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Tigers smack sinking Royals again, 5-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- What was supposed to be a big statement series for the Royals going into the All-Star break has turned out to be more of a concession -- the Royals simply are no match for the Detroit Tigers at this moment. The Tigers continued their domination of the Royals in 2014, winning for the ninth time in 12 tries with a 5-1 triumph Saturday night. Worst yet, perhaps,...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The longest homers for the week ending July 10th

Heading into the All-Star Break, the juice disappeared from our countdown this week. I’m all about some massive homers week after week, but this week’s effort is a little bit disappointing. Next week, we’re not going to have a weekly countdown (apologies to players who smash long homers this weekend), but we *will* be recapping the longest homers of the first half. 1. George...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers try to continue offensive surge against Royals Friday

The Detroit Tigers' offense hasn't missed a beat despite Victor Martinez being out of the lineup, rallying around the hot hitting of J.D. Martinez and Torii Hunter. The AL Central-leading Tigers try to continue their offensive surge against the second-place Kansas City Royals on Friday night while looking to remain perfect at Kauffman Stadium. Detroit (51-37) increased its...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duffy is next guy up to try and cool Detroit's red-hot offense

The Detroit Tigers' offense hasn't missed a beat despite Victor Martinez being out of the lineup, rallying around the hot hitting of J.D. Martinez and Torii Hunter. The AL Central-leading Tigers try to continue their offensive surge against the second-place Kansas City Royals on Friday night while looking to remain perfect at Kauffman Stadium. Detroit (51-37) increased its...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Torii Hunter Goes Deep During Detroit Tigers’ 16-Run Explosion in Kansas City

The Kansas City Royals may be the Detroit Tigers’ closest competition in the AL Central, but there was a chasm between the two rivals on Thursday night. Detroit’s offense lit up Jeremy Guthrie and the K.C. pitching, scoring three in the first, three in the fourth, then eight in the fifth en route to a 16-4 blowout victory. The Tigers came up with that 16-spot despite hitting...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
2 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Guthrie delivers an eephus pitch to Torii… Torii laughs

There’s been plenty to laugh about tonight during the Tigers/Royals game. The Tigers’ hitting (which has been phenomenal yet again), Raul Ibanez playing left field, Ned Yost, the Royals’ pitching… And speaking of the Royals’ pitching here’s Jeremy Guthrie making an eephus pitch to Torii Hunter (made famous by Bugs Bunny) who laughed it off. As you may remember, Hunter...
Via The Majors Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig Gives Torii Hunter Finger Wag After Overturned Out (Video)

Here’s a sign that Yasiel Puig is adjusting well to life in the United States: he’s even adopted the Dikembe Mutombo finger wag. The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder’s talents were on full display yet again on during Tuesday’s game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. In the bottom of the second inning, Tigers veteran Torii Hunter laced a line drive to right field...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Tigers Torii Hunter Takes a Glove to the 'Little Torii's' Sliding in to Second

When you have been playing as long as Torii Hunter has been you are accustomed to having to do what it takes to help your team win--even if you know it is going to hurt. Pain is sometimes part of the game, but it doesn't mean you have to like it.Like on Tuesday night when he went to slide in to second and Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon failed to tag his leg, but instead tagged...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig gives finger wag after call is overturned

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was initially ruled to have thrown out Torii Hunter at second base. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus challenged the play and it was later decided that Hunter was safe. Of course not everyone was happy with the ruling, mainly Puig who channeled his inner Dikembe Mutombo with the finger waggle. Your browser does not support iframes. Worse...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter Tagged Out By His Junk, Call Overturned, Yasiel Puig Finger Wags

Your browser does not support iframes. It’s safe to say that there was a lot going on during this play. Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter stroked a ball into the outfield and was looking to turn it into a double when he slid into second. At first it looked as though he was out, but […] The post Torii Hunter Tagged Out By His Junk, Call Overturned, Yasiel Puig Finger Wags...
Via Diehardsport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasiel Puig warns Torii Hunter about running on his arm

As we have found out, testing the arm of Yasiel Puig is a dangerous proposition. During Tuesday’s game between the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers, 38-year-old Torii Hunter decided to give it a shot. In the second inning, Hunter took a pitch the opposite way that made it to right field wall and decided […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yasiel Puig makes ridiculous throw for out, but call overturned

Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig is the epitome of a five-tool player.  Today, it was the “arm” that was on display.  Or gun.  Or more like cannon.  Check out this frozen rope on a hit to the corner by the Detroit Tigers Torii Hunter where Puig spins and “flicks” the ball in time to get Hunter at 2B (via MLB.com) Your browser does not support iframes.Unfortunately...
Via Reading Between The Seams
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Notes: Andy Dirks starts rehab assignment

DETROIT -- In a few weeks, the Tigers are going to have a glut of outfielders. Andy Dirks, out since March 29 after undergoing lower back surgery, was scheduled to start his injury rehabilitation assignment Tuesday with Single-A Lakeland. "He'll obviously be there until we feel that he's ready to move to Toledo," Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said. "...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hunter drives in three, Tigers sweep Athletics 9-3

