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Upton on one of his tears since mental break

This is the Justin Upton the Tigers had heard about. This is the guy that had Tigers fans rejoicing when they signed the slugging outfielder in January.
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53 minutes ago

Francisco Rodriguez grabs share of fifth place on all-time saves list

Francisco Rodriguez continued to climb up Major League Baseball’s all-time saves list on Friday, registering the 422nd of his career in the Detroit Tigers’ 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels to tie Billy Wagner for fifth place. Rodriguez entered the contest with one on and two out in the eighth inning and walked Mike […] The post Francisco Rodriguez grabs share of fifth...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 hour ago

Upton and Verlander lead Tigers to 5th straight win

DETROIT (AP) Justin Verlander pitched into the eighth inning and Justin Upton homered for the fourth time in five games as the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 on Friday night. The Tigers have won five straight to move back into contention in both the AL Central and wild-card races. Upton was hitting .226 when Tigers manager Brad Ausmus held him out of the starting...
Via Associated Press
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Quiet early, Tigers solve Nolasco, win 5th straight

Justin Upton's go-ahead two-run homer punctuated a sixth-inning outburst in support of Justin Verlander, sending the Tigers to their fifth consecutive win with a 4-2 victory over the Angels on Friday night at Comerica Park.
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3 hours ago

Detroit Tigers: Three potential call ups for September

The Detroit Tigers are getting healthier by the day as Cameron Maybin has returned, Jose Igesias is returning Saturday, and Jordan Zimmermann has started his rehab assignment. It also helps that the Tigers can expand their roster on September 1st. This will allow the team to get some added depth as they try and make their run toward a division title and a playoff spot. The Tigers...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Back in Detroit, Iglesias gets extra day before return

Jose Iglesias returned to the Tigers' clubhouse feeling healthy after straining his left hamstring two weeks ago. He did not return from the 15-day disabled list just yet.
Via Tigers.com
6 hours ago

McCann powers Norris, Tigers past Twins 8-5 for series sweep

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) James McCann had a three-run homer among his four hits, Daniel Norris pitched into the seventh inning and the Detroit Tigers completed a sweep at Minnesota with an 8-5 victory on Thursday for the Twins' seventh straight defeat. The Tigers, trying to stay close in the wild-card race, are 10-2 against the Twins this year. They stretched their winning streak at Target...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Daniel Norris has struggled to pitch deeper into games with the Tigers

The young lefty has pitched six innings in a start only twice with Detroit, but is this simply due to injuries? The Detroit Tigers acquired Daniel Norris at the 2015 MLB trade deadline and instantly inserted him into the starting rotation, despite the Blue Jays having kept Norris in Triple-A Buffalo for the majority of the season. The move might have said more about the Tigers...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Cabrera, Upton homer to lead Tigers over Twins 9-4

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including his 28th home run, and Justin Upton added a three-run homer as the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 9-4 on Wednesday night. Matt Boyd (5-2) tied his career-high with seven strikeouts in six innings to win his fifth straight decision. Cabrera had his fifth four-hit game of the season and was a triple shy of the cycle...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Three players that can’t be traded in the offseason

The Detroit Tigers will have to turn things around quickly if they want to make the playoffs. Being seven games back from the Cleveland Indians makes the Tigers have to go for the last Wild Card spot. I don’t think that the team has what it takes to finish the season strong and get into the playoffs. If they don’t make the playoffs, look for the team to make some trades in the...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three reasons why the Detroit Tigers won’t make the playoffs

The Detroit Tigers won on Sunday 10-5 against the Boston Red Sox to spilt the series. The Cleveland Indians won today to put the Tigers seven games back from them for the AL Central Title. Seven games back could be too many games for the Tigers to overcome to win the division. The Tigers are also two and a half games back from the second wild card spot, which is currently held by...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander Is Back In Elite Company

From 2008-11, Tim Lincecum and Justin Verlander were two of the five best pitchers in the world. The only three pitchers with a higher WAR than those two over that time period were into their 30’s. Verlander was coming off a Cy Young Award victory in 2011; Lincecum already had a pair under his belt from 2008-09. They were both under the age of 28, and were seen as perhaps the two...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander discusses awkward past with new teammate Aybar

Justin Verlander and new teammate Erick Aybar have a shared history, an awkward one that created the potential for serious awkwardness in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse. But the Tigers ace, in the interest of team harmony, insists that it’s time to move on from the arguable ugliness that transpired five years ago and welcome Aybar, acquired in a trade with the Atlanta Braves,...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball loses its Prince

Fox Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal sent a tweet this morning that caught baseball off guard, "Prince Fielder’s career appears over."  Prince had recently went under the knife for a neck injury for the second time in two years and had not yet been cleared to return to the diamond. Fielder burst into the big leagues in the spring of 2006, but he had an impact on the game much...
Via Yardbarker
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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