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Anibal Sanchez all but clinched the AL ERA title by pitching five scoreless innings Saturday for the Detroit Tigers, but Joaquin Benoit blew a save and they lost to the Miami Marlins 2-1 in 10 innings.
Sanchez lowered his ERA from 2.64 to 2.57 to increase a slim lead. Oakland's Bartolo Colon ranks second at 2.65 followed by Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma at 2.66, and both have pitched their final game of the regular season.
The AL Central champion Tigers will conclude their regular season Sunday, then start a division series at Oakland on Friday.
Miguel Cabrera, already assured of his second consecutive AL batting title, went 2 for 4 to hike his average to .348. His first series in Miami since being traded by the Marlins in 2007 has been a box-office success - the crowd of 28,750 was the largest since the Marlins' home opener in April.
Detroit took a 1-0 lead into the ninth, but the Marlins rallied against Benoit. He blew a save for only the second time in 26 chances this...
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The Detroit Tigers will look to celebrate again, as they begin a 5-game series with the Oakland A’s on Friday
While the AL Wild Card spot is coming down to two sudden death games, one division series is set in stone. The Detroit Tigers will travel to face the Oakland Athletics in a best-of-five series beginning on Friday Oct. 4.
This series is a rematch of last year’s ALDS, as...
Miguel Cabrera happily settled for a single crown.
The Detroit Tigers slugger fell short in his bid to become the first player to win the Triple Crown in successive seasons. But Cabrera clinched his third batting title in a row, finishing with a .348 average after sitting out Sunday's regular-season finale at Miami - a no-hitter by the Marlins' Henderson Alvarez.
There is a fascinating decision awaiting the Detroit Tigers the A’s possible first-round playoff opponent.
Should they start former Cy Young winner and Most Valuable Player Justin Verlander in Game 1 or go with 21-game winner Max Scherzer who’s had the best 2013 season of any Tigers starter?
The A’s will certainly take an interest. At 94-65 they’re two games behind Boston...
Jhonny Peralta is relieved that his long absence is over.
Peralta played in his first game since completing a 50-game suspension, and had a hit and an RBI in the Detroit Tigers' 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Friday night.
''I felt pretty good,'' Peralta said. ''I saw the ball well, the breaking ball and everything. I made good contact.''
For the Detroit Tigers, even though they have one game left in the regular season, it's all about getting ready for the playoffs.
But they had a couple of records to take care of in the process.
Anibal Sanchez, in his last start before the playoffs, threw five masterful innings, allowing two hits and striking out eight.
The first strikeout came with the first batter Sanchez...
MIAMI (AP) -- Anibal Sanchez all but clinched the AL ERA title by pitching five scoreless innings Saturday for the Detroit Tigers, but Joaquin Benoit blew a save and they lost to the Miami Marlins 2-1 in 10 innings.
Sanchez lowered his ERA from 2.64 to 2.57 to increase a slim lead. Oakland's Bartolo Colon ranks second at 2.65 followed by Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma at 2.66...
Detroit's Jhonny Peralta played in his first game since completing a 50-game suspension, going 1 for 4 with an RBI in the Tigers' 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Friday night.
Peralta, who was suspended for his involvement in the Florida-based Biogenesis performance-enhancing lab, started in left field and had his first chance on Giancarlo Stanton's bases-loaded double...
(Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)It's tough enough to give an award to a player wearing different laundry. It's even tougher when that player might contribute to a playoff defeat for the Red Sox in a few short weeks. But, the editors of FenwayNation really had no other choice but to make Joe Iglesias our 2013 Rookie Of The Year. In 63 games for The Carmine Hose, Iglesias pretty much...
The Detroit Tigers are saving their hits for the playoffs.
With their postseason slot already decided as AL Central champions, the Tigers watched the other team do all the celebrating Sunday, when Henderson Alvarez pitched a no-hitter and the Miami Marlins scored in the bottom of the ninth to win 1-0.
The only run scored when Luke Putkonen threw a wild pitch with two out and the...
The Detroit Tigers made the worst kind of history a team can make on Sunday afternoon; the kind that they have all by themselves. After being no-hit Sunday during a 1-0 loss to the Miami Marlins, they were the first playoff bound team in the history of baseball to be no-hit in the season’s final game.
With the division championship wrapped up long ago, Detroit didn’t play their...
Former Detroit Tigers slugger Cecil Fielder attended Friday nights game between the Tigers and Marlins in Miami and shook hands with his son, Prince, next to the dugout before the game.
FOX Sports Detroit cameras caught the happy reunion. The father and son haven't seen eye-to-eye in recent years, and Cecil told me last year that he wouldnt be going to Detroits games because...
Max Scherzer has had quite the season with the Detroit Tigers. Amongst pitchers, he ranks within the top 10 in several categories, including: WAR (4th), ERA (10th), walks and hits per innings pitched (3rd), hits per 9 innings pitched (4th), strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (2nd), innings pitched (8th), and strikeouts (2nd).
On Sept. 25, the Detroit Tigers clinched the American...
93-68, AL Central Division Champs. Woo-hoo.
Last night: Marlins 2, Tigers 1 (10). Four innings of shutout ball is a tall order for any bullpen. It almost happened, and Alburquerque was the best of the lot in the attempt. But alas, Benoit was flop sweat all the way, and Reed was just lost out there. But you know, Detroit had Cabrera… Fielder… Hunter… Peralta… Infante…...
Victor Martinez takes a strike Saturday against the Tigers, but then has it called back after a beach ball lands on the Marlins Park field.
After the umpire signaled a called strike, the distracted Martinez pointed towards the outfield fence where a beach ball was bouncing around. After some conversation between Tigers manager Jim Leyland and the ump, the man-behind-the-plate...
(via Getty Image)The Miami Marlins scored a 1-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers yesterday to keep their season loss total at an even 100, and that’s a positive because finishing with exactly 100 losses would be a pretty cool feat. Obviously, nobody wants their team to lose 100 games in a season, but I’m just trying to be an optimist for the several dozen Marlins that still actually...