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Rick Porcello is saving his best for last in the 2013 MLB season. Five days after hurling a complete-game victory over the Chicago White Sox, Porcello fanned 10 Mariners in six innings on Monday night.
Detroit’s offense woke up just early enough to bump him from a no-decision to a victory, too, with a pair of runs in the sixth inning. That win was Porcello’s 13th on the year and his fourth in five starts. He is now one victory shy of his career high, set in both 2009 and ’11.
Check out all 10 of Porcello’s Ks against Seattle, in a 4-2 Detroit win that helped lower the team’s AL Central Magic Number to 7:Your browser does not support iframes.
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Rick Porcello struck out 10 in six innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Monday night to move a step closer to their third straight AL Central title.
Victor Martinez broke a 1-all tie in the sixth with a run-scoring single, and Omar Infante followed with his own RBI single.
Porcello (13-8) allowed a run and five hits with two walks, falling one strikeout...
Detroit Tigers suspended infielder Jhonny Peralta is likely to rejoin the team for its final regular-season series in Miami later this month.
The Tigers haven't made it official but manager Jim Leyland said he "assumes" Peralta will rejoin the team when he has completed serving his 50-game suspension.
Leyland was not willing to say whether Peralta 31 will be activated...
Miguel Cabrera left the batter's box with a bit of a hop in his step while his drive to right field sailed over the wall.
"A long time, I had not hit a home run," the slugger said.
Cabrera's solo shot in the sixth inning was his 44th of the year, but his first since Aug. 26. It was perhaps the most encouraging highlight for Detroit in a 6-2 victory over the Seattle...
The Detroit Tigers shut right-handed reliever Bruce Rondon
Down at the beginning of September after the rookie experienced tenderness in
his throwing elbow. Rondon is expected to test his arm today, as manager Jim Leyland told reporters – including Jason Beck of MLB.com – that he believes the
right-hander will resume throwing.
"He's OK, no red flags, but we backed...
Jhonny Peralta has called the infield his defensive home during his 11-year career, but when he returns to the Tigers lineup before the end of the season, he could find himself moving to the outfield.
Currently serving a 50-game suspension for his connection to the Biogenesis scandal, Peralta has begun working out with the team to prepare for his return to the active roster.
DETROIT -- If the Tigers are counting on their pitchers to get them to the postseason, they should be in good shape no matter what the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals do.
Anibal Sanchez continued the string of good performances from the starters in Tuesday night's 6-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
The Tigers' magic number is now six.
Sanchez allowed just...
The Tigers have yet to determine whether or not suspended shortstop Jhonny Peralta will return to the team once his 50-game suspension is up at the end of September however the writing seems to be on the wall.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the Tigers have sent Peralta to their Florida Instructional League to begin a transition to left field a position that the 31-year old...
DETROIT (AP) Alex Avila homered twice, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the eighth inning that lifted the Detroit Tigers over the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Sunday.Detroit's Max Scherzer struck out 12 in seven innings but he was denied his 20th victory when Kansas City tied it off Drew Smyly (6-0) in the eighth. Avila answered in the bottom half with a homer to right-center.Joaquin...
Alex Avila is finally hitting like his old self. His old old self.
Avila hit a pair of home runs including a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning that helped the Detroit Tigers squeak out a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in front of a sellout crowd Sunday at Comerica Park.
It was Avila's fourth career multi-homer game and his first since May 24 2011.
The win trimmed...
Alex Avila homered twice, including a tiebreaking solo shot in the eighth inning that lifted the Detroit Tigers over the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Sunday.
Detroit's Max Scherzer struck out 12 in seven innings but he was denied his 20th victory when Kansas City tied it off Drew Smyly (6-0) in the eighth. Avila answered in the bottom half with a homer to right-center.
87-63, x games up on whoever. (Actually 6 games up on Cleveland…. with 12 left to play.) Can the Tigers make it to the elusive 25 over mark? Might they actually be able to sneak into home field advantage for the ALCS or ALDS, by and by? Stay tuned.
Last night: Detroit 4, Seattle 2. It took 3 innings before Porcello found his A-game, and nearly 3 more before the Tigers really got...
DETROIT (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera homered, Austin Jackson hit a two-run single and the Detroit Tigers held on despite a short-handed bullpen, beating the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Tuesday night.
The AL Central-leading Tigers were ahead 3-2 when they escaped a bases-loaded jam in the eighth while playing without closer Joaquin Benoit and left-handed reliever Drew Smyly. They were both...
86-63, 5 up on Cleveland, KC effectively eliminated. 6-7 September record; more of the same gets Detroit to 92-70… and the ALDS in Oakland.
Big win yesterday against the Royals, big loss the day before, biggest series of the season on many levels. Gut check: Pass. (Also down to the wire now in the Game Poster League. Good job, Kevin. I guess I’m the only one left who can’t...
There are a lot of different ways in which a dinger can be exceptional. It can be the fastest pitch hit for a dinger all season. It can be the slowest pitch hit for a dinger all season. It can be the longest or the fastest dinger all season. There exist plenty of exceptional dingers, and not too long ago, Miguel Cabrera hit one, against Phil Hughes. Hughes threw a pitch to Cabrera...
88-63. Tigers match their 2012 win total with 11 left to play. Oh, and 1st place. To stay. Cleveland is 6 out even after winning. 11/6 = ? Count ‘em down. It’s Magic Number time.
Last night: Tigers 6, Mariners 2. It was a nail-biter until the bottom of the 8th; I thought the Tigers were going to give this one away. Kind of a long game, wasn’t it?
Jackson: Stole a base! Late...