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Without Overthinking, Torii Hunter Rediscovering Groove at Right Time for Detroit Tigers’ Offense
July 4th, 2014 at 1:23 PM
Much like a shadow, a baseball swing is a complex, ever-changing entity. it can be both long and short, appear and disappear on any given day, be peaceful and comfortable or downright frustrating to fight at times. ***VIDEO1*** But, the one thing that's certain? A shadow never truly leaves, and neither does...

Breakfast with Brad: Detroit Tigers Allowing a Positive Environment for Rookie Manager to Grow
July 3rd, 2014 at 11:28 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus After Wednesday afternoon's impressive victory over the Oakland Athletics concluded a significant series sweep, it was obvious that Detroit Tigers' boss Brad Ausmus would be in a good mood. However, when it was asked what the manager liked and didn't...

Clutch Two Out Hitting, Big Sixth Leads Detroit Tigers to Sweep Over Oakland Athletics
July 2nd, 2014 at 5:19 PM
The Detroit Tigers made a statement to their top competition in the American League. Behind an offensive explosion and a clutch Justin Verlander, Detroit swept the Oakland Athletics Wednesday with a dominating 9-3 win. ***VIDEO1*** For the second time this season, Oakland got off to the fastest possible start with a home...

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 Battle Back Late, but Fall in 11 Innings to Houston Astros on Jason Castro’s Home Run
June 28th, 2014 at 10:42 AM
For eleven innings, the Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros battled in a game just as tight as the ones the teams played previously in Detroit. By the time an affair reaches the extra innings, however, all it takes is one good swing to break through and win a game. Jason Castro...

Detroit Tigers’ Manager Brad Ausmus Adds Calm Levity to Miserable Stretch of Baseball
June 19th, 2014 at 11:13 AM
A manager in baseball can only do so much. He's in charge of the lineup, pitching management and setting the overall tone in the clubhouse. ***PHOTO1*** Are the Detroit Tigers mired in their miserable slump because of anything first year leader Brad Ausmus is doing? Many will argue that's the case, while...

Detroit Tigers Should Allow Weary Justin Verlander Time Away to Find Himself
June 17th, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Since opening the season with a fantastic April, life has become a horror movie for Justin Verlander. Trouble is always lurking around every corner. It feels as if the walls are closing in as an unseen demon lurks. Worst of all, Verlander can't even trust his oldest friends, which in...

Breakfast with Brad: Attempting to Understand Why Brad Ausmus Left Justin Verlander In
June 12th, 2014 at 1:22 PM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus For one inning, Detroit Tigers' former ace Justin Verlander looked like himself. Problem is, that performance didn't last long. ***PHOTO1*** Verlander fought his control again over the course of five rough innings and seven earned runs in Chicago, coming up...

Victor Martinez’s Clutch Double Gives Detroit Tigers Enough Support to Topple Oakland Athletics
May 29th, 2014 at 8:42 PM
Wednesday night, the Detroit Tigers didn't do enough on the scoreboard to help their starting pitching or bullpen, leading to a late implosion. Thursday afternoon, that was a different story, as Victor Martinez came through adding to Detroit's lead in the seventh inning, helping the Tigers put away the Athletics...

Breakfast with Brad: Considering Danny Worth’s Potential Future in a Significant Bullpen Role
May 28th, 2014 at 10:21 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus Bottom of the seventh. Two outs, one on. The bullpen has been worked hard, and the Detroit Tigers are clinging to a one run lead. There's a fastball-craving slugger coming up for the opposition. ***PHOTO1*** Enter Danny Worth, knuckleballing reliever? Most...

Texas Rangers, Rougned Odor Bring Rick Porcello Back to Earth, Hammer Detroit Tigers Again
May 24th, 2014 at 8:37 PM
Rick Porcello has enjoyed an almost super-human month of May, but the good feelings hit the skids in a hurry Saturday, when the Texas Rangers pummeled him on the way to a dominating 12-2 victory. ***PHOTO1*** The Tigers did scratched across an early run to help Porcello, as Andrew Romine, slugger extraordinaire,...

