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Detroit Tigers’ Shaky Bullpen Appearing Set to Cost Team Everything in October Once Again
October 3rd, 2014 at 5:51 PM
"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." That quotation has been around for centuries, but forgive Detroit Tigers' fans if they feel as if it relates exclusively to the team's bullpen. ***VIDEO1*** Season after season, folks sit around and wonder why the latest pursuit of a World Series...

Baltimore Orioles Throttle Sloppy Detroit Tigers Early and Late, Take Fast Series Lead
October 2nd, 2014 at 9:45 PM
It's true that the Detroit Tigers were in Baltimore prior to Thursday getting ready for the ALDS, but it appeared they forgot there was an important game to be played once they got there. ***VIDEO1*** The Orioles raced out to an early 2-0 lead, saw it erased quickly but then never trailed...

The Tale of the Tape: Baltimore Orioles Vs. Detroit Tigers Preview Position by Position
October 1st, 2014 at 1:41 PM
The Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers will compete in the ALDS on Thursday night. On paper, the matchup looks fairly even, but there are several areas where one side and the other have clear advantages. ***VIDEO1*** Today, we break down the series by looking at everything in total. Where might the Tigers...

Detroit Tigers Set Starting Rotation for ALDS; Take Risk in Pitching Justin Verlander Game Two
September 30th, 2014 at 2:44 PM
The Detroit Tigers have finally unveiled the long-awaited plans for their starting rotation against the Baltimore Orioles, and a familiar face will be taking the ball in game two. ***VIDEO1*** Detroit goes with Max Scherzer in game one. Game two goes to Verlander, while David Price takes game three. Rick Porcello will...

Five Things to Watch in the ALDS Between the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers
September 30th, 2014 at 10:23 AM
This season, the Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles battled in some very intense competition in their brief but meaningful encounters. Detroit won the overall season series 5-1, but that wasn't without an intensive struggle. ***VIDEO1*** Five of the six games contested were decided by three runs or less. Two Detroit victories featured...

Detroit Tigers’ Outfielder Rajai Davis Upbeat Despite Uncertain Status Regarding Injury
September 28th, 2014 at 11:57 AM
DETROIT---Sunday morning, Rajai Davis was upbeat about his chances of competing in game one of the American League Division Series. ***VIDEO1*** That was a change from Saturday night, when cloudy uncertainty complicated things after Davis suffered a grade one pubic symphesis strain and left the game. He was replaced by Ezequiel Carerra,...

Minnesota Twins Blast Detroit Tigers, Who Must Wait Another Day to Know Divisional Fate
September 27th, 2014 at 11:38 PM
DETROIT--- When it rains, it pours. Saturday night, the skies opened with runs for the Minnesota Twins, as they deferred a potential Detroit Tigers' celebration another day by issuing a 12-3 beating. ***VIDEO1*** The abrupt ambush didn't seem likely early. Nick Castellanos, who had been in the midst of a tough stretch,...

Detroit Tigers Defeat Minnesota Twins Behind Power from Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez
September 25th, 2014 at 11:00 PM
DETROIT---Lately, the Detroit Tigers have proven they can win baseball games in all types of ways; be it blowouts, come from behind wins or tense nail biters. Thursday, the latter proved true as Detroit managed a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. ***VIDEO1*** Victor Martinez, one day removed from his interesting day...

Detroit Tigers Clinch Playoff Birth, Arguably Have Chris Sale’s Meltdown to Thank
September 25th, 2014 at 4:10 PM
DETROIT---Before they slept on Wednesday night, the Detroit Tigers already knew their fate. They were heading back to the playoffs for the fourth straight year thanks to a loss by the Seattle Mariners. ***VIDEO1*** However, that fate was probably known a lot sooner during the afternoon, say, after the seventh inning of...

After Chris Sale’s Errant Pitch, Detroit Tigers Erupt to Bury Chicago White Sox Late
September 24th, 2014 at 5:16 PM
DETROIT--- Despite more heroics from Justin Verlander, the Detroit Tigers were trailing Chris Sale and the Chicago White Sox in the sixth inning. Then, a bizarre sequence of events paved the way to an impressive 6-1 Tigers' victory. ***VIDEO1*** Early on, considering the dulling competition on both mounds, it wasn't a surprise...

