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  1. Sonny Gray debunks need for playoff experience with stellar outing

    Oct 6, 2013, 12:42 AM EDT

    ALDS Tigers Athletics Baseball

    The ALDS Game 2 narrative between the Tigers and Athletics involved the experienced ace in Justin Verlander and the rookie in Sonny Gray. Verlander, with over 70 post-season innings under his belt, would be calm, cool, and collected with all the TV cameras pointed in his direction. Gray, who spent most of the year with…

  2. Tigers and Athletics still knotted up at 0-0 through seven innings in ALDS Game 2

    Oct 5, 2013, 11:40 PM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Two

    Folks, if you’re not watching this game, flip over to TBS on your TV. If you’re not the TV-owning type, head to your nearest sports bar because you’re not going to want to miss the conclusion of this game, as it’s been a complete pitcher’s duel through the first two and a half hours. Tigers…

  3. ALDS Game 2: Tigers-Athletics lineups

    Oct 5, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

    Jim Leyland, Bob Melvin AP

    Tigers and Athletics lineups for Game 2 of the ALDS, at O.co Coliseum. First pitch is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. ET … Tigers: CF Austin Jackson RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B Prince Fielder DH Victor Martinez C Alex Avila 2B Omar Infante LF Don Kelly SS Jose Iglesias SP Justin Verlander I speculated…

  4. ALDS Game 1: Tigers vs. Athletics lineups

    Oct 4, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    The American League’s number two and three offenses will go at it shortly. Can each team’s respective ace limit the offense? Grab your popcorn. The game is scheduled for a 9:30 PM EDT start. Tigers: Austin Jackson, CF Torii Hunter, RF Miguel Cabrera, 3B Prince Fielder, 1B Victor Martinez, DH Alex Avila, C Omar Infante,…

  5. ALDS Preview: Tigers vs. Athletics

    Oct 3, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera Getty

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Tigers and Athletics have in store for us in the American League Division Series. The Teams Detroit Tigers (93-69) vs. Oakland Athletics (96-66) The Matchups Game 1 Friday in Oakland: Max Scherzer vs. Bartolo…

  6. Pouliot’s postseason award picks: American League

    Oct 1, 2013, 2:18 AM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Evan Longoria made his case for moving up the MVP ballot with his big game Monday, but while it’s safe to say the Rays wouldn’t have reached the postseason without him, he was still no better than the AL’s third best third baseman. It was, in fact, the year of the third baseman in the…

  7. Jhonny Peralta is starting in left field for the Tigers tonight

    Sep 27, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

    jhonny peralta getty

    Jhonny Peralta‘s Biogenesis suspension is over. The Tigers have clinched the division. So it’s experiment time: Jhonny Peralta will start in LF tonight. He’ll play LF part of all three games in Miami. — Jason Beck (@beckjason) September 27, 2013 And it’s a pretty smart experiment. Jose Iglesias is a great gloveman at short and…

  8. Dave Dombrowski: Tigers will activate suspended shortstop Jhonny Peralta on Friday night

    Sep 25, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    jhonny peralta getty

    Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski announced Wednesday evening that Jhonny Peralta is going to be activated from his 50-game performance-enhancing drug suspension this Friday — the first day that he is eligible to return. Danny Worth will be placed on the 60-day disabled list to open up a 40-man roster spot. Jose Iglesias is nearly recovered…

  9. Miguel Cabrera back in Tigers’ lineup Monday

    Sep 23, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Miguel Cabrera left Saturday’s game after aggravating a groin injury and sat out yesterday’s game, but Chris Iott of MLive.com reports that he’s back in the lineup at third base tonight against the Twins. Cabrera has been banged up for quite some time now, so it’s just a matter of pain tolerance. The Tigers need…

  10. X-rays negative on Jose Iglesias’ hand

    Sep 19, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

    Jose Iglesias Getty

    The Tigers were given quite the scare this afternoon when Jose Iglesias was hit in the left hand by a pitch from Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen in the bottom of the sixth inning, but it sounds like he’s going to be fine. According to Bobby Nightengale and Jason Beck of MLB.com, X-rays came back negative…

  11. Tigers will have Jhonny Peralta play left field to prep for return from suspension

    Sep 16, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT

    Peralta sign Reuters

    Last week the Tigers announced that Jhonny Peralta would start working out with the team again in preparation for potentially coming back from his 50-game suspension for the playoffs, but if he does rejoin the team apparently it won’t be at shortstop. Peralta has been the Tigers’ starting shortstop for the past three seasons, starting…

  12. Biogenesis suspension almost over, Jhonny Peralta will start working out with Tigers

    Sep 11, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Peralta sign Reuters

    Officially the Tigers haven’t made a decision yet on whether they’ll allow Jhonny Peralta to rejoin the team once his 50-game suspension is over on September 26, but the shortstop is set to begin working out with the team again. Here’s what the Tigers said on the topic yesterday in a statement: There has been…

  13. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 5, 2013, 6:52 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox

    Red Sox 20, Tigers 4: Well, that was something. Eight homers in all for the Red Sox. Two from David Ortiz, who picked up his 2,000th career hit as well. Injury added to insult: Jose Iglesias left the game with shin splints. Cardinals 5, Reds 4: A sixteen inning affair in which Matt Adams homered…

