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Tigers aim to spoil Indians' celebration

DETROIT -- Rubbing out tough defeats has been a trait of the Detroit Tigers all season long. They will have to rub out two in a row Monday against a Cleveland Indians team eager to clinch the American League Central Division title with just one more win. "I'm very adept at forgetting the last game," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said the morning after Saturday's tough 7-4 loss to...
Via FOX Sports
11 hours ago

Tigers embrace challenge final week brings

If the Tigers' topsy-turvy September has proven anything, it's the difference that just a few days can make on the outlook of the playoff race. As they enter the final week of the regular season, they have to hope the roller coaster continues.
Via Tigers.com
15 hours ago

Andrew Romine’s failed bunt a microcosm of the Tigers’ season ... so far.

Youth in the starting rotation has been the saving grace, and thorn in the Tigers’ side this year. DETROIT — It was the at-bat that could’ve altered the course of the game. Andrew Romine had a golden opportunity to capitalize on Victor Martinez’s grand slam, with the bases loaded for the second time in the same inning. He’d cooled off in the last three games, but before...
Via Bless You Boys
15 hours ago

Zimmermann hoping to start next weekend

Jordan Zimmermann was scheduled to throw a simulated game Monday in one last attempt to work his way back into the Tigers' rotation. Instead, he found his way into a real game Sunday, and his three innings of relief could earn him a start in a must-win game in the season's final weekend.
Via Tigers.com
15 hours ago

Racing for WC, Tigers welcome Tribe for opener

The Tigers have dominated the Indians over the past few seasons, but Cleveland has turned the tables this year. Now, the Tribe rolls into the Motor City with a chance to clinch an American League Central title outright in enemy territory.
Via Tigers.com
16 hours ago

Royals 12, Tigers 9: Offense battles but can’t overcome Detroit’s egregious bullpen showing

Maybin had a four-hit day and Victor Martinez knocked a grand slam, but it still wasn’t enough. DETROIT — With runners on the corners and Miguel Cabrera at the plate, the Tigers had a chance to tie the game after an awful appearance by the pitching staff. Against Wade Davis, though, the Tigers came up just short and lost 12-9 to the Royals. Matt Boyd wasn’t right from the...
Via Bless You Boys
17 hours ago

Francisco Rodriguez’s ‘disgusting’ blown save dampens Tigers’ postseason chances

K-Rod was one strike away from giving the Tigers a win, but offense shares the blame for failing to come through on multiple occasions. DETROIT — The deflated postgame atmosphere in the Tigers’ clubhouse wore heavy. Francisco Rodriguez, having just blown his team’s lead for a loss, sat alone at his locker in the corner of the room. Within one strike of a six-game winning streak...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Francisco Rodriguez meltdown costs Tigers in wild card race

The Detroit Tigers had everything under control. They took a five-game winning streak into the ninth inning Saturday afternoon, and even though there were two runners on base, Francisco Rodriguez had a two-run lead and an 0-2 count on Paulo Orlando. One more strike, and the Tigers would have a chance to expand their lead […] The post Francisco Rodriguez meltdown costs Tigers in...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Fulmer, three homers pace Tigers to fifth straight victory

DETROIT (AP) -- Michael Fulmer is one of the biggest reasons the Detroit Tigers are still in the mix for a postseason spot.At the start of the team's final homestand, the rookie right-hander came through with his sharpest performance in weeks.Fulmer pitched seven strong innings for his first win in over a month and the Detroit Tigers homered three times in an 8-3 victory over the...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fulmer, Tigers try to build on wild-card lead

DETROIT -- Fulmer, Norris and Boyd. Not quite a law firm, but a trio definitely representing the Detroit Tigers' postseason chances as they argue their case in front of the high court of a 162-game season. Rookie right-hander Michael Fulmer plus callow lefties Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd will pitch for Detroit this weekend against the visiting Kansas City Royals as the Tigers try...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Ortiz tells heckling Orioles fan ‘next time’, then homers

Note to fans of teams playing the Red Sox: Don’t heckle David Ortiz, and especially not in his final (regular-season) month in the majors. A Balitmore Orioles fan made that mistake on Tuesday night at Camden Yards, after Ortiz just missed a homer. Big Papi told the fan, “next time." And sure enough, Papi hit a three-run homer in his next at-bat: That was Ortiz’s 36th...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers keep Kinsler, Martinez out following hit by pitches

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Detroit Tigers have kept second baseman Ian Kinsler and designated hitter Victor Martinez out of the lineup Tuesday night at Minnesota. Both have injuries stemming from being hit by pitches in their previous game. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Kinsler still felt ''a little foggy'' two days after a beaning by Cleveland right-hander Trevor Bauer knocked his...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Playoff chances slim, but not gone

With two weeks remaining in the 2016 regular season, the Detroit Tigers find themselves in a do-or-die situation. Barring an extraordinary collapse by the Cleveland Indians, combined with an equally extraordinary winning streak by the Tigers, there is no realistic opportunity for Detroit to win the Central Division. They sit 7 games back of the division leading Indians with just...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: what’s next for Jordan Zimmermann?

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann has had quite a roller coaster season this year. The beginning of the season looked so promising for the new Tigers acquisition. But after struggling with neck pain and two stints on the DL, it looks like he is done pitching for the remainder of the 2016 season. The right-hander came off the DL earlier this month and claimed to be...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Verlander Into the Cy Young Mix?

It’s a pretty low-key pitching day on this baseball Saturday, as we break down another Tigers-Indians duel and also get a look at last year’s NL Cy Young winner. Check ’em out! Justin Verlander (DET) versus Carlos Carrasco (CLE) 4:10 p.m. ET After a pounding at the hands of the Indians on Friday, the Tigers saw their dimming playoff odds take yet another hit. Now they...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Who can the Detroit Tigers trust besides Verlander and Fulmer?

Justin Verlander and Michael Fulmer have been consistent for the Detroit Tigers all season, but after them, the rotation has been less than stellar. As the playoff race heats up, who can the Tigers trust besides Fulmer and Verlander? Over the past couple of months, Verlander has played his way into a dark horse contender for the American League Cy Young award. Verlander is 14-8 with...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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