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Detroit Tigers’ Bullpen Still Needs to Add More Pieces to Thrive in 2015 Season
November 17th, 2014 at 10:53 AM
On Friday, after the pomp and circumstance of announcing the return of Victor Martinez subsided, Dave Dombrowski took time to speak about another important aspect of team improvement. ***VIDEO1*** That area, of course, was the Detroit Tigers' bullpen. In 2014, Detroit's highly-publicized meltdowns helped pave the way for plenty of scrutiny. But...

With Victor Martinez Back, the Time is Now for Detroit Tigers to Go for a Championship
November 14th, 2014 at 9:11 AM
Wednesday night brought the good news that many Detroit Tigers' fans hoped to see, as designated hitter Victor Martinez signed an extension and returned to the team. ***VIDEO1*** That means Martinez will likely finish his career in the Motor City as a member of the Tigers. It also keeps open the possibility...

Talkin’ Tigers Season in Review: Detroit Tigers’ Campaign a Failure After Embarrassing Playoffs
October 6th, 2014 at 11:12 AM
Afterwards, the faces told the story. Victor Martinez stared blankly out from the dugout at the celebration. Joe Nathan wiped away tears during a television interview. Miguel Cabrera offered some one word answers. ***VIDEO1*** Such reactions prove that nobody should question whether or not the Tigers care in the wake of a...

Baltimore Orioles Throttle Sloppy Detroit Tigers Early and Late, Take Fast Series Lead
October 2nd, 2014 at 9:45 PM
It's true that the Detroit Tigers were in Baltimore prior to Thursday getting ready for the ALDS, but it appeared they forgot there was an important game to be played once they got there. ***VIDEO1*** The Orioles raced out to an early 2-0 lead, saw it erased quickly but then never trailed...

The Three Biggest Baltimore Orioles Questions with Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun
October 2nd, 2014 at 10:32 AM
The wait is over. Thursday evening, the Baltimore Orioles host the Detroit Tigers in game one of the ALDS, kicking off what both teams hopes to be a long playoff journey ending in a World Series birth. ***VIDEO1*** There's a long way to that, though, and it starts with the first series...

Detroit Tigers Top Minnesota Twins Behind Ian Kinsler, Win Fourth Straight Central Division Title
September 28th, 2014 at 4:51 PM
DETROIT----There hasn't been a party like this in the Motor City since 1987, but when Alex Avila squeezed the last out just to the left of home plate, the Detroit Tigers had assured themselves a celebration 27 years in the making. ***VIDEO1*** Ian Kinsler's clutch day at the plate and a massive...

Minnesota Twins Blast Detroit Tigers, Who Must Wait Another Day to Know Divisional Fate
September 27th, 2014 at 11:38 PM
DETROIT--- When it rains, it pours. Saturday night, the skies opened with runs for the Minnesota Twins, as they deferred a potential Detroit Tigers' celebration another day by issuing a 12-3 beating. ***VIDEO1*** The abrupt ambush didn't seem likely early. Nick Castellanos, who had been in the midst of a tough stretch,...

Detroit Tigers Defeat Minnesota Twins Behind Power from Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez
September 25th, 2014 at 11:00 PM
DETROIT---Lately, the Detroit Tigers have proven they can win baseball games in all types of ways; be it blowouts, come from behind wins or tense nail biters. Thursday, the latter proved true as Detroit managed a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. ***VIDEO1*** Victor Martinez, one day removed from his interesting day...

After Chris Sale’s Errant Pitch, Detroit Tigers Erupt to Bury Chicago White Sox Late
September 24th, 2014 at 5:16 PM
DETROIT--- Despite more heroics from Justin Verlander, the Detroit Tigers were trailing Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox in the sixth inning. Then, a bizarre sequence of events paved the way to an impressive 6-1 Tigers' victory. ***VIDEO1*** Early on, considering the dulling competition on both mounds, it wasn't a surprise...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Mission Accomplished for Detroit Tigers with Series Win
September 22nd, 2014 at 1:24 PM
The Detroit Tigers put the finishing touches on an up and down second to last week of the season with a loss against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon. ***VIDEO1*** They didn't need that game, though, nearly as bad as the Royals did. Following two equally gut-wrenching losses in blowout and...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Starting to Feel Like Dangerous October Foe
September 15th, 2014 at 10:37 AM
For nearly two months, the Detroit Tigers stumbled and bumbled their way to losing a divisional lead and being on the outside looking in of the playoff hunt. ***VIDEO1*** Now, as September pushes to its midway point, the Tigers that everyone remembers from the past several playoff pushes seem to be back....

