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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...

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’ 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...