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With Many Issues Mounting, Expect More Detroit Tigers’ Struggles in Near Future
May 26th, 2015 at 11:41 AM
Monday afternoon, plenty of folks were likely shocked that the last place Oakland Athletics made carving up the Detroit Tigers 4-0 look so easy. ***VIDEO1*** Realistically, however, they should have seen it coming. The Tigers were playing a Sunday lineup, giving Miguel Cabrera a day off while playing such names as Hernan...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Brad Ausmus Needs Managing Balance for Detroit Tigers
May 25th, 2015 at 9:14 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. This past week, the Detroit Tigers finished out a tough home stand, losing two of three games to the Milwaukee Brewers, and struggling to a...

Preston Tucker Clubs Detroit Tigers with Pinch-Hit Homer as Houston Astros Rally for Split
May 24th, 2015 at 5:20 PM
DETROIT --- Since Luke Scott's sudden departure from a major league roster, the Detroit Tigers liekly haven't seen a player do more damage against them head-to head than young Preston Tucker. ***VIDEO1*** For the second time in the series, Tucker delivered in a pinch-hitting role, tying the game in the sixth inning...

James McCann’s Walk-Off Home Run Helps Sink Houston Astros in Extra Innings
May 21st, 2015 at 7:38 PM
DETROIT --- Perhaps the slogan for the 2015 Detroit Tigers should be "better late than never." ***VIDEO1*** For the second straight day, the Tigers were bailed out by some late hitting. It was James McCann doing the honors in the 11th inning with a solo shot that helped save some inconsistent relief...

Nick Castellanos Catches Big Hit for Detroit Tigers, Helping to End Their Three Game Skid
May 20th, 2015 at 11:51 PM
DETROIT --- All the Detroit Tigers have needed lately has been one hit to break things open. They didn't manage to get one until late Wednesday night from Nick Castellanos. ***VIDEO1*** Castellanos accounted for four RBI and plated the lead runs in the eighth inning with a triple, and Detroit kicked a...

Milwaukee Brewers Chase Inconsistent Anibal Sanchez with Three Homers; Win in Blowout Fashion
May 19th, 2015 at 10:36 PM
DETROIT ---- Bad things come in threes, the saying goes, and the Detroit Tigers found that out the hard way on Tuesday night. ***VIDEO1*** The Milwaukee Brewers crushed back-to-back-to-back home runs in the third inning and overpowered Anibal Sanchez. Detroit, meanwhile, stranded the first runner of the inning three times, en route...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Milwaukee Brewers Series Preview: Struggling and Surging Teams Set to Collide
May 18th, 2015 at 2:16 PM
This week, the Detroit Tigers are caught in between baseball's version of a rock and a hard place. ***VIDEO1*** That hard place is the 13-25 Milwaukee Brewers, who come in losers of their last two series yet still remain dangerous to a squad like Detroit, who is picking up a bit of...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Hope for St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers to Meet Again
May 18th, 2015 at 11:27 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. This weekend, the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals played about as exciting of a series as could possibly be contested in May. ***VIDEO1*** Coming in, both...

Detroit Tigers’ Offensive Resurgence Continues in Road Pasting of St. Louis Cardinals
May 16th, 2015 at 12:18 AM
For a decent amount of time recently, the Detroit Tigers couldn't seem to get the big hit. All of a sudden, it seems they can't avoid it. ***VIDEO1*** Detroit clubbed three home runs and collected 17 hits, several of which came in key spots late to lead in a dominating 10-4 victory...

Detroit Tigers Vs. St. Louis Cardinals Series Preview: Offensive Challenges a Theme Coming In
May 15th, 2015 at 11:36 AM
The Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals are familiar foes, having battled it out in plenty of interleague contests and even a few World Series through the years. ***VIDEO1*** This season, the rivalry returns as Detroit makes the weekend trip to Missouri to face off with a Cardinals team that has been...

Minnesota Twins Wallop Detroit Tigers, Continuing Their Offensive Struggles
May 13th, 2015 at 11:22 PM
DETROIT --- Early in his Detroit Tigers' career, Kyle Lobstein has been steady enough to not get roughed up. He had a bad night Wednesday, and with the offensive struggles of the team continuing, that was bad news. ***VIDEO1*** Lobstein was overwhelmed early by the Minnesota Twins and the Tigers couldn't muster...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Expect Close Battles Between Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals
May 11th, 2015 at 12:37 PM
Welcome to Talkin' Tigers, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals have now played a total of seven games in two weeks, and the results of those contests are...

Kansas City Royals Work Overtime Through Rain Delay to Defeat Detroit Tigers
May 11th, 2015 at 1:59 AM
DETROIT --- Losses are disheartening enough, but when a team is forced to sit around during a rain delay and then lose? That can be downright offensive. ***VIDEO1*** The Kansas City Royals and Detroit Tigers played Sunday Night Baseball on Monday morning thanks to rain showers, and it was the Royals who...

Inconsistent Anibal Sanchez Hit Hard Again as Kansas City Royals Thump Detroit Tigers
May 9th, 2015 at 4:50 PM
DETROIT --- A baseball game can't end after the first pitch, but when Alcedes Escobar ripped the first offering he saw from Anibal Sanchez into the seats Saturday, a tone had been sufficiently set for the rest of the afternoon. ***VIDEO1*** The Royals scored six times in the first four innings of...

With Chicago White Sox Spiraling, Detroit Tigers Can Apply Pressure in Key Series
May 5th, 2015 at 11:17 AM
Even though the calendar has just turned to May and the new season is merely a month old, the Chicago White Sox need a life raft in a big way. ***VIDEO1*** This week, the Detroit Tigers can't be the ones to give it to them. Losers of five straight and seven out of...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: David Price, Anibal Sanchez Show Their Value to Detroit Tigers
May 4th, 2015 at 8:56 AM
Welcome to Talkin' Tigers, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. Looking a desperate situation in the face on the road, the Detroit Tigers were able to pick up three key wins this week thanks to...

Detroit Tigers’ Offense Sputtering, Still Left Looking for an Early-Season Identity
May 2nd, 2015 at 1:34 PM
It's officially a paradox. For as easy as the Detroit Tigers have made scoring runs look at times early this season, they've also made platting runs look just as difficult. ***VIDEO1*** Through the first two games against the Kansas City Royals, their chief Central Division competition, Tigers have scored just twice, managed only...

Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals Kick Off What May Become Baseball’s Next Great Rivalry
April 30th, 2015 at 12:08 PM
In baseball, everyone else is fighting to have the second best rivalry. There's the New York Yankees vs. the Boston Red Sox, and then everybody else. ***VIDEO1*** Who is second? Arguably, it's the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants, a couple in-state foes that have been contesting plenty of heated diamond...

Detroit Tigers Crush Four Home Runs to Lead in Decisive Series Win Over Minnesota Twins
April 29th, 2015 at 5:30 PM
Every once in a while, the Detroit Tigers seem to have a knack for winning a game they had seemed destined to lose. The home run ball helped them erase a four run deficit Wednesday, and powered their come-from-behind 10-7 victory over the Minnesota Twins. ***VIDEO1*** Early on, it appeared as if the...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Success of Detroit Tigers’ Start a Matter of Perspective
April 27th, 2015 at 11:13 AM
Welcome to Talkin' Tigers, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. By their own recent standards, the Detroit Tigers had rough week, losing four games and having several problems with pitching and offense along the way. ***VIDEO1*** Detroit...