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

    May 6, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT

    Twins Celebrate

    Four shutouts headlined Monday night’s action

  2. Victor Martinez just struck out looking for the first time in a year

    May 5, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Detroit Tigers

    In the time it took to write this excerpt, Ike Davis just struck out looking twice.

  3. Great Moments in Pitching Statistics: Jim Johnson with the hold, Joe Nathan with the win

    Apr 10, 2014, 9:15 AM EDT

    Joe Nathan Adrian Gonzalez

    Friends don’t let friends cite wins, losses, holds and saves when talking about how pitchers did the night before.

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

    Apr 10, 2014, 7:06 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the first few innings of the Tigers-Dodgers game.

  5. Baseball’s last undefeated team fell on Sunday

    Apr 6, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Unfortunately, there will NOT be a 162-0 team this season.

  6. Could the Tigers make a play for Stephen Drew?

    Mar 15, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

    Stephen Drew Getty

    The Mets and Red Sox have been mentioned most often as possible landing spots for free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, but as these situations often go, he might end up in an unexpected place. Peter Gammons brought up an interesting possibility earlier today: I would not bet against rumor sending Stephen Drew to Tigers —…

  7. Justin Masterson is still discussing an extension with the Indians

    Feb 27, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT

    Justin Masterson Getty

    Justin Masterson avoided arbitration with the Indians last week by agreeing to a one-year, $9.7625 million contract, but today he told Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the two sides remain in touch about a possible contract extension. Masterson has the ability to become a free agent after this season, but he expressed…

  8. Brad Ausmus wants Victor Martinez catching again

    Feb 14, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

    Justin Verlander, Victor Martinez

    Victor Martinez missed the entire 2012 season with a knee injury and caught only three times all of last season, but two years after his last regular game action behind the plate he’s putting on the gear again this spring. Tom Gage of the Detroit News writes that new Tigers manager Brad Ausmus called Martinez…

  9. Dave Dombrowski mum on Miguel Cabrera’s assumed shift to first base

    Dec 1, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    World Series - Boston Red Sox v St Louis Cardinals - Game Four

    Following the blockbuster trade that sent first baseman Prince Fielder to the Rangers and second baseman Ian Kinsler to the Tigers, everyone on the planet simply assumed that Miguel Cabrera would move over from third base to first base while prospect Nick Castellanos would take over at third. It makes sense, as Cabrera was becoming…

  10. One thing Miguel Cabrera won’t miss about Prince Fielder: protection

    Nov 22, 2013, 7:15 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Upon hearing the news that the Tigers had traded Prince Fielder to the Rangers for Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera appeared to be mourning a bit on Twitter, posting a collection of pictures involving the two during their time in Detroit. It was a humanizing moment for a player who has given us no choice over…

  11. Tigers will be hard-pressed to make big signing this winter

    Nov 3, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    ALCS - Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers - Game Five

    The Tigers have made a habit of big splashes in the offseasons. Three years ago, it was Victor Martinez. Then Prince Fielder. Last winter, the Tigers signed both Anibal Sanchez and Torii Hunter. Those deals have helped them reach the postseason each year, but the ultimate prize has remained out of reach. As the Tigers…

  12. The Tigers storm back to take the lead in the 6th inning of Game 6

    Oct 19, 2013, 10:35 PM EDT

    ALCS - Boston Red Sox v Detroit Tigers - Game Four

    Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz didn’t have enough gas to get through the sixth inning of Game 6. After shutting the Tigers out through five, he showed diminished velocity and command, as he walked lead-off batter Torii Hunter on consecutive 88 MPH fastballs. He then surrendered a single to Miguel Cabrera through the hole between…

  13. ALCS, Game 6: Tigers-Red Sox lineups

    Oct 19, 2013, 5:23 PM EDT

    John Farrell, Jim Leyland

    With the Red Sox one win away from a trip to the World Series, here are the lineups for Game 6 of the ALCS at Fenway Park … Tigers: RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B Prince Fielder DH Victor Martinez LF Jhonny Peralta 2B Omar Infante C Alex Avila CF Austin Jackson SS Jose…

  14. Looking ahead to ALCS Game 6: Tigers-Red Sox

    Oct 19, 2013, 9:49 AM EDT

    Clay Buchholz Getty

    After defeating the Tigers 4-3 in Game 5 on Thursday night, the Red Sox are just one win away from their first World Series appearance since 2007. They’ll attempt to finish things off in Game 6 of the ALCS tonight at Fenway Park in Boston. First pitch is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. ET while the…

