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DETROIT -- It's not the situation the Tigers hoped to be in at this point, but there's no denying it.
With 16 games to go heading into Tuesday night's game against the Oakland A's, the Tigers are three games behind the Chicago White Sox in the American Leagues Central Division.
Manager Jim Leyland points out that at this time last year, the St. Louis Cardinals were 4 12 games back in the wild card race.
"If we win games, we've got a shot," Leyland said succinctly. "If not, we don't. A lot can happen in a week's time. But you've got to win games."
Then Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa is one of Leyland's best friends, and Leyland remembers speaking with him last year at this time.
"Well, they just kept playing, just like were going to do," Leyland said. "Just keep playing because you never know whats going to happen.
"I mean, we put ourselves in the position were in, so you live with that, but you gotta ...
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Yep, Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are still dating and going strong. While Upton has gone quiet since Detroit went nuts over the possibility of their ace dating the most notorious swimsuit model of a generation, it seems things are moving along just fine with baseball’s royal couple. The two were spotted last week – in daylight for the first time – during a stroll along...
DETROIT -- The Tigers got just what they didn't need Tuesday night -- a shortened start from Max Scherzer.
Scherzer (16-6) left the game against the Oakland A's after the second inning and headed to the locker room with trainers.
The team announced that Scherzer has right (throwing) shoulder fatigue and would undergo an MRI.
Scherzer had allowed one run on two hits, walked...
Have the Detroit Tigers literally thrown their playoff chances away? For the second consecutive day, Detroit's inability to complete a seeming routine double play played a key role in a loss. Two "not quite" midgame turns Sunday contributed to Detroit eventually losing 7-6 to the Indians in Cleveland. On Monday, an excellent takeout slide at second by the Chicago...
77-69, 2nd place, 3 games behind CWS.
The Tigers literally threw the game away yesterday afternoon when an errant toss from Omar Infante skipped by Prince Fielder and the tying and winning runs crossed home for Cleveland. That singular play, no more than 10 seconds long, offers a candid perspective into the team’s late season struggles.
1) The Tigers could not convert on a seemingly...
There exists the perception that the Detroit Tigers are just this total disappointment. The Tigers, you’ll recall, came into the year looking like the favorites in the AL Central, and now it’s the middle of September and they’re three back of first. They’re about as far out of the wild card as the Padres are, which means for the Tigers it’s probably division title or bust...
After colliding with first baseman Prince Fielder Sunday, Tigers catcher Alex Avila was held out of the lineup Monday against Chicago after suffering a sprained jaw on the play. The sprained jaw seemed to be the extent of the injury after Avila passed a concussion test however manager Jim Leyland told Chris Iott of MLive.com after Monday’s game that Avila experienced headaches...
Miguel Cabrera homered twice, including an eighth-inning grand slam, and the Detroit Tigers had no trouble overcoming an early injury to right-hander Max Scherzer in a 12-2 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
Cabrera matched a career high with six RBIs and now has 40 homers on the season - also a career best. Prince Fielder and Jhonny Peralta added home runs for the...
If the Detroit Tigers end up missing the playoffs and a CSI unit is sent to the scene of a criminal waste of great talent, the investigators are likely going to determine the cause of death to be coughing up leads in the last two one-run losses.
Detroit was up by three runs Monday before losing, 5-4, to the White Sox and dropping three games behind Chicago in the American League...
The Chicago White Sox (80-66) topped the Detroit Tigers (77-69) with a final score of 5-4 in a pivotal makeup game, forcing the Tigers back three games in the American League Central Division. A missed double play in the fifth inning would be the difference maker, allowing the White Sox to capitalize and score the tie-breaking run.
Detroit’s Doug Fister (9-9) pitched four innings...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Omar Infante's throwing error on a potential double play helped Chicago scored two runs in the fifth inning Monday and the White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 in a pivotal makeup game.
Chicago increased its lead in the AL Central to three games.
Nate Jones (8-0) pitched 2 2-3 innings of one-hit relief and the White Sox won their fourth straight.
My Twitter followers know how much I dislike the Detroit Tigers. My poor brother has been a sports radio guy in Detroit since 1996. He is known as a big time Tribe homer by listeners of his station. Its a stigma he has carried since he arrived on the scene there. He makes no apologies for it and never hides from it. See, my brother truly only loves one team – The Indians. So imagine...
1. Miguel Cabrera – The most consistent hitter in baseball right now also happens to qualify at third base. He won't steal a base, but that also reduces his injury risk. Since 2004, he has never played fewer than 157 games and has averaged 34 homers and 116 RBI. Cabrera's career batting average is .318.
2. Ryan Braun – Whether or not he was ever on steroids, it...
The path to the post-season is filled with bumpy roads for the Oakland A's. The A's will begin a 10-game roadtrip against potential playoff teams on Tuesday. Chris Biderman previews the A's series against the Detroit Tigers.
DETROIT The old saying is defense wins championships. If that's the case, the Tigers are probably not going to need any champagne.
The box score from Thursday afternoon's 12-4 loss to the Oakland A's shows that the Tigers made one error, Omar Infante's throwing error in the third inning that allowed a run to score.
"I think Omar's play, he just didn'...