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DETROIT (AP) -- Jhonny Peralta's two-run double highlighted a five-run first inning for the Detroit Tigers, who went on to a 7-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
The Tigers scored four runs before making an out when their first six hitters reached base off Texas rookie Justin Grimm (7-7). Doug Fister (7-5) allowed two runs in the fourth but was otherwise sharp for Detroit.
Peralta, Prince Fielder, Austin Jackson and Torii Hunter had two hits apiece for the Tigers, and Victor Martinez extended his hitting streak to 14 games with an RBI double in the second that gave Detroit a 7-0 lead.
Miguel Cabrera hit a sacrifice fly for his 95th RBI of the year.
A.J. Pierzynski homered and had three hits for the Rangers.
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Texas Rangers right-hander Justin Grimm was removed from
last night’s contest in the fourth inning after experiencing tightness in his
forearm. The Rangers said after the game that the move was precautionary, as
they don’t expect the ailment to be serious, according to T.R. Sullivan of
Grimm would have been a candidate for an early exit
regardless of injury...
DETROIT Jim Leyland doesnt get a whole lot of love from Detroit Tigers fans.
Hes maligned in the social media and on radio talk shows for continuing to use Phil Coke with the game still in doubt; having too many cronies on his coaching staff; playing Andy Dirks, Don Kelly, Ramon Santiago and Alex Avila too much; not playing Matt Tuiasosopo enough; letting Jose Valverde burn down...
YouTube The Tigers and White Sox got into a little dance party Thursday afternoon Tigers reliever Luke Putkonen threw a pitch behind White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez. Putkonen’s pitch was in retaliation to the Tigers believing that White Sox starter Chris Sale threw up and in to Prince Fielder following a Miguel Cabrera home run earlier in the game. All you need to about the...
DETROIT Miguel Cabrera, an accomplished amateur baseball player in Venezuela, taught his son how to play and love the game.
He stood in the dugout prior to Saturday nights game, watching Jose Miguel Cabrera, who goes by his middle name, take batting practice before the Detroit Tigers played the Texas Rangers. The proud father talked about the magnificent season his son is having...
Getting healthy is key to a Rangers team that went from two straight World Series appearances to an early Wild Card round exit last year, and now it looks like outfielder Craig Gentry and infielder Jeff Baker will be off the disabled list soon after the All-Star break according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com.
Gentry, who is sidelined with a fractured left hand, has been taking batting...
DETROIT Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzers flirtation with perfection came to an end Saturday night in a 7-1 loss to the Texas Rangers.
Afterward, Scherzer was asked if there wasnt some relief experienced over ending all the questions he had to field as he kept winning and the record reached 13-0.
It was fun, Scherzer said with a wide smile. Are you kidding me?
The Texas Rangers recently placed starting pitcher Yu Darvish on the disabled list with a strained shoulder. While there was concern
that the injury could keep the right-hander out for an extended stretch, test
results showed nothing out of the ordinary in his injured right trapezius
muscle. The Rangers have said that Darvish is dealing with simple fatigue in
his shoulder and...
Your browser does not support iframes. Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland was as angry as you will ever see him during his team’s bench-clearing brawl against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night. For those who missed it, you can see video of the melee here. It all started in the bottom of the fifth [...]
The L.A. Dodgers hit another multi-year high on Tuesday night. In other news, the Tigers earned their second-best rating of the season, and ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” could not match last year’s Yankees/Red Sox affair. [...]
50-41, 1st place, 2.5 ahead of Cleveland.
Onward and upward after a series against the White Sox that was, shall we say, insulting. Now come the Texas Rangers, a formidable opponent that matches up favorably against the Tigers just about any way you look at it. The optimist’s view would be that this is one of those rise to the occasion opportunities.
Ah, the bullpen. When will...
DETROIT (AP) -- Joshua Phegley's sixth-inning grand slam gave Chris Sale some long-awaited run support, and Chicago went on to beat the Detroit Tigers 6-3 on Thursday in a game that included a bench-clearing altercation shortly after the White Sox took the lead. Chicago trailed 3-1 when Phegley cleared the bases with a homer off Detroit starter Anibal Sanchez (7-6). Luke Putkonen...
51-42, 1st place, 1.5 games ahead of Cleveland.
OK, that didn’t go so well. I look at it as Scherzer losing 4-1, let down considerably by his teammates. (Is Alburquerque even worth mentioning? No.) The bright spots would seem to be Phil Coke (the inevitable response to being singled out for criticism in a game post – guess we need to keep it up, guys) and an RBI from Hernan Perez...
Manny Ramirez sounds like a changed man. Just ask David Ortiz.
Ortiz, who formed a potent 3-4 combo with Ramirez in Boston from 2003 to 2008, said on WEEI’s Salk & Holley Show Wednesday that he keeps in touch with his former teammate and that he has noticed a great deal of change in the 41-year-old slugger.
“He’s a totally different person,” Ortiz said. “I’m really...
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Here's how Torii Hunter reacted - if Rasheed Wallace's "both teams played hard" post-game interview was translated into noises, it'd probably sound like Hunter's:
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The White Sox announcers were right -- the umpires can use their discretion...