Looking for Bullpen Breather, Detroit Tigers Call up Releiver Corey Knebel from Toledo
May 23rd, 2014 at 11:16 AM
It's been an ugly few days for the Detroit Tigers on the scoreboard, but even worse with regards to pitching depth. Thanks in part to that, the team added a reinforcement quick on Thursday afternoon. ***PHOTO1*** Corey Knebel, the 39th pick in the 2013 draft out of the University of Texas, is coming...

Texas Rangers Thump Young Robbie Ray, Detroit Tigers in Rough Afternoon Blowout
May 22nd, 2014 at 5:41 PM
Even though the Texas Rangers left the ailing Prince Fielder at home, they brought the spirit of his big bat with them and pounded out 14 hits in an ugly 9-2 blowout of the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. ***PHOTO1*** Detroit's rookie pitcher Robbie Ray was making another start, and did well to escape...

Breakfast with Brad: Manager’s Theory Proves Correct About Fatigue Schedule for Detroit Tigers
May 21st, 2014 at 11:53 AM
"Breakfast With Brad" provides a look inside the mind of Detroit Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus. ***PHOTO1*** Several times during his shortened time on the job, Brad Ausmus has looked like a soothsayer. He may have never looked more brilliant, however, than when presenting his theory on rest and fatigue for a ball-club. Entering...

Detroit Tigers Power Ranking Update: Winning Streak Pushes Detroit on Top in Big Way
May 20th, 2014 at 8:55 AM
Even though the Detroit Tigers lost and extra inning affair to the Cleveland Indians on Monday night after plane troubles kept them in Boston much of the day, that didn't stop folks in the national media from taking notice of some impressive winning much of the last week. ***PHOTO1*** Detroit swept both...

Houston Astros Suprise Detroit Tigers with Three Home Runs, End Five Game Losing Streak
May 8th, 2014 at 4:48 PM
Borrowing a page from the Detroit Tigers' recent book, the Houston Astros pounded the long ball well on Thursday afternoon, hammering three huge home runs to upend the home squad 6-2. ***PHOTO1*** In the battle between two former Arkansas Razorback pitchers, the first to crack ended up being Dallas Keuchel. Austin Jackson...

Detroit Tigers Forge Comeback, Bunt Their Way Past Chicago White Sox for Late Victory
April 30th, 2014 at 12:14 AM
After falling behind 3-0 early, the Detroit Tigers could have packed their bags and gotten ready for tomorrow afternoon's game. Instead, the team found a way to string together enough offense to tie the game, then got a clutch bunt after an error to score the winning run in a...

Rajai Davis Raking for Detroit Tigers, Looking Like Lineup’s Missing Link of Speed and Aggression
April 25th, 2014 at 2:08 PM
When Rajai Davis signed with the Detroit Tigers last December 11th, few would have pegged him to be one of the more impactful free agent pickups over the first month of the baseball season. ***PHOTO1*** Surprise, surprise. Throughout his first 61 at-bats in 2014, Davis has been just that. Long pegged as...

By Unexpectedly Taking Pitcher’s Fielding Practice, Max Scherzer’s Drive Shows Through
April 23rd, 2014 at 1:03 PM
As vibrant as it eventually becomes, between the hours of 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. prior to a night game, Comerica Park can be a lonely place. There's few acoustics, scoreboards are relatively blank and only a few park officials mill around on the field helping to set up for...

With Nowhere to Hide Him in the Order, Patience is a Virtue for Detroit Tigers and Alex Avila
April 17th, 2014 at 11:23 AM
Being a catcher is the most thankless job around a baseball diamond. Not only is the back stop in charge of his pitching staff, additionally, he's expected to be a major contributor in the order. When that element falls out of whack, a lineup can catch a major cold. ***PHOTO1*** For Alex...