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Rick Porcello is somewhat of an afterthought on Detroit's deep and talented pitching staff.
On Friday night, he was second to none.
Porcello pitched seven sharp innings, Jhonny Peralta and Victor Martinez drove in two runs apiece and the Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians for the sixth consecutive time, winning 7-0 to extend their lead in the AL Central.
Porcello (5-6) allowed five hits and was never really threatened until Carlos Santana flied out to the warning track in center field to end the sixth. The right-hander set the tone for the Tigers, who dominated the opener of the four-game wraparound series between the division's top two teams.
''His mound presence tonight, with a packed house, on the road and a team right there with you, was the best I've seen,'' Tigers manager Jim Leyland said.
With their fourth straight win, the Tigers moved 2 1/2 games ahead of Cleveland, which returned from an 11-game road trip to just its second sellout crowd at ...
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Detroit Tigers: 47-38, 2nd Place (2.5 ahead of Cleveland).
Yes, it’s that time of the season, that 4th of July lull where DTW game threads only draw a couple of comments and places like ESPN resort to discussing topics such as the All-Star game snubs before the teams are actually named. Snub predictions, I guess.
Anyway, despite the lulliness of the week the Tigers are in gear...
Justin Verlander was excellent yesterday against Toronto, throwing seven shutout innings en route to the Tigers’ 11-1 demolition of the Blue Jays. He not quite as dominant as the Verlander of 2011 and 2012, but that it a pretty high standard. Actually, the 2013 Verlander has not really measured up to that standard all year. Verlander won both the Cy Young Award winner and Most...
Detroit Tigers: 46-38, 1st Place (1.5 ahead of Cleveland).
Somehow the Tigers have pulled the Bengal-Bus into Cleveland in first place, and even-up on the road trip, pulling 3 of 4 from the previously-hot Blue Jays despite the lack of Cabrera and Infante in the Independence-Day-in-a-Foreign-Land-Finale.
In fact, the bench–OK, let’s have some respect here–The Bench excelled...
The Detroit Tigers selected Nick Castellanos with the 44th overall pick in the 2010 first-year player draft. Castellano’s is considered one of the best pure hitting prospects in the minor leagues.
Castellanos has improved in terms of plate discipline, hitting variability, and adding pop to his bat with Toledo, as his strikeout rates are slightly down and power numbers are up...
When announcing the MLB All Star teams on Saturday night, ESPN made a bit of a mistake on the AL All Star reserves. Rather than list Torii Hunter of the Detroit Tigers, Torontoii Hunter was listed. No word on Torontoii’s career stats, but I imagine they’re pretty bad. Good job, good effort, ESPN. Perhaps a little proofreading next time?
Torontoii Hunter? Must be a new...
Torii Hunter and Miguel Cabrera are two big reasons the Detroit Tigers have dominated the Cleveland Indians this season.
The veteran pair again looks to lead the visiting Tigers as they try for an eighth consecutive victory over the struggling Indians on Sunday.
Hunter came within a single of the cycle and had three RBIs while Cabrera hit a two-run homer to help Detroit (48-38) to...
Detroit Tigers: 48-38, 1st Place (3.5 ahead of Cleveland).
Detroit continued its dominance of the division rival Cleveland Indians last night, with a 9-4 win which featured a good 5-inning return by Anibal Sanchez. The Tigers have now taken 7 in a row from the Tribe, and 8-of-10 for the season. The Tigers have already outscored Cleveland 16-4 in this series, and 49-22 over the...
In the bottom of the 5th inning, with a massive 7-1, Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder turned an incredibly strange double play. Cleveland Indians outfielder Drew Stubbs hit a blooper to Prince, which he dropped. The ball was still in fair territory, but base runner Lonnie Chisenhall didn’t run. Prince casually walked over to Chisenhall, tagged him on the leg and...
The Detroit Tigers will be well represented at this year’s mid summer’s classic in Queens, New York.
Six Tigers in total were selected to represent the American League squad as this year’s game may hold a little more significance for fans given the Tigers being favorites to make another trip to the World Series this season.
For the first time in his career Miguel Cabrera will...
45-38, 1st place again, 0.5 ahead of Cleveland.
Happy 4th of July, everyone. Let us pause to appreciate the value of civil society and all that it took to get here. Let us pause to admire America the Beautiful. Let us pause to consider the possibility of America the More Beautiful.
Max Scherzer is 13-0. Wow. Question: Would we as easily recognize how out of this world consistent...
Torii Hunter drove in three runs, Miguel Cabrera cracked a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers dominated Cleveland again, pounding the second-place Indians 9-4 on Saturday for their fifth straight win.
Hunter hit a two-run homer, tripled and doubled as the Tigers won their seventh consecutive game over the Indians and increased their lead in the AL Central to 3 1/2 games. Needing...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Torii Hunter drove in three runs, Miguel Cabrera cracked a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers dominated Cleveland again, pounding the second-place Indians 9-4 on Saturday for their fifth straight win.
Hunter hit a two-run homer, tripled and doubled as the Tigers won their seventh consecutive game over the Indians and increased their lead in the AL Central to 3...
Max Scherzer, the Detroit Tigers undefeated pitcher, has been named an All-Star for the first time in his career and third baseman Miguel Cabrera was voted in as a starter for the first time.
They are two of six Tigers, the most for Detroit since 1985, who were announced Saturday to the American League team for the July 16 midsummer classic.
Joining Scherzer and Cabrera will be...
Player of the Game: Torii Hunter (3-for-5) with a double, triple, homer, and 3 RBI
Still believe Tribe Town?
Awesome Amazingness? More like Abominable Awfulness.
A four run third inning and a three run fourth was more than enough runs for the surging Detroit offense as they took down the Indians 9-4 on Saturday.
Carrasco’s struggles continue
Well, at least he didn’t...