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Detroit Tigers Vs. Toronto Blue Jays Series Preview: David Price Reunion not on Menu This Weekend
August 28th, 2015 at 12:35 PM
The Detroit Tigers won't have to deal with the emotion and difficulty of facing their departed former ace this weekend while facing the Toronto Blue Jays. ***VIDEO1*** As far as advantages go, that's about all the team can expect. Detroit will trot out two rookie starters to go against a trio that...

Detroit Tigers Dazzled by Matt Shoemaker, Who Spins One-Hit Gem for Los Angeles Angels
August 27th, 2015 at 4:30 PM
DETROIT -- Inspired by a trip back to his home state, Matt Shoemaker dazzled in his debut off the disabled list. ***VIDEO1*** The Wyandotte, Michigan native and Eastern Michigan University alumni only allowed one hit and no runs while striking out five. He kept the Detroit Tigers off balance all afternoon, and...

Justin Verlander Flirts with Third Career No-Hitter as Detroit Tigers Thump Los Angeles Angels
August 26th, 2015 at 10:58 PM
DETROIT ---For nine full innings, the magic was back. Justin Verlander could feel it in the crowd, and the 31,938 fans in attendance at Comerica Park could feel it in their pitcher once again. ***VIDEO1*** As the innings flew by, it became clear there was another chance at history. A no-hitter was...

Detroit Tigers Struggle with Pitching Consistency Again in Loss to Los Angeles Angels
August 26th, 2015 at 12:49 AM
DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers are in every game, but their rickety starting pitching and poor bullpen isn't helping them put many victories away. Alfredo Simon was rocked early and often, and the Tigers' offense, despite a mid-inning rally, couldn't pull them out of a deep hole. They ended up losing...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Los Angeles Angels Preview: Tigers Looking to Play Spoilers to Slumping Angels
August 25th, 2015 at 5:06 PM
DETROIT --- The Detroit Tigers didn't get a day off on Monday, instead having to play a makeup game against the Cincinnati Reds. Their homecoming present? A three-game date with the Los Angeles Angels. ***VIDEO1*** For the last few weeks, the up-again, down-again Angels have been hanging around the wild card race...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: It’s Time to Call the Prince Fielder-Ian Kinsler Swap a Win-Win
August 24th, 2015 at 10:25 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. It was a big weekend for booing and stirring up old animosity as the Texas Rangers visited town with Prince Fielder in tow. ***VIDEO1*** For the first...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Texas Rangers Preview: Surging Rangers Starting to Make Run Entering Detroit
August 20th, 2015 at 12:03 AM
Weeks ago, the Texas Rangers were left for dead in the wild card standings. Stunningly, they've begun to crawl out of their funk. ***VIDEO1*** After making a key deal at the trade deadline, the Rangers have been revived, and have won six out of their last ten games in the standings, helping...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Houston Astros Series Preview: Detroit Faces Yet Another First Place Foe
August 14th, 2015 at 11:47 AM
The Detroit Tigers have personified mediocrity in the second half of the 2015 season. They continue their latest road trip with three contests against the still surprising Houston Astros. ***VIDEO1*** Houston remains in first place, and though they have slipped up a bit lately, still maintain a lead on the Los Angeles...

Chattin’ Cats Week in Review: Left Handed Pitching Struggles Continue to Doom Detroit Tigers
August 10th, 2015 at 2:33 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. The Detroit Tigers continued to win some and lose some this past week, but bullpen troubles remained the biggest talking point, especially after Sunday. ***VIDEO1*** With another...

Jackie Bradley Jr. Steals the Show, Leading Boston Red Sox to Series Win Over Detroit Tigers
August 9th, 2015 at 5:26 PM
DETROIT --- Jackie Bradley Jr. is only one man. But offensively as well as defensively, he was likely the entire reason the Boston Red Sox were able to take a series against the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** Bradley's career high four RBI day paced Boston's offense, who overwhelmed the Tigers' bullpen late en-route...

