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Jacob Turner is back on the mound.
Turner, who dealt with shoulder problems in spring training, made his 2012 debut for Single-A Lakeland Monday night. Turner pitched four innings without allowing a hit or a run. He did walk two batters, but picked off one of them.
Turner, the Tigers' first-round pick in 2009, is considered their top pitching prospect. He spent most of last season in Double-A Erie, but made three starts for Toledo and three more for the Tigers. He went 0-1 in the majors with an 8.53 ERA, but is still considered one of the 25 best prospects in baseball.
Turner briefly competed for Detroit's fifth starter spot in spring training, but his shoulder issues knocked him out of the race.
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The Detroit Tigers were hit with a harsh dose of reality over the weekend during a 4 game series with the Texas Rangers. That reality was quite simple: they’re not as good as Texas.
Yes, Verlander was his usual dominant self and got a win on Saturday. Yes, a weird bunt off the knee play in the 11th inning that shouldn’t have counted plated the go-ahead run on Sunday to secure...
Detroit reliever Phil Coke is speaking out against bullying.
A day after appearing before a task force in Detroit, Coke recalled Tuesday some of his experiences growing up, saying kids used to make fun of his last name. He also discussed occasional physical bullying he had to deal with. Coke said light is being shed on the issue, ''and for a good reason.''
The one given for the Detroit Tigers this season was supposed to be offense. The defense was going to be questionable and there was some uncertainty over the back end of the rotation, but no one doubted that the Tigers would hit.
Right now, they aren't hitting.
In Detroit's last 10 games, the offense has produced only 30 runs at a .210 batting average - a rate that has...
DETROIT -- Yes, the umpires blew a call in the 11th inning of Detroit's 3-2 loss to Texas on Sunday.
No one disputes that, including the umpires.
That said, it probably didn't cost the Tigers the game.
With the score tied after 10 innings, Tigers manager Jim Leyland was forced to use Thad Weber in relief. Weber was making his major-league debut and facing baseball'...
The Rangers head back to Texas to celebrate Pudge Rodriguez’ retirement, and the Seattle Mariners drop into the D for a 3-game set against the 10-6 Tigers.
The Rangers series may not have been as bad as it sometimes seemed: The Rangers bombed the Tigers in the first game of the series, but after a bad 1st inning in the second game, the Tigers played them even, only giving up 6...
DETROIT (AP) -- Alex Liddi had a career-high three hits, including a solo homer, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Tuesday night.
Miguel Cabrera and Alex Avila homered for the Tigers, but it wasn't enough to overcome an early 4-0 deficit. Michael Saunders drove in three runs for Seattle, which snapped a four-game losing streak.
Jason Vargas (3-1) pitched...
Good pitching beats good hitting. Or maybe the adage should be superior pitching meets incredible hitting.
On a day when JV did not have his best stuff, he demonstrated why he’s the best pitcher in baseball by shutting down baseball’s best offense and ending the Rangers’ 8 game winning streak. Ron Washington said after the game “We didn’t lose, we got beat.”
DETROIT (AP) -- Alberto Gonzalez's squeeze bunt turned into an RBI infield single in the 11th inning, and the Texas Rangers went on to beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Sunday.
With the bases loaded and nobody out, Gonzalez bunted back to pitcher Thad Weber (0-1), who had no play at the plate on runner Nelson Cruz. Weber froze with the ball, and first baseman Miguel Cabrera struggled...
ON The road again…
The Seattle Mariners (7-10) look for a welcome change of scenery and a change of fortune on their stop in the Motor City. Detroit (10-6) finished 1st in the A.L. Central Division last season and are slated to end up there again.
Pitching match ups
Game 18: LHP – Jason Vargas vs. RHP – Max Scherzer
Jason Vargas up tonight. (Photo by Otto Greule...
Current Detroit Tigers and former New York Yankees pitcher Phil Coke is taking a stance against bullying. Coke made an appearance Monday at Wayne State University in Detroit. Speaking before the National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence, Coke exposed some of his experiences in regards to bullying. The task force is co-chaired by
3 HR's for Hamilton in the series
It’s safe to say that this past series between the Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers is one that will try and be quickly forgotten. Coming into this series the Rangers were coming into Comerica Park winners of their past six games in a row. The Tigers had just come a sweep of the Kansas City Royals and winners of their last four.
FOX Sports reporter Shannon Hogan was videobombed during a live segment at Sunday's Detroit Tigers game by a Texas Rangers fan who stood right behind her wagging his tongue.
The Rangers fan started out innocently enough, showing off his jersey and walking away. However, a few seconds later, the Rangers fan came back and started wagging his tongue like a crazed maniac...
Seattle takes game 1 on 10-game trip
The Headline: the Seattle Mariners fight until the end and get a big win against the American League Central leading Detroit Tigers
Seattle Mariners 7, Detroit Tigers 4
When: 6:05 ET, Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Where: Comerica Park, Detroit
Umpires: Home — James Hoye, 1B — Jim Joyce, 2B — Jim Reynolds, 3B — Mike DiMuro