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Following another promising start wasted by a disastrous finish by Brett Anderson, you have to start to wonder what has happened to the A’s young lefty ace?
Anderson was masterful through the first three innings Wednesday night against the Boston Red Sox, allowing only one hit (a double to Dustin Pedroia) and one walk. He struck out four Red Sox hitters during the first three frames of shutout ball.
Then the wheels came off.
As quickly as Oakland staked their ace to a 3-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning, Anderson managed to allow Boston to tie it right back up in the bottom half. Without recording a single out in the fifth inning, he proceeded to allow the final three runs that Boston would score to occupy the bases before finally being lifted for reliever Chris Resop. Anderson was charged with all six earned runs for the day.
Seven more hits came in the final inning-plus that Anderson worked. What exactly changed that caused him to go from untouchable to batting-practice pitc...
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DETROIT -- There was a silver lining to Detroit's rainy, extra-inning loss Thursday afternoon -- Justin Verlander is fine.
Tigers fans had to be worried when Verlander left the game after seven innings with a blister on his pitching thumb, but both he and Jim Leyland were relatively unconcerned.
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DETROIT A skip, a spit and once again, it was Potato Time.
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Most of the fans rose to their feet and cheered Detroit's prodigal son, and while a few booed, everyone was on the edge of their seats as Valverde prepared to save his first game since Oct...
After the Tigers were swept out of the World Series last October, I believed that Kwame Kilpatrick had a better chance of making a comeback than Jose Valverde.
It was difficult to watch Papa Grandes playoff meltdown, especially the snapshot of him in the dugout searching for answers as tears welled up in his eyes.
Once the season ended, the Tigers let it be known that Valverde...
The Detroit Tigers front office can’t at all be disappointed in Victor Martinez’s decision making during Wednesday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Martinez, who missed the entire 2012 season because of torn ACL, decided against a home plate collision/tagging the base with catcher Salvador Perez and running straight to the dugout.
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DETROIT (AP) -- Anibal Sanchez struck out 17 in eight marvelous innings for Detroit, confounding the Atlanta Braves in a dazzling performance Friday night and leading the Tigers to a 10-0 victory. Sanchez set a team record for strikeouts in a nine-inning game, and he had a mathematical chance of tying the major league mark of 20 when he was pulled after eight innings and 121 pitches...
Jose Valverde, sporting a half-dyed goatee and a full windup pitching motion, tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning in his first Tigers appearance of the year, closing out a 7-5 Detroit win over Kansas City.
Less than a month after the Tigers signed Valverde to a minor-league contract, he was back in the Comerica Park bullpen and at he end of the Tigers’ bullpen. Valverde was the third of...
It was pretty clear that Jose Valverde was on the fast track to the Tigers' bullpen once he was signed to a minor league deal earlier this month. When Octavio Dotel got officially shelved on the DL yesterday with a bum elbow, Valverde's ticket back to the bigs came even sooner.
Back as the team's closer, Valverde got a chance to redeem himself from a horrid playoffs...
Here are three things we learned from the Tigers' 10-0 rout of the visiting Braves on Friday night, a one-sided result that didn't really live up to the World Series Preview hype:
1. The Braves ran into an Anibal Sanchez buzzsaw, plain and simple
Sanchez, the ex-Marlin who signed with the Tigers after flourishing with Detroit during August, September and October last year...
Anibal Sanchez struck out 17 in eight marvelous innings for Detroit, confounding the Atlanta Braves in a dazzling performance Friday night and leading the Tigers to a 10-0 victory.
Sanchez set a team record for strikeouts in a nine-inning game, and he had a mathematical chance of tying the major league mark of 20 when he was pulled after eight innings and 121 pitches. Sanchez (3...
Your browser does not support iframes.Kansas City’s Jeff Francoeur has a strong arm in right. Detroit’s Victor Martinez is not fast. Dude’s 34 years old, you know? He wasn’t fast a decade ago. But here he is being waved home, kicking up dirt behind the also-not-fast Prince Fielder, en route to a home plate collision. What’s a guy to do in a situation like this? Plow...
MLB News: The Miami Marlins claimed left handed pitcher Duane Below off of waivers from the Detroit Tigers. They have decided to option him to Triple-A New Orleans. Below had bounced back and forth from the minors to the majors the past couple of years for Detroit.
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Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez, who approached twenty strikeouts, was convincingly dominant tonight while making the Atlanta Braves look like the Gashouse Gorillas of the old Bugs Bunny cartoon. Sanchez, who couldn’t be happier he’s out of Miami, managed to strike out 17 Atlanta Braves hitters in eight innings of work this evening. Only 18 pitchers have struck out...
DETROIT (AP) Alex Gordon's grand slam highlighted a five-run 10th inning for the Kansas City Royals, who rallied against the Detroit bullpen for an 8-3 win Thursday after Tigers ace Justin Verlander left with a thumb injury.
George Kottaras put the Royals ahead 4-3 with a bases-loaded walk off Phil Coke (0-3). Darin Downs came on for Detroit after that, but Gordon broke the...
Tweet The Detroit Tigers defeated the Atlanta Braves 10-0 Friday night. Torii Hunter and Victor Martinez each had three hits. Miguel Cabrera, Jhonny Peralta, and Matt Tuiasosopo had two apiece. Tuiasosopo also drove in five runs. But the story of the game was Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez, who set a franchise record for [...]