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Suddenly Punchless Detroit Tigers Back at .500 After Sweep by Pittsburgh Pirates
July 2nd, 2015 at 5:50 PM
DETROIT --- It's obvious the listless Detroit Tigers badly need a spark. The nature of what that spark should be is the only thing up for debate. ***VIDEO1*** Such a moment didn't come Thursday afternoon, as the Pittsburgh Pirates kept hitting, overwhelming the Tigers with 13 hits and eight runs. Offensively, Detroit...

Detroit Tigers’ Fan Jim Harbaugh Shares His Memories Prior to First Pitch: “They were My Team”
July 1st, 2015 at 10:28 AM
In the middle of the summer, it's not odd to see a football coach throwing out the first pitch at a major league ballpark across America. ***VIDEO1*** It is, however, a bit odd to see one as honestly passionate about the game as Michigan Wolverines' head coach Jim Harbaugh. An admitted baseball...

Pittsburgh Pirates Manage to Outlast Detroit Tigers in Wild 14 Inning Slugfest
July 1st, 2015 at 9:07 AM
DETROIT --- Without J.D. Martinez, the Detroit Tigers would never have seen extra innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez, however, temporarily rescued the team with a game-tying homer in the eighth, and both teams would battle for another six innings until anything was decided. When the dust finally settled, the Pirates...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Series Preview: Good Pittsburgh Pitching Hits Comerica Park
June 30th, 2015 at 4:24 PM
DETROIT --- For the second time in three months, the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates will meet in interleague play. Earlier, the teams met at PNC Park and the Tigers took two of three behind excellent pitching. ***VIDEO1*** Now, the Pirates come to town for three more games and Detroit will try...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Finish Off Week with Win That Counts for More
June 29th, 2015 at 10:19 AM
Welcome to Chattin' Cats, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. All wins in baseball count exactly the same statistically, but sometimes, some can count for just a bit more spiritually. ***VIDEO1*** Sunday afternoon, the Detroit Tigers put...

Detroit Tigers Pull Off Late-Inning Comeback, Stun Chicago White Sox on James McCann’s Walk-Off
June 28th, 2015 at 5:34 PM
DETROIT --- Down four runs to a dominating pitcher in the eighth inning, few would have given the Detroit Tigers a chance of coming back. Instead, they flipped the script in a major way Sunday against the Chicago White Sox. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers scraped across the tying runs in the eighth, then...

After Second Late Comeback Fails, Detroit Tigers Fall in Extra Innings to Chicago White Sox
June 25th, 2015 at 6:01 PM
DETROIT --- Considering the results, the Chicago White Sox surely like seeing Joba Chamberlain. For the second time this season, a Chamberlain meltdown paved the way to a late Chicago victory. ***VIDEO1*** This time, a three-run triple in extra innings helped in ending a see-saw affair. The White Sox took home an...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Chicago White Sox Series Preview: Bruce Rondon Returns for Central Division Contest
June 25th, 2015 at 11:46 AM
The Detroit Tigers are back in town, and though their competition is different, it's still no less familiar. ***VIDEO1*** Coming back are the Chicago White Sox, who the Tigers have seen plenty of early in the season. This season, Detroit's got a 5-4 record against Chicago thus far, which is far less...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Cleveland Indians Series Preview: Tigers Trying to Continue Mastry of Indians
June 22nd, 2015 at 10:48 AM
The Detroit Tigers haven't done much with consistency in the first half this season, but the one thing they have done is batter the Cleveland Indians nearly at every turn. ***VIDEO1*** This theme has continued from seasons past, where the Indians haven't had any luck against the Tigers, home or away. Detroit's...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Detroit Tigers’ Offensive Consistency Slowly Creeping Back
June 15th, 2015 at 4:13 PM
Welcome to Chattin' Cats, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. Water, as it is said, always finds its level. And baseball is a wavy sport. ***VIDEO1*** Just ask the Detroit Tigers, who once upon a time were...

