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Detroit Tigers Pre-Game Notes: Victor Martinez Out as First Battle with Chicago White Sox Begins
April 17th, 2015 at 11:37 AM
The Detroit Tigers have started the season a perfect 6-0 against Central Division foes, and that's helped pace their hot start. This weekend, that will be put to the test as the improved Chicago White Sox visit Comerica Park for the first time. ***VIDEO1*** When the White Sox improved over the offseason,...

No Matter His Role, Rajai Davis Bringing High Level of Professionalism to Detroit Tigers
April 16th, 2015 at 12:44 PM
On Wednesday night, Detroit Tigers' fans experienced something Bill Murray would no doubt appreciate and understand. ***VIDEO1*** With Alfredo Simon efficiently keeping the Pittsburgh Pirates off the bases and the scoreboard and Rajai Davis getting the key clutch hit, the Tigers won another low scoring affair, no doubt issuing in some thoughts...

Shane Greene’s Economical Approach Helping Him Excel Early with Detroit Tigers
April 15th, 2015 at 10:35 AM
It's early in his Detroit Tigers' career, but Shane Greene is already two for two and has made quite a name for himself along the way. ***VIDEO1*** For the second straight start, Greene was near perfect in shutting down the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night. He coasted through the lineup allowing only three...

Detroit Tigers’ Biggest Test in 2015 Will Come from Kansas City Royals, not Cleveland Indians
April 14th, 2015 at 4:32 PM
This past weekend, the Detroit Tigers made an important early statement in dominating and sweeping the Cleveland Indians on the road. ***VIDEO1*** The Indians, after all, were coming off an offseason in which they strangely became Sports Illustrated cover darlings. They had their ace Corey Kluber slated to pitch. The team had...

Report: Detroit Tigers Keeping Tabs of Reliever Rafael Soriano
April 13th, 2015 at 7:14 PM
The Detroit Tigers have seen a rash of injuries hit their bullpen early in the season, losing both Bruce Rondon and Joe Nathan to the disabled list before the 2015 year was a week old. ***VIDEO1*** Does this mean the team might like to add some type of a veteran reinforcement for...

Talkin’ Tigers Week in Review: Fast Starts Helping Detroit Tigers’ Offense Flex Its Muscle
April 13th, 2015 at 11:07 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. Through the first week of the season, it's becoming clear that anyone who slept on the Detroit Tigers' offense remaining a major force in 2015...

Detroit Tigers Outlast Cleveland Indians in Bullpen Battle; 5-0 for First Time Since 2006
April 11th, 2015 at 9:56 PM
The Detroit Tigers certainly don't want to make a habit of playing four hour games and using nearly a handful of bullpen pitchers, but if the end result is a win, they'd likely do it every day. ***VIDEO1*** In a game that featured five lead changes, the Tigers got just enough clutch...

Speedy Outfielder Anthony Gose Shaping up as Intriguing X-Factor for Detroit Tigers
April 10th, 2015 at 10:52 AM
How can a true x-factor like Anthony Gose be defined? Perhaps best with no definition at all. ***VIDEO1*** Thursday evening, after Gose had put the finishing touches on his second straight day of fireworks against the Minnesota Twins going 3-5 with a stolen base and three runs scored while running down a...

After Lengthy Rain Delay, Detroit Tigers Sweep Away Minnesota Twins with Ease
April 9th, 2015 at 8:20 PM
DETROIT--- Not wanting to risk burning a valuable rain date three days into the new season, the Detroit Tigers had to work overtime on Thursday afternoon, but were satisfied with another blowout and a sweep of the Minnesota Twins. ***VIDEO1*** With their luck, determination and an all-out great approach against the Twins...

Anibal Sanchez Passes First Critical, Early Test for Detroit Tigers, but More are Coming
April 9th, 2015 at 11:34 AM
DETROIT-- Anibal Sanchez wasn't himself last year, much less even the same pitcher that dominated the American League in 2013 to win the pitching title. ***VIDEO1*** On April 26 of last season, a lacerated finger was an ominous beginning of what would become an injury-plagued campaign. Even after returning, Sanchez never felt...

