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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...

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...

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...

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...

Miguel Cabrera’s Three RBI Day Helps Detroit Tigers Win Series Over Cleveland Indians
April 26th, 2015 at 4:42 PM
DETROIT --- Miguel Cabrera hasn't needed to be the heartbeat of the 2015 Detroit Tigers much early on, but after his three RBI day on Sunday helped the Tigers overcome the Cleveland Indians, let there be no doubt that he still is. ***VIDEO1*** Much like they had done on Saturday, the Tigers...

Detroit Tigers Drop Cleveland Indians, Ugly Four Game Skid Behind Resurgent Offense and Pitching
April 25th, 2015 at 5:07 PM
DETROIT --- After four straight losses, the Detroit Tigers needed to catch a break. When Trevor Bauer was scratched with illness, they had found that break and managed to use it to their advantage in a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Indians. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers wasted no time planting some seeds of...

Detroit Tigers’ Bats Iced by New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka and More Chilly Temperatures
April 23rd, 2015 at 5:01 PM
DETROIT --- As temperatures have once again taken a turn toward the freezing mark, so too have the Detroit Tigers' bats. Offense was hard to come by again Thursday, helping Detroit drop a 2-1 decision to the New York Yankees. ***VIDEO1*** Things didn't appear terribly bleak for the Tigers early on. After...

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...

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, 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 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,...

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 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...