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The stars shined for the Tigers in Minnesota and a former Tiger provided some help in Chicago Saturday.
Justin Verlander (17-8) was his usual stellar self, shutting the Minnesota Twins down for seven innings in a 6-4 victory on national television. He allowed one unearned run whole walking two and striking out eight.
With the eight strikeouts, Verlander has 1,447 since 2006, which moves him past the New York Yankees' CC Sabathia for the major league lead since 2006, Verlander's rookie season.
Verlander was especially effective with runners on base, as the Twins (66-92) were 0-for-13 against him in those situations.
Twins first baseman Justin Morneau struck out three times against Verlander. Morneau has 13 strikeouts against Verlander, more than he has against any other pitcher.
Including Saturday, Verlander has an 0.64 ERA in his last four starts, all wins. It was the final start of the regular season for Verlander, who is in line to start a Game 163, if needed, or the...
BEST OF MAXIM
To give the Tigers the lead in the 8th inning Prince Fielder hit a two-run home run to the opposite side of the field that just barely made it over the left field wall. However it was good enough to seal the deal for the Tigers as they eventually went on to take 2 of three from the Twins and a three game lead in the division.
Needless to say Prince Fielder was really excited when...
Max Scherzer injury updates seem to come by the hour. He can pitch again. He can't pitch again. He won't pitch again. He might pitch again. Now, it seems Scherzer will wait until the play-offs to start again if the Tigers can clinch the American League Central before Wednesday.
According to John Lowe of the Detroit Free Press, Scherzer could pitch Wednesday...
Detroit Tigers, 85-73, 1st place, 2 up, magic number 3.
Fister, then Smyly, then Verlander: the Tiger starters are on a roll, and this afternoon Anibal Sanchez takes the mound, following up one of the best Tiger starts of the season, to face the 1-9 Australian Liam Hendricks , who is the only Liam in MLB history, so he’s got that going for him.
Not that there wasn’t any drama...
The Detroit Tigers finally have a little bit of breathing room in what has been an air-tight AL Central title race.
Miguel Cabrera has no such luxury as he tries to become the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years.
Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift Detroit to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, moving the Tigers to a season-high three...
Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer to move into at least a tie for the lead in all three triple crown categories and Justin Verlander struck out eight in seven innings to help the Detroit Tigers stay in front in the AL Central with a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.
Cabrera's blast in the eighth inning off Casey Fien was his 43rd home run for the year, moving...
I wanted to go off on Sunday night.
I wanted to exploded about Jim Leyland’s choice of putting closer Jose Valverde into the 10th inning of Sunday’s 2nd game of the double-header. Even though I touched on it a little bit in my post on Sunday, I decided I would not freak out about it. I found this quote and I really wanted to though.
“We felt like he was our best choice there...
The Detroit Tigers’ pursuit of a second straight Central Division title took a major step forward on Saturday afternoon. Miguel Cabrera hit a big three run home run and the pitching staff did just enough to hang on, downing the … Continue reading →
At this time of the year, it doesn't take long to change a pennant race.
On Thursday night, the story was clear. The Chicago White Sox were choking, and the Detroit Tigers were going to roll to their second straight AL Central title.
Just 24 hours later, things don't look quite so simple.
It isn't just that Chicago won, the Tigers lost and the lead is down to one game...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift Detroit to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, assuring that the Tigers won't lose any of their lead on the White Sox in the AL Central.
The Tigers entered the day two games up on Chicago in the division with four to play.
Fielder's opposite-field shot off Jared Burton (3-2...
Miguel Cabrera hit his 43rd home run of the season as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-4 Saturday afternoon taking another big step in securing the AL Central title.
Cabrera also took another big step in his quest for the Triple Crown.
With his 43rd home run this afternoon, Cabrera moved into a tie with Texas’ Josh Hamilton for the AL lead. Currently Cabrera leads...
Prince Fielder hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift Detroit to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, moving the Tigers to a season-high three game lead over the White Sox in the AL Central.
With three games to go, Detroit can clinch the division title with a win or Chicago loss Monday.
The Tigers moved a season-high three games ahead of Chicago in the division...
The Detroit Tigers are on the verge of clinching back-to-back postseason berths for the first time in 77 years and could use a better performance from Rick Porcello if they want to pull off that feat Monday night.
While Porcello will try to earn his first win in nine starts, Miguel Cabrera will continue his pursuit of history when the Tigers open a three-game road series against...
Ryan Doumit had four RBIs for Minnesota, including the go-ahead two-run double in the eighth inning to help the Twins beat Detroit 4-2 on Friday and keep the Tigers from moving any closer to the AL Central title.
The Tigers entered the night with a two-game lead on the Chicago White Sox, who hosted Tampa Bay.
Rookie Drew Smyly struck out five over 5 1-3 scoreless innings, allowing...