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Detroit Tigers Scratch Across Two Late Runs, Upend New York Yankees to Spoil C.C. Sabathia’s Gem
April 20th, 2015 at 10:35 PM
DETROIT--- At one point Monday night, it appeared the Detroit Tigers were going to set some sort of a record for ground ball outs. Ironically enough, it took a couple seeing eye ground balls to eventually provide them with enough runs to overcome the New York Yankees. ***VIDEO1*** On a windy night...

Detroit Tigers Pre-Game Notes: James McCann Starts as New York Yankees Come to Town
April 20th, 2015 at 4:41 PM
DETROIT--- At 10-2 and as winners of all of their series, the Detroit Tigers just keep rolling along throughout the early part of their schedule. ***VIDEO1*** As always, there are plenty of tests lurking around the corner, and a major one will come knocking on Monday night to start a four game...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Deep Starts Helping Detroit Tigers’ Staff Dominate Early
April 20th, 2015 at 10:24 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. Anibal Sanchez was the odd man out this past week in the Detroit Tigers' starting staff, and considering his usually live arm, consider that a...

Chicago White Sox Pummel Anibal Sanchez, Hand Detroit Tigers Second Loss of Season
April 18th, 2015 at 4:54 PM
DETROIT--- Even when a team is rolling along, they can still hit some major potholes in the road during a long season. The Detroit Tigers hit one such pothole Saturday, getting blasted by the Chicago White Sox 12-3 ***VIDEO1*** Anibal Sanchez flirted with disaster in the first inning allowing two runners to...

Detroit Tigers’ Speed Helping Aid Team’s Fast Start as Much as Anything Else
April 18th, 2015 at 11:53 AM
DETROIT--- Brad Ausmus admitted with a dash of wry stoicism Friday afternoon that he wasn't sure about the decision-making skills of Nick Castellanos in a pressure-packed ninth inning. ***VIDEO1*** Castellanos took an aggressive turn around first base when Avisail Garcia bobbled his sinking line drive, and made the split-second decision to go...

Detroit Tigers, Jose Iglesias Walk-Off on Chicago White Sox After Supurb Pitchers Duel
April 17th, 2015 at 5:13 PM
DETROIT--- With the Detroit Tigers setting the tone getting big name players, the Central Division has become somewhat of a literal arms race. Two of the best arms squared off Friday afternoon in David Price and Jeff Samardzija, but the bullpens decided the outcome, a 2-1 walk-off win by Detroit. ***VIDEO1*** The...

Detroit Tigers Pre-Game Notes: Victor Martinez Out as First Battle with Chicago White Sox Begins
April 17th, 2015 at 11:37 AM
The Detroit Tigers have started the season a perfect 6-0 against Central Division foes, and that's helped pace their hot start. This weekend, that will be put to the test as the improved Chicago White Sox visit Comerica Park for the first time. ***VIDEO1*** When the White Sox improved over the offseason,...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Fast Starts Helping Detroit Tigers’ Offense Flex Its Muscle
April 13th, 2015 at 11:07 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. Through the first week of the season, it's becoming clear that anyone who slept on the Detroit Tigers' offense remaining a major force in 2015...

Detroit Tigers Outlast Cleveland Indians in Bullpen Battle; 5-0 for First Time Since 2006
April 11th, 2015 at 9:56 PM
The Detroit Tigers certainly don't want to make a habit of playing four hour games and using nearly a handful of bullpen pitchers, but if the end result is a win, they'd likely do it every day. ***VIDEO1*** In a game that featured five lead changes, the Tigers got just enough clutch...

After Lengthy Rain Delay, Detroit Tigers Sweep Away Minnesota Twins with Ease
April 9th, 2015 at 8:20 PM
DETROIT--- Not wanting to risk burning a valuable rain date three days into the new season, the Detroit Tigers had to work overtime on Thursday afternoon, but were satisfied with another blowout and a sweep of the Minnesota Twins. ***VIDEO1*** With their luck, determination and an all-out great approach against the Twins...