Ian Kinsler the Latest Hero as Detroit Tigers Shock Cleveland Indians Again Behind Two-Run Shot
September 14th, 2014 at 5:55 PM
DETROIT---The Detroit Tigers will be sad to see the Cleveland Indians, and more specifically, their reliever Bryan Shaw leave town. Shaw melted down again in the late innings, allowing a two-run home run by Ian Kinsler which provided the winning margin in a 6-4 game. ***VIDEO1*** For the first three innings, it...

Alex Avila’s Eighth Inning Two-Run Shot Helps Detroit Tigers Rally, Stun Cleveland Indians
September 13th, 2014 at 11:17 PM
DETROIT---All season long, the Detroit Tigers have played Darth Vader to the Cleveland Indians' Luke Skywalker. On Star Wars night at Comerica Park, it was perhaps only fitting that script would hold true once again. ***VIDEO1*** Alex Avila's two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning provided the decisive margin,...

Inside the Numbers: Late Season Production Proving Why J.D. Martinez is with Detroit Tigers to Stay
September 13th, 2014 at 5:11 PM
After the Detroit Tigers called up outfielder J.D. Martinez in June, the comparisons began in light of the outfielder's gargantuan home run production in Toledo. ***VIDEO1*** Many figured that Martinez would be another flash in the pan along the lines of Brennan Boesch and Chris Shelton. Both Boesch and Shelton, like Martinez,...

Max’s Musings: Kansas City Royals Appearing to Crack Under Significant Pennant Race Pressure
September 13th, 2014 at 9:03 AM
Max DeMara is musing on all things Detroit Tigers. The Detroit Tigers managed to claw back into the Central Division race with a pair of key wins this week over the Kansas City Royals, and back ahead with a Friday win over the Cleveland Indians. ***VIDEO1*** Though the Tigers, at times, appeared to...

Max Scherzer, J.D. Martinez Pitch and Hit Detroit Tigers Past Kansas City Royals Back into First
September 9th, 2014 at 11:38 PM
DETROIT---When the chips are down lately, more often than not, the Detroit Tigers can count on one of their big name players bailing them out. Tuesday night, Max Scherzer was the one answering the bell ***VIDEO1*** Detroit's ace hurled six strong innings in a 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals and...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Have Expeirence Edge in Big Series Against Kansas City
September 8th, 2014 at 11:01 AM
The Detroit Tigers didn't enjoy a great weekend, but despite all their extended travails of the past week, they still enter a showdown series with the Kansas City Royals having a chance to retake first place with a sweep. ***VIDEO1*** Entering into September against a division rival in a pennant chase, that's...

Kyle Lobstein Strong on the Mound Again as Detroit Tigers Topple San Francisco Giants
September 8th, 2014 at 12:35 AM
Three starts into his major league career, young Kyle Lobstein is making a name for himself. The pitcher tossed a solid game and the Detroit Tigers' bats woke up in the midst of a 6-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants. ***VIDEO1*** After a steady early start for both pitchers, the Tigers...

San Francisco Giants Ride Four Run First Inning to Victory Over David Price, Detroit Tigers
September 6th, 2014 at 5:11 PM
Saturday afternoon felt like deja-vu all over again for David Price. The Detroit Tigers' pitcher once again had the first inning yips at Comerica Park, allowing four runs on five straight hits. That early damage paced the San Francisco Giants' 5-4 victory by afternoon's end. ***VIDEO1*** Even though it had been over...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Spot Starters Provide Detroit Tigers with Big Lift at Right Time
September 1st, 2014 at 1:54 PM
The Detroit Tigers clawed back to even in the Central Division, and the reason this was possible, other than the Kansas City Royals falling to earth, was some clutch spot starters from unknown pitchers. ***VIDEO1*** Facing trouble after the uncertain arm diagnosis of Anibal Sanchez, the Tigers turned to a pair of...