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  1. Tigers non-tender reliever Daniel Schlereth

    Nov 30, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Detroit has non-tendered left-handed reliever Daniel Schlereth, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Schlereth was the Diamondbacks’ first-round pick in 2008 and went to the Tigers in the big three-team deal with the Yankees involving Curtis Granderson, Max Scherzer, Ian Kennedy, Austin Jackson, Edwin Jackson, and Phil Coke in December of 2009. He tossed 49 innings…

  2. Delmon Young ties Game 4 with solo blast

    Oct 28, 2012, 10:16 PM EDT

    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…

  3. Buster Posey clubs two-run homer to put Giants back on top in Game 4

    Oct 28, 2012, 10:04 PM EDT

    Posey Getty

    Buster Posey has had a pretty quiet postseason with the bat. But he just struck at the right time for the Giants. Posey turned on a Max Scherzer change-up in the top of the sixth inning for a two-run homer to give the Giants a 3-2 lead. The ball landed just inside the left field…

  4. Giants strike first in Game 4 of World Series

    Oct 28, 2012, 8:46 PM EDT

    Brandon Belt Getty

    The Giants are one win away from sweeping the Tigers in the 2012 World Series. And they are off to a quick start in Game 4. Max Scherzer struck out Buster Posey looking to begin the top of the second inning, but Hunter Pence followed with a ground-rule double to the left center field gap.…

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

    Oct 28, 2012, 5:04 PM EDT

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    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…

  6. Sergio Romo hasn’t allowed a hit since Game 5 of NLCS

    Oct 28, 2012, 9:46 AM EDT

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    Giants right-hander Sergio Romo had a dominant regular season, posting a fantastic 1.79 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 63/10 K/BB ratio across 55 1/3 innings. And he’s been even better in these 2012 playoffs. Romo blew through three straight batters in Saturday night’s World Series Game 3 victory over the Tigers and has now gone four…

  7. Prince Fielder falters for flailing Tigers

    Oct 28, 2012, 12:05 AM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    While Saturday’s shutout loss was definitely a team effort, Prince Fielder‘s struggles are a central reason the Tigers are now just one defeat away from losing the World Series. Swinging at pitches off the plate, Fielder went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Game 3. He grounded into a double play his first time up. Overall,…

  8. Don’t start with the Justin Verlander on three days’ rest stuff

    Oct 27, 2012, 11:53 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander

    Tigers ace Justin Verlander gave up five runs in four innings against the Giants in Game 1 of the World Series. That’s as many runs as probable Game 4 starter Max Scherzer has allowed in his last four starts combined. The last time Scherzer allowed five runs in a start was July 30. Including his…

  9. Giants blank Tigers in second straight game, move within one win of World Series championship

    Oct 27, 2012, 11:39 PM EDT

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    Giants righty Ryan Vogelsong wasn’t especially sharp, allowing five hits and four walks over 5 2/3 innings, but he kept the Tigers scoreless and his bullpen continued that pattern of zeroes as San Francisco won Game 3 of the World Series 2-0 on Saturday in Detroit to take a 3-0 Fall Classic lead. Tim Lincecum…

  10. Justin Verlander will not start Game 4 on short rest

    Oct 26, 2012, 9:50 AM EDT

    Jim Leyland, Justin Verlander

    After last night’s loss Jim Leyland was asked if he’d consider bringing back Justin Verlander on short rest to start Game 4 if the Tigers were facing elimination and the manager made it clear that’s not an option. Verlander threw just four innings in Game 1, which normally might make coming back on short rest…

  11. Giants to start Madison Bumgarner in World Series Game 2

    Oct 23, 2012, 9:22 PM EDT

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    Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced earlier this evening that left-hander Barry Zito will start Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night against the Tigers. And now we can fill in most of the other slots. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, left-hander Madison Bumgarner will be the starter in Game…

  12. Giants to face rotation dilemma in World Series

    Oct 23, 2012, 12:37 AM EDT

    Ryan Vogelsong

    With plenty of time to set things up, the Tigers have already announced their rotation for the World Series (Justin Verlander, Doug Fister, Anibal Sanchez and then Max Scherzer). The Giants have some decisions to make. Here’s one guess at how it could go: Game 1: Wednesday – Barry Zito – four days’ rest Game…

