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Larry Brown Sports:
The Houston Astros are not only the worst team in baseball, they’re also the least attentive bunch.
37-year-old Torii Hunter pulled a veteran move on the young squad during the second inning of the Detroit Tigers’ 18-2 whooping on Saturday.
Hunter was up with the bases empty and two outs. He hit a ground ball between first and second and Carlos Pena dove to make the stop. The ball went off Pena’s glove and was picked up by second baseman Jose Altuve. After beating out the infield hit, Hunter was hanging out on first when he noticed nobody was paying attention. Altuve, shortstop Ronny Cedeno, and pitcher Lucas Harrell had turned their backs to him, while Pena was dusting himself off from the dirt he accumulated after his dive.
By the time Harrell realized something was up, Hunter was already on second. Hunter then gave a shoulder shrug upon reaching second as if to say, “They left it open for me, why not take it?”
Miguel Cabrera then drove in Hunter with his first of two home runs...
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The Houston Astros have recalled outfielder Jimmy Paredes and outfielder Trevor Crowe from their Triple-A Oklahoma City minor league affiliate. To make room for the pair of young outfielders, the organization has opted to designate outfielder’s Fernando Martinez and Rick Ankiel for assignment.
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Who would have thought that just over a month ago that the savior of the bullpen would have been the disgraced Jose Valverde. His return to the Tigers pen has allowed for guys to return to traditional and more defined roles which has provided stability to the end of close games.
Pitchers are creatures of habit. They do their best when they know when they will be pitching in games...
Three Reason to Love the Houston Astros This Season (yes, this season):
The Houston Astros are expected to compete with the Marlins for the bottom of the MLB cellar, but I still think they are a blast to watch.
We feel you Lucas. It's okay man.
Houston is going to be bad this season. That much is expected of the Astros and so far it doesn’t appear to...
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Each Monday, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers.
After winning the triple crown and MVP in 2012, many wondered what Miguel Cabrera would do for an encore. Even though there’s no doubting his talent, Cabrera certainly couldn’t put himself in position for a repeat performance of greatness, could...
We’re only in the first days of May, but Miguel Cabrera appears primed for a run at another Triple Crown. The Detroit Tigers’ superstar third baseman went 4-for-4 with two homers and six RBI in a 17-2, Saturday night rout of the Houston Astros. With that effort, Cabrera boosted his average to a league-leading .390, took over the top spot in the RBI race with 36 and bumped his...
Personally, I wouldn't have missed my high school prom for anything but it appears that two high-schoolers from Texas decided to skip one of a Major League Baseball game.
Not just a Major League Baseball game....a Houston Astros game and I'll let the video do the rest of the talking:
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The Houston Astros were eight outs away from being no-hit for a second time this season, until Carlos Pena laced a hard single to right field to spoil Justin Verlander's bid for his third no-hitter.
Verlander shut down the overmatched Astros in their sixth straight loss, 9-0 on Sunday. Texas' Yu Darvish was one out away from pitching a perfect game against the Astros in...
Again it didn’t come easy, but the Tigers are right where they wanted to be, taking the first two games of the four-game series with the struggling Astros, thanks partly to contributions by the slumping Alex Avila and by everyone’s favorite bench donkey, Don Kelly (his working a 1-2 count into a walk ahead of Avila’s home run was one of the subtle plays of the game).
Nice to have you in the American League, Houston.
The Detroit Tigers wrapped a four-game weekend sweep of the Houston Astros with a 9-0 win, as Justin Verlander carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Verlander did not allow a hit until Carlos Pena laced a 3-2 pitch to right with one out in the seventh. After coughing up a second hit, Verlander induced a double play to end...
Miguel Cabrera hit two home runs and tied a career with six RBI to lead the Detroit Tigers' 17-2 mauling of the Houston Astros on Saturday night.
Max Scherzer (4-0) won his fourth in a row to begin the season, allowing one run on three hits and striking out eight in eight innings. Detroit has won its first three games against Houston and has won eight of its last nine.
Carlos Pena saved Jim Leyland from one of the toughest decisions of his career.
The former Tiger broke up Justin Verlander's no-hit bid with one out in the seventh inning, meaning Leyland didn't have to consider pushing his ace to unprecedented pitch counts.
Verlander was already pushing 110 pitches when Pena singled to right field, and probably would have been over 140...
The Detroit Tigers are rolling after a four-game sweep, though they may be facing a stiffer challenge to start the week as they look to continue their winning ways.
The Tigers go for their fifth straight victory as they open a two-game series against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night.
Detroit swept woeful Houston to close last week to give it nine wins in 10 games, outscoring...
This weekend the Detroit Tigers outscored the Houston Astros 37-8 in a four game sweep at Minute Maid Ballpark. Detroit 8 home runs, 3 off of Philip Humber, who allowed 8 earned in 4 innings, and now owns and 0-7 record. Miguel Cabrera added 7 hits, including a two home run game, 7 RBI and scored 5 times. Could he possibly win back-to-back Triple Crown's? Prince Fielder...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Detroit at Washington, 19:05 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Detroit at Washington, 19:05 ET
Regarding This Game, Who’s Starting It for Detroit
Starting this game for Detroit is the league leader in pitcher...