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The Tigers Leadoff: Detroit welcomes the White Sox to town for a weekend series

After a six game road trip and a 2-1 series win against the Pirates, the Tigers (8-1) open up a weekend series against AL Central rival Chicago (3-5) today from Comerica Park. Lefty ace David Price takes the hill for Detroit looking for his second win of the season while the White Sox will counter with righty Jeff Samardzija whose had a rough start to the season. The Tigers meanwhile...
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Mrazek shines in Red Wings 3-2 victory over Lightning

Petr Mrazek stopped 44 shots in an offensive onslaught from the Lightning, but it clearly wasn’t enough as the Red Wings held on to a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay in game one of the best of seven series.  More impressively though it was Mrazek’s first career NHL playoff game against a Lightning team regarded as having one of if not thee best offense in the entire League. Datsyuk was...
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The Tigers Leadoff: Detroit looks to bounce back against Pirates after first loss of the season

The Tigers (6-1) look to rebound tonight when they face the Pittsburgh Pirates (3-4) tonight in game 2 of the their three-game set from PNC Park. Shane Greene gets the start tonight for the Tigers after an impressive outing against the Twins last week where he went 8 innings allowing no runs while walking just one and striking out five. He’ll be opposed by veteran right-hander...
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Lions dispute Tampa Bay offer sheet with DE George Johnson

Last week the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed RFA DE George Johnson to an offer sheet sending into motion a timeline in which the Lions, his current team could match. However instead of matching the offer sheet the Lions are disputing it according to Paula Pasche of The Oakland Press, something the League and the team seem to be in agreement with. NFL and #Lions are in agreement on...
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Mrazek to start Game 1 Thursday against the Lightning

Mike Babcock has his guy in net, for Game 1 at least. The Red Wings head coach confirmed Monday that the team would go with Petr Mrazek in round one game one against Tampa Bay over 2-time All-Star Jimmy Howard who has 45 postseason games under his belt. Mrazek, who has zero NHL postseason experience recorded a 2-0 shutout in the final game of the season agains the Carolina Hurricanes...
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The Tigers Leadoff: Detroit heads into interleague play against the Pirates undefeated

The 6-0 Tigers look to remain undefeated on the season as they continue their road trip into National League territory this afternoon for a three game weekday set against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It’s the home opener for the 2-4 Pirates who come into the series after taking 2 of 3 from the Milwaukee Brewers including a 10-2 win yesterday which saw the Bucks strew out 13 hits including...
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Greg Monroe and the New York Knicks “close to a done deal”

Greg Monroe and the Detroit Pistons could very well be parting ways this offseason after the big man signed a qualifying offer this past offseason enabling him to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. Of course this all came after Monroe failed to obtain a max deal from the Pistons or anyone during his restricted free agency which in any terms would have some sort of adverse...
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Miggy puts the team on his back, powers Tigers to a 8-5 victory

Miguel Cabrera got his first two home runs of the season, neither of which left any doubt that they were leaving the ball park highlighting a four hit day. Miggy powered the Tigers offense to a 8-5 victory and a series sweep over division rival the Cleveland Indians. Kyle Lobstein got the win despite being anything but steady. He pitched around constant traffic on the bases in his...
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NHL Playoffs: Red Wings and Lightning begin first round Thursday

The Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning begin their first round series this coming Thursday from the Amalie Arena in Tampa. Detroit, who locked up the third spot in the Atlantic Division with a 2-0 win over the Hurricanes Saturday will play the first two games on the road before coming back home for Game’s 3 and 4 on April 21 and 23rd respectively. Game 6 (if necessary) is also...
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The Tigers Leadoff: Detroit goes for the sweep lead by Lobstein.

The Detroit Tigers (5-0) look to keep the hot start rolling as they go for the weekend sweep of the Cleveland Indians (2-3) at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Both squads will send young lefties to the mound for their season debuts. The Indians send second year man T.J. House to the hill and the Tigers counter with Kyle Lobstein, who wasn’t even on the opening day roster to take...
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Mrazek shuts out Carolina 2-0, Wings get Tampa Bay in the first round

Landon Ferraro’s goal in the first minute of the game was all Petr Mrazek needed as the Red Wings beat the Carolina Hurricanes 2-0 to clinch the third spot in the Atlantic division over the Ottawa Senators. Mrazek, who very well could have secured himself the starting job in the playoffs, turned away 35 shots for his third shutout in the season and his second in his past six games...
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The Left Wing Lock: Mrazek to start in regular season finale, Zetterberg, Datsyuk and Kronwall out

The Red Wings clinched their 24th straight postseason appearance Thursday night but did it despite a 4-3 overtime loss to the Canadiens. It was thanks to the Florida Panthers and their 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins that the Wings head into today’s game with the playoffs not on the line. However that doesn’t mean Detroit has nothing to play for. In their regular season finale...
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The Tigers Leadoff: Price looks to propel Detroit to a 5-0 start.