Detroit Tigers Unleash Offensive Onslaught, Pound Scuffling Minnesota Twins Behind 15 Hits
April 8th, 2015 at 5:13 PM
In baseball, good things often come in bunches. The Detroit Tigers have found that out early in the season, and on an overcast day, the runs and hits both poured down like rain in an 11-0 rout of the Minnesota Twins. ***VIDEO1*** With Anibal Sanchez on the mound and pitching well early,...

Detroit Tigers Pre-Game Notes: Justin Verlander on Disabled List but Also Starting to Heal
April 8th, 2015 at 12:18 PM
Though it might seem like ages ago thanks to one day in between games, the Detroit Tigers opened up the 2015 season with a win on Monday afternoon against the Minnesota Twins. ***VIDEO1*** Now, after a quick respite, the team will take aim at a series victory as their schedule resumes and...

Re-Emergence of Jose Iglesias Significant for Detroit Tigers’ Lineup, Defense
April 7th, 2015 at 10:50 AM
The Detroit Tigers played long ball on Monday afternoon, and that power was the headline grabbing reason they defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-0 on Opening Day. ***VIDEO1*** Not lost in that, though, should be the fact that speed played just as important a role in the victory. The Tigers stole three bases...

David Price, Two Home Runs Help Detroit Tigers Shut Out Minnesota Twins on Opening Day
April 6th, 2015 at 4:29 PM
Last season, the Detroit Tigers had to wait until the ninth inning to put away an Opening Day victory. This year, accomplishing the feat against the Minnesota Twins wasn't nearly as difficult. ***VIDEO1*** Home runs, excellent defense and sound pitching helped Detroit to a resounding 4-0 win over the Twins in front...

2015 Season Predictions: Detroit Tigers Make Playoffs, but Will Fail to Reach World Series
April 4th, 2015 at 11:47 AM
Plenty of things have changed around baseball prior to the 2015 season. Free agents have signed, trades have been made, and nobody's roster looks quite the same as it did six months ago. ***VIDEO1*** Change can be a very good and exciting thing, especially for a team like the Detroit Tigers that...

Ian Krol and Angel Nesbitt Make Detroit Tigers, Set to Round Out Bullpen
April 3rd, 2015 at 11:33 AM
The Detroit Tigers put the finishing touches on their roster Friday prior to next Monday's opening game. ***VIDEO1*** Considering prior moves, the only thing left to do was figure out who would be occupying the final spots in the bullpen. Heading north with the Tigers will be lefty Ian Krol and the...

Bruce Rondon and Justin Verlander’s Injuries Add Concerns for Detroit Tigers
April 2nd, 2015 at 12:15 PM
Coming into camp, the Detroit Tigers were always going to test Bruce Rondon and Justin Verlander physically. Considering their injuries and past issues, they had to know if both would be ready to handle the grind of the season. ***VIDEO1*** Wednesday, Rondon officially flunked this early durability exam, getting scratched from his...

James McCann Will Need to Manage Unique Pressures Well This Season with the Detroit Tigers
April 1st, 2015 at 11:35 AM
This week, the Detroit Tigers paired down their roster, and made what many around the team consider to be the toughest choice of them all at catcher. ***VIDEO1*** Last season's backup and all-around quality team guy Bryan Holaday was sent to Triple-A Toledo. Staying with the team is the intriguing talent of...

Speed, Contact Hitting at Top of Order Should Make Detroit Tigers’ Lineup Scarier
March 31st, 2015 at 11:59 AM
Monday, the Detroit Tigers played the Atlanta Braves in Lakeland, and the resulting 4-2 loss was probably disappointing for many to see on the box score. ***VIDEO1*** Unseen in that, though, was how quickly the Tigers raced out to their early lead and how much it might happen in 2015. Anthony Gose...

Detroit Tigers’ Roster Taking Shape as Tyler Collins, Bryan Holaday Sent to Toledo
March 30th, 2015 at 4:01 PM
The Detroit Tigers are continuing to pair down their roster as spring training winds down, and Monday, two of their cuts were extremely notable. ***VIDEO1*** Both outfielder Tyler Collins and catcher Bryan Holaday are heading to Triple-A Toledo, meaning catcher James McCann and infielders Hernan Perez and Andrew Romine likely have the...