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Brad Penny, Giants agree on minor league deal

Right-hander Brad Penny has agreed to terms on a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants as a candidate to help in the bullpen. Penny, who briefly pitched for the Giants down the down the stretch in 2009 and went 4-1 with a 2.59 ERA in six starts, is scheduled to report to extended spring training in Arizona on Monday. He threw a bullpen session Friday afternoon at AT...

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DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera has said it all along the Tigers are not just him, Prince Fielder and Justin Verlander. For the Tigers to be successful, it's going to take everyone on the team. Three of those other people came through Sunday as the Tigers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4-3, and won the three-game series, 2-1. Jhonny Peralta had the Tigers' first run, a solo...

Leyland on criticism: 'Got it coming'

Detroit manager Jim Leyland says the criticism of his struggling team is to be expected. The Tigers are 18-20 entering Friday night's game against Pittsburgh -- a strikingly mediocre mark for a team that won the AL Central by 15 games in 2011 and added Prince Fielder in the offseason. While Motown waits and hopes the team will hit its stride, patience is running a bit thin....

Scherzer, Tigers strike back

DETROIT (AP) -- Max Scherzer struck out 15 -- the most by a Detroit pitcher in 40 years -- and the Tigers rallied for him with three runs in the seventh inning to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Sunday. Scherzer (3-3) threw 115 pitches in seven innings and was done for the day when the Tigers came back from a 2-1 deficit while he was still the pitcher of record. Alex Avila hit...

Verlander reaction to losing his no-hitter: “F-bomb”

When Pirates utilityman Josh Harrison’s blooper got by the Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta with one out in the ninth inning Friday to bust up Justin Verlander’s no-hitter, everyone had a reaction.  41,000+ fans at Comerica Park mustered up a collective “ahhhh”.  Sitting on my couch with only my one year old home with me (sleeping in a different room), I verbalized a ...

Verlander takes no-hitter into ninth

Justin Verlander came within two outs of his third career no-hitter, allowing only Josh Harrison's ninth-inning single in the Detroit Tigers' 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. The 29-year-old Verlander, last year's AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner, nearly became the sixth major league pitcher with at least three career no-hitters. But with one out...

Verlander gem bittersweet for Pirates manager

DETROIT -- Clint Hurdle grew up in Michigan and dreamed about watching one of his beloved Tigers pitch a no-hitter. Friday night, he almost got his wish. The Big Rapids native, now the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, could only watch helplessly as Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the ninth inning against his team. Even when Josh Harrison's soft liner up the middle...

Verlander Loses No-No in the 9th with One Out

He almost does it again! Justin Verlander almost does it again. As the Pittsburgh Pirates faced the Detroit Tigers tonight, Verlander almost completed his third career no-hitter. His first no-no came at home on June 12th, 2007, against the Milwaukee Brewers. His second was thrown last year on May 7th, in Toronto, against the Blue Jays. Now, with the Pirates visiting, Verlander put...

I’ll admit it, I jinxed Justin Verlander’s potential no-hitter against Pirates

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MLB Insiders: Detroit Tigers

The Pirates open a three-game interleague series in Detroit on Friday night. Right-hander Charlie Morton will be on the hill for the Bucs. The Tigers will counter with ace right-hander Justin Verlander.

Pirates 4, Tigers 3

Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of two-run homers and A.J. Burnett pitched six solid innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. A day after Detroit's Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the ninth while shutting out the Pirates, McCutchen went deep twice off Tigers rookie Drew Smyly (1-1). It was McCutchen's sixth career multihomer...

Twins Sweep Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers finally came home after a long road trip and welcomed in the worst team in baseball: the Minnesota Twins. After going 4-5 on the road trip and coming home with a .500 record, facing the worst team in baseball could be just what the doctor ordered for this struggling baseball club. …. [...]
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