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

    Sep 12, 2013, 7:12 AM EST

    Mike Napoli

    Red Sox 7, Rays 3: Mike Carp with a tenth inning grand slam. Good job extending your lead, Boston! Good job letting the Yankees pull to within one game of the wild card, Rays! Apropos of nothing, I’d give a lot to hear what Red Sox fans who love this beards thing had to say…

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

    Sep 11, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    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…

  3. Max Scherzer outduels Matt Harvey in 3-0 game

    Aug 24, 2013, 7:41 PM EST

    Max Scherzer

    It was the best pitching matchup of the season that a big chunk of the U.S. was unable to watch. Max Scherzer struck out 11 over six innings and combined with three relievers on a shutout as the Tigers beat the Mets 3-0 on Saturday. Matt Harvey took the loss after giving up two runs…

  4. Omar Infante aims to return from disabled list Thursday

    Aug 5, 2013, 10:10 PM EST

    Omar Infante Getty

    Omar Infante has been sidelined for a little over a month due to a sprained right ankle, but he’s hoping to rejoin the Tigers later this week. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Infante will restart a minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday with Triple-A Toledo. He’s scheduled to play on back-to-back days before being…

  5. Omar Infante had a “real bad” setback with his ankle injury

    Jul 26, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Omar Infante

    Omar Infante looked just about ready to come off the disabled list, but the Tigers second baseman suffered a setback with his injured ankle while rehabbing in the minors. Tony Paul of the Detroit News reports that he left last night’s Single-A game early because of “continued soreness” in his ankle, with Infante saying afterward:…

  6. Tigers place Omar Infante on the disabled list

    Jul 9, 2013, 2:44 PM EST

    Omar Infante

    After missing five straight games with a sprained ankle the Tigers have placed Omar Infante on the disabled list. Infante injured his ankle Wednesday when Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus slid into him at second base, although it was initially called a shin contusion. Ramon Santiago has been subbing for Infante at second base…

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

    Jul 5, 2013, 6:16 AM EST

    Adam Dunn

    White Sox 3, Orioles 2: A walkoff homer for Adam Dunn won it, but seven shutout innings — with 11 strikeouts — from Jose Quintana helped make it possible. Athletics 1, Cubs 0: Offense-lovers need not apply. Dan Straily allowed only one hit in seven shutout innings. Travis Wood had six shutout innings of his…

  8. Max Scherzer beats Blue Jays to move to 13-0

    Jul 3, 2013, 10:51 PM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Toronto Blue Jays

    Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer won his sixth straight start and improved to 13-0 on the season after allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Blue Jays on Wednesday. Scherzer is the first pitcher to start 13-0 since Roger Clemens opened up 14-0 for the Red Sox on his way to a Cy Young…

  9. All-Star voting update: down the stretch they come!

    Jul 2, 2013, 5:06 PM EST

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Fan voting ends Thursday. Here are the results through yesterday for both leagues as we hit the home stretch: AMERICAN LEAGUE FIRST BASE 1. Chris Davis, Orioles, 5,468,703 2. Prince Fielder, Tigers, 3,280,681 3. Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,140,420 4. Mike Napoli, Red Sox, 1,123,281 5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 1,007,675 SECOND BASE 1. Robinson Cano, Yankees,…

  10. The best and worst from MLB lineups in 2013

    May 24, 2013, 6:21 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera

    This is a quick look at the very best and worst each major league lineup spot has to offer this year. Posted along with each line is the player most responsible. We’ll start out with the good before moving on to the bad. 1. Reds: .292/.442/.517, 9 HR, 37 R, 20 RBI, 5 SB (Shin-Soo…

  11. 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…

  12. 2013 Preview: Detroit Tigers

    Mar 20, 2013, 12:48 PM EST

    leyland and dombrowski tigers

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Today: the Detroit Tigers. The Big Question: Are the Tigers the American League’s best team? Last season the Tigers won 88 games,…

