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Doug Fister struck out seven and the Detroit Tigers homered three times in the fourth inning to clinch a playoff berth with a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
Victor Martinez and Omar Infante went back-to-back and Austin Jackson hit a two-run homer later in the fourth to put the Tigers in front. Fister (14-9) gave up two runs and eight hits in 6 1-3 innings to help Detroit secure at least an AL wild card.
Cleveland rallied to beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning to prevent the Tigers from clinching their third straight AL Central title. One more Tigers win or Indians loss will lock it up for Detroit.
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After a big win Tigers manager Jim Leyland tends to get a little emotion and tonight was no different.
During is post game interview with Mario Impemba, Leyland teared up then got carried away to the locker room celebration with the rest of the team where he (Leyland) was then showered with champagne.
However it was here that Leyland would exit the celebration with some moon walking...
DETROIT -- If all goes well for Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder -- knock on wood -- he'll play in his 500th consecutive game Tuesday night in Minnesota.
A blue-collar, lunch-bucket mentality is required to become an iron man like Fielder, who has missed only one game since May 2008.
My father was a steelworker in Ecorse, Mich., for 44 years and never missed a day of work...
The Detroit Tigers’ division-clinching victory felt like it was somewhat destined to happen Wednesday, with 20-game winner Max Scherzer on the mound. He’s a 21-game winner now, and the Tigers are the three-time defending AL Central champions after a 1-0 victory over the Twins.
Despite struggling with his control from the outset, Scherzer tossed seven shutout innings of two-hit...
The temporary euphoria over Bruce Rondon’s unhittable performance on Tuesday night vanished today with two words from Jim Leyland.
“Not good” the Tigers manager said when asked how Rondon was feeling.
Rondon pitched Tuesday night after he missed three weeks because of a sore elbow. The rookie right-hander entered for the eighth with a 4-2 lead and faced the Nos. 3-4-5 hitters...
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I liked it better when you got all of your baseballs stats from one place: the sports page. Or really, one to two pages of the sports section. Everything was laid out right in front of you, so you could jump from team to team, or stat to stat, without clicking anywhere or waiting for a page to load. Growing up, I regularly read the Fort Worth Star Telegram and then...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Torii Hunter couldn't help but peek at the out-of-town scoreboard at Target Field, glancing toward the LED board in right-center field. When Cleveland trailed Chicago by a run in the bottom of the ninth, the Tigers outfielder felt his team had a chance to clinch the American League Central on Tuesday night with a win over Minnesota.
Not long after, the score in...
Aside from the Tiger rookie pitchers towing the Hello Kitty backpack to the bullpen prior to every game it’s become an annual tradition for all the rookies to get in on the humiliation but in the nature of good fun. This year the Bruce Rondon, Bryan Holaday, Hernan Perez, Nick Castellanos, Jose Alvarez, Jose Iglesias and Evan Reed dressed as some of the most disturbing (and funny...
Video: Leyland shows emotions and dance moves Jim Leyland gave us a few memorable moments on Wednesday after his Detroit Tigers topped the Minnesota Twins 1-0 to clinch the AL Central for the third straight year. Leyland began crying during an interview with FOX Sports Detroit, and he profusely thanked the fans for their support. […]
Max Scherzer had a modest celebration with his Detroit Tigers teammates after his latest victory. There could be a much bigger one following his next start.
After earning his 20th win last time out, Scherzer will try to help the Tigers wrap up a third consecutive AL Central title Wednesday night at the Minnesota Twins.
It took five tries before Scherzer (20-3, 3.00 ERA) reached his...
The eighth of ten playoff teams has been decided, and it's a familiar face: the Detroit Tigers. Detroit won their third straight AL Central crown on Wednesday night after beating the Twins 1-0 as Max Scherzer let a first inning run stand up thanks to a solid pitching performance against Minnesota.
With a record of 93-66 with six games to play, the Tigers still have a solid...
Since this won’t be my last post this season, I won’t feel bad about a short one on a busy day.
You know that a win tonight, or a Cle loss, will clinch a third straight division title. That’s the first time since…ever. They did win three straight pennants from 1907-1909, but they have never won 3 straight division titles. Please keep that in mind as you shake up...
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland went through a range of emotion after his Tigers clinched the AL Central title Wednesday night with a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Here is the order of the video:
Jim Leyland crying.
Jim Leyland carried an awkwardly long time like a baby by Tori Hunter.
Jim Leyland shows off the moonwalk gun dance.
Jim Leyland winning!
The post Jim Leyland...
The Boston Red Sox’ win on Wednesday night locked the Detroit Tigers into the 2-vs.-3 matchup in the ALDS, either against Boston or AL West champ Oakland — the A’s closed the night two games back of the Red Sox in the race for the AL’s best record.
Either way, the Tigers will open their 2013 playoff run on Friday, Oct. 4. If the Tigers (currently at 66 losses) surpass the...
The Detroit Tigers are Central Division champions. Again.
Max Scherzer allowed just two hits and struck out 10 in seven innings Wednesday night as the Tigers wrapped up their third consecutive division title with a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
The win guarantees the Tigers a spot in the American League Division Series where they will play either the Oakland Athletics....