Breakfast with Brad: David Price’s Chance at Complete Game Justifiable Move by Brad Ausmus
September 24th, 2014 at 11:24 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus All's well that ends well. That was the theme Tuesday night, as the Detroit Tigers pulled out a tough 4-3 win against the Chicago White Sox in the bottom of the ninth inning with an exhilarating...

Joe Nathan, Joakim Soria Should Become Detroit Tigers’ Dual Closers the Rest of the Year
September 17th, 2014 at 9:30 AM
Monday night, the Detroit Tigers won a close game because their closer was able to get the job done. Tuesday night, they lost one because he couldn't. ***VIDEO1*** The closer was different in both instances. Monday it was Joakim Soria, and Tuesday it was Joe Nathan. Soria got his save quickly, allowing...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Detroit Tigers Starting to Feel Like Dangerous October Foe
September 15th, 2014 at 10:37 AM
For nearly two months, the Detroit Tigers stumbled and bumbled their way to losing a divisional lead and being on the outside looking in of the playoff hunt. ***VIDEO1*** Now, as September pushes to its midway point, the Tigers that everyone remembers from the past several playoff pushes seem to be back....

Max’s Musings: Kansas City Royals Appearing to Crack Under Significant Pennant Race Pressure
September 13th, 2014 at 9:03 AM
Max DeMara is musing on all things Detroit Tigers. The Detroit Tigers managed to claw back into the Central Division race with a pair of key wins this week over the Kansas City Royals, and back ahead with a Friday win over the Cleveland Indians. ***VIDEO1*** Though the Tigers, at times, appeared to...

Regardless of Offensive Struggles, Ian Kinsler’s Defense Helping to Carry Detroit Tigers
September 10th, 2014 at 11:04 AM
The concept is starting to rank up there with other popular sports themes in Detroit. ***VIDEO1*** In fact, in short order, it's become nearly as famous as the notion that Detroit Tigers' closers never get the job done, former Detroit Lions' kicker Jason Hanson is automatic and the Detroit Red Wings will...

Brad Ausmus Needs to Push Right Buttons More Consistently Down the Stretch for Detroit Tigers
September 7th, 2014 at 5:49 PM
Certain baseball players, it is said, are worth additional wins than some of their peers thanks to their total consistent contributions to a team. ***VIDEO1*** If that's the case, certain savvy managers must also be worth a few extra victories a year for the teams they lead. If there's a statistic for...

Miguel Cabrera’s Ankle Injury Cause for Significant Detroit Tigers Concern in Weeks Ahead
August 31st, 2014 at 10:00 AM
The Detroit Tigers have pulled back even in the Central Division and also have a nice cushion in the wild card race after splitting a day-night doubleheader Saturday with the Chicago White Sox. ***VIDEO1*** However, that doesn't seem to be the biggest bit of holiday weekend news coming out of the Windy...

Thursday’s Clutch Hitting Exactly What Alex Avila Could Need to Get Going for Detroit Tigers
August 29th, 2014 at 10:36 AM
For months, people have been waiting for Alex Avila to come around at the plate. With an average hanging around .220, it hasn't exactly happened for the catcher. ***VIDEO1*** Thursday, though, Avila showed signs of pulling through his trouble, contributing two important RBI's in a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees....

Detroit Tigers Win Close Contest, Top New York Yankees on Walk Off Hit from Alex Avila
August 28th, 2014 at 5:12 PM
DETROIT---Thursday morning, the Detroit Tigers didn't know what to expect from Kyle Lobstein. By Thursday afternoon, it was clear he had delivered in a big way. Detroit walked off against the New York Yankees, gutting out a 3-2 win after both starter and his bullpen had held the fort well. ***VIDEO1*** Whatever...

David Price Rocked in Eight Run Third Inning as Detroit Tigers Blitzed by New York Yankees
August 27th, 2014 at 11:28 PM
DETROIT---Early in his Detroit Tigers' career, David Price had been perhaps a bit too good to be true. Wednesday night, in the midst of an ugly 8-4 loss to the New York Yankees, he was perhaps a bit too bad to be true. ***VIDEO1*** Price was making his second home start, and...