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Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Starting Pitching Will Continue to Determine Detroit Tigers’ Fate
July 7th, 2014 at 3:01 PM
Welcome to Talkin' Tigers, 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 enjoyed a bounce back week, sweeping the Oakland Athletics, but then fell back to earth in a significant way, losing three straight games against...

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 Gameday Notes: Salute to 1984 Champions Kicks Off Final First Half Home Stand
June 30th, 2014 at 4:06 PM
The Detroit Tigers, fresh off their solid 7-2 road swing, return home for a nine game stretch. The series opens with the Oakland Athletics, the top team in the American League, who split with the Tigers initially following a May series. ***VIDEO1*** Monday night's bigger news, however, should be the reunion of...

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...

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,...

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...

“Who Wants the Ball?” That’s the Most Important Question Detroit Tigers Must Answer to Halt Skid
May 27th, 2014 at 2:26 PM
The Detroit Tigers were rolling along through May, owners of baseball's best record after an impressive sweep at Fenway Park, a place that had been their oldest nemesis in the game. ***PHOTO1*** Then, cold hard reality humbled them. Plane troubles derailed the already weary Tigers in Cleveland. It was the imperfect start to...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: One String of Bad Detroit Tigers’ Starts No Cause for Concern Yet
May 26th, 2014 at 10:43 AM
Welcome to Talkin' Tigers, a weekly piece recapping the most important talking point from the week before about the Detroit Tigers while taking a look ahead. ***PHOTO1***   It was a rough week for the Detroit Tigers, who, after sweeping the Boston Red Sox proceeded to lose six of their next seven games, most of...

Robbie Ray Has Earned Shot for Detroit Tigers in Anibal Sanchez’s Absence
April 28th, 2014 at 11:05 AM
Injuries in baseball, while a grim misfortune of an intense day to day grind, present fantastic opportunities for others. Just ask Lou Gehrig, who utilized such a scenario to help turn Wally Pipp's name into a verb. ***PHOTO1*** Nobody is suggesting the same situation will play out with the Detroit Tigers and their suddenly...

Loss of Anibal Sanchez Dooms Detroit Tigers Most in 5-3 Defeat Against Minnesota Twins
April 26th, 2014 at 11:03 PM
Sometimes, no matter what a team does on the field, it's just not destined to be their day to shine and get a win. ***PHOTO1*** Saturday, After Anibal Sanchez departed Target Field with a reported blister following nine batters, it was clear the Detroit Tigers would be in that position. Though runs...

After Bullpen Implosion, Detroit Tigers Defeat Los Angeles Dodgers On Late Home Run
April 10th, 2014 at 9:55 AM
Wednesday morning, Victor Martinez tried to bring the Detroit Tigers back late in the game. Thursday morning, he was finally successful, belting a clutch home run in the tenth inning to help the Tigers win 7-6 following another ninth inning implosion by closer Joe Nathan. ***PHOTO1*** Things started well for Detroit, as Ian...

With First Quality Start, Max Scherzer Proves That Negotiations with Detroit Tigers Can Wait
April 3rd, 2014 at 5:33 PM
A few weeks ago, the Detroit Tigers' front office and Max Scherzer each sustained a tiny bit of egg on the face when details of potential long-term contract negotiations managed to become matters of public record. Wednesday, thankfully, everyone finally got the chance to move on in between the lines. ***PHOTO1*** Scherzer...

Opening Day Start Offers Justin Verlander a Major Chance at Personal Redemption
March 19th, 2014 at 11:20 AM
Justin Verlander was recently named the Detroit Tigers' starter for opening day on March 31. Many thought reigning Cy Young winner Max Scherzer might get the nod, and might be frustrated over not receiving the honor. ***PHOTO1*** This season, though, Scherzer isn't the one with anything to prove. He's been steadily improving, and...

Detroit Tigers’ Tales: Justin Verlander to Make First Start of Spring While Nick Castellanos Impresses
March 3rd, 2014 at 2:35 PM
Welcome to Tiger Tales, a weekly look at the top five news stories from around the web about the Motor City Kitties. Spring training is underway, and the Detroit Tigers have begun to answer numerous questions prior to the start of regular season baseball. One major question will be the early...

Detroit Tigers’ Positional Preview: Top Heavy Starting Rotation Poised to Remain Elite
February 11th, 2014 at 11:38 AM
With spring training set to begin and the baseball season just around the corner, we're previewing the Detroit Tigers position by position. ***PHOTO1*** Of all the spots across the diamond this coming season, the Detroit Tigers might know what to expect most from one position the most: their starting pitchers. It's been...

Alex Avila and Anibal Sanchez Both on the DL
June 17th, 2013 at 4:16 PM
Breaking News - According to Detroit Tigers reporter Rod Allen, Anibal Sanchez and Alex Avila have both been placed on the Disabled List. No official report from the team on how long or exactly what their injuries are. Sanchez has had shoulder soreness prior to Saturday's game but returned to...

Evan Reed Called up by the Detroit Tigers
June 16th, 2013 at 11:25 PM
***PHOTO1***  There was an unfamiliar name on the mound Saturday night pitching for the Detroit Tigers. No, Jose Valverde didn’t get traded and a new closer wasn't signed in his place. The pitcher was middle reliever Evan Reed and he is a fresh face to the majors this year.  Reed has...

Detroit Tigers and Washington Nationals Preview
May 7th, 2013 at 3:33 PM
***PHOTO1***  The Washington Nationals are hosting the Detroit Tigers for the next two nights in DC in what some people are calling a World Series preview. The Tigers (19-11) and their red-hot bats are coming off an impressive 4 game sweep over the Houston Astros. The Nationals (17-15) won two out...