Alfredo Simon, Detroit Tigers’ Offense Power Through Rain to Defeat Cleveland Indians
June 14th, 2015 at 6:56 PM
DETROIT --- Apparently nothing, be it sleet, snow or in this case rain can stop Detroit Tigers' pitcher Alfredo Simon from delivering the mail. ***VIDEO1*** Sunday, Simon was dealing again before the rains came. After that, the Tigers offense erupted, scoring six times in the final four innings to help in a...

Justin Verlander Gives Detroit Tigers a Chance, but Bullpen Fizzles Late to Clevleand Indians
June 13th, 2015 at 8:33 PM
DETROIT --- Say this for Justin Verlander: with plenty of uncertainty swirling following a disabled list stint, he gave his Detroit Tigers a chance to beat the Cleveland Indians in his first start. ***VIDEO1*** Two familiar foes in bullpen and offensive inconsistency, however, derailed many of the good feelings. Verlander dealt for...

Max’s Musings: Anibal Sanchez Finally Showcases Some Long-Awaited Elite Form for Detroit Tigers
June 12th, 2015 at 11:34 AM
Max DeMara is musing on all things Detroit Tigers It's not everyday a baseball team needs to exhale and celebrate an all-world performance by one of their pitchers early in June, but Anibal Sanchez's night on Tuesday deserved plenty of such fanfare. ***VIDEO1*** The last time Sanchez gave the Tigers at least seven...

Chicago Cubs Overwhelm Erratic Shane Greene, Earn Split with Detroit Tigers After Blowout Win
June 10th, 2015 at 11:11 PM
DETROIT --- Right now, Shane Greene couldn't locate home plate with a compass. Early on, the Chicago Cubs took advantage of this fact, pounding Greene and later, the Detroit Tigers' bullpen en-route to a dominating 12-3 victory. ***VIDEO1*** Chicago took a 1-0 lead in the second inning after Addison Russell's single, and...

Detroit Tigers Pound Chicago Cubs Behind Strong Anibal Sanchez and Consistent Offense
June 9th, 2015 at 10:46 PM
DETROIT --- Consistency has been hard to come by early this season for both the Detroit Tigers' offense and Anibal Sanchez. Tuesday night, a measure of both was found by each party amid Detroit's 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers, as they have in the past, took a quick...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Chicago Cubs Series Preview: Old Rivals Meet for the First Time Since 2012
June 9th, 2015 at 4:58 PM
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs have played in four World Series historically, and now as interleague series go, have a fantastic and feisty rivalry. ***VIDEO1*** For the first time since 2009, those feelings will be rekindled in Michigan, as he teams will meet again during the regular season at Comerica Park....

“Numbers Don’t Lie!” a Must-Have Book for Serious Detroit Tigers’ Fans Everywhere
June 6th, 2015 at 7:51 AM
Friday, while the Detroit Tigers were kicking off what would become their eighth loss in a row and the 10th game in their last 11 they've scored five runs or less, numbers of a different kind were on the minds of folks in Northville, Michigan. ***VIDEO1*** That's because veteran baseball writer Danny...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Chicago White Sox Series Preview: Dissapointing Teams Collide in Key Series
June 5th, 2015 at 12:49 PM
The Detroit Tigers are in need of a win, while the Chicago White Sox are attempting to climb out of their own early-season hole in the Central Division. ***VIDEO1*** Such things might not set up a battle of epic proportions for the baseball nation to watch, but in the region, all eyes...

Oakland Athletics Hold Off Comeback Minded Yet Reeling Detroit Tigers to Complete Series Sweep
June 4th, 2015 at 5:15 PM
DETROIT --- Though skies have been blue in Michigan most of the week, there's been storm clouds hovering all around Comerica Park, prompting longing eyes to continually search for silver linings. ***VIDEO1*** The Detroit Tigers were knocked around early and often by the Oakland Athletics, and trailed 7-1 going into the ninth...

Oakland Athletics Blank Struggling Detroit Tigers’ Offense Behind Flawless Sonny Gray
June 3rd, 2015 at 10:47 PM
DETROIT --- With the way the Detroit Tigers are swinging the bats, they might not have touched Sonny Gray on one of his bad days, much less a good one. ***VIDEO1*** Instead, Gray was on and the Tigers continued firing blanks, both at the plate and on the mound. All of that...