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All-Star outfielder Torii Hunter might want to shoo away his new shoes.
The Detroit right fielder left Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox in the eighth inning because of a sore left Achilles. Hunter says the problem was caused by dress shoes that were too tight.
''I'll be fine tomorrow. Just a little sore,'' Hunter said. ''I played through it the whole game. It happened this morning, but I'm fine. I'm fine.''
Hunter homered during Detroit's 7-4 loss.
He said he said he recently bought shoes that ''might have been a little tight on the Achilles.''
''A little sore the whole game,'' he said.
Hunter didn't say exactly when he bought the footwear. He was confident he would play Friday night at home against Philadelphia despite being listed as day to day.
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DETROIT There was Fists of Fury, the Bruce Lee martial arts flick from 1971 that has become a classic.
And now the Detroit Tigers have the Fist of Fury, as in Doug Fister, pitching at a furious pace and dicing up the Philadelphia Phillies in a 2-1 duel with Cole Hamels. Friday nights game was over in 2:24, and the fireworks show was done before the game usually concludes.
Thanks he needed that.
Who needed what?
Ramon Santiago needed that hit those defensive plays that good overall game — all of it.
With the help of Alex Avila’s two-run double in the fifth and the double by Santiago that set up the run Doug Fister pitched the Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Phillies Friday night at Comerica Park.
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The Detroit Tigers were without third baseman Miguel Cabrera last night, and manager Jim Leyland told reporters -- including Joey Nowak of MLB.com -- that he doubts "very much" that the slugger will play today. In fact, there is a chance that Cabrera misses the remainder of the Tigers' series against the White Sox.
Leyland said that he's not sure if Cabrera...
Rick Porcello has changed his pitching mix this year. Most noticeably, he’s ditched his cutter for a curveball. The move was done for a variety of reasons, but the work continues to this day. Because even once you make a change, you have to work hard to maintain it.
The Tiger starter told me that he “really dedicated” himself to working on his curve this offseason, mostly...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is not in the lineup for the second straight night against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
Cabrera, the reigning AL MVP who was baseball's first Triple Crown winner in 45 years, left Monday's game in the bottom of the fifth inning with a left hip flexor injury.
Detroit manager Jim Leyland gave no update on...
56-44, 1st place, 3.5 games up.
The Tigers again took advantage of the hapless White Sox and cruised to a 6-2 victory. Cruised may not even be descriptive enough. After the fourth batter the game was never in doubt, and other than a really bad outing by Rondon and some bullpen chaos, there was little cause for concern for the Tigers’ faithful. The Phil Coke 1 batter experiment...
Alex Avila's two-run double in the fifth inning put Detroit ahead, and Doug Fister pitched eight impressive innings for the Tigers in a 2-1 victory over Philadelphia on Friday night that sent the Phillies to their season-worst sixth straight loss.
Cole Hamels (4-13) was trying to protect a 1-0 lead for the Phillies when he allowed the bottom of Detroit's batting order to...
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When the Tigers starters are pitching this way and their opponent is the cellar-dwelling Chicago White Sox, it's a little easier to live without Miguel Cabrera.
The Tigers defeated the White Sox 6-2 Wednesday night, their fourth straight victory, third straight in Chicago and second straight without Cabrera.
Cabrera missed his second straight game with a sore left hip flexor...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jake Peavy pitched into the eighth inning and the Chicago White Sox beat Justin Verlander and Detroit 7-4 Thursday as the Tigers again played minus Miguel Cabrera.
Cabrera missed his third straight game because of an injured left hip flexor. The AL MVP left in the middle of Monday's game.
Torii Hunter homered for the third time time in the series. But the Tigers...
Jake Peavy wasn’t the only one on top of his game Thursday afternoon.
For the second time in two weeks the White Sox knocked around Justin Verlander in a 7-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field.
The White Sox got to Verlander early and often as they beat him in consecutive starts for the first time since 2008. Highlighted by four two-out hits the win also helped...