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Miguel Cabrera set the tone in the first inning, stealing third before the opposing pitcher even started his motion.
On a chilly day when the ball didn't appear to be carrying, the Detroit Tigers kept their legs moving.
Cabrera tripled and scored twice, and the Tigers knocked Josh Johnson out of the game with a five-run second inning en route to an 11-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday. There were no home runs on this wet day, but Detroit didn't need any.
''Miggy stealing, getting a triple - we were running around a lot today,'' catcher Alex Avila said. ''Had to - it was pretty cold outside.''
Avila described the weather as ''miserable'' - it was 35 degrees at game time, and there was a bit of rain to play through as well. It was the lowest game-time temperature for a Detroit home game since 1996, according to STATS.
''It was definitely football weather out there, but once you get in the box, you sit ...
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DETROIT Willie Horton was 4 years old when Jackie Robinson broke baseballs color barrier in 1947.
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Papa would tell me all about Jackie, Horton...
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Jose Valverde threw an inning for the Lakeland Flying Tigers on Friday. In his first game since signing a minor league deal, Valverde threw half of his pitches for balls and put a runner on. He also struck out a batter and did not give up any runs.
After the outing, Valverde spoke to the media [quotes via The Detroit News]:
"You have to have confidence," said...
The Tigers bullpen has been awful so far this year. So awful, that it has cost the Tigers two wins so far. The bad news is that there isn’t help on the way.
Trades for bullpen pitchers don’t happen before the middle of May, and the free agent market is bare of guys that can help you quickly. The farm system isn’t full of exciting prospects either. This may be a long year in...
DETROIT -- It was a dangerous day for pitchers in general and a pretty tough one for the Tigers' bullpen.
Pitchers were getting hit -- literally. Those that weren't couldn't seem to find the plate.
Toronto starter Mark Buehrle was hit on the foot on a double-play ball by Alex Avila in the second inning, but remained in the game.
Detroit reliever Darin Downs managed...
Denard Robinson threw out the first pitch at Tuesday's Tigers game -- and it was terrible. The ball traveled maybe 45 feet out of sympathy and bounced the rest of the way into Drew Smyly's glove. Honestly, it looked more like a spike than a toss.
You be the judge:
Lucky for us, an anonymous NFL scout broke it down:
11W: So, with an arm like that, what...
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Despite signing Jose Valverde to a minor league contract and him lighting it up in extended spring training work… Ok the big potato threw a scoreless inning today against the Atlanta Braves were he walked one and struck out one in what sounds like vintage Valverde fashion.
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