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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...

To Get Over Championship Hump, These Detroit Tigers Can Learn Plenty from Elite 1984 Squad
July 1st, 2014 at 9:57 AM
Monday, the familiar faces gathered. They looked a bit older, of course, but were no less gregarious, recognizable or baseball wise. ***VIDEO1*** The 1984 World Champion Detroit Tigers were getting recognized for their contributions again, but most of the players that collected weren't overly emotional about the experience from their own personal standpoint. Conversely, they...

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...

Lack of Pressure Could Help Explain Detroit Tigers’ Surprising Road Comfortability During 2014
June 25th, 2014 at 10:37 AM
The last five seasons, the Detroit Tigers have been one of the best teams in baseball at Comerica Park. In 2014, that statistic has reversed course dramatically in a major way. ***VIDEO1*** So far this season, the Tigers are a mediocre 19-19 on their home turf. Considering the past, .500 is significantly...

Regardless of Injury, Prince Fielder’s Actions, Words Don’t Provide Slugger a Good Look
May 22nd, 2014 at 11:40 AM
"I don't give a (bleep) about the Detroit series." That sounds suspiciously like, "it's over, bro." ***PHOTO1*** Thanks to injury, Prince Fielder isn't making the trip to face the Detroit Tigers, his former team, and hasn't exactly made any bones about his lack of care for the first series against his former club....

Detroit Tigers Week at a Glance: ALCS Rematch with Boston Red Sox Presents Opportunity for Revenge
May 13th, 2014 at 10:45 AM
Even though the Detroit Tigers' players might not admit it publicly, there's likely some lingering bitterness left over from last October, when the Boston Red Sox wrecked the dream of a second straight World Series appearance, squeaking by the Tigers in six games. ***PHOTO1*** For the first time in 2014, the retooled...

Charting the Central Division: Hot Run Helps Detroit Tigers Distance Themselves from Competition
May 8th, 2014 at 11:27 AM
During the season, we'll keep fans updated on the chase for the American League Central Division by charting the Detroit Tigers' competition. Since the last update, the Detroit Tigers have ripped off an impressive eight game winning streak, helping to gain some early breathing room in the Central Division. ***PHOTO1*** As the rest...

Detroit Tigers Power Ranking Update: Top Five Placement a Common Theme for This Week
May 6th, 2014 at 4:37 PM
The Detroit Tigers have started the 2014 season on a bit of a roll, winners of six in a row. As a result, they've catapulted to the top of the national power rankings, and are making a run at first place in several national polls. ***PHOTO1*** Also included are a few other...

Watching Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera Duel a Treat to Remember for Baseball Fans
April 20th, 2014 at 8:58 AM
Every fan of the Detroit Tigers knows what Miguel Cabrera has done at the plate the last few seasons and how impressive his feats of strength and power are. ***PHOTO1*** Farther west, however, he's got some equal, identical company. Mike Trout has been just as impressive in the wake of being edged...

Detroit Tigers’ Week at a Glance: Return to Tough American League Battles Looms at Home
April 14th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
After returning from the west coast and dates with two National League foes, the Detroit Tigers will once again ramp up their American League competition. ***PHOTO1*** Tuesday through Friday, the Tigers will take on the Cleveland Indians for three games, then tangle with the Los Angeles Angels over the weekend before starting...

Charting the Central Division: Detroit Tigers Start Season Off Tied at the Top with Two
April 2nd, 2014 at 11:27 AM
Each Wednesday during the week, we'll keep tabs on what's going on with the Detroit Tigers' Central Division competition. Even though it's only a few days into the 2014 season, the battle at the top of the Central Division has taken shape. Both the Tigers and the Cleveland Indians won their...

Detroit Tigers Set for Four Game Series Vs Texas Rangers
May 16th, 2013 at 8:28 AM
***PHOTO1***  The Detroit Tigers travel to the Lone Star state and face the Texas Rangers in a four game stand. This series may be a preview of what the championship playoffs could look like in October. The Rangers are second behind the Tigers in team batting average, which is .267....

Detroit Tigers Bats Continue to Beat up Houston Astros, Win Game Two 6-2
May 15th, 2013 at 10:25 AM
 ***PHOTO1***  The Detroit Tigers continue to dominate the Houston Astros in the second meeting of the two teams this year. The Tigers scored six runs, beating the Astros 6 - 2 in the sixth straight game in two weeks. The domination with pitching and batting almost makes one feel sorry...

Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals Preview
May 7th, 2013 at 3:33 PM
***PHOTO1***  The Washington Nationals are hosting the Detroit Tigers for the next two nights in DC in what some people are calling a World Series preview. The Tigers (19-11) and their red-hot bats are coming off an impressive 4 game sweep over the Houston Astros. The Nationals (17-15) won two out...

The Detroit Tigers Bats Crush the Houston Astros
May 5th, 2013 at 9:19 AM
***PHOTO1***    What else can you say after Saturday night's game besides wow! The Detroit Tigers scored at least one run in every inning but the 3rd in a game that ended with a 17 - 2 win over the Houston Astros. Everyone offered a contribution, from Max Scherzer's dominating control that saw...

Jose Valverde Makes Controversial Return as Closer
April 25th, 2013 at 11:17 AM
***PHOTO1***   Jose Valverde returned to the Detroit Tigers bullpen last night with mixed emotions by fans. Valverde was a beloved closer for most of the 2012 season, but became unreliable at the end and through the postseason. He was apt to blow a game just as often as he ended up with a save. Due to...

Miguel Cabrera’s Two-Run Home Run not Enough as San Francisco Giants Sweep Detroit Tigers
October 29th, 2012 at 12:23 PM
It’s echoed in competitive sports at all levels across the nation: “To be the best, you have to beat the best”, and nothing resembled that thought more than Sergio Romo striking out Miguel Cabrera looking to complete the sweep of the Detroit Tigers Sunday night.  The teams went back and...

Dominant Pitching, Small Ball Leads San Francisco Giants to 2-0 Win Over Detroit Tigers in Game 2
October 25th, 2012 at 11:54 PM
  The Detroit Tigers were shut out 2-0 in Game 2 of the World Series.  That’s right, a lineup that features Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder, with his 258 home runs in the last seven years, could not figure out a way to put a run on the...

Breaking Down Justin Verlander’s Game 1 Perfomance
October 25th, 2012 at 1:07 PM
As Game 1 approached on Tuesday night at AT&T Park, there was a certain form of drama that was looming to make quite a story.  The tagline leading up to the game read: “An unstoppable force meets an immovable object”, and you could feel the electricity building in San Francisco. ...

Pablo Sandoval’s Three Home Runs Help San Francisco Giants Cruise Past Detroit Tigers
October 25th, 2012 at 12:10 AM
After watching the St. Louis Cardinals dismantle the Detroit Tigers in the opening game of the World Series in 2006, you think the club would’ve learned how to handle this situation.  Considering the almost eerie similarities between then and now, you’d think Jim Leyland and Justin Verlander would’ve been more...