  15. Tigers continue to chip away in Game 5 against Red Sox

    Oct 17, 2013, 10:43 PM EDT

    Brayan Pena AP

    The Tigers are inching closer to the Red Sox in Game 5 of the ALCS. After Jon Lester walked Victor Martinez to lead off the bottom of the sixth inning, he bounced back by striking out Jhonny Peralta swinging. However, Omar Infante followed with a bloop single which dropped in front of a diving Jacoby…

  16. ALCS, Game 5: Red Sox-Tigers lineups

    Oct 17, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    John Farrell, Jim Leyland

    Lineups for Game 5 in Detroit … Red Sox: CF Jacoby Ellsbury RF Shane Victorino 2B Dustin Pedroia DH David Ortiz 1B Mike Napoli LF Jonny Gomes SS Stephen Drew 3B Xander Bogaerts C David Ross SP Jon Lester There was lots of post-Game 4 talk about benching someone from the left side of the…

  17. Tigers take big early lead in Game 4 of ALCS

    Oct 16, 2013, 8:58 PM EDT

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    Jake Peavy‘s fourth career postseason outing is off to a poor start in Detroit. A really, really poor start. Peavy made it through the first inning unscathed, but he allowed a single to Victor Martinez to open the bottom of the second and then issued a pair of walks to load the bases. Omar Infante…

  18. ALCS, Game 4: Red Sox-Tigers lineups

    Oct 16, 2013, 3:44 PM EDT

    John Farrell, Jim Leyland

    Lineups for Game 4 in Detroit … Red Sox: CF Jacoby Ellsbury RF Shane Victorino 2B Dustin Pedroia DH David Ortiz 1B Mike Napoli LF Daniel Nava C Jarrod Saltalamacchia SS Stephen Drew 3B Will Middlebrooks SP Jake Peavy Switch-hitter Daniel Nava and his .322 batting average versus right-handed pitching is finally back in the…

  19. Victor Martinez says quadriceps injury is no big deal

    Oct 16, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez injured his quadriceps while taking a wide turn around first base in the ninth inning last night, grabbing his leg in pain before diving back into the bag. He was immediately removed for a pinch-runner and just from watching the play it sure seemed like a potentially serious injury, but…

  20. ALCS, Game 3: Red Sox-Tigers lineups

    Oct 15, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

    John Farrell, Jim Leyland

    Lineups for this afternoon’s Game 3 in Detroit … Tigers: CF Austin Jackson RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B Prince Fielder DH Victor Martinez SS Jhonny Peralta C Alex Avila 2B Omar Infante LF Andy Dirks SP Justin Verlander Tigers manager Jim Leyland is sticking with Jhonny Peralta at shortstop, but has made a…

  21. Tigers break out the lumber in the sixth inning, take 5-0 lead in ALCS Game 2

    Oct 13, 2013, 10:20 PM EDT

    ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game Two

    Through the first 14 innings, the ALCS had been a pitcher-dominated affair. Anibal Sanchez and the Tiger bullpen held the Red Sox hitless through eight and two-thirds innings in Game 1 and Scherzer has held the Sox hitless through five in Game 2. To their credit, the Sox pitching has been nearly as good —…

  22. Alex Avila puts the Tigers up 1-0 early against the Red Sox in ALCS Game 2

    Oct 13, 2013, 8:48 PM EDT

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    The Tigers took an early 1-0 lead in Game 2 of the ALCS against the Red Sox. Victor Martinez hit a one-out double to left-center off of Sox starter Clay Buchholz. He advanced to third on Jhonny Peralta‘s line drive single to left, then came home when Alex Avila ripped a single up the middle.…

  23. ALCS Game 2 lineups: Tigers vs. Red Sox

    Oct 13, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    fenway park getty

    Below are the starting lineups for Game 2 of the ALCS between the Tigers and Red Sox at Boston’s Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for just after 8:00 p.m. ET on FOX. Detroit leads the best-of-seven Championship Series 1-0 after Saturday’s victory. Detroit Tigers CF Austin Jackson RF Torii Hunter 3B Miguel Cabrera 1B…

  24. Tigers take a 1-0 lead on Jhonny Peralta’s two-out RBI single in the sixth

    Oct 12, 2013, 10:19 PM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Oakland Athletics - Game Five

    After squandering an opportunity to take the lead in the top of the fifth, the Tigers finally broke through in the top of the sixth against Red Sox starter Jon Lester. After getting Torii Hunter to ground out, Lester put Miguel Cabrera on base with a walk and Prince Fielder by drilling him in the…

  25. Anibal Sanchez works out of first-inning jam by recording four strikeouts

    Oct 12, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT

    Anibal Sanchez

    Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez needed 26 pitches to escape a first-inning jam in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Red Sox. The right-hander had allowed two runners on a strikeout wild pitch and a walk, but used an array of fastballs, change-ups, and sliders to work his way out of trouble. In fact, Sanchez…

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