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Detroit Tigers early predictions for 2017

You have to admit, it was disappointing to see the Detroit Tigers miss the playoffs for the second year in a row after what looked to be a promising season down the stretch. Detroit finished second in the American League Central with a record of 86-75, just 11 games over the .500 mark. There were a lot of changes made before the start of the 2016 season, and the signings of Justin...
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Upton, Martinez homer as Detroit beats Twins 9-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Justin Upton and Victor Martinez homered as the Detroit Tigers picked up another win in the AL wild-card chase, beating the Minnesota Twins 9-2 Thursday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. Upton hit a tiebreaking homer off Alex Wimmers (1-3) in the seventh for a 2-1 lead. Jose Iglesias had a sacrifice fly in the eighth and Martinez, who had missed two straight...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit's Upton leaves game with calf injury

DETROIT (AP) Justin Upton has left Detroit's game against Minnesota on Monday night because of a strained left calf. Upton was taken out in the fourth inning. It wasn't clear when the left fielder hurt himself, but in the third inning, he tried to make a spectacular catch at the wall on Brian Dozier's home run. Upton has 22 home runs so far in his first season with the Tigers.
Via Associated Press
September 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Upton’s resurgence helping Detroit Tigers down the stretch

Magic in Motown? The Detroit Tigers have been surging as of late and that is in large part due to Justin Upton’s bat. Upton has struggled at the plate this season, but his resurgence late in the year is making up for his poor play earlier in the season. Upton’s currently holds a .239 batting average to go along with 21 home runs, 67 runs batted in, and 24 doubles. Tigers fans...
September 07, 2016  |  Discuss

This Justin Upton Looks a Lot Like Old Justin Upton

As things stand today, September 2nd, there is a two-way tie between the Orioles and Tigers for the second Wild Card spot in the American League. The Orioles, whether due to the phenomenal exploits of their closer or their inability to convince projection systems of their success, have been the focus of much discussion. It strikes me, though, that the Tigers are flying a bit under...
Via Fangraphs
September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Upton thought he’d hit a game-tying home run… but nope

The Detroit Tigers’ Justin Upton learned a hard lesson about premature celebrations on flyballs Saturday. Facing off against the Boston Red Sox, Upton’s Tigers were in the ninth inning with two outs when the slugging leftfielder stepped up to the plate. He came up with a solid hit that ended up being the game-tying home run Detroit was looking for… or so it appeared...
Via The Comeback
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Upton: Tigers still feel we can win division

The Detroit Tigers are one of a handful of teams who need to decide before the Aug. 1 trade deadline if they want to be buyers or sellers. If Justin Upton was in charge, the decision would be a no-brainer. The Tigers lost five of seven games heading into the All-Star break, but they have won three of four on the other side. They remain 5.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians in the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Alex Gordon gets tip of cap from Royals for great play

Alex Gordon made a truly spectacular catch to rob Justin Upton of extra bases on Thursday, and he received a tip of the cap from his entire team as a sign of recognition for the incredible play. Upton led off the top of the fourth for the Detroit Tigers with a drive to left center that looked like a double in the making. But Gordon made his way from left field to the gap and made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Justin Upton knocks it close at the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium

Twitter Justin Upton did the golf equivalent of lining a double off the center field wall Wednesday at the 16th hole at the Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course.  Known for being the rowdiest hole in all of professional golf, Upton gave the people what they wanted in the pre-tournament Pro-Am. I smell an Oakland Hills or Detroit Golf Club membership in his future...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Free-spending Tigers officially add Justin Upton to their lineup

DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers have finalized their six-year, $132.75 million contract with free-agent outfielder Justin Upton.The Tigers introduced Upton at a news conference Wednesday. The 28-year-old gives Detroit another powerful bat in the middle of the lineup and fills a need in left field after Detroit dealt slugger Yoenis Cespedes at the deadline last year.It was another big...
Via Associated Press
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

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