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  1. Miguel Cabrera exits after two innings with abdominal irritation

    Aug 30, 2013, 8:05 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera Getty

    Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera left Thursday’s game with “abdominal discomfort” but felt good enough tonight to make the start at the hot corner against the Indians. Unfortunately, he was only able to go two innings tonight due to abdominal irritation, striking out in his only plate appearance. Andy Dirks took over at third base.…

  2. Torii Hunter hits a three-run walkoff homer to steal a win from the A’s

    Aug 29, 2013, 4:31 PM EST

    Oakland Athletics v Detroit Tigers

    The A’s had smacked the Tigers around for three days and then sprung out to a 6-1 lead after five innings in their series wrapup against the Tigers today. All this with Miguel Cabrera sidelined after leaving the game with an abdominal injury. Max Scherzer looked destined for only his second loss of the year…

  3. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 5, 2013, 5:00 AM EST

    Comerica Park

    I went to Detroit over the weekend where I took in Saturday and Sunday’s Tigers-White Sox games. Such a wonderful time. Cool temperatures, no humidity, good company, good pitching, good food, good beer. It’s really all you could want. As I watched these games and hung around a city that, no matter what else you…

  4. Tigers activate Austin Jackson, send Avisail Garcia back to minors

    Jun 14, 2013, 1:45 PM EST

    Austin Jackson Getty

    Austin Jackson is back from the disabled list after missing the past month with a hamstring injury and to make room for his return the Tigers optioned Avisail Garcia to Triple-A. Garcia fared well filling in for Jackson, hitting .288 with two homers and a .778 OPS in 24 games, but at age 22 the…

  5. Tigers won’t rush Austin Jackson back from hamstring strain

    May 23, 2013, 10:12 PM EST

    Austin Jackson Getty

    Austin Jackson is eligible to return from the disabled list on Monday, but it’s unlikely he’ll be ready by then. According to Chris Iott of MLive.com, Tigers manager Jim Leyland said today that Jackson “really hasn’t done any physical activity” since he was placed on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring on May…

  6. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 15, 2013, 6:26 AM EST

    Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura

    Pirates 4, Brewers 3: Andrew McCutchen with a walkoff bomb in the 12th. John Axford surrendered the lead in the eighth. He’s got a nifty 9.20 ERA now. Dodgers 2, Nationals 0: Clayton Kershaw stuck out 11 in eight and two-thirds shutout innings. He tossed 132 pitches: the most in his career and the most…

  7. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 14, 2013, 6:49 AM EST

    Braves Diamondbacks Baseball

    Braves 10, Diamondbacks 1: Justin Upton went 4 for 5 with a homer and 2 RBI. Chris Johnson went 3 for 4 with a homer and 3 RBI. Martin Prado had a couple of hits and I suppose he was gritty. Gonna say that the first visit to Arizona for the Braves post-trade falls to…

  8. Tigers place Austin Jackson on DL, call up Avisail Garcia

    May 13, 2013, 12:56 PM EST

    Austin Jackson

    Austin Jackson is headed to the disabled list with a hamstring injury and the Tigers have called up Avisail Garcia from Triple-A to replace him on the roster. It’s unclear how the Tigers will replace him in center field. Don Kelly started there in each of the past two games Jackson missed, but it seems…

  9. Play of the Day: Kelly Shoppach shows them worms he means business

    Apr 17, 2013, 9:50 AM EST

    Kelly Shoppach

    Words sort of fail here. Let’s just say that, at the end of the year, Andy Dirks will have a stolen base in his stat line for which he probably owes Kelly Shoppach an assist. Go here to see why. Nice throw, Kelly.

  10. Tigers lose because Jim Leyland’s closer-by-committee really wasn’t

    Apr 3, 2013, 7:40 PM EST

    Jim Leyland

    Jim Leyland said all of the right things this spring after Bruce Rondon failed to step up and win the Tigers’ closing gig. He didn’t seem the least bit disturbed to go with a closer-by-committee situation while waiting for things to shake out. And then he went and seemingly abandoned the idea in the second…

  11. Tigers release Brennan Boesch, save $1.9 million

    Mar 13, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    boesch getty

    Detroit has released outfielder Brennan Boesch, who averaged 127 games and 496 plate appearances per season for the Tigers during the past three years. Back in January the Tigers and Boesch avoided arbitration with a one-year, $2.3 million deal, but by releasing him now Detroit is only on the book for one-sixth of that salary.…

  12. Brennan Boesch day-to-day after tweaking right oblique

    Feb 17, 2013, 4:25 PM EST

    boesch getty

    Noah Trister of the Associated Press reports that Tigers outfielder Brennan Boesch tweaked a right oblique muscle on Saturday while swinging a bat. He was held out of workouts on Sunday and might not be ready for action again until later this week. Boesch agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the Tigers back…

  13. Michael Bourn is still waiting for some love

    Jan 20, 2013, 8:19 PM EST

    Michael Bourn

    Considered by many as the No. 2 free agent hitter available this winter, Michael Bourn has now gone three months with seemingly no market developing for his services. The Braves struck early to sign B.J. Upton to replace him. The Phillies also targeted Upton and then traded for Ben Revere after coming up short. The…

