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The euphoria of Detroit's stunning 10-8 comeback win over Cleveland in the 10th inning Sunday partially
hid a move the Tigers made that had ripple effects in the team's clubhouse. Detroit announced just at game time it was acquiring utility man Jeff Baker from the Chicago Cubs in
return for two as-yet unnamed players. The Tigers are hopeful Baker can do for them what Ryan Raburn has been unable to -- provide some sock
against left-handed pitchers. And since Baker plays essentially the same positions -- second, third, first (which Raburn has not
played) and both corner outfield positions -- it probably means Raburn's days with the Tigers have come to
an end. "He's a right-handed bat, somebody we've been looking for that you can play versus left-handed pitching,
in particular," GM Dave Dombrowski said. "He's hit left-handed pitching well throughout his career. He has
the versatility to play left (field), right, first, second...
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"Dealin'" Dave Dombrowski looks to be done with the midseason remake of the Detroit Tigers. Sunday's acquisition of Jeff Baker from the Chicago Cubs, for two players to be named by the end of October, seems likely to complete the roster adjustment a contender would hope to make as it readies for the final two months of the regular season. An injury appears to...
The Detroit Tigers traded for utilityman Jeff Baker on Sunday, sending a pair of minor-leaguers to be named later to the Chicago Cubs Continue reading →
The Chicago Cubs have traded infielder Jeff Baker to the Detroit Tigers for two players to be named later according to Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.
Baker, 31, hit .269/.306/.448 with 4 HR's, 20 RBI's and a 102 OPS+ in 144 plate appearances for the Chicago Cubs in 2012.
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DETROIT It will probably get lost in the excitement of Detroit's improbable win over Cleveland, but one of the best stories in baseball got an even happier ending Sunday afternoon.
Darin Downs' teammates noticed, though, as one of them gave him the traditional beer shower that comes with a first major-league victory.
"I don't know who it was I had my eyes closed...
Justin Verlander matched a career high with 14 strikeouts and got home-run support from Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera, leading the Detroit Tigers over the New York Yankees 7-2 Monday night.
Verlander (12-7) threw 132 pitches, his most in a regular-season game, and sent the Tigers to their fifth straight win.
Before this opener of a three-game series, manager Jim Leyland said...
Detroit Tigers right-hander Doug Fister had a perfect game broken up in the sixth inning and went on to toss a four-hit complete game in a 6-1 victory over the visiting Cleveland Indians on Saturday. Fister and his teammates disagreed over who deserved the most credit for the gem. Fister insisted it was his teammates who allowed him to succeed. "Defense," he told...
DETROIT (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera's two-run homer capped a stunning five-run rally by Detroit with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Tigers a 10-8 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
Cleveland has lost nine straight, and this one slipped away in unthinkable fashion. With two outs and nobody on -- and the Indians up 8-5 -- Chris Perez (0-3) walked Alex...
57-50, 2nd place, 1.5 games back.
The Tigers rode Doug Fister’s tremendous fantastic complete game performance to another easy win. For the first time in a while, they beat up on Ubaldo Jimenez en route to the 6-1 victor. None of the Tigers’ RBIs came from Cabrera or Fielder, as the BooBs went 6-16 with 4 XBHs and all 6 RBIs. Jud slept well for sure.
Too Many Strikeouts Max...
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer to cap a stunning five-run rally by Detroit with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Tigers a 10-8 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday.
Cleveland has lost nine straight, and this one slipped away in unthinkable fashion. With two outs and nobody on - and the Indians up 8-5 - Chris Perez (0-3) walked Alex Avila and pinch...
Monday night, Tigers ace Justin Verlander did something that no other Tigers pitcher had done in over 50 years and that’s strike out 14 total Yankee hitters in a single game. The last pitcher to do this was Jim Bunning in 1958 when he too accomplished the same feet.
Although he did match a career high with the 14 K’s, Monday’s performance by Verlander is something that Tigers...
You really couldn't expect Justin Verlander to lose three straight decisions to the New York Yankees. After all, he's Justin Verlander. Verlander broke his losing streak last night, striking out 14 in the process (getting Ichirio 3 times), en route to a 7-2 win over the Yankees. I watched as much of this game as I could before my confidence disappeared and I switched to...
Miguel Cabrera's two-run, walk-off home run in the 10th inning capped a five-run rally -- all coming with two outs and nobody on Continue reading →
DETROIT (AP) -- Doug Fister retired his first 17 batters and then settled for a four-hitter in the Detroit Tigers' 6-1 victory over the fading Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
Fister's bid for a perfect game was broken up with two outs in the sixth inning when Ezequiel Carrera tripled over Austin Jackson's head in center field. Fister (6-7) finished with six strikeouts...
Hot dogs, buns, spider legs, Tribe losses: all things that comes in eights.
Doug Fister went the distance and carried a perfect game into the sixth inning as the Tigers struck for more than enough off Ubaldo Jimenez to support their cause as they won the second game of the series 6-1. Fister allowed one run in the ninth inning but permitted just four hits while walking none and striking...