Detroit Tigers Unleash Offensive Onslaught, Pound Scuffling Minnesota Twins Behind 15 Hits
April 8th, 2015 at 5:13 PM
In baseball, good things often come in bunches. The Detroit Tigers have found that out early in the season, and on an overcast day, the runs and hits both poured down like rain in an 11-0 rout of the Minnesota Twins. ***VIDEO1*** With Anibal Sanchez on the mound and pitching well early,...

Detroit Tigers Pre-Game Notes: Justin Verlander on Disabled List but Also Starting to Heal
April 8th, 2015 at 12:18 PM
Though it might seem like ages ago thanks to one day in between games, the Detroit Tigers opened up the 2015 season with a win on Monday afternoon against the Minnesota Twins. ***VIDEO1*** Now, after a quick respite, the team will take aim at a series victory as their schedule resumes and...

David Price, Two Home Runs Help Detroit Tigers Shut Out Minnesota Twins on Opening Day
April 6th, 2015 at 4:29 PM
Last season, the Detroit Tigers had to wait until the ninth inning to put away an Opening Day victory. This year, accomplishing the feat against the Minnesota Twins wasn't nearly as difficult. ***VIDEO1*** Home runs, excellent defense and sound pitching helped Detroit to a resounding 4-0 win over the Twins in front...

Detroit Tigers’ Title Window May Be Getting More Limited, but It’s not Yet Completely Closed
March 30th, 2015 at 10:41 AM
With an aging core, folks are viewing 2015 as a big year for the Detroit Tigers. Many feel it's either now or never as it relates to winning a World Series. ***VIDEO1*** While the clock is, in fact, ticking on this group to accomplish that achievement soon, it's not impossible or inconceivable...

Three (More) Reasons to Watch the Detroit Tigers During the 2015 Season
March 24th, 2015 at 4:05 PM
Baseball is all about numbers, and for this reason, lists are always good. In that vain, Rob Neyer of Fox Sports did an excellent job breaking down the 2015 Detroit Tigers' season recently. ***VIDEO1*** His piece at Just A Bit Outside, detailing three reasons to watch the Tigers in 2015, was on...

Hernan Perez, not Andrew Romine, Should Be Detroit Tigers’ Infield Reserve in 2015
March 23rd, 2015 at 6:54 PM
The eye-test is a critical thing when evaluating baseball players. When it comes down to it, some players have it and others don't. ***VIDEO1*** Last season, injuries allowed the Detroit Tigers to get a more complete look at their infield situation. Without Jose Iglesias, the team was lost and had to scramble...

Detroit Tigers Blast, Blank Philadelphia Phillies Behind Solid Pitching and Three Home Runs
March 10th, 2015 at 4:57 PM
With the wind blowing the way it was at Brighthouse Field, it was a mild surprise that the Detroit Tigers were able to shut out the Philadelphia Phillies. Mild, because the Phillies have been woeful swinging the bats thus far this spring. Either way, by day's end, the offensive challenges continued...

New York Mets Best Detroit Tigers on Matt Reynolds Walk-Off Home Run in Ninth Inning
March 6th, 2015 at 4:44 PM
By the time the Detroit Tigers and New York Mets finished Friday, all of the major players had long departed. Detroit fell late thanks to a walk-off home run, but for those interested, the first two innings packed the most excitement. ***VIDEO1*** Coming into the game, the big story was regarding the...

Detroit Tigers Positional Preview: Bullpen Must Rebound from Rocky 2014 Season
March 2nd, 2015 at 12:16 PM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position Of all the troubles the Detroit Tigers had in 2014, the bullpen was the biggest focal point for most of the season. ***VIDEO1*** Injuries intervened early, struggles hampered the Tigers' new...

Detroit Tigers Position Preview: Outfield Reshaped in Key Spots, but Much More Sound Defensively
February 23rd, 2015 at 11:50 AM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position It's a wild experience to sit back and think about the Detroit Tigers' outfield during the past handful of years. Names have come and gone, and new players have...