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Detroit reliever Phil Coke is speaking out against bullying.
A day after appearing before a task force in Detroit, Coke recalled Tuesday some of his experiences growing up, saying kids used to make fun of his last name. He also discussed occasional physical bullying he had to deal with. Coke said light is being shed on the issue, ''and for a good reason.''
Monday was the start of a two-day hearing at Detroit's Wayne State University for the National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence.
Coke says even the kids doing the bullying might need help, and may be reacting in part to a difficult home life.
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The Detroit Tigers were hit with a harsh dose of reality over the weekend during a 4 game series with the Texas Rangers. That reality was quite simple: they’re not as good as Texas.
Yes, Verlander was his usual dominant self and got a win on Saturday. Yes, a weird bunt off the knee play in the 11th inning that shouldn’t have counted plated the go-ahead run on Sunday to secure...
Jacob Turner is back on the mound.
Turner, who dealt with shoulder problems in spring training, made his 2012 debut for Single-A Lakeland Monday night. Turner pitched four innings without allowing a hit or a run. He did walk two batters, but picked off one of them.
Turner, the Tigers' first-round pick in 2009, is considered their top pitching prospect. He spent most of last...
The one given for the Detroit Tigers this season was supposed to be offense. The defense was going to be questionable and there was some uncertainty over the back end of the rotation, but no one doubted that the Tigers would hit.
Right now, they aren't hitting.
In Detroit's last 10 games, the offense has produced only 30 runs at a .210 batting average - a rate that has...
Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Jeremy Bonderman says he wants another shot at playing in the major leagues.
The 29-year-old Bonderman had elbow-ligament replacement surgery Tuesday to help him attempt to make a comeback next spring.
He hasn't pitched since 2010 when he was 8-10 and had a 5.53 ERA over 29 starts. His career record is 67-77 with a 4.89 ERA in 193 starts over eight...
DETROIT -- Adam Wilk's disastrous start on Wednesday earned him a one-way trip to Toledo.
After Wilk allowed six runs on eight hits in two innings of Detroit's 9-1 loss to Seattle, the Tigers optioned his contract back to the Triple-A Mud Hens. Brayan Villarreal was called back up from Toledo, but won't replace Wilk in the starting rotation.
"Right now, we have...
Well, it’s not about Brandon Inge.
So, what is it about?
Is it about the lack of a mean streak?
Is there a mean SOB in the minor league system who could replace the friendly Inge?
Yes, there was another Bad Max sighting. But the Tigers scored a relatively healthy 4 runs, with comforting contributions from the middle of the order. Still, they were no match for the mild Mariners...
Felix Hernandez allowed only a run in seven innings, rookie Alex Liddi hit a two-run homer and the Seattle Mariners went on to beat the slumping Detroit Tigers 9-1 Wednesday night.
Hernandez (2-1) gave up a solo homer to Brennan Boesch in the third and not much else. The right-hander yielded four hits and three walks, giving all of the free passes in the first.
Adam Wilk (0-3)...
The Rangers head back to Texas to celebrate Pudge Rodriguez’ retirement, and the Seattle Mariners drop into the D for a 3-game set against the 10-6 Tigers.
The Rangers series may not have been as bad as it sometimes seemed: The Rangers bombed the Tigers in the first game of the series, but after a bad 1st inning in the second game, the Tigers played them even, only giving up 6...
DETROIT (AP) -- Alex Liddi had a career-high three hits, including a solo homer, and the Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 7-4 on Tuesday night.
Miguel Cabrera and Alex Avila homered for the Tigers, but it wasn't enough to overcome an early 4-0 deficit. Michael Saunders drove in three runs for Seattle, which snapped a four-game losing streak.
Jason Vargas (3-1) pitched...
ON The road again…
The Seattle Mariners (7-10) look for a welcome change of scenery and a change of fortune on their stop in the Motor City. Detroit (10-6) finished 1st in the A.L. Central Division last season and are slated to end up there again.
Pitching match ups
Game 18: LHP – Jason Vargas vs. RHP – Max Scherzer
Jason Vargas up tonight. (Photo by Otto Greule...
Right handed pitcher Jeremy Bonderman, who didn't play in 2011, underwent elbow reconstruction surgery yesterday with the intent of making a comeback in 2013 according to Buster Olney of ESPN.
Bonderman, 29, has a career 67-77 record with a 4.89 ERA, 1.1 HR/9, 3.1 BB/9 and 7.1 SO/9 in 1,176.0 innings throughout eight Major League seasons with the Detroit Tigers.
Image by Kevin...
3 HR's for Hamilton in the series
It’s safe to say that this past series between the Texas Rangers and the Detroit Tigers is one that will try and be quickly forgotten. Coming into this series the Rangers were coming into Comerica Park winners of their past six games in a row. The Tigers had just come a sweep of the Kansas City Royals and winners of their last four.
FOX Sports reporter Shannon Hogan was videobombed during a live segment at Sunday's Detroit Tigers game by a Texas Rangers fan who stood right behind her wagging his tongue.
The Rangers fan started out innocently enough, showing off his jersey and walking away. However, a few seconds later, the Rangers fan came back and started wagging his tongue like a crazed maniac...