  13. Tigers stick to basics in setting rotation for World Series

    Oct 21, 2012, 12:42 PM EDT

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    The Tigers have no reason to make any changes to their postseason starting rotation. So they won’t. Tigers manager Jim Leyland told Bob Nightengale of USA Today that Justin Verlander will start Game 1, Doug Fister will start Game 2, Anibal Sanchez will start Game 3 and Max Scherzer will start Game 4 no matter which…

  14. Tigers finish off sweep of Yankees to advance to World Series

    Oct 18, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT

    Tigers Reuters

    We know one team who will still be alive next Wednesday. Finishing off a thoroughly dominating performance, the Tigers topped the Yankees 8-1 at Comerica Park today to sweep the ALCS in four games and advance to the World Series. CC Sabathia is a pretty good pitcher to have on your side facing elimination, but…

  15. Alex Rodriguez flies out in pinch-hit appearance in Game 4 of ALCS

    Oct 18, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT

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    Max Scherzer was pulled for left-hander Drew Smyly with two on and two outs in the top of the sixth inning, so Joe Girardi called on Alex Rodriguez to pinch-hit for Raul Ibanez. However, there was no redemption to be found. Rodriguez hit a routine fly ball to center field to strand two runners and…

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

    Oct 18, 2012, 5:48 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Oct 18, 2012, 1:48 PM EDT

    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.…

  18. If the Yankees weren’t doomed before, they are now

    Oct 17, 2012, 11:56 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    No, the Yankees probably weren’t beating the Tigers four times in five days either. Still, Wednesday’s rainout made the assignment that much tougher. – Because they’re playing four games in four days, the Yankees have lost the ability to pitch Game 4 starter CC Sabathia on three days’ rest in Game 7. At best, he’ll…

  19. Game 4 of ALCS postponed due to rain in Detroit

    Oct 17, 2012, 9:22 PM EDT

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    From Bryan Hoch of MLB.com comes word that Game 4 of the ALCS has been postponed due to rainy conditions in and around Comerica Park. It will be made up at 4:07 p.m. ET on Thursday. CC Sabathia and Max Scherzer didn’t even bother warming up, so they’ll both be fresh for the makeup. The rest of…

  20. ALCS Game 4 lineups: A-Rod, Granderson benched

    Oct 17, 2012, 5:24 PM EDT

    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.…

  21. Looking ahead to tonight’s playoff action

    Oct 17, 2012, 8:53 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lohse delivers a pitch to a Washington Nationals batter during the first inning of their MLB National League baseball game in St. Louis

    Sad jams:  this could be the last time we have multiple baseball games on one day this year. What’s on tap: Giants vs. Cardinals, 4PM Eastern: Fox:  The series is tied 1-1, but in some ways it feels like the Cardinals are behind. Probably because their starting pitching is in need of some stability. Indeed,…

  22. Justin Verlander cruises, Tigers top Yanks in ALCS Game 3

    Oct 16, 2012, 11:38 PM EDT

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    The Tigers are one win away from the World Series. Justin Verlander allowed just one run over 8 1/3 innings and Delmon Young homered as the Tigers rolled to a 2-1 defeat of the Yankees on Tuesday at Comerica Park, pushing their ALCS lead to 3-0. Verlander finished with only three strikeouts, but he issued…

  23. Verlander vs. The Yankees: it hardly seems fair

    Oct 16, 2012, 6:39 AM EDT

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    The Tigers are up 2-0 in the ALCS. They are back home in Detroit. The Yankees offense is sending scribes to the thesaurus to find new words to describe their anemic offense ( feeble, infirm, pallid, sickly, wan, impotent, debilitated, decrepit, enervated, faint, flaccid, forceless, frail, impuissant).  And, oh yeah, Justin Verlander is on the mound…

  24. Phil Coke shows that anybody can pitch the ninth

    Oct 14, 2012, 8:08 PM EDT

    Phil Coke

    Did you ever notice that when baseball broadcasters start talking about the ninth-inning mentality and about all the setup men who couldn’t handle the closer’s role, they never go on to name names? Moments after John Smoltz went on his little spiel about how not everyone can pitch the ninth Sunday, Phil Coke finished shutting down the…

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