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It's the middle of June, and pitching has been dazzling but two stand on top of our Cy Young poll: Justin Verlander and Stephen Strasburg.

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Game 2012.68: Cardinals at Tigers

33-34, 3rd place, 2 games behind Cle (Jake Peavy says watch-out to his CWS teammates) Justin Verlander was fantastic yesterday. Even though he walked more than he struck out for the first time since June of 2010, Verlander allowed 1 ER on 5 hits over 7 innings. There was that tense moment in the 7th when Berry’s two base error plated two runs, and then a walk loaded the bases,...

Tigers change course on fill-in start for Fister

Jim Leyland sent writers out of his office Sunday after his pre—game meeting with the press under the impression that Thursday was going to be a Mr. Bullpen day for the Detroit Tigers. "I'm thinking about making that start a bullpen game," Leyland said. "Sometimes that's not a bad idea." But between leaving the clubhouse and the time of the game...

First rehab start for Avila goes smoothly

TOLEDO, Ohio The first step in Alex Avila's return to the Detroit Tigers went without a hitch. As planned, Avila caught lefty Andy Oliver for five innings, had two at-bats and ended his night without incident Monday in his first rehabilitation start for the Toledo Mud Hens. "Just kind of what I expected as far as where I was at physically," Avila said. "Just...

Tigers activate Dotel from DL

Reliever Octavio Dotel, on the 15-day disabled list since June 3 with right elbow inflammation, has been activated by the Tigers. Dotel is 1-2 with a 4.42 ERA in 21 appearances for the Tigers this season. Pitcher Thad Weber was sent to Toledo to make room for Dotel.

Turner's 2012 debut features hometown, mentor ties

DETROIT When Jacob Turner takes the mound Thursday against his hometown team, someone in the opposing dugout will be watching him with pride. St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is both a mentor and friend to Turner, a St. Louis native who attended Westminster Christian Academy, the same school Matheny's son, Tate, attends. "I'm a fan of Jacob's," Matheny...

Tigers 6-2 since CF Jackson returned to the lineup

The Detroit Tigers have won six of eight games since Austin Jackson got off the disabled list. It doesn't seem to be a coincidence. The speedy center fielder is tough to replace because he covers a lot of ground in the outfield. The improved hitter is also valuable in the team's leadoff spot. Jackson's batting average is up, his power has increased and striking out...

Tigers need Max-imum output

Watching Max Scherzer pitch is like trying to believe in Lucy Van Pelt. As enticing as it might be to surrender to their talent of persuasion, you know in the end that youll end up flat on your back, looking up at the sky and vowing to never go down that road again. Unlike Lucy, who will always pull the football away, Scherzer is even more confounding because hell actually show...

Gerald Laird leaves Wednesday’s game with hamstring injury, other Tigers injury news

Just when one Tigers catcher is ready to come back another one could be heading to the DL. During Wednesday night’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tigers catcher Gerald Laird left the game in the fifth inning due to cramping in his right hamstring as a result of sliding in to second base. After the game the Tigers made one roster move promoting pitcher Jacob Turner to the...

Victor Martinez’s Health May Determine Detroit Tigers’ Trade Plans

Dave Dombrowski and the Tigers think that injured DH Victor Martinez could be a major solution to their ongoing problems. Continue reading →

Valverde heads for MRI on ailing right wrist

It was a win, but a win with a cloud over it. The Detroit Tigers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Tuesday night, but with Phil Coke getting the save, not closer Jose Valverde, who was sitting down in dejection after feeling pain in his right wrist while throwing his last warmup pitch. "It felt sore and tight," Valverde said before heading off to nearby Detroit Medical...

Tigers Single Season All Time Team

It would be too easy to make a team of the all time Detroit Tigers. Instead, lets go a step further. This list with will compile the all time Tigers team — but — it will be based on single season performances. To qualify for the list all the player had to do was play a [...]

Austin Jackson gives Tigers lift

DETROIT (AP) -- The Tigers have been winning lately -- six victories in eight games since Austin Jackson came off the disabled list. It doesn't seem a coincidence. "He kind of gets everything started for us," said Detroit catcher Alex Avila, who is hoping to get off the DL himself this week and join Jackson in the lineup. "It's not a surprise to us that he...

Jake Westbrook’s Complete Game Gem Humbles Detroit Tigers, Halts Winning Streak

This season, the Detroit Tigers seem to be allergic to winning more than three games in a row. The chance of one more elongated winning streak died prematurely thanks to another terrible offensive effort, as the Tigers went down 3-1 … Continue reading →
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