Found September 17, 2012 on
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My Twitter followers know how much I dislike the Detroit Tigers. My poor brother has been a sports radio guy in Detroit since 1996. He is known as a big time Tribe homer by listeners of his station. Its a stigma he has carried since he arrived on the scene there. He makes no apologies for it and never hides from it. See, my brother truly only loves one team – The Indians. So imagine being him, working for the Tigers flagship station, and having to deal with Tiger fan callers day in and day out, especially these last two years. So when the Indians and Tigers square off during the season, the games are a lot more meaningful than any others throughout a 162-game schedule. He will go to Comerica Park and listen to the taunts from Tiger fans. He takes abuse on the air, but he doesn’t care, he just loves his Wahoos.
This collapse has been even more painful for him because since the July 26th comeback win against Justin Verlander, he has had to sit and watch his team fall deep into the ab...
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DETROIT -- The Tigers got just what they didn't need Tuesday night -- a shortened start from Max Scherzer.
Scherzer (16-6) left the game against the Oakland A's after the second inning and headed to the locker room with trainers.
The team announced that Scherzer has right (throwing) shoulder fatigue and would undergo an MRI.
Scherzer had allowed one run on two hits, walked...
Alex Avila was hurt in a big collision with teammate Prince Fielder Sunday afternoon. The Detroit Tigers' All-Star catcher was attempting to catch a pop-up, as was Fielder, and the two collided. Avila had to leave the game, but Fielder remained in.
Jason Beck of MLB.com says Avila did not show any concussion-like symptoms but will be listed as day-to-day. Fielder...
77-69, 2nd place, 3 games behind CWS.
The Tigers literally threw the game away yesterday afternoon when an errant toss from Omar Infante skipped by Prince Fielder and the tying and winning runs crossed home for Cleveland. That singular play, no more than 10 seconds long, offers a candid perspective into the team’s late season struggles.
1) The Tigers could not convert on a seemingly...
Detroit Tigers catcher Alex Avila had to leave Sunday's game at Cleveland because of a sprained jaw he suffered when he collided with Prince Fielder while chasing a popup. Avila was listed as day-to-day, and manager Jim Leyland said Avila did not show any symptoms of a concussion. "There's no breaks or anything, no concussion or anything, it didn't appear to...
DETROIT -- It's not the situation the Tigers hoped to be in at this point, but there's no denying it.
With 16 games to go heading into Tuesday night's game against the Oakland A's, the Tigers are three games behind the Chicago White Sox in the American Leagues Central Division.
Manager Jim Leyland points out that at this time last year, the St. Louis Cardinals were...
After colliding with first baseman Prince Fielder Sunday, Tigers catcher Alex Avila was held out of the lineup Monday against Chicago after suffering a sprained jaw on the play. The sprained jaw seemed to be the extent of the injury after Avila passed a concussion test however manager Jim Leyland told Chris Iott of MLive.com after Monday’s game that Avila experienced headaches...
Have the Detroit Tigers literally thrown their playoff chances away? For the second consecutive day, Detroit's inability to complete a seeming routine double play played a key role in a loss. Two "not quite" midgame turns Sunday contributed to Detroit eventually losing 7-6 to the Indians in Cleveland. On Monday, an excellent takeout slide at second by the Chicago...
There exists the perception that the Detroit Tigers are just this total disappointment. The Tigers, you’ll recall, came into the year looking like the favorites in the AL Central, and now it’s the middle of September and they’re three back of first. They’re about as far out of the wild card as the Padres are, which means for the Tigers it’s probably division title or bust...
For the second straight day the Tigers took a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth inning, and for the second straight day they ended up squandering the lead en route to a one-run loss.
In a micro sense, the two losses were a near-killer for the team’s playoff chances and a huge disappointment. In a more macro view, the team split the four-game series with Chicago and took the...
Miguel Cabrera homered twice, including an eighth-inning grand slam, and the Detroit Tigers had no trouble overcoming an early injury to right-hander Max Scherzer in a 12-2 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.
Cabrera matched a career high with six RBIs and now has 40 homers on the season - also a career best. Prince Fielder and Jhonny Peralta added home runs for the...
The Detroit Tigers needed a sweep in the worst way to keep pace in the Central Division. The Cleveland Indians didn’t have anything to lose, and showed it Sunday afternoon. Riding a free wheeling two run ninth inning, the Indians … Continue reading →
CHICAGO (AP) -- Omar Infante's throwing error on a potential double play helped Chicago scored two runs in the fifth inning Monday and the White Sox beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4 in a pivotal makeup game.
Chicago increased its lead in the AL Central to three games.
Nate Jones (8-0) pitched 2 2-3 innings of one-hit relief and the White Sox won their fourth straight.
1. Miguel Cabrera – The most consistent hitter in baseball right now also happens to qualify at third base. He won't steal a base, but that also reduces his injury risk. Since 2004, he has never played fewer than 157 games and has averaged 34 homers and 116 RBI. Cabrera's career batting average is .318.
2. Ryan Braun – Whether or not he was ever on steroids, it...
The Tigers lost more than their manager, catcher and the game today against the Indians. They also lost crucial ground in the race for the AL Central.
After Lonnie Chisenhall singled in the winning run with one out in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a 7-6 win, the White Sox routed the Twins 9-2 to take a 2 game lead in the AL Central.
Detroit’s showdown with the White Sox tomorrow...
The path to the post-season is filled with bumpy roads for the Oakland A's. The A's will begin a 10-game roadtrip against potential playoff teams on Tuesday. Chris Biderman previews the A's series against the Detroit Tigers.