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Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez missed Tuesday's 7-3 win over Toronto after cutting his thumb on the bat rack at Comerica Park.
Martinez needed eight stitches in his right thumb after the mishap Sunday. He was listed as day-to-day.
Martinez hurt himself after an at-bat in Detroit's 7-0 loss to the New York Yankees. It was not clear how the accident occurred.
DETROIT Don Kelly probably wasn't even supposed to start Tuesday's game but he ended up making the play of the game.
Hot-hitting Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia led off the second inning and absolutely smoked one of Anibal Sanchez's pitches. It was headed out of the park -- until Kelly leaped and brought it back in.
"I didn't know how far it was going to...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter is trying to do everything he can to play every day.
So far, so good.
Hunter has played in each of the Tigers six games this season and has been the dependable player they were hoping for at the plate and in the field.
The 37-year-old Hunter uses a rolling pin...
Alex Avila and Miguel Cabrera both hit home runs to right field as the Detroit Tigers buried the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-3 on a chilly Tuesday afternoon at Comerica Park.
Avila, in his first game after his wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, drilled a looping fly ball over the right-field wall in the second to give Detroit a 2-0 lead. Prince Fielder opened the scoring in...
Each Monday, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers.
Stranded runners. Strikeouts. Clutch offensive performances followed by goose eggs on the scoreboard. Hello Detroit, and welcome to yet another season of Tigers baseball.
Some of the offensive pitfalls of the latest week are nothing new. After all, we’ve been watching these...
DETROIT What do you give a pitcher who has tormented you for nearly two decades on his last scheduled visit to your stadium?
An autographed bat with a hole the size of the ball drilled into the sweet spot?
Perhaps a videotape of the only two postseason series he played against Detroit? No, that would be in poor taste, since the Tigers beat the New York Yankees convincingly in...
Miguel Cabrera had more hits Saturday than he did over the first four games of the season combined.
His teammates were pretty good, too.
Cabrera drove in one of four runs in the fifth inning on a 4-for-4 day and the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 8-4 Saturday.
Prince Fielder, one of six Tigers to drive in a run, had two RBI one day after a two-homer, five-RBI performance...
DETROIT -- AL MVP Miguel Cabrera hit his first homer of the season and drove in four runs, left fielder Don Kelly made a home run-robbing catch and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Tuesday.
The Blue Jays, who spent millions during the winter to upgrade their roster, fell to 2-5 for their worst start since 2004.
Cabrera, coming off his Triple Crown season, had four...
The Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays didn't get Cy Young-caliber performances in their previous games, but they haven't given their aces much room for error.
Perhaps they can provide their No. 2 starters better support.
Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez will try to help the Tigers win a fifth in a row in this series on Tuesday when Brandon Morrow takes the hill for...