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Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Pressure Intensifies as Division Chase Becomes More Interesting
September 27th, 2014 at 5:36 PM
DETROIT---In some ways, the plight of the 2014 Detroit Tigers isn't unlike that of the 2009 squad. ***VIDEO1*** That year, all Detroit had to do to edge Minnesota out in the final week of the season was win. Up three games with four to go, the Tigers hit an oil slick, failed...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Tigers Trying to Stay Hot Amidst Biggest Series of the Season
September 9th, 2014 at 4:21 PM
The Detroit Tigers opened up their version of statement week in a big way, beating the Kansas City Royals 9-5 behind a powerful, potent offensive attack and solid pitching from Justin Verlander. ***VIDEO1*** Tuesday night, game two features Max Scherzer, another Tigers ace, facing off against Jason Vargas. Detroit's now one game...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: No Escape from Rough Stretch Forcing Tigers to Work Overtime
September 6th, 2014 at 11:38 AM
The Detroit Tigers played an extra inning affair on their way out of Cleveland this week, and Friday night, they may as well have played another such game. ***VIDEO1*** Detroit lost 8-2 to the San Francisco Giants in a rain soaked affair which featured a nearly three hour delay. Before the rains...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Austin Jackson Returns During Heavyweight Pitching Matchup
August 16th, 2014 at 4:41 PM
The Detroit Tigers have now not only fallen out of first place in the Central Division, but with Friday night's loss to the Seattle Mariners, they've also surrendered long-standing control of the wild card position, as well. ***VIDEO1*** For the first time this year, the Tigers are on the outside looking in...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: David Price’s Arrival, Plus Early Impressions of Remade Centerfield
August 2nd, 2014 at 3:56 PM
Friday night, the Detroit Tigers got back to their winning ways, beating the Colorado Rockies 4-2 behind an outstanding effort from Justin Verlander and a solid performance from Joe Nathan. ***VIDEO1*** Both elements were things that had not been consistently seen as of late from Detroit, who needs both pitchers to get back...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: New Hitting Slump Concerns as Chicago White Sox Make Visit
July 29th, 2014 at 4:50 PM
After leaving the west coast and returning home, the Detroit Tigers will need to leave the carefree attitude behind them as it results to their at-bats. In the midst of a new three game losing streak, offense has been the main bone of contention. ***VIDEO1*** The pitching, meanwhile, was solid, compiling a...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Quality Momentum Needed Again in Midst of Another Slump
July 20th, 2014 at 11:19 AM
The Detroit Tigers could be known as the streakiest team in baseball this season. Prone to as many prolonged losing streaks as winning streaks, the Tigers are once again tail spinning, losers of four in a row. ***VIDEO1*** As a result, the Cleveland Indians have drawn a bit closer in the standings...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Los Angeles Dodgers Come to Town, Leading World Series Dreams
July 8th, 2014 at 4:22 PM
The Los Angeles Dodgers rarely visit Comerica Park. 2008 was the last time they did, and the Dodgers got swept. This season, things figure to be much more even considering the teams already split two earlier games on the west coast. ***VIDEO1*** When the Dodger blue and the English D collide, thoughts...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Streaking Tigers Meet Streaking Tampa Bay Rays on Holiday Weekend
July 3rd, 2014 at 5:11 PM
Combined, the Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays enter a holiday weekend series at Comerica Park hot, winners of eight games in a row. In addition to their two wins before, the Rays swept a three game series in New York against the Yankees, and Detroit swept a set against the...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Salute to 1984 Champions Kicks Off Final First Half Home Stand
June 30th, 2014 at 4:06 PM
The Detroit Tigers, fresh off their solid 7-2 road swing, return home for a nine game stretch. The series opens with the Oakland Athletics, the top team in the American League, who split with the Tigers initially following a May series. ***VIDEO1*** Monday night's bigger news, however, should be the reunion of...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Streaky Houston Astros, While not as Hot Currently, Still Pesky
June 27th, 2014 at 3:51 PM
Early on last May, the first place Detroit Tigers hosted a four game against the last place Houston Astros, and the results on the field were closer than many would have expected going in. ***VIDEO1*** Save for a 11-4 blowout, the Astros hung tough in every game. taking Detroit tied into the seventh...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: First Place Kansas City Royals Leave Tigers Searching for Answers
June 18th, 2014 at 11:09 AM
For the first time in 2014, the Detroit Tigers will not wake up in the morning on top of the Central Division. Thanks to another dominating win, the Kansas City Royals now own the distinction as the division's top team. ***PHOTO1*** After a pair of double-digit losses, the Tigers are reeling, hoping...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Kansas City Royals Trying to Overtake Central Divsion with Force
June 16th, 2014 at 4:16 PM
Thanks to a walk off win on Sunday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers won their series against the Minnesota Twins and set up a major showdown series against the red hot Kansas City Royals. ***PHOTO1*** Winners of seven games in a row, Kansas City is nipping at the heels of Detroit in the Central...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Struggling Offense Needs to Reappear Against Minnesota Twins
June 14th, 2014 at 1:50 PM
After getting a clutch win to exit Chicago, the Detroit Tigers came home looking to build some positive momentum. ***PHOTO1*** It happened with the arms, as Drew Smyly tossed a one run, four hit gem in six innings, but failed to happen with the bats, as Detroit only put up six hits...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: After a Rough Week, Team Looks for Season Sweep of Boston Red Sox
June 8th, 2014 at 5:37 PM
After playing an ugly series against the Toronto Blue Jays and getting swept as a result, the Detroit Tigers are going for a weekend sweep of their own to help compensate for their recent slump. ***PHOTO1*** Sunday night, Detroit plays its second consecutive game in front of a national television audience, this...

Detroit Tigers Gameday Notes: Negro League Weekend in Full Swing at Comerica Park
May 24th, 2014 at 1:37 PM
The Detroit Tigers ended their season-worst four game losing streak Friday night by beating the Texas Rangers 7-2, avenging Thursday's beating. Saturday, they'll tangle with the Ft. Worth Texas Black Panthers while donning the familiar colors of the Detroit Stars as Negro League weekend takes over the ballpark. ***PHOTO1*** Here's a primer...