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Fox Sports Detroit:
Max Scherzer talked to Tigers radio announcer Dan Dickerson before Monday's game against Texas -- Scherzer's first public comments since the death of his brother Alex last week.
Alex Scherzer died Thursday in St. Louis at the age of 24. Max left the team for two days to be with his family, but returned to pitch Saturday in Pittsburgh.
He allowed only three hits in six innings, but Andrew McCutchen's three-run homer tagged him with a 4-1 loss.
"It was tough, at times, to stay focused," Scherzer told Dickerson. "But in the back of my mind, I was thinking, 'I love life. I love competing. This is what I do.'"
Scherzer is scheduled to pitch again on Thursday, three days before his brother's memorial service.
"This is what I love to do," he told Dickerson. "That is what allowed me to get through this.
"I know it put a lot of smiles on the faces of my friends and family in such a somber time."
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35-37, 3rd place, 3 games behind CWS.
I realize that runs were a luxury over the weekend, but the Pirates are now 23-13 at home with a 2.28 ERA and 1.07 WHIP, all of which are best in the bigs.
Quentin Berry’s 2 run home run yesterday was just the 22nd Tigers home run with runners on base this season, which is 13th in the AL. Only the Royals have hit less HR with runners on base...
When the bottom five in the lineup aren't hitting, it's that much more important the top four become productive. And for the Detroit Tigers recently, having leadoff man Austin Jackson getting on base along with pesky second hitter Quintin Berry is giving plenty of chances for Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder. Jackson reached base twice Monday and Berry got on three times...
Detroit Tigers, 34-37, 3 1/2 games behind Cleveland.
The Tigers couldn’t touch Cy Lincoln, McCutchen got an 0-2 fastball he liked very much, and that was that, a quick tidy victory for the Pirates.
Well, the Tigers got the obligatory solo home run, and have still not been shut out this season. So there’s that.
Also Delmon Young got a walk, for those of you have have been holding...
During a recent session with the media, Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland broke into a smile.
"Nobody's asking about Miggy at third base anymore," he said.
The biggest offseason debate in the Motor City was about the Tigers decision to sign free-agent Prince Fielder, install him at first base and move Miguel Cabrera back to his original position, third base. Cabrera...
It’s almost July, and in the world of the Detroit Tigers and Major League Baseball that means that trade talks are about to swirl. Fans will get worked up into a heavy lather over this guy or that guy and then General Manager Dave Dombrowski will pull a rabbit out of his hat and shock us all with an off the radar guy. See Doug Fister, circa 2011.
The Tigers avoided the sweep Sunday afternoon at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 3-2 victory from PNC Park.
Justin Verlander went the distance for Detroit allowing 2 runs (both earned) on five hits with 1 walk and seven strikeouts.
Verlander’s only real blemish of the game came in the 7th inning when Garrett Jones hit a 2 run home run to tie the game.
Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Rick Porcello struck out seven in six solid innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 Monday night.
After their first 12 batters, the Tigers had already roughed up Rangers rookie right-hander Justin Grimm (1-1) for six runs and eight hits in the 100-degree heat. They had only five runs and 15 hits while losing...
The Tigers’ offense seemed to of picked up where it left off Monday night but in the end they simply couldn’t overcome the dominance of Yu Darvish.
Darvish fanned 10 over seven innings earning his 10th victory on the season as the Rangers went on to beat the Tigers 7-5 from Arlington.
The Tigers though were able to jump on Darvish early. Austin Jackson led off the game with...
Each Monday, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers. While all the focus has rightfully been on the starting pitching and offense, the Detroit Tigers’ bullpen quietly put … Continue reading →
36-37, 3rd place, 2 games behind CWS.
Rick P climbed the mound last night against the same team that battered him for the worst performance of his career eight weeks ago, and turned in his best performance of the year. He threw first pitch strikes to 19 out of 27 batters, and used the Texas heat to consistently threw his best sinker of the year down in the strike zone. Now, he still...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Rick Porcello struck out seven in six innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 Monday night.
After their first 12 batters, the Tigers had already roughed up Rangers rookie right-hander Justin Grimm (1-1) for six runs and eight hits. They had only five runs and 15 hits while losing...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish struck out 10 in seven innings to win his seventh consecutive start at Rangers Ballpark, a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.
After giving up two runs in the first four batters, Darvish (10-4) had his fourth double-figure strikeout game while joining teammate Matt Harrison and Tampa Bay left-hander David Price as the American...
Detroit Tigers starter Rick Porcello has struggled in the past against the Texas Rangers, with Josh Hamilton doing some of that damage this year.
Porcello's worst career regular-season ERA against an AL opponent is the work of the high-scoring Rangers heading into the opener of a three-game set Monday night in Arlington.
The right-hander is 1-2 with a 12.27 ERA in three outings...
For one brief, shining moment this afternoon, it looked like the Pirates were going to pull off an incredibly unlikely comeback against Justin Verlander this afternoon. After falling behind 2-0 in the first inning, Kevin Correia somehow shored up the slopes against the Tigers' exlposive offense and kept the game within reach until Garrett Jones hit an unlikely home run off of...