Found September 01, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
DETROIT -- If you were watching Justin Verlander in the first inning of Sunday's game, you might have turned off the TV. If you kept watching, you might be feeling a sense of relief right now. Verlander walked two Cleveland Indians and needed 35 pitches to get out of the first inning, although he did not allow a run. Things got progressively better for Verlander, who made it through seven innings without giving up a run. He also threw just 32 pitches in his last three innings combined for a total of 116. Although the Tigers did not earn their 16th win of the season as the Indians salvaged a 4-0 win with Mike Aviles' grand slam off Joaquin Benoit in the ninth inning, in the long run the game could turn out to be a good thing. That is, if Verlander has truly found something that he can repeat on a consistent basis. "It felt great," Verlander said. "There were actually a few adjustments I made during the game, one of the things I've been working on in th...

Miguel Cabrera, Max Scherzer Lead Teammates in Singing of ‘Sweet Caroline’ During Eighth Inning (Video)

Typically, the Fenway Faithful are responsible for belting out the words to “Sweet Caroline”  during the middle of the eighth inning, but a few members of the Detroit Tigers couldn’t help themselves from joining in on Monday afternoon. Holding a three-run lead against the Red Sox, the Tigers were feeling upbeat about their day, and they chose to commemorate the occasion with...

Game 2013.136: Twins at Tigers

Detroit Tigers: 79-56, 1st Place (7.5 ahead of Cleveland).  Really, it is the most remarkable thing: Cleveland just cannot beat Detroit. After cruising to a rain-shortened victory last night, Detroit improved to 14-3 against their division rivals. There is nothing like that at the top of any other division in baseball; I don’t know when the last time there has been. CLE 68 ...

Iglesias gets ovation then revenge

The Guru Contributing Writer Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias faced off against his former team Monday for the first time since being traded away. He promptly turned a nifty double play then smacked a double off starter John Lackey in the Tigers 3-0 win. The Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told WEEI Boston, “Jose’s been tremendous for us. He really changes our ball...

Fister, Tigers beat Boston in matchup of AL's best

Doug Fister rebounded from a miserable start with seven shutout innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 3-0 Monday in a matchup of teams with the AL's best records. The Tigers won despite missing Miguel Cabrera for the third straight game. He has been sidelined by a strained abdomen, though general manager Dave Dombrowski said the star has been more hampered by...

First Pitch: Castellanos arrives

By DAVE HOGGFOXSPORTSDETROIT.COM DETROIT -- The moment Tigers fans have been awaiting has finally arrived -- top prospect Nick Castellanos is in Detroit. Castellanos, Danny Worth and Evan Reed were called up from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday as the major-league rosters expand to 40 players. This is the first wave of new players, with Luke Putkonen joining the team on Monday, while Jose...

Tigers continue domination over Tribe with 7-2 win

The Tigers won on Friday night but with the uncertainty they now are facing with Miguel Cabrera the net effect might have been a loss. Cabrera came out of the Tigers’ rain-shortened 7-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians with more irritation of the abdominal area -- the second time in two days he's left a game early. And this time he didn’t say “I’m OK.” Instead...

Cabrera out of Tigers' lineup again

Miguel Cabrera is not in the Detroit Tigers' lineup for the third straight game for Monday afternoon's matchup against the Red Sox.

Transaction Blog: Castellanos to Detroit

Stay current with all the roster movement and personnel decisions with the TigsTown Transaction Blog. According to John Wagner of the Toledo Blade, the Tigers will bring outfielder and top prospect Nick Castellanos up to Detroit on Sunday, when rosters expand.

Toledo Mud Hens Close Out Last Home Game of Season By Turning Triple Play (Video)

The Toledo Mud Hens wrapped up their final home game of the season in style on Saturday night. The Triple-A squad and affiliate of the Detroit Tigers were leading 4-1 in the top of the ninth inning when the tying run came to the plate with runners at first and third and no outs.  The situation appeared daunting for the Mud Hens, but with one pitch the inning was over and the win...

Tigers sway and sing “Sweet Caroline” (VIDEO)

via Fenway Park is home to one of the best non-baseball baseball tradition.  Between the top and bottom half of the eighth inning, Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” is played and sung along to by Red Sox nation.  It’s been going on since 2003 for seemingly no reason at all.  On Monday, four Tigers joined the Bostonians by swaying and (hardly) singing along with the...

Tigers silence Red Sox with Doug Fister, dynamite defense

In the land of slugfests there was no slugging. Just two first-place teams searching for runs — with only the Tigers finding some. Using Andy Dirks’ triple in the seventh to generate two runs and Austin Jackson’s first stolen base since June 16 to manufacture another the Tigers downed the Red Sox 3-0 at Fenway Park on Monday — getting seven shutout innings from Doug Fister...

The Tigers haven’t made a decision on Jhonny Peralta’s playoff status

While the Rangers are prepared to welcome Nelson Cruz back for the playoffs after his completes his 50-game suspension for his involvement with Biogenesis the Tigers aren’t ready to say the same for Jhonny Peralta. According to Chris Iott of Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski responded to inquiries on Peralta’s status yesterday by saying via email that no decision has been made.

VIDEO: Jose Iglesias turns ‘sick’ double-play against the Red Sox

Jose Iglesias made his return to Fenway Park Monday afternoon after a July trade sent the very talented shortstop to Detroit as part of a three team deal with with the Chicago White Sox. Iglesias whose known for his glove certainly put that on display once again this time in the bottom of the 6th when he was able to turn what Rod Allen could only describe as a “sick” 6-1 double...

Your Morning Dump...Where the Sox win another series, prepare to take on the Tigers

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The consistent Red Sox keep proving they can beat up the bad teams, as they did in their weekend sweep of the White Sox in a series in which they once again avoided the top pitcher on a team’s staff...
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