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Max Scherzer Solid as Detroit Tigers Use Three Home Runs in the First to Wallop Tampa Bay Rays
July 3rd, 2014 at 10:56 PM
For the second straight day, the Detroit Tigers proved it's not how a team starts a game that's important, but how it finishes. Though a first inning run planted some early seeds of doubt, a thunderous offense quickly responded again, leading in Detroit's 8-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. ***VIDEO1*** On...

Clutch Two Out Hitting, Big Sixth Leads Detroit Tigers to Sweep Over Oakland Athletics
July 2nd, 2014 at 5:19 PM
The Detroit Tigers made a statement to their top competition in the American League. Behind an offensive explosion and a clutch Justin Verlander, Detroit swept the Oakland Athletics Wednesday with a dominating 9-3 win. ***VIDEO1*** For the second time this season, Oakland got off to the fastest possible start with a home...

Detroit Tigers Rally, Stun Oakland Athletics Behind Rajai Davis’s Walk-Off Grand Slam
June 30th, 2014 at 11:32 PM
After the pomp and circumstance of welcoming back a winner subsided, the matter of a baseball game had to be decided. With the 1984 version of the Detroit Tigers fresh in their minds, the 2014 edition of the team turned a walk off trick, beating the Oakland Athletics 5-4 with...

Detroit Tigers Battle Back Late, but Fall in 11 Innings to Houston Astros on Jason Castro’s Home Run
June 28th, 2014 at 10:42 AM
For eleven innings, the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros battled in a game just as tight as the ones the teams played previously in Detroit. By the time an affair reaches the extra innings, however, all it takes is one good swing to break through and win a game. Jason Castro...

Detroit Tigers Stop Slide, Beat Kansas City Royals Behind Strong Anibal Sanchez and Joe Nathan
June 19th, 2014 at 4:26 PM
Seeing no need to continue streaking in any form, the Detroit Tigers ended a pair of streaks on Thursday afternoon. With timely hitting and solid pitching, they ended their own losing streak and the Kansas City Royals' winning streak in the process with a solid 2-1 victory. ***PHOTO1*** Seeing no need to...

Despite Consistent Pitching, Detroit Tigers’ Bats Fall Silent in Ugly Loss to Kansas City Royals
June 18th, 2014 at 4:42 PM
The Detroit Tigers' pain continues. When the hits are falling, the pitchers can't execute. Conversely, when the pitchers execute, the hitters routinely can't get the job done. The second outcome was the case on Wednesday afternoon, when Kansas City gritted out a 2-1 win at Comerica Park. ***PHOTO1*** Much like the previous two nights,...

Kansas City Royals Blast Inconsistent Justin Verlander, Tighten Central Division Race Further
June 16th, 2014 at 11:08 PM
After starting the year out 0-5 against the Detroit Tigers, the Kansas City Royals are winless no more. A dominating performance helped them put away their first victory of the year over the team that's now clinging to first place. ***PHOTO1*** Detroit struck first in the third, when a Rajai Davis double...

Eugenio Suarez’s Near-Cycle Helps Detroit Tigers’ Offense Overpower Minnesota Twins
June 14th, 2014 at 8:43 PM
The Detroit Tigers have been struggling mightily offensively. With Eugenio Suarez acting as the catalyst, Saturday, those struggles seemed like they were light years away, while some familiar bullpen problems returned in a tough 12-9 win over the Minnesota Twins. ***PHOTO1*** Despite the fact that the Tigers wanted and needed to get their...

David Ortiz Prevents Detroit Tigers’ Season Sweep of Boston Red Sox with Another Clutch Home Run
June 9th, 2014 at 12:26 AM
David Ortiz was born for the ninth inning. On Sunday night, the Detroit Tigers' bullpen found out why once again. Ortiz crushed a three run home run, taking Detroit out of the lead and helping the Boston Red Sox avert another sweep. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Sox, as per their usual hard grinding...

Detroit Tigers’ Offense Embarasses in Tough Ninth Inning Loss to Toronto Blue Jays
June 3rd, 2014 at 10:44 PM
The Detroit Tigers have made stealing defeat from the jaws of victory a habit lately. Wasting another outstanding start by Anibal Sanchez, the Tigers blew up in the ninth inning, losing a battle of the bullpens 5-3 to the Toronto Blue Jays. ***PHOTO1*** Sanchez, who's been Detroit's most consistent starter as of late,...

