Found May 01, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
A rainout didn't do Duane Below any favors, but it sure shored up the Detroit Tigers' bullpen. The washout of Monday night's Kansas City-Detroit game meant manager Jim Leyland could skip Below's scheduled emergency start and return him to the bullpen. Rick Porcello will start Tuesday as scheduled, with Justin Verlander going Wednesday. Detroit has a day off Thursday, and Leyland will send rookie Drew Smyly out Friday night and Max Scherzer on Sunday. If Doug Fister passes his rehab-start test on Wednesday, he will drop into the rotation next Monday in Seattle, followed by Porcello and Verlander. The failure of Detroit's starters to get into the seventh inning is putting strain on the bullpen, which Below will help alleviate. Leyland looked at all his other options but finally decided to start Below after Adam Wilk was sent to the minors following three poor starts in a row. Wilk was serving as Fister's replacement. Below is unscored upon in his fi...

Verlander surprises special young fan

While visiting the MLB Fan Cave, 11-year-old Shayna Hersh, who is battling cystic fibrosis, had a dream come true when she met Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.

V-Mart brings sunshine to Tigers

DETROIT -- While the Tigers were dealing with the fallout from Delmon Young's arrest and seven-day suspension and a cold rain fell at Comerica Park, a ray of light appeared in the clubhouse. Victor Martinez, newly freed from his crutches and sporting longer hair and a big knee brace, sat smiling at his familiar spot in front of his locker. Before long, he had new teammate Prince...

Brennan Boesch catches line drive while fighting the lights (Video)

Detroit Tigers right fielder Brennan Boesch caught a sinking line drive while turning away from the ball after losing it in the lights during Tuesday night's game against the Kansas City Royals. Your browser does not support iframes. It happened in the top of the eighth inning when Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler hit a line drive to right field. Boesch was standing...

Verlander surprises young fan

On the same road trip that capped a bad week for the Detroit Tigers, a little girl's wish came true in Cy Young -- and MVP -- fashion. Meet Shayna Hersh. She's an 11-year-old from Huntington Woods, Mich., whose nickname just happens to be Verlander. Her favorite team is, obviously, the Detroit Tigers. Her favorite player is, of course, Justin Verlander, and she's been...

MLB suspends Tigers' Young for 7 days

Major League Baseball suspended Detroit Tigers slugger Delmon Young for one week without pay Monday following his drunken anti-Semitic rant and arrest. The suspension is retroactive to last Friday, when the incident occurred, the league announced. "Those associated with our game should meet the responsibilities and standards that stem from our game's stature as a social...

Brennan Boesch makes no-look grab

In the top of the 8th inning of the Tigers-Royals game on Tuesday night, Billy Butler "lined out to right field," according to the box score. Sounds simple enough, but it wasn't your ordinary line out. Tigers' right fielder Brennan Boesch, who has made catching routine fly balls quite an adventure this season*, lost the ball in the lights, I assume, and turned...

Jackson, Porcello lead Tigers past Royals

DETROIT (AP) -- Austin Jackson had four hits and Rick Porcello pitched eight strong innings to lead the Detroit Tigers past the Kansas City Royals 9-3 on Tuesday night. The Tigers scored five runs in the first and won for only the third time in 11 games. Porcello (2-2) took advantage of the offensive support to snap out of his slump, allowing three runs and seven hits. In his previous...

Inge lands in Oakland after release by Detroit

Four days after being released by the Detroit Tigers, Brandon Inge has found a new home. The veteran infielder, who turns 35 in May, signed on Monday with the Oakland A's. The team cleared a roster spot by designating Luke Hughes for assignment. Inge was released by the Tigers after hitting .100 with a home run and two RBI in nine games. It marked the end of more than a decade...

Report: MLB to suspend Tigers' Young

Major League Baseball has decided to suspend Detroit Tigers slugger Delmon Young following his drunken anti-Semitic rant and arrest, two sources told the New York Post.

The A’s Actually Sign Inge

The Oakland A’s are struggling at third base. Struggling to the extent that they are begging for an upgrade. The A’s are begging so badly that according to Ken Rosenthal of, they have signed Brandon Inge. The long time Detroit Tiger was finally released by his former club earlier this week. Inge has a career batting average

A's agree to deal with Brandon Inge

Third baseman Brandon Inge has agreed to terms on a contract with the Oakland Athletics.'s Ken Rosenthal reported news of the agreement Sunday. Once they put him on the 40-man roster, the A's must pay Inge only a prorated portion of the $480,000 minimum - or about $412,000 - of the $5,308,743 he was owed when released by Detroit on Thursday. Inge hit .100...
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