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Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta was suspended for the rest of the regular season earlier this year for his alleged role in the Biogenesis scandal surrounding performance-enhancing drugs. The key words there, of course being regular season. Now that the playoffs have arrived, MLB has allowed Peralta to return to action. He served his 50-game suspension, did his time so to speak, and that’s that. It’s kind of an odd situation, though. Baseball handed down the suspension with the intent of keeping Peralta out of play for the rest of the regular season, but apparently had no problems letting someone like Peralta or Texas’ Nelson Cruz to return. Coincidentally, Peralta has done some damage since returning. He’s hitting .450 (9-for-20) with a home run and six RBIs in the six games he’s played in since returning. He’s been especially good in the American League Championship Series as he delivered a key hit in the Tigers’ Game 1 win over the Red Sox. That’s not sitting very well with some m...
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When we talk about Jhonny Peralta in the postseason, it’s a debate of technical eligibility versus moral eligibility. Is Peralta allowed to play? By MLB rules, yes. He served his 50-game suspension and was on the suspension list before August 31, making him eligible for the postseason. But should that be the rule when PEDs are in the picture?
The biggest crowd in the Tigers clubhouse Monday was grouped around Hunter, who gave a typically entertaining monologue on his adventures with Ortiz's grand slam and his spectacular flip over the Fenway Park bullpen fence.
"I'm a little stiff," he said after slowly getting dressed. "I felt like Fred Sanford when I woke up this morning. It starts hurting at...
Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter was visibly distraught following his team's heart-breaking defeat to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. The Red Sox staged a five-run rally in the final two innings, including receiving a two-out grand slam from veteran slugger David Ortiz, which was nearly caught by Hunter as he tumbled over the wall. After the game, Hunter talked about...
The Detroit Tigers had it set up perfectly: Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder coming to the plate with a chance to tie the game, or even take the lead.
And then, nothing.
Cabrera and Fielder both struck out swinging with runners at the corners to end the eighth inning as the Boston Red Sox held on to beat the Tigers 1-0 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in the AL championship series.
He slammed a long home run over the bullpen and into the seats in right. He drilled an RBI single that got the Tigers their first run on a night when Max Scherzer pitched as if one run might be enough as it was for the Tigers Saturday.
And he was inches from David Ortiz’s bat when it blasted into Joaquin Benoit’s first pitch in the eighth inning Sunday night driving the ball...
Does lineup construction matter? Other than making sure a team's best batters get more at-bats, many would argue that how a lineup is put together doesn't make much of a difference.
However, the Tigers and manager Jim Leyland will probably disagree with that. Their fans might too. At least for one night. Detroit's new-look lineup broke out for seven runs, battering...
Over the course of a person’s lifetime, there are major moments one can remember every vivid detail of no matter how long ago it was. A wedding, birthday party, family event, or even sports. For me, October 14th, 2006 seems like it happened yesterday. Even though it was seven years ago to the day.
2006 was a great year. After watching the Tigers struggle mightily and be the doormat...
After game 2 in which Miguel Cabrera belted a home run (his second in three games), he had arguably the worst postseason game of his career on Tuesday at Comerica Park, going without a hit for the first time as a Tiger in the postseason. What went wrong? We dive in.
W: Fister (1-0) L: Peavy (0-1)
DETROIT, Michigan –
The Detroit Tigers scored 5 runs in the 2nd inning and added 2 more in the 4th to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3, and tie their American League Championship Series at 2 games a piece.
The offensive woes of the Detroit Tigers have been well documented over the last couple weeks, leading manager Jim Leyland to make a change in the...
DETROIT -- Mike Ilitch has spent millions of dollars trying to create the exact situation the Tigers faced on Tuesday night.
Game 3 of the ALCS, with his ace pitching a masterpiece and his two best hitters coming up to the plate in the biggest situation of the day. Down 1-0 in the eighth inning, but with runners on the corners and only one out.
That's why the Tigers were willing...
The Tigers couldn't grab a win in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday against the Red Sox and they dodged a big blow to their lineup.
Victor Martinez grabbed his left quad after hitting a one-out single in the ninth inning before gingerly walking off the field for a pinch-runner.
While there was some concern about the severity because Martinez missed...
A revitalized Austin Jackson delivered in manager Jim Leyland's
revamped lineup as the Detroit Tigers built a big lead and held on
this time, beating the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Wednesday night to even
the AL championship series 2-2.
After calling Jim Leyland “Joe” earlier in the game, Erin Andrews nearly had another embarrassing name screwup in a postgame interview with Mike Napoli. When asking Napoli, who homered for the game’s only run, about his success against Verlander, Andrews had to stop herself from channeling her inner-Belieber at the last second.
The post Erin Andrews nearly refers to Justin...
By STEVE KORNACKI
DETROIT -- Turning the page.
Thats what its all about for closers, who must live in the present and not the past.
Detroit Tigers closer Joaquin Benoit -- after giving up the game-tying grand slam to Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz during the eighth inning Sunday -- said: "For me, its already off. Nothing we can do about it right...