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MLB umpires drop protest in light of Ian Kinsler discipline
August 21st, 2017 at 3:05 PM
***PHOTO1*** Last weekend, the World Umpire's Association, which is the union for Major League Baseball's officials, began a protest in response to league's failure to punish players for "escalating attacks" on umpires. The protest was sparked by the league's decision to fine Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler for his public criticism of...

Justin Verlander pitches 2-hit gem as Tigers beat Dodgers, snap losing streak
August 20th, 2017 at 3:56 PM
***PHOTO1*** DETROIT -- There was no history made on Sunday, but the beleagured Detroit Tigers will happily settle for a win. Justin Verlander pitched eight innings of two-hit ball as the Tigers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 at Comerica Park. Verlander's bid for a no-hitter was broken up with two...

Umpires end wristband protest after MLB commissioner agrees to meeting
August 20th, 2017 at 1:55 PM
***PHOTO1*** DETROIT -- A day after umpires donned white wristbands to call attention to escalating "verbal attacks," their union has agreed to end the protest. The World Umpires Association said recent comments by Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler that "publicly and harshly impugned the character and integrity" of umpire Angel Hernandez were a...

Tigers’ Justin Upton ‘has no plans’ to opt out of his contract… yet
August 20th, 2017 at 11:41 AM
***PHOTO1*** Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images When the Detroit Tigers signed Justin Upton to a six-year, $132.75 million contract in January 2016, his opt-out clause quickly became a hot-button topic. The clause, which can be exercised after this season, gives him the option to opt...

Error ruins Michael Fulmer’s shutout as Tigers lose 6th in a row to Dodgers
August 19th, 2017 at 8:02 PM
***PHOTO1*** DETROIT -- After a one-game hiccup, Michael Fulmer is back to normal. That's the only good news that came out of the Detroit Tigers' 3-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday afternoon at Comerica Park. Five days after struggling in his first start since coming off the disabled...