on Friday night.
The Tigers scored three runs in the second and three more in the fourth. Fielder's third-inning solo shot landed just below the No. 42 honoring Jackie Robinson on the brick facade beyond the wall in right-center field, giving Detroit...
When the upstart Cleveland Indians visit the Detroit Tigers tonight for the first time in 2013, their lineup will be packing a very familiar, polarizing face.
Ryan Raburn, who struggled to stick in Detroit’s lineup and often failed at the plate and in the field when he did, seems to have completely rejuvenated his career early this season. A change of scenery was...
DETROIT -- After quite a few good games, the Indians simply didnt have it Friday night in the series opener against the Tigers.Or at least starting pitcher Corey Kluber didnt.And when the starting pitcher doesnt have it, it makes it tough -- especially against a lineup as relentless and formidable as Detroits.The Tigers provide no breathers, and they took advantage of Klubers struggles...
The sports birthdays for May 9 include former NL Cy Young award winner Brandon Webb, one of the greatest pure hitters of All-Time in Tony Gwynn, Prince Fielder (who’s first commercial was for McDonald’s with his Dad when he was a little tike), an NHL great in Steve Yzerman, and former goon Tony Twist.
Despite the lofty accomplishments of many of those players it was Doug Christie...
19-11, 1st place, 1.5 games up.
Well, this has been a fun stretch. Your Tigers have now won 9 out of 10 games, outscoring their opponents 74-25 (that’s a pythagorean winning % of 89%, or about 143 – 19). Now, the last 7 games were played against the Astros and Twins, so let’s no be disappointed if they don’t score 5 in the first every game here on out. But the Tigers did...
All offseason long, Tribe fans heard about that team up north.
Last year the Detroit Tigers were not only the reigning American League Central Division Champions, but won the AL Pennant for the second time in the last seven years. Although they were swept by the San Francisco Giants in the World Series, Detroit has continued to be one of the best teams in the league, averaging 92...
Cleveland Indians (18-14) Chance of Postseason Play (42.5%) at Detroit Tigers (19-12) Chance of Postseason Play (74.7%)
Series 12, Games 33, 34,and 35
Comerica Park, Detroit: 1.267, Extreme hitters park.
Weather: The weather looks decent; the only real threat to baseball being the first game of the series on Friday with a 90% chance of showers and thunderstorms...
Anibal Sanchez is a bad dude. This is the same man who struck out 16 Atlanta Braves a few Fridays ago.
But when there is big game to be hunted, Bryce Harper picks up his elephant gun and goes to work. Harper hit a majestic blast to right-center off Sanchez and drove in another on a sacrifice fly in the Nationals 3-1 victory over the Tigers.
The home run was Harper’s 10th of the season.
With Game 1 of the Washington Nationals vs. Detroit Tigers series getting rained out Tuesday night in Washington D.C., I would like to catch up on a few things. Things are a little crazy right now with the kickoff of youth baseball. I struggle to find time to coach not one, not two, but three [...]
Coming off another impressive performance last weekend, the Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer appears to be at the top of his game.
So do the AL Central rival Cleveland Indians, who could become all the more formidable with Michael Bourn back atop their lineup.
Looking to win a fourth consecutive start and stay unbeaten, Scherzer tries to slow down the surging Indians in the opener...
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Thursday MLB slates are nice. It’s a travel day for baseball and it allows you time to really focus in on a few games rather than trying to take in a full schedule of action. A lot of the games are played in the afternoon leaving just a few games at...