DETROIT (AP) -- Torii Hunter hit three RBI singles and capped a six-run burst in the sixth inning that sent the Detroit Tigers over the Oakland Athletics 9-3 Wednesday for a three-game sweep. The three-time AL Central champion Tigers won for the 11th time in 13 games. The division leaders reached the halfway mark with a 47-34 mark. Oakland still has the best record in the majors...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers OF JD Martinez Named AL Player of the Week

detroit tigers outfieler J.D. Martinez has been named AL Player of the Week for the 1st time in his career! This past week, JD-Mart batted .444 (12 for 27) with 3 doubles, 4 home runs, 11 RBI, and 6 runs scored. With a hit yesterday, he extended his AL leading and career long hitting streak to 12 games. jd martinez has filled in admirably for OF Torii Hunter since Hunter went down...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Torii Hunter hopes for Saturday return

The Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians on Friday by the score of 6-4. The win improved the Tigers to 38-32 on the season and are hanging tough in the division and the American League, despite having three players on the 60-day disabled list and two others on the 15-day disabled list. Outfielder Torii Hunter is not on the disabled list, but hasn't played since Monday...
Via Sports Injury Alert
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers fan sacrifices popcorn to make great one-handed catch

Your browser does not support iframes.A Detroit Tigers fan sacrificed some of his popcorn while making a fantastic one-handed catch on a foul ball during Thursday's game against Kansas City.It happened in the top of the fifth as Royals batter Mike Moustakas hit a foul popup into the stands. The ball ricocheted off a cement wall in the back of one of the upper decks back down...
Via Holdout Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Torii Hunter exits with leg cramp

Detroit Tigers right fielder Torii Hunter came out of Monday night's 11-8 loss to the Kansas City Royals with what manager Brad Ausmus called a "knotted" hamstring, report Jason Beck and Matt Slovin of MLB.com. Hunter pulled up as he rounded first after hitting a bloop single in the fourth inning (video here and below) and is listed as day-to-day. He was replaced by...
Via MLB Injury News
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter leaves game with hamstring cramp

getty images What comes around goes around. Just a few days ago Torii Hunter appeared on Jim Rome’s show talking about LeBron James and cramps. Hunter talked a big game about playing though the pain and relayed a story about a time he got a cramp while making love. “But I can tell you this. I made love to my wife the other night and I caught a cramp in my hamstring, and I actually...
Via Tireball.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers mourn Tony Gwynn's death

DETROIT -- It was a sad day in baseball as everyone was mourning the loss of Tony Gwynn. The San Diego Padres said Gwynn, who was just 54 and had been fighting cancer, died Monday morning. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus played with Gwynn after being traded to San Diego. "When I first went to the big leagues with San Diego, Tony kind of took a couple of the young guys under his wing...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Defensive miscues prove costly for Twins in Detroit

What seemed like a pair of catchable fly balls turned into adventures for the Minnesota Twins in right field -- and two crucial runs for the Detroit Tigers. The winning run in the Tigers' 4-3 victory came one batter after Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia dropped a deep fly ball off the bat of Detroit's Victor Martinez. The Tigers slugger was slow out of the batter's...
Via Fox Sports North
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers top Twins 4-3 on 9th-inning sac fly

DETROIT (AP) -- J.D. Martinez's ninth-inning sacrifice fly scored Torii Hunter with the winning run and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Sunday. Hunter led off the ninth with a single off Casey Fein (3-3), and Miguel Cabrera rifled a line drive that almost knocked over shortstop Dany Santana as he made a leaping catch. Victor Martinez then hit a fly ball to the...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers deal Twins gut-wrenching loss

DETROIT (AP) -- J.D. Martinez's ninth-inning sacrifice fly scored Torii Hunter with the winning run and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Sunday. Hunter led off the ninth with a single off Casey Fein (3-3), and Miguel Cabrera rifled a line drive that almost knocked over shortstop Dany Santana as he made a leaping catch. Victor Martinez then hit a fly ball to the...
Via Fox Sports North
28 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tigers have lost patience

The Detroit Tigers have gone 3-8 thus far in June. The team's lead atop the American League Central has shrunk from seven games on May 19 to a game and a half on June 14th. Pitching has been the primary culprit with mixed results from the starters and the bullpen. But the offense is not exactly clicking on all cylinders either. And the biggest problem to be found with the offense...
Via The Flagrant Fan
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter ‘kept performing’ while making love to wife despite leg cramp (vid)

Somehow, a conversation between Jim Rome and Torii Hunter about what the Detroit Tigers veteran thought about LeBron James pulling himself out of an NBA Finals game last week because of severe cramping took an unexpected, somewhat kinky turn. During an interview on “Jim Rome on Showtime” program,  Hunter’s thoughts on LeBron’s cramps spun wildly […] The post Torii Hunter...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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