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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...

Detroit Tigers’ Offense Handcuffed by Dominant Chris Tillman in Frustraiting Shutout
July 18th, 2015 at 10:55 PM
DETROIT --- Consistency is still hard to come by for the Detroit Tigers. A night after looking like they had turned the corner, reality hit them in the face again courtesy of Chris Tillman's right arm. ***VIDEO1*** Tillman, who's steadily becoming a new Tigers' killer over time, one hit Detroit and put...

Shaky Justin Verlander Shelled Again as Detroit Tigers Fail to Sweep Toronto Blue Jays
July 5th, 2015 at 5:22 PM
DETROIT -- Justin Verlander hasn't been himself while trying to work back to health on the fly for the Detroit Tigers. ***VIDEO1*** In his fourth start of the season, the pitcher rolled through the early innings only to hit a major wall in the fifth. When the Toronto Blue Jays touched him...

Suddenly Punchless Detroit Tigers Back at .500 After Sweep by Pittsburgh Pirates
July 2nd, 2015 at 5:50 PM
DETROIT --- It's obvious the listless Detroit Tigers badly need a spark. The nature of what that spark should be is the only thing up for debate. ***VIDEO1*** Such a moment didn't come Thursday afternoon, as the Pittsburgh Pirates kept hitting, overwhelming the Tigers with 13 hits and eight runs. Offensively, Detroit...

Pittsburgh Pirates Manage to Outlast Detroit Tigers in Wild 14 Inning Slugfest
July 1st, 2015 at 9:07 AM
DETROIT --- Without J.D. Martinez, the Detroit Tigers would never have seen extra innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates. ***VIDEO1*** Martinez, however, temporarily rescued the team with a game-tying homer in the eighth, and both teams would battle for another six innings until anything was decided. When the dust finally settled, the Pirates...

Detroit Tigers Pull Off Late-Inning Comeback, Stun Chicago White Sox on James McCann’s Walk-Off
June 28th, 2015 at 5:34 PM
DETROIT --- Down four runs to a dominating pitcher in the eighth inning, few would have given the Detroit Tigers a chance of coming back. Instead, they flipped the script in a major way Sunday against the Chicago White Sox. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers scraped across the tying runs in the eighth, then...

After Second Late Comeback Fails, Detroit Tigers Fall in Extra Innings to Chicago White Sox
June 25th, 2015 at 6:01 PM
DETROIT --- Considering the results, the Chicago White Sox surely like seeing Joba Chamberlain. For the second time this season, a Chamberlain meltdown paved the way to a late Chicago victory. ***VIDEO1*** This time, a three-run triple in extra innings helped in ending a see-saw affair. The White Sox took home an...

Alfredo Simon, Detroit Tigers’ Offense Power Through Rain to Defeat Cleveland Indians
June 14th, 2015 at 6:56 PM
DETROIT --- Apparently nothing, be it sleet, snow or in this case rain can stop Detroit Tigers' pitcher Alfredo Simon from delivering the mail. ***VIDEO1*** Sunday, Simon was dealing again before the rains came. After that, the Tigers offense erupted, scoring six times in the final four innings to help in a...

Justin Verlander Gives Detroit Tigers a Chance, but Bullpen Fizzles Late to Clevleand Indians
June 13th, 2015 at 8:33 PM
DETROIT --- Say this for Justin Verlander: with plenty of uncertainty swirling following a disabled list stint, he gave his Detroit Tigers a chance to beat the Cleveland Indians in his first start. ***VIDEO1*** Two familiar foes in bullpen and offensive inconsistency, however, derailed many of the good feelings. Verlander dealt for...

Chicago Cubs Overwhelm Erratic Shane Greene, Earn Split with Detroit Tigers After Blowout Win
June 10th, 2015 at 11:11 PM
DETROIT --- Right now, Shane Greene couldn't locate home plate with a compass. Early on, the Chicago Cubs took advantage of this fact, pounding Greene and later, the Detroit Tigers' bullpen en-route to a dominating 12-3 victory. ***VIDEO1*** Chicago took a 1-0 lead in the second inning after Addison Russell's single, and...

Detroit Tigers Pound Chicago Cubs Behind Strong Anibal Sanchez and Consistent Offense
June 9th, 2015 at 10:46 PM
DETROIT --- Consistency has been hard to come by early this season for both the Detroit Tigers' offense and Anibal Sanchez. Tuesday night, a measure of both was found by each party amid Detroit's 6-0 win over the Chicago Cubs. ***VIDEO1*** The Tigers, as they have in the past, took a quick...

Oakland Athletics Hold Off Comeback Minded Yet Reeling Detroit Tigers to Complete Series Sweep
June 4th, 2015 at 5:15 PM
DETROIT --- Though skies have been blue in Michigan most of the week, there's been storm clouds hovering all around Comerica Park, prompting longing eyes to continually search for silver linings. ***VIDEO1*** The Detroit Tigers were knocked around early and often by the Oakland Athletics, and trailed 7-1 going into the ninth...

Oakland Athletics Blank Struggling Detroit Tigers’ Offense Behind Flawless Sonny Gray
June 3rd, 2015 at 10:47 PM
DETROIT --- With the way the Detroit Tigers are swinging the bats, they might not have touched Sonny Gray on one of his bad days, much less a good one. ***VIDEO1*** Instead, Gray was on and the Tigers continued firing blanks, both at the plate and on the mound. All of that...

Ian Kinlser’s Mistake, Ben Zobrist’s Grand Slam Sink Detroit Tigers Against Oakland Athletics
June 2nd, 2015 at 10:49 PM
DETROIT --- When a team is struggling, they're struggling, Where there's a rut, there's a rut. And sometimes, there's just no good way around it. ***VIDEO1*** The Detroit Tigers found another confusing way to lose game on Tuesday, wasting a good outing by Alfredo Simon. This time, however, the offense wasn't completely...

Yoenis Cespedes Gets His Revenge as Detroit Tigers Squeak Out Win Against Oakland Athletics
May 27th, 2015 at 8:44 PM
The Detroit Tigers needed an emergency performance from their offense and bullpen Wednesday afternoon to get out of Oakland with a series win. ***VIDEO1*** After Yoenis Cespedes hit the game-deciding home run in the fifth inning while Alex Wilson and Kyle Ryan pitched a combined six innings of one run ball, that's...

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...