Found April 22, 2012 on
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DETROIT -- Yes, the umpires blew a call in the 11th inning of Detroit's 3-2 loss to Texas on Sunday.
No one disputes that, including the umpires.
That said, it probably didn't cost the Tigers the game.
With the score tied after 10 innings, Tigers manager Jim Leyland was forced to use Thad Weber in relief. Weber was making his major-league debut and facing baseball's best offense. Texas immediately loaded the bases on a walk and two singles, bringing Alberto Gonzalez to the plate.
On the first pitch, Gonzalez bunted the ball toward the mound for a suicide squeeze. With no chance to get the runner at the plate, Weber turned to throw to first, but Miguel Cabrera had charged the bunt and couldn't get back to the bag in time.
That put Texas ahead 3-2, and they still had the bases loaded with no one out, but there was a problem.
Several Tigers, including Leyland, had seen the bunt hit Gonzalez's knee before bouncing off the dirt and into fair territory. Since Go...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. The Tigers purchased the contract of right-hander Thad Weber and optioned Daniel Schlereth to Toledo due to his struggles and the need for a long reliever in the bullpen.
Well, that was quick. The Rangers put the game away with 8 runs in the first inning before a stunned Rick Porcello could even record a second out. The Rangers rolled to their 8th straight, beating Detroit 10-4, and have now outscored them 20-7 so far this series.
If there was a bright spot for the Tigers, it was another great outing by Duane Below, who threw 6 scoreless innings...
DETROIT -- Justin Verlander didn't throw a perfect game or even a no-hitter Saturday, but against the hottest team in baseball, it might as well have been.
The White Sox's Philip Humber might have thrown a perfect game against the Seattle Mariners, but the Mariners lineup doesn't quite equal that of the Texas Rangers, which Verlander said is the best in the American...
Good pitching beats good hitting. Or maybe the adage should be superior pitching meets incredible hitting.
On a day when JV did not have his best stuff, he demonstrated why he’s the best pitcher in baseball by shutting down baseball’s best offense and ending the Rangers’ 8 game winning streak. Ron Washington said after the game “We didn’t lose, we got beat.”
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...
Alberto Gonzalez's squeeze bunt turned into an RBI infield single in the 11th inning, and the Texas Rangers went on to beat the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Sunday.
With the bases loaded and nobody out, Gonzalez bunted back to pitcher Thad Weber (0-1), who had no play at the plate on runner Nelson Cruz. Weber froze with the ball, and first baseman Miguel Cabrera struggled to get back...
Jim Leyland is as impressed with the Texas Rangers as he was during last year's playoffs.
''They're such a tremendously solid team in all areas - starting pitching, defense, bullpen, offense,'' the Detroit manager said Friday. ''They're a very good team, top to bottom. They have a lot of nice weapons, they have a lot of versatility. They're...
The Rangers blog on ESPN Dallas has reported Beltre will seek an MRI on Monday. He strained his hamstring in the first game of the Rangers double header Saturday vs. the Tigers. Beltre still does not believe he’ll be out of the lineup for an extended period of time. Alberto Gonzalez is in the lineup at third