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DETROIT -- If it is possible for a 6'7" man to get lost in a crowd, Doug Fister would be the one.
He's already the forgotten man of the Tigers pitching rotation -- not a Cy Young winner like Justin Verlander and, quite soon, Max Scherzer, and without an ERA championship and a 17-strikeout game like Anibal Sanchez.
He doesn't throw 97 mph like the other three, and his interview style comes right out of Crash Davis' lessons from Bull Durham.
Even his hobbies are low-key. While other players kill time before games with music, videos and iPads, Fister roams stadiums with his camera, taking pictures from interesting locations.
Wednesday, though, being a little bit dull was exactly what the Tigers and their fans needed.
Fister didn't threaten with a no-hitter and he didn't strike out double-figure batters -- he just pitched his game. In six innings, he only allowed one run and handed the struggling bullpen a six-run cushion.
"It's a lot of fun ...
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DETROIT The Detroit Tigers now find themselves in a position to make history or go home after losing Game 5 to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.
Since the best-of-seven format was adopted in 1985, only four American League Championship Series were knotted at 2-2, as this one was.
The Game 5 winner went onto reach the World Series in all four of those previous situations....
The Boston Red Sox edged the Detroit Tigers by a score of 4-3 on Thursday night at Comerica Park to take a 3-2 lead in the series and can punch their ticket to the World Series on Saturday within the friendly confines of Fenway Park. Game 5 was chock-full of highlight-worthy plays, both on defensive […]The post David Ortiz goes with crotch grab to react to Jose Iglesias’ incredible...
First came the rain then came the boos raining down on Prince Fielder.
And if you’d been paying attention you knew both were in the forecast Thursday night at Comerica Park.
If Game 5 was a pivot point in this American League Championship Series between the Tigers and the Boston Red Sox it also might prove to be one between the baseball fans in Detroit and the team’s highest...
Tigers manager Jim Leyland shook up the team’s roster on Wednesday night, and it seems to have done the trick. After the Red Sox took Games 2 and 3 of the best-of-seven ALCS series, the Tigers bit back on Wednesday, outlasting the Sox 7-3 and evening up the series at 2-2.
Red Sox starter Jake Peavy lasted just three innings and gave up seven earned runs on five hits and three walks...
Your browser does not support iframes. Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias has some of the best hands in baseball. He’s a below average hitter for the most part, but the 23-year-old more than makes up for it with his wizardry in the field. That was on full display with the catch he made to rob […]
The Red Sox knew the caliber of defense they were giving up when they dealt Jose Iglesias to the Tigers earlier this season, and Iggy made sure to remind them in spectacular fashion during Game 5 of the ALCS on Thursday. Iglesias showed off his great range and flashed the leather to rob David Ortiz of a base hit in the third inning. Even Ortiz walked away applauding.
The post Jose...
Churn, baby, churn.
Jim Leyland said Wednesday that he wanted to “churn up the butter a little bit,” which led to a shuffled lineup against Jake Peavy in Game 4 of the ALCS. Leyland’s batch of better butter wasted no time getting on a roll, as the Tigers scored five times in the second inning en route to a 7-3 victory over the Red Sox.
Leyland’s biggest change to Detroit’s...
After walking David Ortiz to lead off the second inning Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander tied a postseason record by striking out the next six batters he faced. It could have been seven straight had Shane Victorino not popped up to foul territory in a 1-1 count to leadoff the fourth.
The all-time record for most consecutive strikeouts in a regular-season game is 10 held by Hall...
On field officials for the most part do a pretty good job keeping themselves out of the way throughout the course of a game, except for last night.
During the 9th inning of the ALCS between the Red Sox and Tigers, Detroit catcher Brayan Pena had to hustle over to third base when Will Middlebrooks made the attempt to take the bag on a routine ground ball. However even though Prince...
Jose Iglesias has been a bit of a defensive wizard this season, and during the ALCS, but he got a taste of his own medicine Thursday night during Game 5.
Iglesias laid down a bunt in the fifth inning, and Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester hustled to glove the ball and ended up bobbling it, then scooping it up with enough time to make a hands-free toss to Mike Napoli at first base for...
DETROIT (AP) -- Mike Napoli's majestic homer began a rare early Boston breakthrough, Junichi Tazawa again bested Miguel Cabrera in a crucial spot and the Red Sox moved within one win of reaching the World Series by edging the Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Thursday night.
Boston returns to Fenway Park with a 3-2 lead in the AL championship series. Game 6 is Saturday with the Tigers&...
John Lackey struck out a career postseason-best eight as Boston edged
Detroit 1-0 in Game 3 of the ALCS at Detroit (Rick Osentoski/USA Today)
The Red Sox haven’t been getting many hits against the Tigers in this American League Championship Series, but when they do, they’re of the timely variety.
In the 6-5, Game-Two win, it was...
Boston leads 2-1
First Pitch: Wednesday 8:00 | Comerica Park | FOX/WEEI
2013 reg. season vs. Tigers: 3-4 | +8 Run differential | +1 in ALCS
Game 4 Matchup:
Jake Peavy, RHP 2013: 12-5, 4.17 ERA, 1.147 WHIP | ALDS: 0-0, 1.59 ERA, 0.882 WHIP
Doug Fister, RHP 2013: 14-9, 3.67 ERA, 1.308 WHIP...
Because nothing makes you think of Justin Bieber like Justin Verlander and baseball.
Good one, Andrews.
Of course she was in a fighting…
A revitalized Austin Jackson delivered in manager Jim Leyland's
revamped lineup as the Detroit Tigers built a big lead and held on
this time, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Wednesday night to even
the AL championship series 2-2.