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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Trevor Plouffe had three hits, including a two-run homer, in his return to the Twins lineup, and Sam Deduno held Detroit in check over seven innings in Minnesota's 6-3 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night.
Plouffe, back after missing 22 games because of a concussion and left calf strain, was a triple shy of the cycle. He drove in three runs in support of Deduno, who has allowed only five earned runs in his last five starts.
Deduno (3-1) gave up two runs and seven hits to win his third straight decision since being recalled in May. Glen Perkins added his 16th save in 18 chances.
After missing his previous start with shoulder stiffness, Anibal Sanchez struggled with pitch location and only lasted 3 2-3 innings for Detroit. Darin Downs (0-2) gave up three runs and five hits in relief of Sanchez, and took the loss.
Plouffe provided long-awaited production from third base for Minnesota. Jamey Carroll and Eduardo Escobar had split time at third during Plou...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Just when Trevor Plouffe was ready to play again, the Twins third baseman caught another bout of bad luck.
Plouffe had just come off the 7-day concussion disabled list in late May and was doing his pregame warm-ups for a game against Milwaukee at Target Field. That's when Plouffe tweaked his calf and wound up missing more time on the 15-day disabled list.
Trevor Plouffe had three hits, including a two-run homer, in his return to the Twins lineup, and Sam Deduno held Detroit in check over seven innings in Minnesota's 6-3 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night.
Plouffe, back after missing 22 games because of a concussion and left calf strain, was a triple shy of the cycle. He drove in three runs in support of Deduno, who has...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Saturday was a momentous occasion for Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe. He made his return from the disabled list and played his first game with Minnesota since May 21.
It also happened to be Plouffe's 27th birthday, and he celebrated in a big way.
Plouffe went 3-for-3 with a homer and drove in a pair of runs as he helped Minnesota earn a 6-3 win over the visiting...
Remember when it seemed like the overwhelming majority of Tigers fans and the media were clamoring for 24-year-old Rick Porcello to get traded, so second-year lefty Drew Smyly could squeeze into the rotation? Can you imagine the added outrage over the Tigers' bullpen if future starter Smyly (2.09 ERA, 39K in 38.2 IP) wasn't in it?
Yeahhhhh, it never made any sense, and...
Nick Castellanos, the 44th-overall pick in the 2010 First-Year Player Draft by the Detroit Tigers out of Archbishop McCarthy High School (Florida), has been on a roll as of late for Triple-A Toledo in the International League.In his last ten games, Castellanos has batted .450 (18-for-40) with three home runs and 10 RBI, along with an impressive OBP/SLG/OPS line of .521/.750/1.271...
Detroit Tigers: 36-28, 1st Place (4.5 ahead of Cleveland).
Well the Tigers had a much-needed day off to shake off their latest one-run loss (their 11th), a 2nd consecutive Valverde home run derby which even had manager Jim Leyland playing hot potato. When Leyland says “who the (expletive) should I close with?” he does have a point. It wasn’t Leyland’s idea to have Valverde...
Detroit Tigers: 37-28, 1st Place (4.5 ahead of Cleveland).
Who the (expletive) should Leyland close with? (to quote the skipper). Well it looks like the answer, for now, is going to be Jose Valverde, who is still the closer. (Although it should be noted that Valverde’s appearance was not a save situation, and that Phil Coke was warming up in the bullpen). Valverde himself was...
In the recent monthlong absence of center fielder and leadoff man Austin Jackson, the Detroit Tigers’ offense didn’t struggle so much as feel just a tiny bit off.
With Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder thumping, Torii Hunter remaining consistent and Victor Martinez beginning to come around, Detroit didn’t lose much from a run production standpoint minus Jackson, but the Tigers...
With Jose Valverde imploding before everyone’s eyes, concern about the Tigers’ closer situation is rapidly increasing. Many fans are looking to highly touted prospect right-hander Bruce Rondon to fill the gap, and potentially sooner rather than later. But with that in mind, here are five things you need to know about Rondon, today.
The Detroit Tigers announced they will activate center fielder Austin Jackson from the disabled list in time for the series opener against the Minnesota Twins tonight. Jackson has been on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo and went 3-f0r- 13 over three games with the Mud Hens.Jackson has been out on the disabled list since May 12 nursing a poor left hamstring and was hitting...
Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila exited yesterday's win over the Minnesota Twins after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch from Brian Duensing. His status for tonight's game is unknown at this time, according to Kelly Erickson of MLB.com.
Manager Jim Leyland told reporters after the game that X-rays came back negative, but Avila will require further evaluation today...
If this was a season at the crossroads for Rick Porcello, it appears that hes taken the right turn.
Porcello pitched seven shutout innings in Friday nights 4-0 win over the Minnesota Twins, and the Detroit Tigers received their 14th consecutive quality start.
By becoming a four-pitch pitcher, Porcello has begun sparkling just as much as the four aces atop the rotation: Max Scherzer...
The Detroit Tigers have placed right-hander Anibal Sanchez and catcher Alex Avila on the 15 day disabled list. Sanchez has been battling shoulder problems and is expected to miss at least two starts.Sanchez signed a five-year $88 million deal in the off-season and is pitching to a 2.76 ERA, with a 6-5 record.Avila has a bruised left forearm the result of being hit by a pitch and...
Doug Fister held Minnesota hitless until the sixth inning and Torii Hunter connected for his 300th career home run, leading the Detroit Tigers over the Twins 5-2 Sunday.
Fister (6-4) didn't allow a baserunner until walking Ryan Doumit with two outs in the fourth inning, then lost his no-hit bid when Brian Dozier led off the sixth with a homer.
Fister allowed two runs and two...
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Congratulations to Detroit Tiger’s Torii Hunter and Baltimore Oriole’s Chris Davis as they both hit a personal milestones with the bat today. Torii who is in his 16th season connected on a two run shot over the left field wall for his 300th career home run in the first inning against Minnesota Twins pitcher, P.J Walters. The home run gave the...