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DETROIT What do you give a pitcher who has tormented you for nearly two decades on his last scheduled visit to your stadium?
An autographed bat with a hole the size of the ball drilled into the sweet spot?
Perhaps a videotape of the only two postseason series he played against Detroit? No, that would be in poor taste, since the Tigers beat the New York Yankees convincingly in both 2006 and 2011, and Mariano Rivera never got a save in either one.
What the Tigers opted for was a framed going-away present about the size of your flat-screen television with vertical color photos of him pitching at both Tiger Stadium and Comerica Park. Bottles of pitching mound dirt from both stadiums were secured next to the photos.
The accompanying plaque had the date and stadium name on it and read: On an illustrious 19-year career and standard of excellence.
After pitching a scoreless ninth inning in Sundays 7-0 win over the Tigers, Rivera said, That was pretty neat.
Tigers manager Jim Leyland ...
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Since this will be the Yankees’ only trip to Detroit this season, the Tiger’s will hold a ceremony prior to the game to honor Mariano Rivera, who will retire at the end of the 2013 season. The farewell tour has officially begun.
Much like Chipper Jones last year, Rivera will receive gifts and tributes in every city he visits. The gifts will most likely be themed towards each...
Baseball, at its core, is a very simple game. You throw a ball, you try to hit a ball and you try to catch a ball. Those three elements are the very basics of a game that is going on its second century in age. Within those elements, today’s players have refined technique and power and everything else about the game to a staggering efficiency.... Read more
DETROIT -- If you ask Torii Hunter, he and Austin Jackson are just here to serve.
"Austin gets on base and you've got to commend him, he's the table-setter for us," Hunter said. "Those guys at the table, which would be Prince Fielder and (Miguel) Cabrera, those guys want to eat, so I've got to be the server and try to serve it up for them."
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter is trying to do everything he can to play every day.
So far, so good.
Hunter has played in each of the Tigers six games this season and has been the dependable player they were hoping for at the plate and in the field.
The 37-year-old Hunter uses a rolling pin...
Now that was a Hope Opener.
Like most of you, I surmise, I came into baseball consciousness well before the internet, streaming scores and instant updates. Growing up in Arlington, the only way I could get Tigers scores was to maybe catch a glimpse on the evening news (if I was allowed to stay up that late), or hopefully catch the “out of town scores” during the Rangers radio...
Each Monday, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers.
Stranded runners. Strikeouts. Clutch offensive performances followed by goose eggs on the scoreboard. Hello Detroit, and welcome to yet another season of Tigers baseball.
Some of the offensive pitfalls of the latest week are nothing new. After all, we’ve been watching these...
Miguel Cabrera had more hits Saturday than he did over the first four games of the season combined.
His teammates were pretty good, too.
Cabrera drove in one of four runs in the fifth inning on a 4-for-4 day and the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 8-4 Saturday.
Prince Fielder, one of six Tigers to drive in a run, had two RBI one day after a two-homer, five-RBI performance...
After each week of the 2013 Detroit Tigers season we will meet here and discuss our team, the good, the bad, and maybe even the Don Kelly. Really we are looking for trends both positive and negative and to constantly evaluating our team as to how they are producing on the field. Of course after [...]
DETROIT (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera drove in one of four runs in the fifth inning on a 4-for-4 day and the Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 8-4 Saturday. Max Scherzer (1-0) gave up four runs in five-plus innings to pick up the win in a shaky start, his first of the season. Phil Hughes (0-1) allowed four runs -- three earned -- on eight hits in four-plus innings on a day...
The Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays didn't get Cy Young-caliber performances in their previous games, but they haven't given their aces much room for error.
Perhaps they can provide their No. 2 starters better support.
Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez will try to help the Tigers win a fifth in a row in this series on Tuesday when Brandon Morrow takes the hill for...
CC Sabathia came up HUGE for the New York Yankees, throwing a seven-inning shutout before handing the ball to the tandem of David Robertson and Mariano Rivera. Sabathia’s performance, along with the Yankees bats lead to a 7-0 beat down of the Detroit Tigers who had their ace Justin Verlander on the hill. This marked the second series in a row that the Yankees avoided getting swept...