Found October 07, 2013 on It's Always Sunny in Detroit:

With their backs against the wall, the Tigers will be clawing and fighting for their postseason lives on Tuesday. This two-year old fan can’t hit a hanging curveball (yet) or make the throw from deep in the hole, but he can offer inspiration and recite the Tigers 2013 postseason lineup. He knows his stuff.  In Game 2, he wondered where Andy Dirks was and he’s been known to ask “is Miggy a stud?”


Scherzer gets his second win of the ALDS

DETROIT For one night, Max Scherzer, the only 20-game winner in the majors, was coming out of the bullpen to save the day. And he did so in a very unconventional, Todd Jones-like manner. Ernie Harwell nicknamed the Detroit Tigers closer from the 2006 World Series team Rollercoaster Jones, and Scherzer made Jones seem like an easy ride to the final out. Scherzer got out of a...

Victor Martinez: I'm not intimidated by Grant Balfour

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez and Oakland Athletics closer Grant Balfour ignited a bench clearing scene Monday at Comerica Park after Martinez took exception to the way Balfour was allegedly staring him down from the mound. After the game, Martinez provided some insight on what transpired. "I just fouled a pitch off," Martinez said. "...

Torii Hunter is in the lineup for Game 4

Detroit Tigers' outfielder Torii Hunter, who suffered a bruised shoulder on an diving attempt at a catch of Coco Crisp's fly ball in the first inning of Game 3, will be in the starting lineup tonight for Game 4 of the ALDS. As reported Jason Beck of, the only question about Hunter's status was how healthy he'd be while playing in tonight's game. All...

WATCH: Fan interferes with outfielder catch on home run by Tigers Victor Martinez

It must be an American League Division Series if a fan in the outfield seats reaches over the wall and interferes with a ball apparently heading for a glove in a critical, late inning situation.  Watch as this Detroit Tigers fan channels New York Yankees fan Jeffrey Maier (circa 1996) as he reaches over the railing on this Victor Martinez drive and bobbles a ball in which Oakland...

Tigers May Use AL Cy Young Award Favorite Max Scherzer Out of Bullpen Facing Elimination vs. Athletics

The Detroit Tigers are facing elimination on Tuesday in Game 4 of the ALDS against the Oakland Athletics, but despite the importance of this matchup, manager Jim Leyland has opted not to pitch Game 1 winner Max Scherzer. Instead, Doug Fister has taken the mound with the Tigers’ season on the line. His last outing against the Athletics at Comerica Park was in August, when he gave...

Tigers force Game 5

DETROIT (AP) -- Max Scherzer escaped a major jam in relief and the Detroit Tigers -- helped by two fans who reached out to reel in Victor Martinez's disputed home run -- rallied past the Oakland Athletics 8-6 on Tuesday to force a decisive fifth game in their AL division series. Playing catch-up most of the way, the Tigers tied it first with Jhonny Peralta's three-run homer...

Doug Fister on Pitching

We don’t get a lot of time with the players this time of the year. So it was very nice of Doug Fister to spend some of that precious resource talking with me about his craft late last week. His thoughts could serve well as a backdrop for the six-foot-eight bulldog’s performance in Game Three today. Eno Sarris: This is your best year as measured by ground balls. If you look over...

Max Scherzer is FIRED up

Could Shortstop Jhonny Peralta Fit Into The Mets Plan This Offseason?

Ken Davidoff of the NY Post writes that Nelson Cruz and Jhonny Peralta will head a new wave of available players that he refers to as “Biogenesis free agents.” With regard to Peralta, Davidoff speculates that both the Yankees and Mets will be paying attention to him and if they aren’t, they should be. What makes Peralta and his fellow Biogenesis free agent Nelson Cruz so intriguing...

Grant Balfour and Victor Martinez add fireworks to Tigers-A's Game 3

Balfour Rage! Such a phenomenon didn't get its name because Grant Balfour is a quiet guy, someone who just throws his pitches and gets off the field. No, like many MLB closers, Balfour prepares for the task of closing out ballgames in the ninth inning by amping himself up into a competitive frenzy. Does the Oakland Athletics' closer do it to intimidate opposing hitters...

A’s Power Their Way to Game 3 Victory in Detroit

The A’s relied on the main components that have carried them all season long on Monday afternoon: pitching and power. Jarrod Parker followed Sonny Gray’s ‘David versus Goliath’ style performance against former MVP and Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander with an outstanding game of his own, out-pitching 2013 AL ERA champion Anibal Sanchez in the A’s 6-3 victory. The A’s...

A's Miss Opportunities; Game Five Looming

DETROIT (AP) - On a night of desperation, dispute and finally, delirium, Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers kept their season alive by the slimmest of margins.

Athletics-Tigers Preview

On another team, he might be an ace. For the Detroit Tigers, Anibal Sanchez is the No. 3 starter - at least in this AL division series against Oakland. Sanchez takes the mound Monday for Game 3 between the Tigers and Athletics after the teams split a pair of pulsating one-run games in Oakland. The A's evened the series Saturday night despite a brilliant performance by Detroit...

ALDS Game 4: Tigers beat A's 8-6, stay alive for Game 5

With their season on the line, the Tigers' bats finally showed some life on Tuesday. After scoring only six runs and in two of 27 innings during the first three games of the ALDS, Detroit's previously feeble offense put some runs on the board against the Oakland A's. The Tigers fell behind 3-0 in the fifth inning on a two-run homer by Jed Lowrie. Extending the ALDS...

Was there interference on tying HR?

Settle down all you Jeffrey Maier comparison-makers. Victor Martinez's game-tying home run in Detroit's 8-6 victory over Oakland was a homer, just as the umpires ruled after a replay review. Watch Tuesday's controversial play from Game 4 of the ALDS: Your browser does not support iframes. But you have to wonder if the fan holding his beer towel over the fence was...
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