Justin Verlander Rediscovers Old Form as Detroit Tigers Power Past Seattle Mariners
May 31st, 2014 at 11:33 AM
Though the analogy is commonly used for March, the theme was applicable for Justin Verlander and the month of May. For Verlander, the month came in like a lion, turned into a lamb and went out like a lion. ***PHOTO1*** Verlander turned in seven strong innings, and the Detroit Tigers pounded out three...

Victor Martinez’s Clutch Double Gives Detroit Tigers Enough Support to Topple Oakland Athletics
May 29th, 2014 at 8:42 PM
Wednesday night, the Detroit Tigers didn't do enough on the scoreboard to help their starting pitching or bullpen, leading to a late implosion. Thursday afternoon, that was a different story, as Victor Martinez came through adding to Detroit's lead in the seventh inning, helping the Tigers put away the Athletics...

Joe Nathan Implodes, Preventing Detroit Tigers from Winning Big Game Against Oakland Athletics
May 29th, 2014 at 9:20 AM
For the second consecutive game, the Detroit Tigers got plenty of starting pitching from Anibal Sanchez. This time, though, their offense couldn't provide enough of a buffer and the bullpen, led by the efforts of the suddenly shaky Joe Nathan, blew up, allowing the Oakland Athletics to walk off with a...

Texas Rangers, Rougned Odor Bring Rick Porcello Back to Earth, Hammer Detroit Tigers Again
May 24th, 2014 at 8:37 PM
Rick Porcello has enjoyed an almost super-human month of May, but the good feelings hit the skids in a hurry Saturday, when the Texas Rangers pummeled him on the way to a dominating 12-2 victory. ***PHOTO1*** The Tigers did scratched across an early run to help Porcello, as Andrew Romine, slugger extraordinaire,...

Texas Rangers Thump Young Robbie Ray, Detroit Tigers in Rough Afternoon Blowout
May 22nd, 2014 at 5:41 PM
Even though the Texas Rangers left the ailing Prince Fielder at home, they brought the spirit of his big bat with them and pounded out 14 hits in an ugly 9-2 blowout of the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. ***PHOTO1*** Detroit's rookie pitcher Robbie Ray was making another start, and did well to escape...

Detroit Tigers Thump Boston Red Sox En-Route to Winning 10th Consecutive Road Game
May 18th, 2014 at 12:10 AM
The Detroit Tigers are rolling along, considering wins are even coming easy at Fenway Park, a place which has given Detroit fits more than most stadiums historically. Saturday night, the Tigers beat the Red Sox 6-1 to win their tenth consecutive road game and establish themselves as the best team...

Detroit Tigers Limit Boston Red Sox to Three Hits in Dominating Fenway Park Shutout
May 17th, 2014 at 12:02 AM
Entering a series in Boston, it was hard not to think about the 2013 ALCS, in which the Detroit Tigers fell apart at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox. People forget, however, that the Tigers did start that series out with a thrilling 1-0 win thanks to pitching. The...

Detroit Tigers Score in Bunches Quickly, Hang on for Sweep of Baltimore Orioles with Solid Pitching
May 14th, 2014 at 5:50 PM
The Detroit Tigers came to Camden Yards with designs on winning a series, but nobody could have envisioned a sweep. Wednsday afternoon, thanks to a potent offense and more quality relief pitching, a sweep is exactly what they left with by virtue of a 7-5 defeat of the Baltimore Orioles. ***PHOTO1*** Considering the...

Ian Kinsler’s Home Run, Detroit Tigers’ Pitching Leads Comeback Win Over Baltimore Orioles
May 12th, 2014 at 10:59 PM
Sunday, the Detroit Tigers' bullpen melted down late in shocking fashion. Monday night, they put those problems behind them, mowing down the Baltimore Orioles in order to put away a solid 4-1 victory. ***PHOTO1*** Early on, the Tigers were the ones playing from behind. Rick Porcello was pinching well, but got done in...

Detroit Tigers’ Eighth Inning Collapse Paves Way for Heartbreaking Loss to Minnesota Twins
May 11th, 2014 at 9:45 PM
The Detroit Tigers, despite all of their bullpen problems, had still been able to hold all of their leads in the seventh inning or later. ***PHOTO1*** Until Sunday. Joba Chamberlain allowed three runs in the fourth inning, and the Tigers lost to the Minnesota Twins 4-3 to close out their home stand. Rookie Robbie...