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Ah yes the ol’ scoring-from-second-on-a-strikeout play.
It hadn’t been part of the Tigers’ offensive repertoire this yeaer but became part of it Wednesday night in a 7-1 victory over the Twins at Comerica Park — a game the Tigers broke open with four runs in the seventh and three more in the eighth.
The seventh was a big inning for Torii Hunter who doubled in two runs and was the Tiger who came all the way around from second on a strikeout/passed ball.
“I saw the pitcher just looking at the play and the plate was wide open” Hunter said. “But that play never develops if Prince (Fielder) doesn’t run (after the third strike got away from catcher Ryan Doumit).”
The eighth was (another) big inning for Miguel Cabrera whose three-run double gave him 123 RBIs for the season.
“Can’t walk him when they’re loaded” Hunter saoid. “Have to pitch to him. The pitcher (Mike Tonkin) threw his best pitch a slider but the best hitter on the planet is going to hit that.”
The game had been score
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The Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera suffered an injury in his final at bat of Tuesday’s 6-4 loss against the Minnesota Twins.
Tiger’s manager Jim Leyland told the Associated Press via the Miami Herald that Cabrera’s first swing in the 9th inning against Glen Perkins is the one that did him in.
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Last night, Torii Hunter took advantage of a weak link. Noticing a passed ball on the third strike of Prince Fielder’s at-bat – with two outs, mind you – Torii took off from second base to third. And he didn’t stop. He kept running until he scored and the Minnesota Twins – the team Torii had played for during the majority of his career – could not have been more...
At first glance of the boxscore, Daisuke Matsuzaka was who we thought he was. And there was no way that Miguel Cabrera would let him off the hook. Dice K gave up two home runs including a three run shot to Cabrera that tragically landed in somebody's pierogies in the Acela Club, and the Mets predictably lost to the Tigers 6-1.
Considering that Daisuke's outing was peppered...
Miguel Cabrera got the Detroit back on track by adding to his power surge. He'll try to keep that going while helping the Tigers continue their recent success against the Minnesota Twins.
Rick Porcello will also seek to lead Detroit to its eighth win in 11 games versus Minnesota on Tuesday night while extending his personal win streak to six.
Detroit had suffered back-to-back...
Torii Hunter hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the seventh inning and scored from second base on a passed ball to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Wednesday night.
Drew Smyly (5-0) struck out two in a perfect inning in relief of Anibal Sanchez.
Jose Veras entered with two outs in the eighth inning and closed the game for his first save with the Tigers.
Things haven't exactly gone as the Los Angeles Angels hoped they would over the past couple of seasons. The high price Angels have failed to put together a contending team despite signing several players to big time contracts and part of the reason might be because of a lack of team chemistry.One of the players who was signed to a massive deal and has failed to live up to expectations...
With a long (long) blast down the third-base line in New York's Citi Field -- off the just-called up Daisuke Matsuzaka, no less -- Miguel Cabrera has given us the second thirty-second trot of the 2013 season! Way to go, Miggy!
The trot officially clocked in at 30.94 seconds.
Here's how it came about:
Cabrera stepped up to the plate in the second inning with...
74-53, 1st place, 5 games up.
“WAR – What is it good for?”
Well, evaluating players, for one thing. Or so we think.
As we all know, the WAR debate dominated the MVP race last year, with Cabrera and his old school hitting stats (summarized as “the best right handed hitter in our generation”) beat out the sabre-favorite Mike Trout and his 1st to 3rd ability and low GIDP...
It would appear Glen Perkins has yet to check out despite the Minnesota Twins' ailing season.
The way he finished off the best hitter in professional baseball Tuesday, such a course of action remains highly unlikely.
Two days after Tigers triple crown repeat candidate Miguel Cabrera beat fellow American League Central Division foe Kansas City with a walk-off homerun, Perkins...
The two-year downhill toboggan run of owner Arte Moreno's broken franchise has created a suffocatingly tense atmosphere throughout the organization best illustrated by a team meeting last August in which All-Star Torii Hunter had to be physically restrained from punching out $240 million man Albert Pujols.
The meeting details of which were provided to CBSSports.com by several...
While Miguel Cabrera won't let a few nagging injuries slow him down, Justin Verlander should be more than ready to continue his recent dominance of the Minnesota Twins.
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Detroit Tigers: 73-51, 1st Place (6.5 ahead of Cleveland). Best record in the AL.
Taking 3-of-5 from Kansas City was nice (sorry, Cleveland, but KC seems the the bigger threat right now), but after being swept in both games of the double-header–and held to 1 run and 6 hits–it was very nice indeed. All the better that the two series ending wins were driven off the bat of Miguel...
INVISIBLE MONSTER THICKBURGER!!!
I don’t know if any of you assholes are paying attention to the Yankees right now (quietly getting back into the wild card race!), but every little news nugget coming out of New York recently is major LULZ. The FACT that Alex Rodriguez is still playing, playing well to boot, getting thrown at constantly, having his lawyers publicly run smack about...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer, Torii Hunter also connected and the Detroit Tigers tagged Daisuke Matsuzaka early in his return to the majors, beating the New York Mets 6-1 on Friday night.
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2013 Topps Tribute – World Baseball Classic
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The base cards feature either an action or posed color shot of the named player. The cards have a chrome refractor finish to them. the border-less cards are trimmed with gold foil for the set, player and country name, position and...