  14. The Tigers haven’t made a decision on Jhonny Peralta’s playoff status

    Aug 31, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

    Peralta sign Reuters

    While the Rangers are prepared to welcome Nelson Cruz back for the playoffs after his completes his 50-game suspension for his involvement with Biogenesis, the Tigers aren’t ready to say the same for Jhonny Peralta. According to Chris Iott of MLive.com, Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski responded to inquiries on Peralta’s status yesterday by saying…

  15. Will Middlebrooks has been on fire since rejoining Red Sox

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Will Middlebrooks Getty

    When the Red Sox demoted Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A on June 25 he was hitting .193 in 53 games and he wasn’t particularly great for Pawtucket, hitting .268 with 10 homers and a .790 OPS in 45 games. However, after trading Jose Iglesias in the deal for Jake Peavy the Red Sox recalled Middlebrooks from…

  16. Power Rankings of MLB uniforms

    Aug 20, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Cincinnati Reds v St. Louis Cardinals

    Paul Lukas of UniWatch has issued his annual power rankings of Major League Baseball uniforms. Obviously this is the most subjective of exercises. If you want any more evidence of that know that the Yankees slid from fourth to seventh in the past year despite the fact they haven’t changed their look in close to…

  17. Jose Iglesias the latest to risk sterilization while playing baseball

    Aug 16, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    Jose Iglesias

    The Tigers lost to the Royals 2-1 this afternoon, but that wasn’t the most painful part of the afternoon for shortstop Jose Iglesias. In the bottom of the third inning against Royals starter Danny Duffy, Iglesias squared around to bunt in a 1-1 count. Duffy’s fastball ran a little too far inside and caught Iglesias…

  18. A time to be young

    Aug 14, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    I didn’t realize it at the time, but the late 1970s was an amazing time for young baseball players. I’m arbitrarily choosing 23-and-younger as “young” — but with that age in mind, the late 1970s gave us Hall of Famers Eddie Murray, Andre Dawson, Paul Molitor, Gary Carter, Robin Yount, Ozzie Smith and some pretty…

  19. Video: Jose Iglesias makes an incredible barehanded play

    Aug 12, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    Doug Fister, Jose Iglesias

    The Tigers parted with outfielder Avisail Garcia last month to land Jose Iglesias as a fill-in option for Jhonny Peralta at shortstop. And this incredible barehanded play tonight against the White Sox is an example of why. My goodness. That almost defies the laws of physics. Jhonny who?

  20. Red Sox bring back Will Middlebrooks to play third base

    Aug 10, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT

    Will Middlebrooks

    Those hoping the Red Sox would give top prospect Xander Bogaerts a shot should prepare to be disappointed. The team is instead recalling Will Middlebrooks to play third base, with Brandon Snyder going on the disabled list. Middlebrooks had regained his stroke for Triple-A Pawtucket over the last week, hitting .333/.361/.545 with two homers in…

  21. What do the Tigers and Rangers do about Jhonny Peralta and Nelson Cruz come playoff time?

    Aug 5, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT

    Jhonny Peralta, Jim Leyland, Tony Randazzo

    The two Biogenesis suspensions with the most on-field impact are easily the Rangers’ Nelson Cruz and the Tigers’ Jhonny Peralta. One leads his team in homers the other is his team’s starting shortstop. Both, assuming their suspensions start today, will be eligible to return for the playoffs if their teams make it there (Peralta could…

  22. Max Scherzer puts on clinic against the White Sox, improves to 16-1

    Aug 3, 2013, 11:25 PM EDT

    Max Scherzer

    Tigers starter Max Scherzer silenced White Sox hitters over seven and two-thirds innings tonight, improving to 16-1 with the 3-0 victory. The right-hander allowed three hits and three walks while striking out six, lowering his ERA to 2.85. Scherzer got two quick outs in the seventh, but was lifted for newly-acquired reliever Jose Veras after Alejandro…

  23. Jose Iglesias to make his Tigers debut at 3B, Miguel Cabrera scratched from the lineup

    Aug 2, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

    Jose Iglesias

    Jim Leyland’s lineup for tonight’s game against the White Sox originally had new infielder Jose Iglesias making his Tigers debut at second base.  Now he’s going to third base as Miguel Cabrera has been scratched, presumably due to lingering abdominal issues which have kept him out of the past two games. Third base is more…

  24. Biogenesis suspensions may not come today; MLB considering Monday as the deadline

    Aug 2, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

    Clinic at Center of MLB Doping Scandal

    We’ve been assuming that today will be D-Day for Biogenesis suspensions. And it’s possible that’s what happens. But there is increasing chatter that Monday may be the real deadline: Monday appears to be the deadline for Alex Rodriguez and 13 others to accept suspensions for their ties to the Biogenesis of America anti-aging clinic. While A-Rod is…

  25. Jake Peavy to make first start with Red Sox on Saturday

    Aug 1, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    Jake Peavy Getty

    Jake Peavy will make his first start with the Red Sox on Saturday against the Diamondbacks, reports Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston.com. Peavy was acquired from the White Sox on Tuesday night in a three-team deal that sent infielder Jose Iglesias to the Tigers. The veteran right-hander will take the rotation spot of Brandon Workman, who…

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