  13. 2013 preview: Miami Marlins

    Mar 15, 2013, 12:00 PM EST

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Miami Marlins. The Big Question: Can the Marlins recover from their latest fire sale? A little over a year…

  14. Puerto Rico defeats Venezuela, clinches second round berth

    Mar 9, 2013, 9:16 PM EST

    World Baseball Classic - Pool C - Puerto Rico v Venezuela

    In World Baseball Classic Pool C action, Puerto Rico emerged victorious over Venezuela 6-3. Starters Carlos Zambrano for Venezuela and Nelson Figueroa for Puerto Rico matched, each allowing two runs in their respective 3.2 and 4-inning outings. Venezuela got on the board first, scoring two in the bottom of the third inning. With one out,…

  15. Miguel Cabrera’s two homers lead Venezuela past Mets

    Mar 6, 2013, 5:22 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera, Asdrubal Cabrera

    Miguel Cabrera went 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and Gerardo Parra added a three-run shot as Venezuela beat the Mets 14-10 in an exhibition Thursday. Marlon Byrd homered as part of a seven-run fifth inning for the Mets, but Venezuela had already totaled 12 runs by that point. Featuring perhaps the most well balanced…

  16. Autopsy Report: Detroit Tigers

    Oct 29, 2012, 12:30 PM EST

    San Francisco Giants pitcher Romo strikes out Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera to win the MLB World Series baseball championship in Detroit

    I prefer to think of this as an autopsy and not a eulogy, because an autopsy deals specifically with the cause of death. A eulogy, in contrast, takes in the deceased’s whole life and tries to draw some lessons from it. I don’t think anyone can draw any intelligent conclusions about the Tigers’ entire 2012…

  17. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers still wondering what hit them

    Oct 29, 2012, 12:53 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera walks back to the dugout after being called out on strikes to give the San Francisco Giants the World Series during Game 4 of the MLB World Series baseball championship in Detroit

    Triple Crown winner and likely American League MVP Miguel Cabrera took an 89-mph fastball from Sergio Romo right down the pipe to end the World Series on Sunday night. An 89-mph fastball. With Quintin Berry looking nothing like a major league No. 2 hitter ahead of him and Prince Fielder flailing away behind, Cabrera certainly…

  18. Omar Infante suffers broken left hand on hit-by-pitch

    Oct 28, 2012, 11:37 PM EST

    Omar Infante Getty

    UPDATE: Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News reports that Infante suffered a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left hand. The injury will not require surgery. 11:37 PM: If the Tigers are going to try to make the Giants sweat in this series, they will likely have to do it without…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. Hugo Chavez is digging this World Series

    Oct 27, 2012, 9:02 AM EST

    Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez talks on the phone with Edgar Renteria in Caracas

    Pablo Sandoval homered three times on Wednesday. Anibal Sanchez gets the start tonight. Miguel Cabrera, Avisail Garcia, Omar Infante, Marco Scutaro, Gregor Blanco, Jose Mijares and Hector Sanchez are on rosters.  Venezuela is well represented in this World Series. And someone is very happy about that: Hugo Chavez: He referred to President Barack Obama as he…

  23. 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…

  24. World Series Game 2 lineups: Tigers vs. Giants

    Oct 25, 2012, 4:49 PM EST

    World Series - Detroit Tigers v San Francisco Giants - Game 1

    Here are the lineups for Game 2 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,…

  25. Pablo Sandoval homer gives Giants early Game 1 lead

    Oct 24, 2012, 8:34 PM EST

    pablo sandoval getty

    AT&T Park is in a state of “Panda-monium.” Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval — who is affectionately nicknamed “Kung Fu Panda” — hit a Justin Verlander pitch into the right-center field seats in the bottom of the first inning of this World Series opener, giving San Francisco a 1-0 lead. Giants left-hander Barry Zito looked a…

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