Found October 06, 2012 on
If you hadn’t been paying close attention to the Athletics and the Tigers, you might have a couple preconceptions about the matchup. Maybe “old, slow sluggers” vs “speedy upstart youngsters.” Or maybe “tradition” vs “moneyball two.” Or maybe even “offense and an ace” vs “pitching and defense.” De...
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DETROIT -- Don't think that a player as competitive as Justin Verlander doesn't know what his postseason record is or what the expectations are of him.
In eight postseason starts, Verlander was 3-3 with a 5.57 ERA. Not very Cy Young or MVP-like, even when you consider those first four starts came when he was a rookie in 2006 and was -- in his words -- "gassed"...
The Detroit Tigers announced their American League Division Series roster, and outfielder Brennan Boesch isn't on it.
Also notably missing are pitchers Brayan Villarreal and Darin Downs.
Here's the Tigers' roster as the ALDS begins against The Oakland Athletics this evening (6:07 p.m.) at Comerica Park:
Pitchers (11): Al Alburquerque, Joaquin Benoit, Phil Coke, Octavio...
The Oakland Athletics know they will have to win at least two games in Oakland when they return home. They are currently playing Game Two of the American League Division Series in Detroit, and the Tigers lead the series 1-0. Oakland will hopefully have a bit of a boost, though, in the form of Brett Anderson.
Jane Lee of MLB.com shared via Twitter Oakland's plans for their...
Tigers reliever Al Alburquerque entered Sunday’s tied Game Two of the ALDS against the A’s with runners on first and third. He precisely got the A’s third hitter Yoenis Cespedes to ground back to the box for the third out. Obviously a little pumped up and grateful that he got a weak ground ball, Alburquerque showed his emotions by kissing the baseball before flipping it...
Miguel Cabrera is in demand. On Wednesday night, the Tigers third baseman secured the first Triple Crown in Major League Baseball in 45 years -- the last being Red Sox left fielder Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 -- finishing with a .330 batting average, 44 home runs and 139 RBIs. While his MVP candidacy is still up for debate, MLB decided to immediately cash in on the newly made history...
DETROIT (AP) -- A dropped fly, two wild pitches and a little smooch for the baseball by a relieved reliever.
Then Don Kelly brought it all to an end with a simple fly ball.
Kelly scored the tying run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning, then hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth that lifted the Detroit Tigers over the Oakland Athletics 5-4 Sunday for a 2...
DETROIT -- Must win? Sure, when Justin Verlander pitches for the Detroit Tigers. "You have to win when Justin in on the mound," catcher Alex Avila said Saturday night after Detroit did indeed win the first game of its best-of-five divisional American League Division Series from the Oakland A's, 3-1. "But they're all 'must win.' It's going...
DETROIT -- The Oakland Athletics know all the clichs.
Their backs are against the wall. There's no tomorrow. It's do or die ... win or go home ... one and done.
As a matter of fact, they know them so well that they feel right at home.
After losing Game 2 of their American League Division Series with the Detroit Tigers, 5-4, on Sunday, the Athletics need to win three straight...
Justin Verlander shut down Oakland after a leadoff homer, and Alex Avila went deep in the fifth inning to lift the Detroit Tigers over the Athletics 3-1 in the opener of their American League Division Series Saturday night.
Verlander allowed three hits in seven innings and matched his career postseason high with 11 strikeouts. As usual, he seemed stronger in the later innings, striking...
DETROIT -- Don Kelly scored the tying run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning, then hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth that lifted the Detroit Tigers over the Oakland Athletics 5-4 Sunday for a 2-0 lead in their AL playoff series. Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera doubled twice for the Tigers, hit a fly ball that resulted in a two-run error and later singled...
With the Oakland A's down two games to none to the Detroit Tigers in the AL Division Series after a 5-4 loss Sunday, they return home with their top starter, Brett Anderson, likely to go in Game 3 on Tuesday. Manager Bob Melvin said that the A's would not make it official until Monday because they want to be sure Anderson is feeling entirely ready, but the team also wants...
If you’re a baseball fan – hell, any type of sports fan whatsoever – this whole Miguel Cabrera winning the first triple crown since 1967 is gigantic news. It’s like the time you found out that the you know what coming from your you know what didn’t make you different, and that it was actually [...]
DETROIT -- Don Kelly hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth to score Omar Infante, giving the Detroit Tigers a walkoff 5-4 victory over Oakland Athletics on Sunday and a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five division playoff series. Kelly had scored the tying run in the Tigers' eighth-inning rally that tied the game at 4-4. The series moves to Oakland, where the Tigers can...
ALDS: Athletics v. Tigers 6:07 PM TBSOn December 9, 2011, the Oakland A’s traded Trevor Cahill and Craig Breslow to Arizona. In return they received, Ryan Cook, Collin Cowgill and their Game 1 LDS starter, Jarrod Parker.If you are one of those baseball fans that hate Billy Beane, enjoy rooting against the best story in baseball through October. Oakland represents everything that...