Detroit Tigers Put up a Fight in Dugout but Lose Battle Against Boston Red Sox
August 7th, 2015 at 11:32 PM
DETROIT --- Friday night, there was no rally squirrel to be. The big bats of the Boston Red Sox would have likely chased him away anyhow. ***VIDEO1*** The slumping Red Sox won only their second road game of the second half by blasting out 13 hits to upend the offensively toothless Detroit...

Ian Kinsler Propels Detroit Tigers to Walkoff, Series Win Against Kansas City Royals
August 6th, 2015 at 5:33 PM
DETROIT --- Was in the presence of a rally squirrel that pulled the Detroit Tigers through offensive doldrums and an erratic day of pitching? ***VIDEO1*** Maybe not specifically, but the way things have gone for the Tigers this season, they'll take the help in any way they can possibly get it, especially...

Kansas City Royals Get to Justin Verlander Early, Overwhelm Punchless Detroit Tigers
August 5th, 2015 at 8:58 AM
DETROIT --- Tuesday, the biggest news made by the Detroit Tigers happened before the game. ***VIDEO1*** On the field of play? It was the same old story. The pitching, led by Justin Verlander, struggled. The offense didn't muster much of a fight at all. It added up to a disappointing 5-1 loss...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Kansas City Royals Preview: Tigers Suddenly Underdogs Against Dominating Royals
August 4th, 2015 at 3:49 PM
The last time the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals met, there was plenty on the line. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers had something the Royals wanted in Central Division supremacy, and Kansas City was going to spare no expense or amount of energy to get it, winning the series. Now, as the teams...

After Shakeups, Detroit Tigers Could Emerge a Better, More Galvanized Team
July 31st, 2015 at 9:33 AM
There's still time before the major league baseball trade deadline finishes, but Thursday was already a big enough day for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** The team dealt away mainstays David Price and Joakim Soria, acquiring four prospects, all of which have a chance to impact the minor league system and team, both...

Options Help Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers Look Like Match for David Price
July 30th, 2015 at 9:32 AM
In the next 40 hours, there will be plenty of rumors about where the Detroit Tigers might choose to ship David Price. ***VIDEO1*** Big name teams from both coasts and even Canada will line up, all to get a chance to speak with Dave Dombrowski about acquiring a man who pitched the...

It’s Time the Detroit Tigers Faced Facts: They’re not True Contenders in 2015
July 28th, 2015 at 11:26 AM
Monday night, it was a familiar story. Curt Casali, a mostly unknown player, homered twice for the Tampa Bay Rays, who defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-2. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers' pitching was sporadic at best, as were the efforts of the offense. If ever there could be a crushing and telling baseball loss...

Detroit Tigers Vs. Tampa Bay Rays Series Preview: Do or Die for Both Wild Card Hopefuls
July 27th, 2015 at 1:58 PM
Realistically, the Detroit Tigers' matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays comes at a perfect time this week. ***VIDEO1*** Both teams are on the outside looking in of the wild card chase, and both are trying to decide whether or not they're truly buyers before this week's trade deadline arrives. For weeks, contests...

Detroit Tigers’ Offense Goes Cold in Extra-Inning Defeat Against Seattle Mariners
July 23rd, 2015 at 6:27 PM
DETROIT --- One step forward, one step back. That's becoming the story of the 2015 Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** After taking what seemed to be a meaningful jump on Wednesday night, the Tigers fell apart on Thursday afternoon, failing to back David Price offensively in an ugly extra inning loss that led to...

Nick Castellanos’ First Career Grand Slam Powers Detroit Tigers’ Win Over Seattle Mariners
July 22nd, 2015 at 11:13 PM
DETROIT --- After blowing a lead the night before, the Detroit Tigers looked angry Wednesday, and determined not to do it again no matter how similar the circumstances of the game may have felt. ***VIDEO1*** Nick Castellanos provided the big blow with his first career grand slam in a rocking third inning...