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Let's set aside many of the factors we examine at the outset of each World Series -- home-field advantage, weather, layoff, no designated hitters in the National League park -- to consider the one that tends to trump them all.
Starting pitching, more specifically.
By the time the World Series opens Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers will have had nearly a week to line up their rotation: Justin Verlander, Doug Fister, Anibal Sanchez and Max Scherzer. The same quartet swept the New York Yankees in the ALCS, while combining for a 5-1 record and 1.02 ERA this postseason. At a time of year when additional rest can be valuable for pitchers, the Tigers' starters are getting plenty of it.
Their National League opponent won't have the same luxury.
Both the Cardinals and Giants have taxed their pitching resources during a captivating National League Championship Series, and they will spend two more top starters -- Kyle Lohse for St. Louis, Matt Cain for San Francisco -- ...
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Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander was asked about the rumor that he is dating supermodel Kate Upton. See what his response was.
Bigger shock in Detroit during the 2012 MLB season: (A.) Miguel Cabrera wins a Triple Crown (B.) Detroit makes the World Series (C.) Justin Verlander starts dating Kate Upton (D.) The Detroit Tigers could win a World Series and have Ms. Upton in a celebration parade down Woodward Ave.?The smart answer is all of the above. Sure, the Tigers went out and purchased Prince Fielder, but...
After clinching the American League last Thursday, the Detroit Tigers finally get to find out who they’ll play in the 2012 World Series tonight. The San Francisco Giants have surprisingly pushed the St. Louis Cardinals to a Game 7 in the NLCS.Meanwhile, back in Detroit, the Tigers are playing scrimmages at Comerica Park, trying to stay loose yet focused for Wednesday’s Game 1...
Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander is still trying to keep his dating life private on the eve of the World Series — even though his grandfather confirmed that the 29-year-old defending Cy Young Award winner is dating Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton.“I'm not confirming or denying anything," Verlander said. "I'll leave that to my grandfather. God bless him.”
And then there were two. The Detroit Tigers finally have an opponent to prep for and a flight to book. Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on Fox will commence the 2012 World Series between the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants.Lately, the Detroit Tigers have been living the good life. After tripping up the A’s in the ALDS, the Tigers swept the Yankees to claim the AL pennant. Meanwhile...
WORLD SERIES SCHEDULEGameMatchup DateTime (ET)Game 1Detroit @ San Francisco Wed, Oct 24 8:00 PMGame 2Detroit @ San Francisco Thu, Oct 25 8:00 PMGame 3San Francisco @ Detroit Sat, Oct 27 8:00 PMGame 4San Francisco @ Detroit Sun, Oct 28 8:00 PMGame 5*San Francisco @ Detroit Mon, Oct 29 8:00 PMGame 6*Detroit @ San Francisco Wed, Oct 31 8:00 PMGame 7*Detroit...
Justin Verlander's introduction to postseason baseball six years ago left him dazzled and exhausted.
Worn down toward the end of his rookie season, he made his playoff debut at Yankee Stadium. A couple weeks later, he was on the mound for Game 1 of the World Series.
''It was such a whirlwind, really, that entire season. I remember standing on the mound in old Yankee...
DETROIT -- If the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals Monday night in Game 7 of the NLCS, the All-Star Game played July 10 in Kansas City is going to become quite a topic for conversation.
The Giants earned the National League home-field advantage in the World Series by either driving in or scoring seven of the games eight runs. And the pitcher giving up five of those...
America is underrating the San Francisco Giants. That’s fine. They always do that.
But the Giants are not going to lay down for the Tigers, no matter what the analysts say.
Things start with Justin Verlander. Verlander is the best pitcher in baseball today. There is no disputing that. But in 2010, Roy Halladay had thrown a no-hitter in the playoffs. Cliff Lee had dominated...
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera became the first player in 45 years to win the Triple Crown this season, and he is likely to win the American League MVP award when that's announced next month.
But first things first: could Cabrera win a World Series MVP? He is the 5-1 favorite to do so at Bovada. Cabrera's Tigers would almost certainly have to...
Just a few thoughts while we wait patiently to see if Detroit will have a World Series rematch with St. Louis, or if the Tigers will take on the Giants.
Regardless of who the other half of the World Series matchup is, Detroit will begin the series Wednesday on the road. The blame for that falls on none other than Justin Verlander (although one could make a case for blaming Bud Selig...
Tweet Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Phil Coke, and company made quick work of the Yankees in the ALCS. The Tigers disposed of New York in a tidy, four game sweep on Thursday and now face a somewhat lengthy layoff until the start of the World Series next Wednesday. On the National [...]
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Three Coastal Plain League alums - Justin Verlander, Andy Dirks and Don Kelly (pictured L-R, courtesy of MLBPressbox.com and the Detroit Tigers) are headed to the 2012 World Series after the Detroit Tigers defeated the New York Yankees, 8-1 Thursday night to sweep the ALCS.
Thursday’s win secured Detroit’s 11th American League pennant and first since 2006...
The World Series is finally upon us, and the San Francisco Giants will be taking on the Detroit Tigers. So who will be the champion when all is said and done? Let’s break down both teams and see who has the advantage.
The San Francisco Giants have a strong starting rotation that has only allowed 1 run over the last 3 games, but at the beginning of the NLCS they had some...