  14. Scott Hairston has six suitors, holds out for two-year deal

    Dec 3, 2012, 4:02 PM EST

    Scott Hairston

    7:50 p.m. EST update: Jon Morosi says he erred earlier in reporting the Tigers’ offer to Hairston: 5:25 p.m. EST update: And now ESPNNewYork.com’s Adam Rubin is chiming back in, saying Hairston “will not be a Tiger.” 5:15 p.m. EST update: A source told FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi that the Tigers have offered Hairston a two-year…

  15. The Tigers might be in the market for another outfielder

    Nov 17, 2012, 1:10 PM EST

    Torii Hunter AP

    The Tigers finalized a two-year, $26 million contract with Torii Hunter yesterday, but they might not be done shopping for outfielders. While Hunter is expected to be the regular right fielder next season, left field isn’t nearly as settled. The most likely approach is a platoon, but Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told Jason Beck…

  16. The case against Torii Hunter helping the Tigers

    Nov 14, 2012, 11:21 PM EST

    Torii Hunter

    It’s not hard to see why the Tigers were regular-season disappointments in 2012; the bottom half of the lineup, which was so productive the year before, stumbled badly: OPS by lineup spot, from 2011 to 2012 No. 5:  .797 to .671 No. 6: .842 to .654 No. 7: .720 to .700 No. 8: .768 to…

  17. Giants and Tigers headed to extra innings in Game 4 of World Series

    Oct 28, 2012, 11:27 PM EST

    Giants Tigers Getty

    We’re headed to extra innings in Game 4 of the World Series, as the Giants and Tigers remain tied at 3-3. Jeremy Affeldt, who worked around a leadoff walk to strike out three straight in the eighth, struck out Andy Dirks swinging to begin the bottom of the ninth before getting Jhonny Peralta to fly…

  18. Delmon Young ties Game 4 with solo blast

    Oct 28, 2012, 10:16 PM EST

    Delmon Young Getty

    Things are getting pretty wild in Game 4. After the Giants took the lead in the top of the sixth inning on a two-run home run by Buster Posey, Delmon Young tied it up in the bottom of the frame with an opposite-field solo blast off Matt Cain. It was Young’s third home run of…

  19. World Series Game 4 lineups: Giants vs. Tigers

    Oct 28, 2012, 5:04 PM EST

    leyland, bochy getty

    Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the World Series between the Giants and Tigers in Detroit: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS DETROIT TIGERS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Quintin Berry, LF 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Buster Posey, C 4. Prince Fielder, 1B…

  20. World Series Game 3 lineups: Giants vs. Tigers

    Oct 27, 2012, 5:27 PM EST

    bochy, vogelsong getty

    Here are the lineups for Game 3 of the World Series between the Giants and Tigers: SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS DETROIT TIGERS 1. Angel Pagan, CF 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 2. Quintin Berry, LF 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Buster Posey, C 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 5. Hunter…

  21. Bad baserunning, bottom of the lineup does in the Tigers

    Oct 25, 2012, 11:25 PM EST

    Prince Fielder, Buster Posey

    One of the big stories of the 2006 World Series is how poor fielding from the Tigers’ pitchers did the team in. In 2012, the focus might go a similarly specific problem; bad slides led to two outs and cost Detroit at least one run in a 2-0 loss in Game 2. The Tigers lost…

  22. World Series Game 1 lineups: Tigers vs. Giants

    Oct 24, 2012, 4:16 PM EST

    World Series Tigers Giants Baseball

    Here are the lineups for Game 1 of the World Series between the Tigers and Giants, in San Francisco: DETROIT TIGERS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 1. Austin Jackson, CF 1. Angel Pagan, CF 2. Omar Infante, 2B 2. Marco Scutaro, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 4. Buster Posey,…

  23. Delmon Young to play left field in National League parks during World Series

    Oct 20, 2012, 5:30 PM EST

    Delmon Young Reuters

    Well, this should be fun. Delmon Young won the ALCS MVP after batting .353 (6-for-17) with two home runs, a double and six RBI against the Yankees, but Tigers manager Jim Leyland won’t have the luxury of the DH spot during the World Series in National League parks. However, he’s prepared to sacrifice some defense…

  24. UPDATE: Tigers up 6-0 in the bottom of the fourth — Sabathia knocked out of the game

    Oct 18, 2012, 5:48 PM EST

    CC Sabathia

    UPDATE: Make it 6-0. Delmon Young singled and Johnny Peralta homered. Then Andy Dirks doubled and Joe Girardi came and got Sabathia.  There are still many innings to play here, but, it looks the Tigers are World Series bound. 5:41 PM: Make it 4-0: Miguel Cabrera just hit a two-run shot in the bottom of…

  25. ALCS Game 4 lineups: A-Rod, Granderson (still) benched

    Oct 18, 2012, 1:48 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees - Game One

    Here are the lineups for Game 4 of the ALCS between the Yankees and Tigers, in Detroit: NEW YORK YANKEES DETROIT TIGERS 1. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 1. Austin Jackson, CF 2. Nick Swisher, RF 2. Omar Infante, 2B 3. Robinson Cano, 2B 3. Miguel Cabrera, 3B 4. Mark Teixeira, 1B 4. Prince Fielder, 1B 5.…

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