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Why would anyone pitch to Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder when they can face Delmon Young? The Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox appear to be in front of the line of teams that would prefer to let Young, or Brennan Boesch or Jhonny Peralta, beat them instead of the two Detroit Tigers sluggers who form the most potent No. 3-4 lineup combo in baseball. Twice in the last three games, Cabrera and/or Fielder seemed to have been pitched around -- before the seventh inning -- in an effort to take advantage of the punchless bottom five hitters in the Tigers' lineup. On Saturday, the Blue Jays walked Cabrera and Fielder with one out in the sixth inning of a game they were leading 2-1 on their way to a 5-1 victory. The walks weren't intentional, but the result of Toronto apparently not wanting to give either player a pitch he could tie the game on. Young flied out to right and Boesch to left to end the inning. In Monday's game at Boston, Cabrera's RBI single up ...
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The Detroit Tigers head into the final day of the MLB non-waiver trade deadline with a choice to make. Dropping 5 of 7 on their current homestand has fans in the Motor City uneasy yet again. The decision has boiled down to whether this team should add one final piece to the puzzle.
So far, the trade with the Miami Marlins has left much to be desired. Anibal Sanchez got torched north...
TOLEDO, Ohio -- Drew Smyly is different from most Tigers pitchers.
The lefty is not a particularly hard thrower. He's known best for his control.
On Tuesday, making his first start in nearly a month, Smyly walked the first batter he faced. He then got two outs and walked another. Finally, Smyly got out of the inning with a fly ball.
Smyly, 23, had been on the disabled list...
Detroit Tigers, 54-49, 2nd place, 1.5 back.
With the trade deadline past and the Tigers standing pat, perhaps it is time once more to look at the Detroit DH situation. The Tigers still rank 13th of 14 teams in DH performance, which is exactly where they stood when we looked at this a couple of months ago. Tiger DHs have combined for a .248 average and a measly .646 OPS, underwhelmed...
A week ago, the Tigers were going to run away with the Central again. This week, all is doom and gloom.
The truth, as always, lies somewhere in between. Coming off a 6-1 homestand that saw the Tigers take first place with a sweep of the White Sox, Detroit went on the road and lost two three-game series in Cleveland and Toronto. That moves them 1 12 games back of Chicago, who have...
Twitter has worked it's way into the lives of many professional athletes, but some are still hesitant to jump aboard the latest trend. Justin Verlander spoke on the topic with NESN's own Jenny Dell, saying that Twitter can be fun, but athletes have to be careful. Meanwhile, Jim Rice and Matt Stairs both are glad they never had such an outlet during their playing days. Check...
There was a lot of talk, and lot of rumors, and quite possibly a late run at Alfonso Soriano that may still get a deal done. However, at the non waiver trade deadline the Detroit Tigers failed to add the right handed bat this team needs. They failed to add a middle of the order bat that could help spark an offense that has yet again gone stone cold. The Tigers are in a funk, and...
Jhonny Peralta hit two home runs, Doug Fister pitched eight innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
The Tigers had lost four of five and fallen out of the AL Central lead.
Peralta hit a three-run drive off Brett Cecil in the second and added a solo shot against Joel Carreno in the ninth. It was Peralta's first multihomer...
Will Detroit make another trade as it tries to make a run in the AL Central? We're tracking all the rumors right here. Continue reading →
It took long enough, but the Red Sox finally plated a run against Justin Verlander. In fact, they plated quite a few. After allowing multiple baserunners, dealing with the rain and a difficult strike zone, Verlander finally succumbed to the Red Sox attack in the fourth inning. To which NESN Nation's Dan Duquette says: about time. See more in the video above. Join NESN Nation...
Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder homered on consecutive pitches to cap a five-run fifth inning Wednesday night, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-5 to avoid a three-game sweep.
Delmon Young added a solo homer for Detroit, which won for just the second time in seven games.
Carl Crawford hit a solo homer for the Red Sox, who had a four-game winning streak halted....
Fenway Park hasn’t been kind to the Detroit Tigers lately. The team was defeated yet again in the bandbox by virtue of a couple two run home runs. Those powered the Boston Red Sox to a 7-3 series opening victory. … Continue reading →
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Aaron Cook got off to a good start in Wednesday night's game against the Detroit Tigers. Unfortunately, he allowed a five-run fifth inning that overshadowed the strong start out of the gate. After making quick work of the Tigers in the first three innings, Cook allowed one run in the fourth and back-to-back home runs by Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder in the big fifth inning...