Found August 16, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer has had these streaks before. It's just that this one looks as if it could be a little more permanent. Scherzer struck out 10 Wednesday to improve to 6-1 in nine starts beginning June 28. He has tied Justin Verlander for the team lead in wins with 12. In the past, Scherzer has struggled to limit the damage in one inning. The game frequently, but not all the time, seems to get away from him before he can escape damage. But Wednesday was a good example of how the big right-hander is handling trouble in the last couple of months. He was a little out of whack in the first inning but gave up just one single. In the second, though, Scherzer walked Justin Morneau on a 3-2 pitch, then threw four straight balls to Ryan Doumit that put runners on first and second with nobody out. Scherzer was 2-0 on Trevor Plouffe until catcher Alex Avila got him back into the strike zone with a slider. Plouffe ended up striking out on a 98 mph 2-2 fast...

Scherzer dominant in 5-1 victory over Twins

It may be safe to say at this point that the Tigers have three quality starters for the final stretch run of the regular season. Max Scherzer was dominant yet again Wednesday afternoon improving to 6-1 with a 3.36 ERA in his last nine starts and reached double-digit strikeouts for the fourth time this year. In addition to this, Scherzer threw a total of 117 pitches matching his third...

De Vries looks to bounce back against Tigers

After facing a pair of division leaders, the contending Detroit Tigers hoped to have an easier time facing the Minnesota Twins. That wasn't the case in the series opener, but the Tigers have a chance to conclude their stay at Target Field on a positive note Wednesday with help from Max Scherzer. After dropping its final two games against the New York Yankees last week, Detroit...

Fister's laid-back style a pregame routine

Detroit Tigers starter Doug Fister takes being a laid-back Californian to a whole new level. In fact, unlike many pitchers who pump themselves up before a start by listening to loud music on their headphones, Fister is more likely to be found stretching out his 6-foot-8 frame on his clubhouse chair or the couch for a little snooze. "The story I like to tell is one of his first...

Game 2012.119: Orioles at Tigers

63-55, 2nd place, 2.5 games (that’s what you get for taking a day off) behind CWS, 1 game behind WC There’s been a lot of talk as of late regarding Miguel Cabrera’s MVP candidacy. In fact, it seems as if the local papers have received an edict to write about it daily. And they make strong arguments in his favor. But MLive’s Josh Slagter made a fantastic point in an article...

Mike Trout's Potential MVP Win Shouldn't Detract Attention From Miguel Cabrera's Ongoing Greatness

Tigers manager Jim Leyland insisted last week that Miguel Cabrera's MVP candidacy will be hurt by a certain "Wonderboy." He's right, but that shouldn't stop us from recognizing the greatness that Cabrera continues to show. Granted, Cabrera has never been and never will be an elite defender, especially since he willingly made a leap across the diamond to play...

Game 2012.118: Tigers at Twins

Detroit Tigers, 62-55, 2nd place, 2 back. Doug Fister didn’t disappoint, and despite a carnival of a 3rd inning, and Gene Lamont being A Great 3rd Base Coach, the Tigers ended their 3-game losing streak.  Cabrera reached the century mark in RBIs, and Dirks hit one out, which I’m still trying to figure out, because both he and the pitcher are lefties, and I didn’t think that...

Peralta gets latest tryout as Tigers' No. 5 hitter

The search for a fifth hitter in the Detroit Tigers batting order goes on. Jhonny Peralta hit fifth Tuesday night, for the second time this season, making it four different players to bat behind cleanup man Prince Fielder in as many games. Eight different players have been used in the fifth spot this season. Delmon Young was the guy through the first two-thirds of the season...

Fister pitches 8 strong innings for Tigers in win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera became the first player to reach 100 RBIs this season with a run-scoring single and Doug Fister pitched eight strong innings for the Detroit Tigers in an 8-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Fister (7-7) did not allow an earned run and struck out seven to win for the third time in four starts. The Tigers overcame a bad defensive...

Another Solid Start by Doug Fister Helps Halt Detroit Tigers’ Latest Losing Streak

Doug Fister, like Justin Verlander, is quickly becoming a stopper for the Detroit Tigers. Despite his defense letting him down in one inning, Fister went eight tough innings, pitching the Tigers to a 8-4 bounce back win against Minnesota. Following … Continue reading →

TigsTown Transaction Blog: Putkonen Recalled

Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. The Tigers recalled Luke Putkonen from Toledo and optioned Duane Below.

Backed by Miguel Cabrera’s 2 RBI’s, Detroit Tigers Cruise to Series Win Over Minnesota Twins

Considering where things seemed to be heading just two days ago, the Detroit Tigers would have excitedly taken a .500 road trip if given the chance. A big day by Miguel Cabrera and more clutch pitching by Max Scherzer provided … Continue reading →

Tigers 8, Twins 4

Miguel Cabrera became the first player to reach 100 RBIs this season with a run-scoring single and Doug Fister pitched eight strong innings for the Detroit Tigers in an 8-4 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Fister (7-7) did not allow an earned run and struck out seven to win for the third time in four starts. The Tigers overcame a bad defensive inning to end a three...

Dirks and the Tigers end three game skid with 8-4 win over Twins

Andy Dirks’ sixth inning blast off of Twins starter Brian Duensing helped secure an 8-4 win over the Minnesota Twins ending a three game losing streak. Dirks’ home run came after entering the game hitting only .172 this season off of left-handed pitchers, with one home run in 29 at-bats. However Dirks went two for three off of Duensing helping secure the win for Detroit. Early...
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