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Max Scherzer struck out eight in seven impressive innings, and the Detroit Tigers took advantage of Ricky Romero's wildness in a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.
Romero (8-11) lost his 10th straight decision, allowing five runs, seven hits and eight walks in 5 1-3 innings. He didn't strike out a batter.
Austin Jackson had three hits, and Scherzer (13-6) was sharp for the Tigers. Scherzer allowed five hits, including Edwin Encarnacion's solo homer. He walked two.
Detroit needed three relievers to get through the eighth, when the Blue Jays scored two runs. Jose Valverde then pitched the ninth for his 24th save in 28 chances.
Valverde allowed two baserunners but eventually struck out Encarnacion to end it.
Romero walked six in the first two innings, allowing the game's first two runs on free passes with the bases loaded.
Romero is 0-10 with a 7.69 ERA in his last 11 starts. He was in trouble right away in the first inning in this one. Jacks...
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One of Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland's strengths is getting mediocre players to perform better, getting good players to become very good and getting stars to become superstars. He finally got Justin Verlander to quit trying to throw every pitch 100 mph and try for easy outs early in the game. That has helped transform Verlander into a guy who goes minimum six innings and...
DETROIT -- Just when the Tigers thought their season-long injury woes were coming to an end, another one has cropped up.
Manager Jim Leyland revealed before Tuesday's game that Doug Fister is dealing with a "groin issue."
"He underwent an MRI yesterday at the DMC and it showed that he's got an adductor strain, just what we had diagnosed on Sunday," athletic...
What will it come down to?
Of all the factors that will determine whether the Tigers win the Central Division, settle for a wild-card berth or miss the playoffs ... what will be the tipping point?
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski and manager Jim Leyland both agree that its starting pitching, but the GM included something else.
Starting pitching and health are the two key...
DETROIT -- For a lot of fans, the problem with the Detroit Tigers offense seems obvious they don't take advantages of the runners they put on base.
There's some truth to this the Tigers are among the major-league leaders in grounding into double plays and leaving runners on base but some of that is offset by the fact that they simply put more runners on base than most...
Detroit right-hander Doug Fister has been experiencing tightness in his right groin and is not sure if he'll make his next start.
Fister is 7-8 with a 3.67 ERA this year, and he already missed time around the beginning of the season with a side strain.
Fister says he started noticing a problem while warming up for his last start, Sunday against Baltimore. He pitched anyway...
This is good news, ok news, maybe bad news situation. Last Saturday we saw Doug Fister really struggle against the Baltimore Orioles. It was not his scheduled day, but he was on full rest as the Tigers decided to skip Anibal Sanchez’s turn, due to two off days over the last seven. Usually with a lead Fister is lights out, and when the Tigers scored five runs early it looked like...
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A team of thirty Detroit-area high school students and their mentor, Colm Boren, spent the summer building a robot designed to throw a baseball. Wednesday they say their hard work come to fruition as “Cy-ber Young” tossed out the ceremonial first pitch at Comerica Park before the Blue Jays-Tigers game.
Boren divulged the secrets behind what made the...
DETROIT -- When Drew Smyly was removed from Tuesday night's Mud Hens game after one inning, it was a natural conclusion to draw that the Tigers might need him.
Manager Jim Leyland revealed Tuesday that Doug Fister was dealing with a groin issue that might prevent him from making his next start, scheduled for Saturday.
When asked Wednesday whether Smyly was removed from the...
Toronto third baseman Brett Lawrie has stopped his rehab for a right oblique injury after feeling sore when he woke up Tuesday.
Manager John Farrell says Lawrie isn't yet to a point where he might need to be shut down for the season. Lawrie is hitting .282 with nine home runs, but has been on the disabled list since Aug. 4.
Farrell also says right-hander Brandon Morrow, who...
The Detroit Tigers (66-57) defeated the Toronto Blue Jays (56-67) in the second game of this 3-game set. The Jays have now lost 4 in a row and have only won 3 of their last 10 games. The Tigers in their quest to gain some ground in the Central Division got no help from the New York Yankees. The Yankees while playing at home were swept by the White Sox. This leaves the tigers still...
Kate Upton has been relatively quiet since it was learned that she and Justin Verlander were dating. It was July 10 when BC learned that Upton was officially partying with Verlander in Detroit. Then there was the July 18 news that Upton was joining a suburban Detroit gym. That’s where the trail went cold. For the most part, she stopped using Twitter. JV & Upton weren’t spotted...
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Often criticized for their over exuberance at the plate, the Detroit Tigers finally decided to take a walk Tuesday night. That was the difference which helped them win, as the wild Toronto Blue Jays couldn’t keep the base on balls … Continue reading →
The Detroit Tigers (65-57) defeated the Toronto Blue Jays (56-66), but did not gain any ground on the Chicago White Sox. The Sox, paced by a Kevin Youkilis grandslam, defeated the New York Yankees. The Tigers are two games back in the American League Central Division and are 1.5 games back in the Wild Card Standings. The Baltimore Orioles currently hold the final Wild Card spot in...