After ruining the home opener for the Cleveland Indians (2-2) yesterday with a 8-4 victory, the Detroit Tigers (4-0) send their ace to the hill to try and move to 5-0 on the season and keeping pace with the also 4-0 Kansas City Royals in the American League Central. First Pitch: 4:10 PM ET Location: Progressive Field – Cleveland, Ohio First Pitch Forecast: Sunny and 47 degrees with...
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Tigers continue to pound the ball, defeat Indians in series opener.

The Detroit Tigers went into Progressive Field and ruined the home opener for the Cleveland Indians, defeating the Tribe by a score of 8-4. The Tiger offense pounded out 18 hits on the afternoon and scored early and often against Cleveland starter Zach McAllister, chasing him after four plus innings. Alfredo Simon also made his regular season debut for the Tigers. He got off to...
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The Tigers Leadoff: The Tigers take on the Tribe for the first time in 2015

                        After feasting on a bad Twins team to open up the 2015 season, the Tigers travel south of the state line to take on the Tribe who many believe will give Detroit a run for their money in the division. Cleveland who are coming off a 2-1 series win over the Astros including a near combined no-hit bid yesterday turn to Zach McCallister while the Tigers...
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Bert Blyleven takes shots at the city of Detroit, ‘apologizes’ afterward

Former Twins pitcher and current broadcast analysis for Minnesota Bert Blyleven apparently got a little bored during the Tigers/Twinkies rain delay yesterday and decided to take some shots at the city of Detroit. Here are his now deleted tweets via Deadspin: If they are starting this game at 3:45, 22 minutes from now, EST! Don’t you think they have taken the tarp off?pic.twitter...
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Wings lose in OT to Habs but clinch 24th straight playoff berth

The Red Wings lost 4-3 in overtime to the Montreal Canadiens Thursday night but that didn’t stop Detroit from clinching their 24th straight playoff berth. Despite the Ottawa 3-0 win over the New York Rangers, the Florida Panthers did the Wings a solid by defeating Boston 4-2 to put the B’s one out of the playoff picture. Other than that though things remain tight in the East...
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VIDEO: Matthew Stafford running stairs on his honeymoon

For those Lions fans who question Stafford’s commitment during the offseason, here’s the quarterback running a huge set of stairs in New Zealand while on his honeymoon. Meanwhile in queenstown, New Zealand… My hubby is getting his workout on. #workwins A video posted by Kelly Stafford (@khstafford82) on Apr 9, 2015 at 1:01pm PDT The Lions are going to win the damn Super...
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Dion Phaneuf upset he wasn’t traded to the Red Wings at the deadline

Dion Phaneuf did his best to beat around the bush after a 5-0 Maple Leaf loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets Wednesday night. The Toronto captain wasn’t answering questions about his career low 3 goals in 69 games this season or his future in Toronto which more than likely will come to an end Saturday after a game with the Montreal Canadiens. Aside though from his play and the way...
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How the Red Wings can clinch tonight.

There are four different scenarios that lead to the Detroit Red Wings clinching their 24th straight birth in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Here they are: 1. They defeat the Atlantic Division leading Montreal Canadians in any fashion. 2. Detroit goes to overtime against Montreal and the Boston Bruins fail to record a point in their game against the Florida Panthers. 3. The Red Wings...
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The Tigers Leadoff: Will the rain go away or will the Tigers and Twins have to play some other day?

The season opening series with the Minnesota Twins wraps up today, assuming the rain goes away and the Tigers are looking to continue their hot start and move to 3-0 on the season. The Tigers send newcomer Shane Greene to the hill for his Tigers regular season debut and the Twins send talented youngster Kyle Gibson out to the mound to counter Greene. First pitch is scheduled for...
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Celtics put the final nail in the Pistons’ coffin.

With the Boston Celtics 113-103 victory over the Detroit Pistons tonight, the Pistons have been mathematically eliminated from the NBA playoffs. The Pistons now hold a 30 win and 48 loss record on the season, which puts them six games back of the eighth seed Boston Celtics with four games to play. Tonight’s elimination means that the Pistons will now miss the playoffs for the...
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Tigers make club and A.L. history with 11-0 shutout win over Twins.

The Tigers have set a club record and set a American League mark going back almost 40 years today with their 11-0 shutout victory over the Minnesota Twins. The Tigers for the first time in their franchise’s history that they opened the season with back-to-back shutouts and that is the first time that an American League team has been shut out in back-to-back games to open a season...
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Sloppy Joe headed to the Disabled List

Joe Nathan to DL with right flexor strain. Joakim Soria to close. — Jason Beck (@beckjason) April 8, 2015 The Detroit Tigers have placed Closer Joe Nathan on the 15-Day Disabled List according to Jason Beck, the Tigers beat writer for MLB.com. The listed injury is a right elbow flexor strain. This means Joakim Soria will move into the Closers role. Nathan didn’t pitch in...
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Erik Cole out for season and playoffs with spinal contusion

Red Wings forward Erik Cole will miss the remainder of the regular season and the entire playoffs due to a spinal contusion. #RedWings Erik Cole (neck) has been advised by doctors to shut it down for the remainder of season and NHL playoffs. — The Wheel Deal (@Bill_Roose) April 8, 2015 Cole informed reporters of the diagnosis Wednesday further mentioning that he’d be shut...
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