Found June 02, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
DETROIT – Omir Santos stroked a sacrifice fly to right with one out in the ninth inning Saturday night to give the Detroit Tigers a see-saw 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees.Santos, Detroit’s only available catcher, was 1-for-5 with a sacrifice bunt prior to his game-winning at-bat. Brennan Boesch grounded a curveball for a single to right with one out in the ninth and never hesitated in going to third when slumping Jhonny Peralta lined a single to extreme right field.New York changed from David Phelps, a right-hander, to lefty Boone Logan when it was announced Jim Leyland was going to use his only available bench player, switch-hitting Ramon Santiago, to hit for lefty swinging Don Kelly. Santiago was intentionally walked in favor of the weak-hitting Omir Santos. Both of Detroit’s other catchers, Alex Avila and Gerald Laird, are nursing tight hamstrings and were not available. Even though he wound up with the win, raising his record to 3-1, teams have discovered this seaso...

Game 2012.54: Yankees at Tigers

Detroit Tigers, 25-28, 5 games behind Chicago. Day-to-Day injuries: 3–Add Benoit, with forearm tightness. Dirks officially to the 15-day DL. Matt Young called up from Toledo. He had only been on the team a couple of days, and had been having a nightmare of an evening, committing 2 errors and seeing 5 runners steal on him. But Omir Santos had one thing in his favor: he hadn’t...

Berry needs to stay in Detroit

DETROIT -- There is an unsettling notion flying around Comerica Park and it goes a little something like this: Quintin Berry's roster spot is still up in the air. No, it's true. Even after this scalding cup of coffee has managed to inject a little life into the Tigers over the last couple of weeks. Quintin Berry is fast. He plays his tail off. His swing is improving. Most...

Tigers promote Matt Young

DETROIT -- Jim Leyland will have the bounty of two healthy players on his bench Sunday against the Yankees. After playing Saturday night with just Ramon Santiago as an available reserve, the Tigers were forced to make a roster move Sunday. They put Andy Dirks (Achilles' tendinits) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 31, and finally purchased the contract of Matt...

Verlander struggles, falls to Yanks

DETROIT Justin Verlander wasn't about to blameMagglio Ordonez for his loss to the New York Yankees on Sunday. After all, it was Ordonez's 2006 homer that took Verlander to the World Seriesand his 2007 catch that ended Verlander's first no-hitter. The Tigers ace simply pointed out that the lengthy ceremony honoring Ordonezwas one of the things that didn't help his...

Game 2012.52: Yankees at Tigers

Detroit Tigers, 24-27, 5 games behind Chicago, winning streak: 1 game. And it’s Polish-American night. It was all a terrible misunderstanding. A lot has been written about the last day of the current installment of the Ryan Raburn Experience, mostly about the surprise appearance of Raburn in the 2nd spot in the order. Subsequent stories have described this as a last ditch effort...

Tigers continue their inconsistent ways

DETROIT -- Timing hasn't been a staple of the 2012 Tigers. Then again, neither has consistency. After the incredible high Magglio Ordonez's retirement ceremony provided the sellout Comerica Park crowd (42,419 in attendance), Derek Jeter did his best to take the crowd out of the game. About 10 minutes after the field was cleared of all things Magglio, the Jeter planted a...

Omir Santos Saves Detroit Tigers With Walk-Off RBI Against Yankees

It certainly was not a pretty win, but was certainly an exciting one for the Detroit Tigers, who took a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees on a game winning sacrifice fly by Omir Santos in the bottom of … Continue reading →

Banged up Tigers down to 1 reserve position player

The Detroit Tigers are down to only one position player on their bench for Saturday night's game against the New York Yankees. Catchers Alex Avila and Gerald Laird are both sitting out with right hamstring tightness, and outfielder Andy Dirks is nursing a problem with his right Achilles tendon. None of those three are available for Saturday's game, but the Tigers haven&...

Leyland takes Detroit's lefty hitters to task

First it was right-handed hitters not being able to solve left-handers and now the lefties' inability to do anything with right-handers is stalling out the Detroit offense. Phil Hughes stymied the Tigers on four hits and eight strikeouts over nine innings Sunday in a 5-1 victory by the New York Yankees. Detroit's only run came on a solo home run by Prince Fielder in...

Epic Cabrera homers help Tigers edge Yanks

DETROIT -- There are home runs and then there are Miguel Cabrera home runs. Although neither one of Cabrera's two homers proved to be the game-winner in the Detroit Tigers' 4-3 walk-off victory over the New York Yankees Saturday night in front of 44,593 at Comerica Park, they had everyone buzzing after the game. The first one came when Cabrera led off the fourth inning...

Magglio Ordonez Honored by Detroit Tigers (Video)

The Detroit Tigers paid tribute to Magglio Ordonez prior to Sunday's game with the New York Yankees. Continue reading →

Berry, Laird Could Be Answer to Keeping Detroit Tigers Lineup Hot

With Alex Avila leaving last night’s game against the Boston Red Sox with an injury, the Detroit Tigers have lost another member of their playoff lineup from last year. Despite the team currently looking like the walking wounded though, manager … Continue reading →

Game 51: Walk-Off Loss

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-7197\"> New York Yankees 3 — Detroit Tigers 4   Omir Santos hit it deep enough to walk-off in tonight’s 4-3 loss to the Detroit...

Game 51: Grandy Goes Grand

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-7143\"> New York Yankees 9 — Detroit Tigers 4   Granderson hits a grand slam against his former team over the Detroit...

Hughes outpitches Verlander in leading Yankees past Tigers

By Richard L. Shook DETROIT -- Justin Verlander may have the hardware, but on Sunday, Phil Hughes had the stuff. Hughes bested the Detroit Tigers' Cy Young/MVP Award winner with his first complete game this year and second of his career while New York backed him with a two-home run attack in a 5-1 victory by the Yankees. His fastball was crisp, he moved it around and by...
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